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Turned Applewood Nightlight with Redwood Lampshade

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 09-26-2010 12:07 AM 2165 views 1 time favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love turning Applewood, because of its color, & beauty.

It’s also great for fine details. The Redwood lampshades color blended well with the Apple.

I Used a small split keyring with pop-rivet wires flattened, & inserted in the split then soldered.

After trimming to the proper length, I epoxied it into the shade.

I used at seven watt bulb in the fixture. The lamp gives a soft soothing light.

The diameter of the shade is three inches, & the total height of the lamp is nine inches.

A hand rubbed oil finish.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 09-26-2010 12:15 AM

Very very nice! Excellant design!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 09-26-2010 12:17 AM

A Big Thank you Kindlingmaker!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 09-26-2010 12:19 AM

That is some beautiful wood, Dick, and a great job turning it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-26-2010 12:21 AM

Very original. I like it. Interesting mechanics of the shade as well.

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 09-26-2010 12:23 AM

Thank You Charlie!

I don’t have much more of the Applewood. I try, & keep my eyes open for someone cutting down their Apple tree.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Chip

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#6 posted 09-26-2010 12:24 AM

Stunning Dick! When it’s on with other light in the room (like in pic 1) it looks beautiful. And it really casts a dramatic light all by itself. I would never have thought to do a shade that way. Very creative. Wonderful work. Thanks for letting us see it! Say hi to Barb for me please.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 09-26-2010 12:25 AM

Thanks Jim!
Those old key rings come in handy.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 09-26-2010 12:29 AM

Thank you Chip!
I would have liked to have made the shade a little thinner, but I didn’t want to blow it. Redwood is kind of brittle.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 09-26-2010 12:32 AM

That is very nice looking. What a nice piece of wood for the base and then it gets better when you notice the shade.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 09-26-2010 12:40 AM

Thank you very much, Abbott!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Chip

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#11 posted 09-26-2010 12:53 AM

Not having turned very much I can imagine getting the shade thinner would have been nerve wracking, but I really like the dramatic lighting effect this has. Apparently we’re suppose to be more critical of projects these days so here goes… why didn’t you make two of these! Sorry folks, but when something is way better then I could do, that’s all I got. ;-)

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#12 posted 09-26-2010 01:10 AM

cool piece guys … beautiful work

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Diane

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#13 posted 09-26-2010 01:10 AM

Very nice and cleaver design. I love the wallpaper too – it is something I’d pick.

Diane

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 09-26-2010 01:32 AM

Very, very cool!

Nice work Dick.

Lee

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 09-26-2010 01:57 AM

Chip!
Someday if I find a piece of wood exactly like this one, I might give it a try, but mother nature is too unpredictable, she doesn’t do it that way, so why should I? LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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