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Every year one, two or three of the grand kids visits for a week of one-on-one. My wife and I try to find something for them to do that will be educational and memorable. This year was Gabe’s turn and we decided to make a Moose Lamp for his room. The project is from plans available from Meisel; these were very clear and complete. The base is walnut, the body is cherry and the antlers are white oak – all from our trees.
Gabe is 6 going on 7. His mother ordered me to return him with all his digits. therefore, his job was to file all the pieces I had precut to the line and sand them smooth. You would think the kid had died and gone straight to heaven! Then when it was all together, Gabe and his grand mother finished the lamp with Danish oil. A trip to the local lamp store for a shade, and “all done”.
Unfortunately, when the lamp went home with Gabe, his mother decided it was too nice to hide in his room. So the lamp sits in the living room, on one of the side tables I made for Amy many years ago. Nice touch!