Architects Lamp

  • Advertise with us
Project by thresher posted 09-16-2010 06:48 AM 2331 views 20 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.

-- Bryan - Be one with the wood, lignescent Zen.

15 comments so far

View Broglea's profile


676 posts in 2177 days

#1 posted 09-16-2010 07:01 AM

Cool project!

View BigTiny's profile


1667 posts in 1975 days

#2 posted 09-16-2010 07:05 AM

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!

View mafe's profile


10541 posts in 2176 days

#3 posted 09-16-2010 08:50 AM

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

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

View souichiro's profile


369 posts in 2432 days

#4 posted 09-16-2010 09:06 AM

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

View Maveric777's profile


2692 posts in 2163 days

#5 posted 09-16-2010 02:08 PM

Outstanding work! I really like this one!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

View sras's profile


4264 posts in 2216 days

#6 posted 09-16-2010 04:22 PM

Love the idea! Very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View HalDougherty's profile


1820 posts in 2324 days

#7 posted 09-16-2010 07:58 PM

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

View GabrielX's profile


231 posts in 1918 days

#8 posted 09-16-2010 08:00 PM

No way! That is really creative. Nice lamp…

-- GX

View jhawkinnc's profile


111 posts in 2387 days

#9 posted 09-16-2010 08:44 PM

Very cool!

View Div's profile


1653 posts in 2027 days

#10 posted 09-16-2010 09:30 PM

Like your wood engineering!

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

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2532 posts in 2679 days

#11 posted 09-16-2010 11:10 PM

Really Cool! Excellent Job. Wellcome to LumberJocks

-- Dennis Zongker

View Splinterman's profile


23059 posts in 2448 days

#12 posted 09-17-2010 05:08 AM

Cool…nice job.

View Flemming's profile


417 posts in 1983 days

#13 posted 09-18-2010 01:57 AM

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.

View mtnwild's profile


3474 posts in 2614 days

#14 posted 09-18-2010 06:57 AM

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

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

View Chris Wainscott's profile

Chris Wainscott

24 posts in 1778 days

#15 posted 01-19-2011 09:36 AM

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


Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics