|Project by SimonSKL||posted 11-24-2009 06:59 PM||4319 views||25 times favorited||10 comments|
I came across a table lamp project in the Feb/Mar 2005 Wood Magazine which I thought would be a great Christmas gift. I just completed making two of these lamps. I modified the original design by making the vertical pieces with a slight concave curve. One is made with maple and the other walnut. This is the first time I got to use the kerfmaker that I made a few months ago to make the dado cuts. This tool is perfect for a project like this and it worked extremely well.
Here is a link to the Kerfmaker project.
The diffusers are made of 1/8” acrylic and sanded to make it opaque. Making the diffusers was the hardest part of the project as I have difficulty in making the 45 degree bevel edge straight. I ended up re-making an entire diffuser because of crooked edges.
Since I want the natural look of maple and walnut, finish was done with tung oil and 3 spray coats of clear semi-gloss Polycrylic. Thanks for looking.
-- Simon, Danville, IL