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Project by cstrang posted 60 days ago 1749 views 34 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.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/43529
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/59385
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/96344

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stefang

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#1 posted 60 days ago

They look really good and well made too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 60 days ago

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 procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 60 days ago

Very nice,these are way cool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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lew

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#4 posted 60 days ago

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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Roger

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#5 posted 60 days ago

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

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

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woodcut

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#6 posted 59 days ago

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

-- Carl, Iowa

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 59 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Henry Mowry

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#8 posted 59 days ago

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

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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majuvla

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#9 posted 58 days ago

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

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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grizzman

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#10 posted 57 days ago

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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medsker

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#11 posted 55 days ago

Great looking lamps!

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Jerry

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#12 posted 55 days ago

Really beautiful!

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 54 days ago

Nice work CS

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

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