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Project by RDR posted 08-21-2016 05:37 PM 876 views 17 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A lamp I made from various pipe fittings. I really like the look of the Edison style LED bulb. The base is made from a cherry butcher block counter top scrap. The cord is run through a half inch channel (pic. 4) drilled with a combination of forstner and spade bits. It is finished with mineral oil and a coat of Johnson’s paste wax. Thanks for looking.

-- The Dude abides...





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TheOldManStu

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#1 posted 08-21-2016 06:26 PM

That is really cool, I had a similar idea of a lamp like this in my head

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Kyle Hart

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#2 posted 08-22-2016 01:08 AM

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Max

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#3 posted 08-22-2016 01:19 AM

Nice lamp… Was it black pipe that you used??

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 08-22-2016 01:50 AM

Nice work, fitting alone run 100$ LOL.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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RDR

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#5 posted 08-22-2016 10:28 AM



Nice lamp… Was it black pipe that you used??

- Max

Yes. After cleaning it, I gave it a clear coat.

-- The Dude abides...

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 08-22-2016 12:09 PM

I think this is very creative and I like the bold simple look of it. It will certainly be a great conversation piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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thecarpentershands

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#7 posted 08-22-2016 02:06 PM

Great looking piece. I have been thinking about making something like this myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

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#8 posted 08-22-2016 05:08 PM

Sweet. Where did you source the light and “shade”?

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RDR

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#9 posted 08-22-2016 08:32 PM


Sweet. Where did you source the light and “shade”?

- kocgolf

Everything I used, apart from the wooden base, is from Menards. The light socket is actually from a cheap, clamp on work light. I just took it apart so I was left with only the socket and cord. It is epoxied into the pipe elbow. The “shade” is a plastic bulb protector from the same section of the store. I spray painted both of those items with a metallic bronze paint to make them look less plastic and cheap. I think the light ran me about 6 bucks and the bulb protector about $2.50.

-- The Dude abides...

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#10 posted 08-23-2016 01:37 AM

simple, but elegant design. Nice Job!

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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irtamos

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#11 posted 08-23-2016 07:53 AM

Original!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#12 posted 08-27-2016 03:10 AM

Nice job!

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SteveGaskins

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#13 posted 08-28-2016 07:37 PM

Nice looking industrial lamp. Like this design.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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