|Project by luv2learn||posted 04-22-2014 08:44 PM||2927 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
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