Picture Lamp

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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 01-25-2017 04:28 PM 1292 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my daughter as she had no lamp on her nightstand at her mothers house. Recalling those plastic cubes that held small pictures at my grandmothers house I set out to merge these two items. Th satisfaction on her face when she saw it, = PRICELESS.

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

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#1 posted 01-25-2017 04:35 PM

Beautifully constructed and a perfect gift and very util for her desk. Thanks for sharing.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 01-25-2017 05:23 PM

Good idea and well done too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 01-25-2017 05:28 PM

That’s brilliant idea to put photo frame/stand and lamp in one project. Nice work on turning part of the lamp.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-25-2017 07:28 PM

Very cool.
Do the 4 pictures rotate around the lamp so you can view them sitting in one spot???
If so, how did you do that?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 01-25-2017 07:33 PM

Cool project.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#6 posted 01-25-2017 08:09 PM

You did a great job on this lamp and I’ll bet your daughter loved it. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 01-25-2017 08:14 PM

Great job. Give Grace a hug from me.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#8 posted 01-25-2017 09:21 PM

Very cool.
Do the 4 pictures rotate around the lamp so you can view them sitting in one spot???
If so, how did you do that?

- ohwoodeye

Yes they do rotate you can take your finger and spin it and it rotates about 3-4 full turns before stopping. The box rotates around the shaft of the lamp which is held in place at the bottom to the base. I used a bearing and race from a F150 and put them at the bottom of the box. The bearing is dry and the weight of the box is enough to hold it in place. I turned the shaft so the top is larger to keep the box from being lifted up and off the lamp.

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

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#9 posted 01-25-2017 11:12 PM

That is a Neat gift, you did Great.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 01-26-2017 02:47 AM

Happy Daughter=Happy Dad! Congratulations on making two people happy. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 01-26-2017 04:43 PM

Great idea for a lamp, Gunny!! Nice work on it!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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