Scrap wood lamp

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Project by TheOldManStu posted 08-21-2016 05:26 AM 1329 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my first ever lamp project. All the wood was left over from projects that didn’t happen or was just scrap pieces. The wire runs through the copper tube on the left side. The copper bands on the top block are there because the block split while I was chiseling out the inside for the light bezel. The bulb is an antique styled LED squirrel cage. It’s finished with tung oil to show off the individual wood species.

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#1 posted 08-21-2016 12:03 PM

Steampunkish. I like it.

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#2 posted 08-21-2016 01:46 PM

Yep – Steampunk was what I thought as soon as I saw it. I like it!!

Simple, effective way to use to use up scraps. Nice scraps by the way. Cherry, bloodwood or maybe bubinga, lace wood, and walnut??, wenge maybe too?

I have loads of scraps that will be made into clocks – someday. I like them better than cutting boards.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 08-21-2016 02:01 PM

Really like this project!!!

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#4 posted 08-21-2016 10:07 PM

Since the LJ site can’t handle portrait mode pics, only take and upload pictures in landscape orientation. The reposted pics in the comments were probably posted by saving them in Photobucket and adding them in the comments. Unfortunately that won’t work in the project file.

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#5 posted 08-22-2016 12:24 AM

Very unique and creative lamp!

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

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