|Project by ScottAlan||posted 12-24-2015 02:41 AM||1596 views||17 times favorited||12 comments|
This is my first attempt at curves and non-square shapes. Curves are WAY harder than 90 degree everything in a project! It takes a real artist’s hand to have graceful curves. This is my version of a Wood Magazine LED desk lamp project. It was really hard to photograph the finished lamp, so I used Photoshop to alter the background.
The magazine project was battery operated. I thought that was dumb, so I hollowed out the stem of mine and wired it. I routed the edge of the base to accommodate a small slide switch. A wall wart converts the 110VAC to DC and it powers the LED puck light under the maple shade. I’ve never bent wood before this project. I cut the maple for the shade to 1/16” thick. I boiled it in a pot for 45 minutes. I turned a form on the lathe to the diameter of the light base. I bent the hot/wet shade around the round form. I put about 20 rubber bands around it and let it dry for two days. Then I glued the round shade to the light base.