Okay I had the lamp almost completely sanded before I was able to get the holes drilled. I myself have only drilled a few lamps so my husband helps out with this. It is not as easy as it seems, you have to make sure that you are aiming just right so you come out in the right spot so you end up through the bottom of the lamp.
This first shot is of course the first hole that is being drilled, in the second shot you can see where the drill bit is coming out.
Now starting at the exit hole we will drill another hole that will hopefully come out at about where my husbands index finger is
We hit the mark! Now we repeat the step with this exit hole, coming out where his index finger is again
Just repeat the steps until you come out throught the bottom of the lamp. The tricky part is, is not to have your drill bit come out where there are deep grooves, becuase these holes can not be patched and you will see the cord
And that is how you drill holes for your cord in a juniper lamp