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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 01-28-2017 02:13 AM 532 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this lamp for my son who had a nightstand full of stuff, chargers for gadgets, you know, stuff… LOL The base is made from a piece out of a transmission that was perfect, other parts include a few gears I added to the middle. The outlet has two USB chargers as well as two outlets. To insure it was up to the task I used 12/3 extension cord so overloading should not be a problem, maybe… The main shaft goes through all the components and attaches at the bottom. Kinda went with a somewhat steampunk design, gears and wood mixed for this one. He loves it and was happy when it fit and the USB chargers worked as he wanted. As he likes airplanes I went with a dust proof toggle switch. Picked up a dozen of ebay that were rated for 120volt for another project.

Great project, not particularly hard but took some time gluing up the blank before turning and had to keep my tolerances tight so all the parts fit together. Seeing his eyes light up = PRICELESS

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





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Kelster58

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#1 posted 01-28-2017 02:41 AM

I love it! Nicely made. Great imagination and great job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 01-28-2017 01:44 PM

Neat, beautiful, useful project & so well done, congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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splintergroup

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#3 posted 01-28-2017 02:37 PM

I always love these combinations of machinery and wood, perfect for any gear head.

The one thing I would have done different if I had built this would to have dipped into my stash of old style covered toggle switches. These are the ones with the red cover that you flip up then flip the toggle. Closing the cover turns the switch off.

With that 12/3 wire, He can plug in a table saw and get to work!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 01-29-2017 03:49 PM



I always love these combinations of machinery and wood, perfect for any gear head.

The one thing I would have done different if I had built this would to have dipped into my stash of old style covered toggle switches. These are the ones with the red cover that you flip up then flip the toggle. Closing the cover turns the switch off.

With that 12/3 wire, He can plug in a table saw and get to work!

- splintergroup

Had not thought about that style of switch. He would have loved it. I need one for my computer room, maybe Dad gets that version? LOL

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 01-30-2017 01:56 AM

Real cool lamp, Gunny!!

Jim

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

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