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Project by lorilorena posted 03-29-2016 12:15 PM 1669 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a light I made after seeing a picture in Ken Burton’s book “Crafting Wooden Lamps”. I used lot’s of techniques that were new to me and lots of different wood. Curved lamination for the arm, segmented turning for the shade and an ebony push button. I used spalted maple and purple heart for the base, and maple,ebony, bloodwood and ebiara for the shade. If I had one thing to do over it would be to make the maple base a little larger. It was larger at one time, but I chipped out a chunk on the lathe and had to make it smaller.

-- Lori - Meadow Vista, Ca.

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#1 posted 03-29-2016 12:35 PM

This is more than a lamp! It’s Art and a beautiful conversation piece! Would it take away from it’s beauty if you were to make and attached larger ring to the bottom?

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#2 posted 03-29-2016 12:51 PM

Wow! Definitely one of the most attractive things I have seen in a while. I love the combination of woods and wood working techniques that went into making this. I will have to check out the book you mention to see what other inspiration it may contain.

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#3 posted 03-29-2016 01:36 PM

lori that lamp is just a beautiful piece of wooden art,your talents are are great addition to this site.great job.

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#4 posted 03-29-2016 02:03 PM

Looks so nice!
It looks just right!

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#5 posted 03-29-2016 03:17 PM

Beautiful mix of light and dark woods. Looks fantastic

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#6 posted 03-29-2016 03:31 PM

A great mix of techniques and talent!

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#7 posted 03-29-2016 04:12 PM

Beautiful work. Great job and welcome to LJs

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#8 posted 03-29-2016 07:10 PM

beautiful lamp,wellcome to our family

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#9 posted 03-29-2016 07:30 PM

It just looks great,what a departure from the usual handmade desk lamps,it is a piece of art.

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#10 posted 03-30-2016 12:22 AM

Wow, now that’s unique

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#11 posted 03-30-2016 01:47 AM


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#12 posted 09-03-2016 02:12 PM

Lori, I like all of your projects. Your designs are creative and nicely done.

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#13 posted 09-03-2016 02:34 PM

WOW …..............very neat looking lamp …..........GREAT JOB



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#14 posted 03-28-2017 02:10 PM

Wow! I missed this 1st. time This is a beautiful work of art. How big is this lamp it is so pleasing to the eye.

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