Lamps #1: Outboard motor lamp

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Blog entry by PopsHuckster posted 03-06-2018 02:35 AM 332 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Been a while but I haven’t forgot the site. Been busy the last couple years packing up, painting, repairing the old house so we could move to a new place this past year. Just couldn’t take care of all the land and old house anymore. Needed to find a single level house that some one else take care of the mowing and snow removal and outside house maintenance. In other words.. a retirement community. Found one last February and said goodbye to the country house.

New place also has a 2-car garage and full UNFINISHED basement! Started on the shop as soon as the moving in was done. First major project so I could do OTHER projects… LOL Took 1/3 of the full basement for the wood shop. Oversize 2-car garage gave me room for all my automotive gear and the MG.

I can’t remember if I shared the fishing reel lamp I did at the old house before we left or not so I attached a pic of that. Because my oldest laid claim to that, I need another lamp for the living room sofa table now. Don’t know if any of you have seen the outboard motor lamps or not but that’s the newest project. With a twist of my own of course.

Made this last October before the house was ready to put on the market. Must have done OK with the cleanup and repairs, it sold in 4 days! The house not the lamp.

Found this picture on the net while I was getting ideas for the fishing reel lamp. Looked neat so I set about drawing up some plans of my own. Is it just me or do they have the prop on the wrong side of the controls? This configuration, the prop would be pulling the boat instead of pushing!

Motor body ready to shape. Cherry and poplar so far.

This is a far as I’ve gotten to date. Need to finish shaping the rest of the tail section so i can move on to the controls. The controls you see in the picture are the next thing to tackle (no pun intended). I’m going to try to use the shift lever to turn the lamp on/off with a toggle switch I’ll put in the motor body space you see with the top open.


-- Pop

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#1 posted 03-06-2018 02:41 AM

WOW That is so Nice!!!

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#2 posted 03-06-2018 04:54 AM

Very Creative and GREAT workmanship. Although I am not a fisherman, I appreciate the skill that went into creating the lamp.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 03-06-2018 05:55 AM

I love to fish and now that I’ve seen them, I love your lamps.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 03-06-2018 06:01 PM

A very unique design and we’ll done!
I am willing to bet there is not another like it!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 03-06-2018 10:02 PM

Wow, love the reel lamp and I can’t wait to see the finished outboard lamp! I had a Johnson 25 hp on my Rockwell 16 ft. cabin cruiser (a long long time ago). Besides doing such fine work, you are an artist sir.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 03-08-2018 03:00 PM

Did a little more work last evening on the tail section and motor body. Added the new prop, dagger at the lower section of the tail piece at the prop, and block under body with drop tube for the shift rod. Then this morning I drilled the top half of the motor body and started the actual lamp socket area. Deciding how tall I really want to make it.

-- Pop

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#7 posted 03-08-2018 11:21 PM

I like this lamp because its unique.
At least it does not look like this!

It from italy, it’s ffagile!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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