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Project by Jarrhead posted 1588 days ago 2006 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As promised in my earlier post of a review of the Nova DVR XP Lathe, the lamps I was working on during that post have been completed. I needed new lamps for our bedroom, so I decided to turn a set on the lathe. There are a total of 20 layers in each lamp. The woods are zebrawood and canarywood, with ebony accents, and a couple of black veneer layers for definition.

-- trn2wud





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WoodshopJoe

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#1 posted 1588 days ago

This is awesome, I wish I had a lathe I would love to give this type of project a go. Great Job!! By the way what did you finish these with, I like the sheen.

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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Jarrhead

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#2 posted 1587 days ago

I finished them with wipe-on poly, then buffed them with the Beale buffer system.

-- trn2wud

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SSMDad

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#3 posted 1097 days ago

Terrific lamps. I’ve been toying with the idea also because ours are pretty old.
My first experience with laminating wood to turn (a couple of days ago) left a lot to be desired. haha How did you get it so there were no gaps between the pieces where they were glued together?

Great job.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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Jarrhead

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#4 posted 1097 days ago

Thanks for the feedback. I learned my technique of cutting segments and assembling the rings from Curt Theobald. I attended one of his seminars at the AAW symposium, and then I purchased his video. I highly recommend his video for anyone who wants to get into segmented turning. His technique for creating perfect segments involves a 12’ disk sander and a homemade sled. He shows you quite specifically how to tweak the sled to get perfect segments every time, with no gaps. It really is a lot easier than most people think. He has a great website where you can purchase the video and some other helpful tools:

http://www.curttheobald.com/

-- trn2wud

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