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After being away from woodworking and stained glass for 20 years and having seen a couple of these lamps on the LJ site I thought I’d try my hand at one.

QSWO frame, finished with a yellow dye and two coats of watco black walnut and two coats of wax. Inspired by (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/8987 ). On such a small project it’s hard to get the ray flecks to really pop using the watco black walnut so I’ll go a couple shades lighter on the stain for the next one.

-- There is an easy way and a hard way and I always seem choose the hard way. Figure it's the best way to learn.





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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 03-09-2015 01:28 PM

Good looking project!

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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mcoyfrog

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#2 posted 03-09-2015 06:24 PM

Very kewl

as I always say (see my signature lol)

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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jpsexton

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#3 posted 03-09-2015 07:39 PM

Thanks for the comments. It’s been very challenging and rewarding getting back into this.

-- There is an easy way and a hard way and I always seem choose the hard way. Figure it's the best way to learn.

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Mean_Dean

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#4 posted 03-09-2015 11:47 PM

Great looking lamp! And your ray fleck is popping out, so you’re fine there. Would be interesting to see a stained glass lamp shade for the next one!

-- Dean

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jpsexton

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#5 posted 03-10-2015 02:04 AM

Thanks Dean, very much appreciated. I was already thinking along those lines. Trying to decide if I want to do a floor lamp wiht a stained glass column or another desk lamp. Either way they will have glass shades.

-- There is an easy way and a hard way and I always seem choose the hard way. Figure it's the best way to learn.

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Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 03-10-2015 02:24 AM

that is a very attractive lamp…. nice job

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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jpsexton

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#7 posted 03-10-2015 11:14 AM

Mainiac Matt—Thanks Shipmate

-- There is an easy way and a hard way and I always seem choose the hard way. Figure it's the best way to learn.

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jburklow

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#8 posted 03-10-2015 12:05 PM

well done, it looks great! I have a question for you I am very interested in trying my hand at stained glass. Is there a list of tools/supplies that you would recommend that I could get to at least see if it is something that I have the knack for? thanks very much!

-- Jeff Lemont, IL. https://jeffscustomfurniture.com

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jpsexton

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#9 posted 03-10-2015 12:23 PM

Thanks Jburklow.

Getting into stained glass isn’t too hard so I’ll list out what you need.

Basic tools: glass cutter (you can start with the standard low end ones until you decide you’ve out grown it)

Soldering iron (I use a Weller SPG80L, think it was about 30 dollars on amazon)

Copper tape or lead came to put the pieces together. The lead came is great if you’re only doing straight lines. It takes much less time and is fairly inexpensive, the copper tape is a bit more work but lets you do a lot more intricate work.

You will also need flux to help the solder adhere to the copper or led came

Glass, the best part :)

You can buy it new or you can do what I’ve done in the past and hit flee markets, garage sales etc to find old stuff to either repair or take apart for the glass and re-use it for another project.

If you don’t have a stained glass supply shop near you I’d recommend Delphi Glass, For about 35.00 you can get an 8 pack of assorted glass to get you started. http://www.delphiglass.com/stained-glass/glass-packs/summer-stained-glass-pack.

There are also many great tutorials on youtube if you like learing that way if not there are usually classes in most areas.

Once you get into it you’ll be amazed at the complex cuts you can make and you’re not limited to just simple lamps like this. Personally, I would love to do this http://www.artfactory.com/door-stained-glassexotic-cedarmaster-crafted-usa-8429ac-p-5848.html

-- There is an easy way and a hard way and I always seem choose the hard way. Figure it's the best way to learn.

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Rick

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#10 posted 03-11-2015 08:51 PM

Beautiful looking lamp. Love the colors and overall design. Well Done!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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