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Craftsman oak & mica lamp

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Project by DocT posted 01-02-2009 11:27 PM 4023 views 18 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a variation on a project I saw a few years back in either Wood or American Woodworker.

I made the four sided center post a slight pyramid which radically changes all the other geometry including the corbels and the dovetailed arms that hold the shade.

The shade is made of 1/4” thick stock and the mica is just siliconed to the inside.

The stain is a two part process that I’ve been using for awhile on quartersawn white oak that really pops the rays and antiques it at the same time. The finish is sprayed urethane.

-- tracyturnerstudio.com





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Tim Pursell

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#1 posted 01-03-2009 12:11 AM

Very nice! I love the Craftsman style!
What are the dimensions of your lamp?

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#2 posted 01-03-2009 01:36 AM

Thats a nice lamp, Doc.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 01-03-2009 03:35 AM

I have been looking at lamps like this and want to (I think construct is the proper wording)make one my self. However as noted this is not an easy project. Plus I am tring to design my own base and center stem, with a different design on the corbels. I have make prototypes to see what I would end up with and I can’t get past the corbels.
When I looked a the shade it stoped me in my tracks. I’ve desided to buy a shade. If I try to build one I would go nuts tring to match up all the joints. I’m 63 so I don’t have that much time.
You have done something I can only dream of.
Great Project.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#4 posted 01-03-2009 05:23 AM

Great Lookin Lamp

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 01-03-2009 05:57 AM

I have a antique Craftsman style oak & mica lamp that I’ve thought about reproducing, but just never got around to it. The design you picked looks good also.

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#6 posted 01-03-2009 06:01 AM

DocT,
Welcome to LumberJocks. Nicely done lamp I have recently been reading a lot on the craftsman style as I am planning to build my office furniture soon and will take inspiration from the styling. Seen a number of lamps recently and this one fits in quite well with them.

btw.. good introduction in your profile quite funny.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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KnickKnack

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#7 posted 01-03-2009 08:45 AM

Nice lamp – puts the thing I have part-completed in the garage to shame, but I’m used to that!

You say “The stain is a two part process that I’ve been using…” – any chance you can let us in on the secret? Seeing as how you’re “semi-professional” I’d completely understand if not.

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

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#8 posted 01-03-2009 05:17 PM

AS one who makes these lamps (see my gallery) I can appreciate the extra work involved in the column – nicely done and welcome to lumberjocks.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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tjocpa

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#9 posted 01-03-2009 08:48 PM

Great looking lamp. I can appreciate the coumpound angles for the shade. I am in the process of making a similar lamp and have decided to make the shade also. Would like to see a picture of the lamp without the shade in place to see how the supports for the shade attach to the lamp.

-- Tom O'Neil, Celtic Saw Guy

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#10 posted 08-18-2009 09:24 PM

Where did you buy the mica? I can’t seem to locate any.

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DocT

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#11 posted 08-21-2009 02:09 PM

Rick- I bought mine from Woodworker's Supply. It is easy to cut with a sharp blade on the tablesaw (I do suggest a little blue tape front and back on the cutline!). The Mica is just siliconed to the inside of the lampshade.

-- tracyturnerstudio.com

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#12 posted 08-22-2009 07:01 PM

DocT compliments for your lamp is beautiful.

-- by enzo61

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#13 posted 03-18-2012 02:57 AM

Where did you find the s-bulb hardware for the electrical portion of the lamp? I’m building one very similar, but I’m having trouble locating the proper electrical portions. Great job on the lamp!

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