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My Inside-Out turned Lamp with My Ringmaster Turned Shade

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Project by luv2learn posted 04-22-2014 08:44 PM 1160 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my third attempt at inside-out turning. The first two attempts were just randomly turned shapes to see whether or not I could produce something. This time I wanted to make a table lamp using this method and to the degree it looks like a lamp I guess I met my goal..LOL.

I am not sure of the wood species of the lamp but I think it is pine or fir. The shade is made from one 7/8” thick by 10 1/2” diameter piece of cedar cut into 1/4” thin slices with my Ringmaster.

The shade is too small for this lamp but it will have to do for now until I come up with a better design.

I routed a groove into two halves of 3/4” x 1 1/2” x 12” pieces of pine and then glued the halves together to form a tube for the lamp cord. I then turned the glued up halves to 3/4” in diameter to form the round shaft which runs down the center of the lamp.

I used Chestnut stain for the inside of the lamp and then applied three coats of wax. I applied three coats of semi-gloss poly to the outside of the lamp and then applied a couple coats of wax. I finished the shade with three coats of satin sprayed on lacquer.

This is how I laid out the inside shape of the lamp.

This is what it looked like after I turned the inside shape.

I got caught up in the process and forgot to take pictures of the next few steps but here is what it looked like just before I took it off the lathe.

As always, thanks for taking the time to look. Give this type of turning a try, it’s a challenge to the mind.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 04-22-2014 08:49 PM

Neat and VERY unique!

You seem to have a bunch of very trendy furniture.

-- just rjR

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MABFwTx

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 08:55 PM

Nice work as always.

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 11:13 PM

Looks great to me—I like it. Love the 6th picture of your creative furniture group!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 11:33 PM

Thanks John for your kind words.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 04-22-2014 11:53 PM

Real nice work Lee. Are you planning on building a whole room ensemble for your personal use. LOL. For only a third go at it, you have done a great job. I may have to call on you when I try this.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 04-23-2014 12:19 AM

Dave, I am actually thinking about building more OSB furniture for the living room, perhaps a bookcase or two and a coffee table.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 04-23-2014 01:54 AM

Sweet lamp. I’ll have t try that some time!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 04-23-2014 12:15 PM

Very nice.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 04-23-2014 12:47 PM

very interesting and cool design, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#10 posted 05-17-2014 11:26 AM

That is way cool Lee

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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luv2learn

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#11 posted 05-17-2014 02:47 PM

Thanks Roger.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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woodshaver

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#12 posted 05-23-2014 02:51 AM

Holly smokes Lee this is fantastic work! What a beautiful lamp! And that chair is saying try me you won’t want to get up! Looks so comfortable. Nice Nice work as usual. You are so good at this stuff it make me jealous.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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woodshaver

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#13 posted 05-23-2014 02:55 AM

One more thing. I saw a plain ole piece of 2” X 4” joke post get a daily top 3 and your project didn’t merit that. You would get gold if I were judging. My hat’s off to you buddy!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#14 posted 06-08-2014 05:12 PM

I still can’t seem to wrap my brain around it. Also never thought I could like particle board until I saw your furniture. Love it all. Really nice work.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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luv2learn

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#15 posted 06-09-2014 12:16 AM

Thanks Sean, inside out turning will mess with your mind…LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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