A Unique Shade

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Project by Huckleberry posted 12-06-2008 01:07 AM 1772 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright I know that this is glass and not wood, but I am in the process of making the lamp and I wanted to share this major accomplishment with all of you. This is my first stained glass piece and like all of my other firsts this one was a small project that turned out huge. I am making the base and should be done in a couple of weeks. So when it is all complete I throw it out there for all of you.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#1 posted 12-06-2008 01:16 AM

Thats great and I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who puts on things from other mediums, we need a variety of materials and to see how well they blend with wood. This is great, and look forward to seeing the finished product.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 12-06-2008 01:27 AM

Great start Huck. Will look forward to seeing the completed project.

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

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#3 posted 12-06-2008 01:32 AM

Nicely done! I was hoping the lampshade was wood actually. I went the other direction, I’ve made the base of the lamp first but have yet to figure out how to put a nice shade on it. Look forward to seeing the lamp!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#4 posted 12-06-2008 01:40 AM

Very nicely done. I’ve done some stained glass work and I know the geometric shapes are more difficult than the irregular ones, especially if you’re trying to get them all to line up. Keep us posted on the completed project.

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#5 posted 12-06-2008 02:02 AM

Terrific, wood needs accessories on occasion and other skills come in handy for the do it yourself’r.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 12-06-2008 02:17 AM

Very nice, indeed

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 12-06-2008 03:17 AM

I love stained glass, I don’t really have a place to do it currently though, tends to leave small bits of broken glass about the place that need to be cleaned up, so the workshop is not so good. Need somewhere with hard floors…

Good luck,

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Tim Pursell

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#8 posted 12-06-2008 03:46 AM

Great looking design. The colors look work well together.

Click on the link after my name & you will see I DO like the shape!!!


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#9 posted 12-07-2008 03:34 AM

That’s going to look great with some light shining through it. Cant wait to see the finished project.

-- Use the fence Luke

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#10 posted 12-07-2008 04:31 AM

That glass sure has a grain so I’m thinkling it fits here! Nice job.

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