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Project by Rick posted 04-29-2010 09:11 AM 2402 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

This Project will remain on my “Watch List” if you have any comments or questions. My Pleasure!

Best Regards: Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#1 posted 04-29-2010 01:35 PM


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

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#2 posted 04-29-2010 01:51 PM

nice save ,
try this ,

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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#3 posted 04-29-2010 02:42 PM

Always nice to save a quality piece from the landfill.

Great restore!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#4 posted 04-29-2010 03:00 PM

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

Nice Refurbish !!!

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

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#5 posted 04-29-2010 03:22 PM

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!


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#6 posted 04-29-2010 07:20 PM

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 04-29-2010 10:00 PM

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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#8 posted 04-30-2010 01:18 AM

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…

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 08-25-2010 03:38 PM

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

Just found a link to it – here:

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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