Flamming Box Elder Lamp

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Project by aldente posted 10-30-2009 03:19 AM 1225 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this chunk of flamming box elder from woodcraft over a year ago. I started staring at it and a lamp emrged. So I took away everything that didn’t look like what I had imagined. It is hollow. but not enough to disrupt the cavity in the front. So you can’t see the brass all thread going through the center. I bought the lamp shade and lamp accessories from lowes. The finish is a spray laquer.

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#1 posted 10-30-2009 03:25 AM

Great job…the grain is exquisite….beautiful turning…

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#2 posted 10-30-2009 03:40 AM

Also some great looking wood. You just have to let wood age, before the right project comes into view. I don’t think I’ve ever designed a project and then went looking for wood. The wood was ususally there first.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 10-30-2009 05:00 AM

Fantastic lamp!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 10-30-2009 05:08 AM

Outstanding job. The design and wood are excelent.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 10-30-2009 05:33 AM

what a great project…i agree with karson…the wood is there first…and you didi a grand job of making it what it was suppose to be..very nice job

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#6 posted 10-30-2009 05:55 AM

Great turning. Very nice wood.

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#7 posted 10-30-2009 07:54 AM

super work looks great

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#8 posted 10-30-2009 01:54 PM

Rodd, this is a beautiful lamp. The box elder has wonderful grain and coloration and you were right to listen to the wood. I am sure this was a fun project to do. Seeing posts like this make me regret not putting a lathe in my shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 12-07-2009 07:22 AM

Great way to make a unique lamp.

-- Wood Turning is communicating with the wood silently.

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