A&C Lamps

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Project by AandCstyle posted 12-13-2014 09:22 PM 2329 views 9 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a floor lamp and 2 table lamps to match the sofa I posted in October. These were based on plans from I modified them to get the height LOML wanted. The plans were pretty good in that they described the processes well and didn’t contain any errors that I could find. The wood used is qswo and the columns are veneered on two sides to have the rays on all 4 sides although a lot is hidden by the corbels. The frames for the shades were a bit of a challenge since they are half lap joints in 1/4” stock, but eventually I figured out how to clamp the wood in place to get a consistent 1/8” lap. I cut the mica for the floor lamp shade with the TS. Be certain to wear a respirator and eye protection in addition to hearing protection. In retrospect, I think the column for the floor lamp is a little too thick; it is 3” square and I now think 2.75” would have looked better. I will try to answer any questions and thanks for looking.

-- Art

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 09:25 PM


They are very nice. I really like them. I made one a long time ago but followed the plans as written. I really like the floor lamp. Beautiful grain and great finish!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 12-13-2014 11:20 PM

Steve, thank you! I noticed that you didn’t wimp out with the copper motifs like I did. :D I tried, but apparently scroll sawing isn’t my thing. I am really happy with that finishing schedule; it is so easy and looks great, IMO.

-- Art

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#3 posted 12-13-2014 11:48 PM

Well, these lamps turned out great! And I know what you mean, cutting the frame pieces for the lamp shade—a real bear!

Keep up the good A&C work!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 12-14-2014 12:13 AM

Very nicely done and look great.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 12-14-2014 12:26 AM

Dean, thank you! Our lamps look just alike, so, I guess, we are both able to follow directions. :)

Hillbilly, thank you!

-- Art

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#6 posted 12-14-2014 01:05 AM

Nice lamps Art, they came out great. Those angles must have been tricky.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#7 posted 12-14-2014 01:50 AM

Thanks, Willie. The angles are all either 39 or 51, I never really figured that out, but I muddled through. My issue was that the dado head would raise the thin stock a bit causing the half laps to be thicker than 1/8” and also somewhat thicker at the end than where the cut started. Once I realized what was happening. I clamped a block on top of the stock as a hold down and that solved the problem.

-- Art

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#8 posted 12-14-2014 12:34 PM

These are very nice. What kind of material did you use for the shade?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 12-14-2014 01:20 PM

Thank you, Stefang! The shades are made from mica.

-- Art

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#10 posted 12-14-2014 03:48 PM

These look great! True A and C style. What was the finishing process?

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#11 posted 12-14-2014 04:09 PM

Thanks, Wooden!

1. Sand to 220G
2. Spray 1 coat Target WR4000 mixed with TransTint dye to my desired color
3. Lightly hand sand with 320G
4. Spray 1 coat Target EM1000
5. Spray 3-4 coats of Target EM6000 may lightly hand sand with 600G between coats if needed

I think the linseed oil helps pop the grain, the EM1000 adds a little depth to the finish and the clear EM6000 top coat just applies very well for me. Let me know if you have any questions.

-- Art

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#12 posted 12-14-2014 05:56 PM

These are awesome Art.
I can see where the shades would be a challenge for sure … some pretty hairy compound angles to deal with, but they look great.
I got tickled at your answer to Willie … I use my TI-89, and a Wixley angle finder to find the exact perfect angle, cut the wood and adjust from there with sandpaper … and then there is a bit of fudge it in.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#13 posted 12-14-2014 06:09 PM

Thank you, Mike! If you could see them in person, you might notice a bit of a gap here and there that was filled with glue and dust, but please don’t tell anyone else. I like to maintain the illusion that I am not a hack. :D

-- Art

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#14 posted 12-15-2014 02:22 AM

Nice looking lamps

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 12-15-2014 02:25 AM

Thanks, Norm!

-- Art

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