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Project by PatrickRN posted 02-18-2016 12:26 AM 1715 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Compass Lamp modeled after Stickley 501 compass lamp. First steam bent strips then laminated the strips using the same form. This process was nessasary to created the tunnel for the cord. QSWO. Finished with TransTint honey amber dye, Minwax early american stain, and lacquer . Special thanks to S.D. Murphy for supplying the lamp parts and advice.

The last picture is of an original Gus compass lamp that I saw online and is what i modeled my lamp after.





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 02-18-2016 12:46 AM

That’s a really cool looking lamp! I love the A&C design of it, and the wedged tusk tenons! It’s a fine addition to your home, and I’m sure you’ll get a lot of enjoyment from it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 02-18-2016 02:29 AM

Absolutely beautiful. This is a real tour de force of your woodworking skills.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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jcsterling

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#3 posted 02-18-2016 12:12 PM

beautiful

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 02-18-2016 03:08 PM

Patrick, this is a nice piece. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#5 posted 02-18-2016 03:15 PM

I like it, great work.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Bob

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#6 posted 02-18-2016 03:30 PM

Very Nice – a piece to be proud of – well thought out

-- Bob,Colorado

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mattkrusen

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#7 posted 02-18-2016 03:48 PM

Love it. Adding this to my list of projects to do. I’m curious how you hid the cord? And are the lamp parts available anywhere? Thanks!

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ohwoodeye

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#8 posted 02-18-2016 04:45 PM

Never saw anything like it. Very impractical to clog up a desk or writing area but the design is so stunningly attractive. It’s beckoning me to build one.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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soccer2010

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#9 posted 02-18-2016 05:39 PM

Great looking lamp. Who is S.D. Murphy ?

-- John

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ravensrock

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#10 posted 02-18-2016 05:54 PM

I really like this. Where did you get the light housing, etc?

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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ZAGREB

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#11 posted 02-18-2016 07:41 PM

realy beautiful lamp,i must make one
thanks for sharing
cheers, Bambi

-- bambi

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GROOVY56

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#12 posted 02-19-2016 12:28 AM

I agree with “ohwoodeye” and would like to find the hardware
I am fascinated with this work
http://www.murphywoodworking.com/Murph2.html#CompassLampAnchor

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