Mission style lamp II

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Project by bygrace posted 05-04-2014 08:36 PM 1639 views 14 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Second edition of the mission style lamp. This one is made out of the more traditional white oak which I like quite a bit more than the red oak. The grain, with its rays, has more character. I added a “skirt” around the bottom of the shade which allowed for a more gentle slope of the mica panels without exposing the light bulbs underneath. The 7 watt bulb in the main body of the lamp can be turned on separately or in tandem with the s-cluster above by the switch incorporated into the base.

The white oak was stained, given three coats of Watco oil ( I let the last coat of oil dry at least five days before applying the shellac), two coats of shellac (for a sanding sealer), two coats of spray lacquer, and finally paste wax. Because of all the close edges, I sand very carefully with 330 grit between all finishing coats.

Thanks for looking and any suggestions or comments are appreciated!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#1 posted 05-04-2014 08:49 PM

Fantastic! I’ve seen several of these lamps on here now and I’d love to make one someday. Did you use a plan? If so which one?

-- Marc -- Worcester, MA

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#2 posted 05-04-2014 09:42 PM

Very nice.

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

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#3 posted 05-04-2014 09:54 PM

A very fine looking lamp.very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-04-2014 11:59 PM

Very cool! Now you have to make one to match it.

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#5 posted 05-05-2014 12:03 AM

Woah, I like this lot. Epic, I think is the right term. Really like the floating effect on top and the glass, what type is it?

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#6 posted 05-05-2014 12:28 AM

very cool lamp, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#7 posted 05-05-2014 12:30 AM

Impressive lamp, Andy. The best one yet I think.

-- Doug

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#8 posted 05-05-2014 12:48 AM

Wow! This is really amazing work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#9 posted 05-05-2014 01:14 AM

Stunning! Thank you for sharing.

-- I dream of a world where a chicken can cross the road without having their motives questioned.

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#10 posted 05-05-2014 01:30 AM

Marc – This is the third lamp of this style that I’ve made. Made the first one off of a plan but I can’t remember where it came from. Sorry. I’ve changed the dimensions and some of the design details so I don’t follow the plan anymore.
Hillbillyshooter, Jim, and York64 – thanks for the kind words, I really do appreciate them.
siavosh – Thank you much. The shade panels are made out of mica. It’s used for everything from scientific purposes to windows in stoves. Very heat resistant, easy to work with, and not too expensive.
Steve, Doug and Kaleb – Thank you all. Kind words from fellow lumberjocks are always encouraging.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#11 posted 05-05-2014 03:01 AM

Beautiful! I really like it!

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#12 posted 05-05-2014 12:33 PM

That is stunningly beautiful. This is definitely on my project list.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#13 posted 05-05-2014 04:50 PM

Rick and Brian – Thanks for the comments, I really appreciate them.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#14 posted 05-05-2014 05:13 PM

Really lovely—great take on the style.

When I did a similar lamp, I couldn’t find that mica anywhere, ended up using art glass. Where did you find the mica?

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#15 posted 05-06-2014 12:12 AM

Great looking A&C lamp! I love the mica panels!

Tork, you can find mica at:

-- Dean

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