|Project by OSU55||posted 07-10-2016 05:35 PM||917 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
No matter how much ceiling lighting in an area, there are always shadows just where you need to see. Years ago I put LED gooseneck style task lights on my bandsaw and drill press. When I got a lathe a few years ago, the search for lighting turned up the Ikea Jansjo desk lamp, p/n 201.696.58, still ~$10 plus shipping each. I really like the light color, more like the yellowish incandescent color vs the bluish light from most LED’s.
I made 2 of the round base straight mounts initially, and they work great for spindle turning and the outside of bowls. For the inside of bowls, though, I was always having to rig something up to get light in just the right spot. Then I came up with the tombstone shaped mount that sits right over the spindle, with the gooseneck/lamp mounted at a slight upward angle. It can be rotated a few degrees to either side, and the gooseneck extends far enough out even for 8” or 9” deep bowls. The gooseneck is ~ 11” above the spindle center, providing clearance for up to ~21” diameter turning.
The 4th pic shows the 25 lb pull 2” diameter ceramic magnet used for the round mounts. These were glued in a recess in the bottom with a hot melt glue gun. The center is hollowed out leaving about 1/2” thickness at the top with 2 holes drilled through for the lamp mount. Pic #5 shows the lamp mount to the tombstone, with the 2 screws. Pic #6 shows the 3 CMS Magnetics counterbored disc, 1” OD, 39 lb pull magnets screwed to the back of the tombstone. The magnets mount just below the wood surface. They allow plenty of holding power but allow easy lamp removal and positioning.