Wing Nuts Lamp

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Project by RJ2 posted 01-20-2009 06:12 PM 2616 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first attempt at wing nuts. They are actually a lot more fun than regular nuts.


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#1 posted 01-20-2009 07:04 PM

Crazy man, like the plug in too. Nice project.

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

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#2 posted 01-20-2009 07:10 PM

that is oak,walnut and maple


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#3 posted 01-20-2009 08:15 PM

Another Outside the box project. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Chris Cunanan

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#4 posted 01-20-2009 08:59 PM

what finish did you use on that plug? Isn’t that a fire hazard with the initial spark when you plug it in and the heat transfer after it’s been on for a while? I’ve always wanted to do something similar but been too afraid to burn down the house because of my obsession for wood

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#5 posted 01-20-2009 09:32 PM

what a great whimsical piece. Looks like it was fun to build.

-- making sawdust....

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#6 posted 01-20-2009 11:09 PM

That plug is hollow inside to cover the remote control low voltage wall wart, which is plug into a real outlet .The oak base plate and plug are all one piece . I always use a watco danish oil with a little minwax clear gloss mixed in with it wipe on, wait, then wipe off. That thing is 24” high


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#7 posted 01-21-2009 02:25 AM

I’m glad you explained about the size. I was trying to figure out if that was a regular wall plug inside of a doll house or what. Great look.

-- jstegall

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#8 posted 01-21-2009 02:40 AM

Wow nice nut

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 06-09-2012 01:41 PM

Looks like something out of a Dr Suess book

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#10 posted 02-17-2016 01:24 PM

Well , just an update , that project just had its 30th
Birthday, and going great, original remote controlled
Triple halogens low voltage lights are original. I am glad of one thing . I was offered substantial money when I sold my house in 02, for this lamp , and so glad I kept it .


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