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Project by Randy Price posted 10-29-2008 03:44 AM 2051 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a confession – The first lamp I posted was actually the second one I built. Here is the prototype I built out of oak from the big lumber store (I didn’t want to waste my walnut on it in case it didn’t turn out so good). I posted this because I had some close up pictures showing the joinery. It now resides on my son’s desk. I plan to build one more in walnut so I have a pair in walnut for the living room and then on to something different.

To learn more about how the lamp was constructed and sources of materials, please visit http://www.randallprice.com . There you will find a blog about the lamp assembly and a resources page for the source of plans and materials used to build the lamp.

-- http://www.plankandplane.com





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lew

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#1 posted 10-29-2008 04:02 AM

Great Looking Lamp!!

I really like the splines!

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

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darryl

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#2 posted 10-29-2008 04:27 AM

thanks for the details in the additional post!
like lew, I really like the spline accents. looks fantastic!

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#3 posted 10-29-2008 04:57 AM

Nice Lamp

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 10-29-2008 06:16 AM

Simply beautiful lamp!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 10-29-2008 07:14 AM

Beautiful! I really like the design.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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KnickKnack

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#6 posted 10-29-2008 09:27 AM

Cool.
What did you do with the cable?

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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#7 posted 10-29-2008 01:53 PM

Awesome lamp. I was wondering the same thing as kickknack. How did you run the wire up the back and across the top?

I think if I were to try it I would cut the board in half, dado out one side of it and glue the board back together so you have an enclosed channel. You don’t need a huge space for a 2-wire wire.

-Rich

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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Grant Davis

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#8 posted 10-29-2008 02:12 PM

That thing is sweeeeeeeeeeet, this would make a great blog while you are building #3.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#9 posted 10-29-2008 08:36 PM

A really beautiful lamp.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 10-29-2008 11:36 PM

Very clean lines and nice joinery. What is the shade material?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#11 posted 12-26-2008 12:40 PM

looks great…..very nice work

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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warnimct

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#12 posted 01-31-2009 06:55 AM

Very nice. I am making a lamp like this myself. did you use a plan to do this? what material did you use to make the lampshade?

-- C...

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