We usually take the winter off of working in the shop, we spend the winter months trapping bobcats. Most of the time I am home with the kids and cathing up on much needed office work. Even though it is noce to take a break from the dust and loud noise; it is also nice to return to it. We have been back in the shop for a month know making table lamps and working on custom orders. My new project for the next few days is this soon to be table lamp. Can you see the beauty? I have taken pictures of the wood before I start working on it and will continue to take pictures until it is finished.
As you can see the wood has a lot of weatherd gray wood, this will be taken down so you can see the dark rich wood grain. I will also use the dremmel tool to cut off the small branches and smooth up the jagged edges. The whole piece will be sandblasted, this helps get the junk out of the crevices and makes the red part of the wood really shine.
This piece is going to be shortened a bit and it also needs to be leveled up.
The base is far from being ready, it too will have to leveled and cleaned up. You can see a few colored markings on the top, this is art work compliments of my two younger kids.
This last pictures gives you an idea of how the lamp will sit on the base. I should have more pictures to post this evening. My goal is to have this lamp ready to be sprayed by this weekend.
I am now off to the shop to sift out the blasting grit, there is a bunch of junk in it that is clogging up the hoses.
Have a great day and will post more soon!!!