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Project by clieb91 posted 02-02-2016 07:50 PM 478 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, Not sure why pics are rotating when I am uploading them, but they all seem to want to go the same way no matter which way i have them rotated. That being said…

Here is the first lamp that I have completed It started as a nice Beech log and turned very nicely. Everything was great when I too it off the lathe… then I started drilling it. I will be practicing more with doing that, the drill was doing well until it went awry and came out the top side. I was able to save it by cutting off some of the top and then drilling a hole that was more centered in the top and feeding my lamp cord up and filling the off center hole with woodfiller.

The stand was made with some pieces of Ash I had around the shop and the parts for the light came from the big orange store. I mentioned to my wife I was thinking about turning a lamp fro our bedroom and she picked out the shade, it works well with it.

Thanks All.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 02-02-2016 07:56 PM

B. Nice work
C. I like using scrap and do a lot!

-- just rjR

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 02-02-2016 08:13 PM

Very good salvage. Nice piece.

If our smart phones are so smart, why don’t they keep our pictures straight?

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

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John Lowell

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#3 posted 02-03-2016 01:05 AM

Looks great! Did not see you at the show this year, but I attended and had a great time.

I have drilled on the lathe several times, but not a project that large. If the piece is secure in the chuck, and you have a drill chuck for the tail stock, you could try it. Centering is easy that way.

Cheers, and I did get a larger lathe but still setting it up. Maybe this weekend I will finish the stand.

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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#4 posted 02-03-2016 04:16 PM

I have cheated with the center hole by gluing up my blank with the hole square in the middle. Then added a couple of pieces top and bottom that were solid. Once turned you need only drill small short hole through top and bottom and the middle is hollow. Cheating for sure but you get amazing look by gluing different woods together for the middle barrel.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 02-05-2016 02:56 AM

Thanks for the feedback and tips, all.

John, I am going to the Chantilly show tomorrow. Though right now with all the other stuff I have going on right now I wish I had gone to B’more. Hope the new lathe is up and running.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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