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Project by thresher posted 1310 days ago 1890 views 16 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a lathe project I had been thinking about for years but could not figure out a way to dissipate the heat from a lamp. I never did. Instead I waited until LED technology caught up with my idea. The lamp is a PAR 38 LED with a standard medium base, equivalent to a 50 watt incandescent bulb. The fixture is made from curly maple and Honduras rosewood. The base is virtually hollow so I could load up iron ballast in the backside and a 3 way touch dimmer in the front that is activated by touching the lower springs. The base swivel is limited to 180 degrease to keep it balanced.

-- Be one with the wood, lignescent Zen.





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Broglea

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#1 posted 1310 days ago

Cool project!

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BigTiny

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#2 posted 1310 days ago

Hi Thresher.

I love it! Where did you get the special fasteners and springs? I’d like to build one myself.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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mafe

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#3 posted 1310 days ago

So well made, as a architect I must approve craftmanship.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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souichiro

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#4 posted 1310 days ago

Wow, this thing is awesome! I’m curious too where you got the springs and such? This would be so cool on my workbench!
Very nice wood selection BTW, it’s perfect!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#5 posted 1310 days ago

Outstanding work! I really like this one!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 1310 days ago

Love the idea! Very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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HalDougherty

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#7 posted 1310 days ago

Great project! I have 5 or 6 of this kind of lamp on my woodworking equipment. I found all of them at yard sales over the years and none are as pretty as yours.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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GabrielX

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#8 posted 1310 days ago

No way! That is really creative. Nice lamp…

-- GX

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jhawkinnc

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#9 posted 1310 days ago

Very cool!

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Div

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#10 posted 1310 days ago

Like your wood engineering!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 1310 days ago

Really Cool! Excellent Job. Wellcome to LumberJocks

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 1309 days ago

Cool…nice job.

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#13 posted 1308 days ago

seriously nice work!!
outstanding. if i had 4 thumbs, i’d give them all up :)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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mtnwild

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#14 posted 1308 days ago

That’s great! Nice idea, really well done. Love it!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Chris Wainscott

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#15 posted 1185 days ago

MAD,MAD SKILLS…just like Flemming said, 4 thumbs up!!!

-- ANYBODY HAVE A BOARD STRETCHER;(

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