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This is one of my signature lamps. They are made with multiple layers of different woods. This is an 8-sided lamp. I always add inlay at the joints. Now don’t have any problems with the inlay, but when I first started making these lamps I had some costly mistakes. The most painful mistake was not taking my inlay deep enough and then getting a little carried away on the lathe. Whoops!

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com





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#1 posted 08-18-2009 06:52 PM

very nice!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 08-18-2009 07:11 PM

i guess you are multi-talented
multi-tasking !

your work is beautifull .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 08-18-2009 07:41 PM

that is one the best looking lamps that i have ever seen. maybe you could do a blog on how you make them. so the less talented ones like myself could have something that nice in my house. please

-- mjhaines

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#4 posted 08-18-2009 09:28 PM

Hey Cathy
Super lamp ,great wood and cool design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 08-18-2009 09:36 PM

Nice!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#6 posted 08-19-2009 12:53 AM

Very Very beautifully !!!
Thank you for showing.

Schummie

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#7 posted 08-19-2009 02:19 AM

I agree with MikeH, that is one of the nicest looking wood lamp bases I think I have ever seen.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#8 posted 08-19-2009 02:52 AM

Beautiful lamp, Cathy! Very nice job!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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#9 posted 08-19-2009 06:05 AM

You seemed to have worked through the Whoops’es, nice lamp.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#10 posted 08-26-2009 06:01 AM

Absolutely amazing lamp! I’m curious about the woods used. Also, Where did you get the great shade?

-- Seems that talent only gets you so far... effort makes you successful.

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#11 posted 08-26-2009 06:35 AM

Very elegant and stately piece. I can imagine it in a beautiful home in the tropics.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 08-26-2009 06:35 AM

Beautiful project!!! I love the choice of wood and I think the shade goes perfectly with it. I also would like to know what woods are used. Great job.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#13 posted 01-28-2012 02:47 AM

Beautiful piece. All of us here in Ohio wish that we had access to that much Koa. We’re all jealous, you know!

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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