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It Came Out Of The Scrap Pile Then BOOM It Was A Lamp!!!

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Project by BusterB posted 11-07-2015 02:50 PM 1621 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Running a little bit behind on my Christmas builds but finally finished at least one. My son is an avid outdoors guy so I thought I would make him a lamp that went along with his interests. Turned a 16” piece of 4×4 pine into the shell and cut the base out of piece of red oak I found in the scrap cart. Primed and painted the shell and finished the base with Danish Oil. Going to let the paint cure for a while and then will clear coat the whole thing. Worst part of the build was boring the hole for the lamp hardware since it was too tall to fit in my drill press along with the auger bit.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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#1 posted 11-07-2015 03:02 PM

Buster that is a cool idea. He should love it. Perfect for the outdoorsman. Next time try building a temporary lathe extension for those longer projects like I did. It can be added on and taken off in minutes. Then you can drill the hole on the lathe.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 11-07-2015 03:49 PM

That is just plain AWESOME. Love it. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#3 posted 11-07-2015 04:06 PM

Cool design. my brother would love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-07-2015 04:11 PM

Dave- thank you sir. It never even crossed my mind to use the lathe to bore that hole…that’s why you are the man!!!

Hoss- thank you buddy. You need to make one with actual brass caps ole master blacksmith…that would really be cool!!!

Monte- thank you sir. It was fun to design and build .would love to see one you built…that would be awesome….

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 11-07-2015 04:39 PM

Nice work.your sons gonna love it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 11-07-2015 04:52 PM

That’s very creative. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 11-07-2015 07:01 PM

Ha HA! I LOVE IT!

Very cool !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 11-07-2015 07:44 PM

Marty- thank you my friend. I sure hope so.

Charles- Thank you sir

Joe- thank you buddy!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 11-07-2015 07:53 PM

Super X. I love it!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 11-07-2015 08:43 PM

Another fine job by BusterB! That’s awesome dude. If you don’t mind I would like to use your idea to make one of my own. I’ve been studying that stencil with the super X on it. Where did you get / how did you make it? Aren’t you glad you didn’t toss that lathe? Great job buddy.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#11 posted 11-07-2015 09:46 PM

Jim- Thank you sir.

Jeff- thank you buddy. I did that in Microsoft paint then traced it onto plastic film so it would mold around the column. A talented guy like you would make a 2nd stencil and actually put the “super” in the logo… Was tickled just to get close..lol I turned the shell out last Saturday so I actually chunked the lathe in your honor after that part was done!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 11-07-2015 10:08 PM

Thanks for the info. I’m not much of a computer guy, but I’ll give it a shot when time allows. Future bro-inlaw wants me to make him a canoe so it looks like my winter is pretty much spoken for. Maybe I can squeeze in a shotgun shell when fiberglass is drying. Thanks again. Oh, before I go, I hope you’re not going to make me come down there and babysit that lathe. Have a good day my friend.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#13 posted 11-07-2015 10:35 PM

Hey Buster, your lamp blows my mind :-)

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 11-08-2015 12:16 AM

Super cool, I like it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 11-08-2015 02:08 AM

Way cool.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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