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A hand done spiral lamp.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
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#1 posted 05-31-2009 09:04 PM
Very well done.Thanks for sharing with us.
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#2 posted 05-31-2009 09:13 PM
Cool, thanks for sharing
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#3 posted 05-31-2009 09:32 PM
Hey MikeNice lamp cool design. Did you do the twist by hand or machine? Looks great
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#4 posted 05-31-2009 09:43 PM
That looks like fun ;-)0
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#5 posted 05-31-2009 10:04 PM
How is this possible?
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#6 posted 05-31-2009 11:45 PM
That looks pretty cool. I’d love to know a little more about it.What are the dimensions?what are you going to use for a shade?what type of finish did you use?
a lamp is on my long list of dream projects!
#7 posted 05-31-2009 11:52 PM
Thanks guys for the nice comments. Yes, Jim I did cut it by hand. It was marked up on the lathe lengthwise and around the circumference to make rectangles. Diagonal lines were drawn from corner to corner in the rectangles following to where the twist stops. These lines where sawed to a consistent depth to be used as a stop cut for further carving, all done while on the lathe. I’ve made quite a few candle holders too using this technique, but they have all been given away, so I can’t show them. If anyone is interested in doing twist work, you can get all the info you need in a book written by Stuart Mortimer. There are quite a few variations and different types of twists, so it can be pretty interesting work.
Darryl It was a gift so I don’t have it at home, but it is about 20” high and 6” or 7” in diameter. The finish was beeswax. The shade was purchased at a department store and I got the electric parts at an electric store.
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#8 posted 06-01-2009 01:14 AM
Very nice job on the spiral. Looks fantastic.
#9 posted 06-01-2009 01:28 AM
Hey StefangYes I’m familiar with that techniques . I’ve used it a few times on barley twist projects I’ve had . I learned this on Roy Underhills show The Woodwright. I don’t if that’s a television show your familiar with? Your twist were so well formed I was guessing the were machine made. I hope that’s a complement it’s meant to be. Again superb twist and lamp great job. I think it would be great if you did a blog on making the twist it sounds like you have made far more than I have.Jim
#10 posted 06-01-2009 01:43 AM
Thank you Jim. It would be fun to do a blog on it. I’m getting a little old now and slower so it may be awile until I can get to it, but I will give it a try, but I’m sure no expert at it. When I finished the lamp I wasn’t all that satisfied with my workmanship, but now that some time has passed it actually looks a little better to me.
#11 posted 06-01-2009 01:44 AM
it looks great Mike, you did a fantastic job.and thanks for the added details!
#12 posted 06-01-2009 01:50 AM
It looks great to me Stefang. Look forward to your blog when you have time.
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