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Project by Rick posted 1549 days ago 2106 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Dialogue Disappeared. However I managed to find the Original Pictures.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.





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Moron

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#1 posted 1548 days ago

Sweet

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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patron

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#2 posted 1548 days ago

nice save ,
try this ,

http://www.eagleamerica.com/product/v304-0502/woodboring_tools_and_accessories

they are the cheapest i could find .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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NewPickeringWdWrkr

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#3 posted 1548 days ago

Always nice to save a quality piece from the landfill.

Great restore!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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DaddyZ

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#4 posted 1548 days ago

Suprised you didn’t offer the lamp back to the Original Owner ?

Nice Refurbish !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

#5 posted 1548 days ago

I’m really into refurbishment.
I love old things and especially lamps.
Nice job on the lamp. Obviously, your neighbor was thinking he was glad to be rid of it.
If he sees it now and asks for it back you should charge for the work and materials.
I’d say $150.00 US.
No kidding!

ddwwb

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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stefang

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#6 posted 1548 days ago

Trash to treasure! You have the magic touch Rick. Well done!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Knothead62

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#7 posted 1548 days ago

Those look like acme thread, like you have on the end of a mop or broom handle. You can get a die to cut them at Woodcraft. Congrats on a nice restoration and keeping the landfill from filling up too fast.

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Rick

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#8 posted 1548 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys. I DO appreciate them.

David: Thanks for your efforts and locating that site. I did something similar a while back to see what I could find also. The Largest “Tap & Die” type threader I could find was 1-1/2” on Woodcraft (Thanks Knothead), Eagle goes up to 1”. The threads on the Lamp are 2-1/2” Diameter, I should have mentioned that above. That’s one of the reasons I thought it might be reasonably old and some other method of making both threads was used.

Don: They saw the Lamp after it was done, SHE thought I should just GIVE it back to them “Because I enjoy Woodworking and it’s JUST a Hobby anyway.” I suggested $50.00 (STUPID!) SHE said.. “What! I only paid $15.00 at a Gargage Sale in the first place!” That Tinkled me off, so I said as you suggested “Okay how about $150.00?” A SHORT conversation ensued, they left. DUH!!!

I gotta find out about those threads or …. No sleep again tonight …LOL…

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 1430 days ago

patron and rick, unless I’m mistaken, Roy Underhill has a program on making these.

Just found a link to it – here:

http://flash.unctv.org/woodwrightss/wws_2704.html

I remember seeing the program a long time ago. Hey, might be a fun project just to make your own wood threading tools.

-- 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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