A Special Lamp for a Special Lady

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Blog series by William updated 10-05-2012 10:26 PM 4 parts 7046 reads 75 comments total

Part 1: Getting Started

10-02-2012 12:23 AM by William | 23 comments »

Some of you who read a lot of my ramblings know that I mostly work with cottonwood, pecan, oak, and mahogany (sapelle actually). The reason for that is that it’s what I have available. So I do what most woodworkers do. I work with what I have. It do not have the funds to seek out more exotic woods.Well, over the course of the last year or so, I have recieved several other species of woods from friends, mostly fellow Lumberjocks. I have been hoarding this wood because, truthfully, I̵...

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Part 2: Taken To School

10-03-2012 12:43 AM by William | 21 comments »

I title this entry as it is for all the things I learned today. It is an exciting day for me when I can travel down new roads in my wood working journey. I left the hexagon shaped shell of the lamp body yesterday and needed to first figure out this morning how I was going to tackle gluing it up. So I was sitting at the table this morning, waiting for the kids to catch the bus, trying to figure out how to make a perfect hexagon. I knew how to draw a close enough hexagon, but I couldn’...

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Part 3: Made In The Shade

10-05-2012 12:34 AM by William | 13 comments »

I only got about an hour of shop time yesterday. Therefore I did not make a post. I just didn’t think it was enough to warrant one. All I done was make a hexagon block as a riser and installed the lamp kit.Here’s what it looks like. Now on to today’s festivities.It was time to start on the shade. Here is where I found my first real sign of trouble for this project.For the maple panels I plan on using for the shade, this is the effect I was hoping for. This is cottonwood s...

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Part 4: Ready For Finish..... Almost

10-05-2012 10:26 PM by William | 18 comments »

This is how I left the shade yesterday so the glue could dry.First thing to do today, of course, was to remove the tape.Then I cut and installed two small pieces in opposing corners as you can see here. This is added support for the cross piece that will allow the shade to suspend over the lamp.And here is that cross piece. It is simply a quarter inch thick strip of sycamore that I laid over the top of the shade, marked the ends to match the corners, and cut to fit. The hole, where it mounts ...

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