A Bright Gift Idea

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Project by cstrang posted 05-25-2014 07:19 PM 3077 views 38 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my rendition of lamps I saw on Lj’s made by Asher, Yokel and Jackmoony (links to their projects below) I tweaked the design slightly, eliminating the arches at the base and beads to opt for a simpler more “modern” appearance. I also changed the design so that in order to change the light bulb you remove two pocket screws and the base with the light socket attached drops out. I used LED bulbs so there is no heat and apparently they don’t have to be changed for 25 years… I’ll believe that when I see it haha. One of the lamps is walnut with zebrawood veneer and the other is cherry with anegre veneer. The walnut one is heading to Arizona with me next week, its a gift for family I have down there, I made the cherry one for myself. This project made me really wish i had a festool domino jointer… each lamp has 20 mortises and tenons… 20 small, fun, mortises and tenons lol.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 05-25-2014 07:44 PM

They look really good and well made too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 05-25-2014 09:42 PM

Great looking lamps. Well done.

Love the look of the zebra wood, when lit up!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 05-25-2014 10:05 PM

Very nice,these are way cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-25-2014 11:53 PM

Nice, Chris!

I am surprised at how much light actually gets through the veneer.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 05-26-2014 12:22 AM

Purdee snazzy! I’ll bet the light looks much better in person. Looks gr8 in the pic.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 05-26-2014 02:11 PM

These lamps caught my eye too and are on my bucket list… Hope they turn out as good as yours !

-- Carl, Iowa

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#7 posted 05-26-2014 02:36 PM

These are nicely done, well designed, and would make a fun project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 05-26-2014 02:38 PM

Wonderful work. I’ve got to make these someday….

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#9 posted 05-27-2014 12:37 PM

Beautiful lamps,nice work!I like those sharp edges.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 05-28-2014 02:30 PM

really nice lamps chris, glad to see your making a trip into the states…arizona will warm you up for sure, make sure you bottle some of the heat up , you can sell it this winter…lol..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 05-30-2014 01:59 PM

Great looking lamps!

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#12 posted 05-30-2014 02:31 PM

Really beautiful!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#13 posted 05-31-2014 01:03 PM

Nice work CS

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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