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Project by PPK posted 07-04-2018 10:13 PM 836 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a lamp I built from the Wood Magazine plan.

It’s hickory. I bought the kit (Mica lamp shade panels, electrical hardware) and the plan both from Schlabaugh & Sons.

It was a really fun build. The plan is good, and if you follow it, you’ll have no problems. I had fun because I pretty much never build from a plan, and this took a lot of the thinking out of it. Just enjoy the build :-)

I added a couple of 60W equivalent LED bulbs, and it doesn’t seem too bright.

A few build photos below:

-- Pete





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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 07-04-2018 10:46 PM

Pete, well done! I have also used those plans and discovered that the shade doesn’t stay in place well when the SIL gets excited by football. grr Anyhow, I put a couple small screws up through two of the arms into the shade frame and the shade has remained in place since then.

-- Art

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-04-2018 11:02 PM

Real nice lamp!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 07-04-2018 11:17 PM

Should give you a warm glow to go with the warm glow from the wood stove in the background.

Great looking lamp too.

Plans are a nice place to start FROM!.

I had a “mistake eraser” in my shop 35 years ago; unfortunately, not since.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 07-05-2018 12:23 AM

That’s a darned fine looking lamp, Pete!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#5 posted 07-05-2018 01:58 AM

Nice work on the lamp. Looks great.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#6 posted 07-05-2018 03:54 AM

OOOOOOHHH! I like that! Very Nice and Well Done! Thanks for the Details!

Rick

-- If it wasn't for Electricity, We'd all be Watching Television by Candlelight!

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#7 posted 07-05-2018 11:03 AM

Pete – nice lamp. The shade frame looks like it was a delicate operation to get right.

We have a really nice craftsman style lamp but the base is fake wood, made from plastic. The base from this build would be perfect for the lamp shade. I think I might be checking out the Schlabaugh & Sons website for the plans.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#8 posted 07-05-2018 11:52 AM

Very nice, some day I may also do these.

-- Doug...

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#9 posted 07-05-2018 01:20 PM

Great work Pete! I’ve made a few of these in the past and getting those shade angles perfect is a real challenge to anyones sanity….

You are truly a brave man to make all those delicate cuts and curves on hickory 8^)

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#10 posted 07-05-2018 01:24 PM

I love it!

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#11 posted 07-05-2018 01:31 PM

Really nice job on that lamp.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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PPK

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#12 posted 07-05-2018 01:56 PM

Thanks all for all the kind words.

You know, the shade DOES just sit on the supports… I was thinking of ways to keep it in place. I may just do what you did, Art!

As concerns all the angles, it really wasn’t bad. I was pleasantly surprised that the shade went together perfectly “square” and on the first try. I spent my time setting up the router table to cut the half laps with a large straight bit, and it worked out super smoothly.

I recently picked up some brass set up blocks: they make setting up bit height/spacing really easy, and take a lot of the trial and error out of it. https://ballewsaw.com/whiteside-9800-brass-set-up-gauges.html?___store=default&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9JXh6I2I3AIVQ7nACh0amApnEAQYAiABEgLhlfD_BwE

And I DO really love my woodstove… nothing better than relaxing on the morris chair with a Fine Woodworking magazine and a whiskey sour in front of the fire on a cold winter night :-)

-- Pete

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#13 posted 07-05-2018 02:19 PM



Thanks all for all the kind words.

You know, the shade DOES just sit on the supports… I was thinking of ways to keep it in place. I may just do what you did, Art!

I like Art’s solution, quick, effective, and I can see him installing them with a grimace while his SIL is sitting in his Morris comfy chair 8^)

I believe I used the same hardware you used, I ended up extending the stem to the top of the shade and made a cross block to cap it all in place.


And I DO really love my woodstove… nothing better than relaxing on the morris chair with a Fine Woodworking magazine and a whiskey sour in front of the fire on a cold winter night :-)

- PPK

Ahh, taunting us in July? How about relaxing on the couch, in front of the A/C vent, cold beer in hand, dripping sweat on the latest tool porn magazine (Grizzly catalog).

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#14 posted 07-05-2018 02:28 PM

very nice lamp plus a new tool to boot ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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PPK

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#15 posted 07-05-2018 03:05 PM

Splinter – that’s a very clever fix. I may just do that one. Yes, same hardware. Mine has the little threaded insert that would accept a threaded rod and cross block…

-- Pete

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