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Project by The Box Whisperer posted 09-20-2014 02:19 PM 2783 views 30 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A buddy of mine spotted the original inspiration for these in a Toronto market. He took a pic and said hey you could do these right? The pic was of a lamp mounted in a single, thick board. The finish was nice but I’m a woodworker before I’m a lamp maker so I knew Id want to let my inner box whisperer out for the boxes/bases.

The large lamps are white oak finished with a walnut danish oil. The sides are but jointed with old iron square nails. The on/off switch is a toggle switch on top. The bases are 9×5x4.

The smaller lamps are either purple heart and maple or lacewood, mahogany and maple. The joinery is 3/16” box joints. They are 9×3x3 and have a pull chain in the front for the switch.

Replacement bulbs are easy to find at HD or most hardware stores.

Thanks for looking, all comments are welcome.

Big special thanks to my long time buddy Tim L’Esperence for the photography.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil





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Gary

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#1 posted 09-20-2014 02:38 PM

That’s really neat. Is each lamp individual? Kinda looks like they are in line. What wattage are you using? Ya got me going with this one

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 09-20-2014 02:44 PM

Totally unique idea,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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The Box Whisperer

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#3 posted 09-20-2014 02:53 PM

All individual lamps, 15/40w I think. I tried to do multiple pick of each lamps but LJs won’t let me upload pick bigger then 5mb. Sad face….

Thanks for the kind words Gary, nice to see you back Jim.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 09-20-2014 02:57 PM

Very neat. They look very retro.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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firefighterontheside

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#5 posted 09-20-2014 02:58 PM

Oops double post. That gives me an idea for a sconce.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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kiefer

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#6 posted 09-20-2014 03:02 PM

Thats a cool project idea.

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 09-20-2014 03:18 PM

Cool looking lamps!!!
love the retro bulbs….
that & the woodworking parts, of course!!!

-- 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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Medickep

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#8 posted 09-20-2014 03:27 PM

Those are great and very creative! Nice work man!!

-- Keith

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Charles Maxwell

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#9 posted 09-20-2014 03:34 PM

You hit a home run! Love’m !!!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Charles Maxwell

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#10 posted 09-20-2014 03:36 PM

PS: Better go buy up the existing market of retro incandescent bulbs before the greenies destroy your idea!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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The Box Whisperer

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#11 posted 09-20-2014 03:45 PM

Lol part of my sales pitch is how easy it is to find replacement bulbs!

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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jacquesr

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#12 posted 09-20-2014 06:08 PM

You beat me to it!
These variations on Edison lamps are one of the first projects I wanted to tackle once I get my new saw.
Can I ask you where you sourced the switch and chains?
I did a lot of research to even find some “cloth covered” wiring to make mine as “retro” as possible.
Can you share with finding with you if you want.
Thanks

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The Box Whisperer

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#13 posted 09-20-2014 06:20 PM

Hardware stores have everything but I couldn’t find cloth cord in Canada for a price that made sense to me.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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jacquesr

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#14 posted 09-20-2014 06:41 PM

I only found vendors in the US…
I was planning to do a small production.
BTW, I am based on Montréal…

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#15 posted 09-20-2014 07:49 PM

These area really beautiful and warm. I love this idea!

-- 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. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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