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Project by oldreddog posted 04-05-2015 01:01 AM 2058 views 15 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This arts and craft style lamp was a nice challenge for me.
Qt. Sawn White Oak with a Minwax stain and Watco Danish Oil .
I built this along with several jigs to make it again in the future.
It was a design build project, no plans.
I ordered Mica from Asheville Mica : https://decorative.ashevillemica.com/
Pull chain electrical sockets made of bronze from Sundial Wire: http://www.sundialwire.com/

I have to admit this was a tough task, I had a friend build one at the same time so it was a fun project to work on.
The angles were tough but with some research we worked it out.
We built a clamp so all sides can be run thru My Incra router table for shaping the outsides all perfectly the same. The arms to support the shade were dove tailed into the columns from the top for extra support with a sliding dovetail.
I look forward to working with this design and reworking some elements to make some more lamps.
I have some stained glass on hand for the next one.
My wife loves it and any future lamps will be sold off to friends to help get the daughter thru college.
( and upgrade a a few tools ).

Oldreddog…

-- oldreddog





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#1 posted 04-05-2015 03:17 AM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 04-05-2015 03:19 AM

You nailed it ! Perfect shape and color.

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#3 posted 04-05-2015 11:23 AM

outstanding!! Hats off to you on the accomplishment and a beautiful project. Definitely going to favorite this one and may contact you when I get the courage to try and attempt something like this. Thanks for sharing!

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

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#4 posted 04-05-2015 12:45 PM

Since I joined LJ I have learned a great deal.
I will read , observe and just go for it. After all its only wood right. Theres more at the saw mill, mistakes are how we learn. I always loved the craft from back in Jr. High building clip boards and glass block lamps. My old High school wood shop teacher drops by the shop and just smiles.
Hes 80 now and still working small jobs. Someday soon I will give the shop a day of cleaning and do a shop update. I have not done one since I joined and a lot has changed as I find my stride in wood working. I love the craft and enjoy the work and advise, encouragement of others. I post maybe 1 of every 4 projects. I rather spend time with the dogs and my tools then my laptop. Thank you all for the kind words.

-- oldreddog

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#5 posted 04-05-2015 01:27 PM

Wowser! That’s really, really nice.

Could you share your process for arriving at the angles for the shade?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 04-05-2015 01:43 PM

I used a old lamp I purchased at a antique show that had similar angles.
There are some pictures also somewhere out on the web that build shades but the sites escape me at the moment.
Mainly I used my bevel/angle finder and a little trail and error. I purchased a clear pine 1×8 board and used it to make sample stock, planed it down, ripped it etc…
I ended up with a nice pile of sticks and 2 sides out of that purchase. But I learned the angles and process of the cuts.
The corners are half lapped.
I repeated the same procedure with 1 more piece of pine for the shade to fine tune the jigs.
then the qt. sawn oak.

-- oldreddog

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#7 posted 04-05-2015 02:03 PM

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#8 posted 04-05-2015 02:04 PM

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#9 posted 04-05-2015 02:04 PM

Its not the best upload , but I think you get the idea.

-- oldreddog

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#10 posted 04-05-2015 04:02 PM

That is really nice. I especially like the warm colors. I would like to try and build a similar lamp one day.

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#11 posted 04-05-2015 10:12 PM

Oldreddog, you did a great job with the lamp. I made a similar one with plans and it still wasn’t easy.

-- Art

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#12 posted 04-06-2015 01:52 AM

Your pictures and explanations helped a lot. Thanks!!


Its not the best upload , but I think you get the idea.

- oldreddog


-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#13 posted 04-06-2015 03:15 AM

Excellent work and photo work up.

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#14 posted 04-07-2015 12:17 AM

Great looking A&C lamp! I can see why your wife loves it!

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#15 posted 04-07-2015 02:29 AM

Thanks LJ’s for the Daily Top 3 I am proud to be one be in such great company as all of you.

Oldreddog

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