Burled Juniper Log Floor Lamp #2: Ready to drill holes

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Blog entry by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 03-06-2009 09:56 PM 2641 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Sandblasted ready for sanding Part 2 of Burled Juniper Log Floor Lamp series Part 3: Turquoise in the base »

I got the limb 100% sanded, my husband is inlaying turquoise in the base, next we will drill the holes for the cord.

The dark spot you can see on the base is where we applied sanding sealer, there is a bit of rot so this helps harden the wood and it also keeps the glue from staining the wood when we inlay the turquoise.


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#1 posted 03-08-2009 02:22 AM

That,s got to be the most unique lamp on the planet and maybe beyond.


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#2 posted 03-08-2009 07:51 AM

Drilling that should be fun!! How do you plan to do it?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-23-2009 08:32 PM

that is gorgeous
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#4 posted 04-14-2009 06:43 PM

Wow very cool

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#5 posted 05-11-2009 05:32 AM

So…..I drilled “holes” in my first lamp project (a small lamp, mind you) in a twisted piece of juniper. What a pain in the a#?ss. Any suggestions on the techniques you may use? I started on another one, but am having a hard time.

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#6 posted 05-11-2009 07:00 AM

I will be drilling two lamps tomorrow will post some pics


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