|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 09-02-2014 04:51 PM||1753 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
This is another one of my old projects. I made it a few years ago, but never photographed it. This was probably before I got on LJ.
I’m pretty sure I first heard about a ‘pump lamp’ from my brother in law. He made one in high school and it got lost somewhere along the way. I had him describe it to me and I borrowed an example from a friend to double check sizes and proportions. Then I set out to recreate the lamp.
I used what I had around the shop, which means pine. It’s actually a kind of cool little project because you get to do a little of everything aside from lathe work. ( I suppose you could turn the spout. I used a dowel.) Cutting, driling for the cord, mortising for the handle, jig saw for the handle, etc.
The upright of the lamp is just a 2×2. The trough is resawn wood and the spout, as mentioned above is just a dowel. I gave it to my brother in law when it was finished and he supplied the shade.
I’m surprised there aren’t more of these sort of projects around. It was likely a popular item in it’s day and yet there are no drawings for them around and not so many available through Google. Have you made one of these? Where is it now?
-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!