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Project by Dustygreg posted 07-14-2018 06:12 PM 393 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided a couple of months ago that I wanted to learn how to make lamps. I was always curious about how to drill a hole down the center of a spindle. So I finally found some references of how its done. I never realized my little Lathe had a hollow center. So I found a tail stock that is designed to allow drilling through the center. Its a nice design that ejects the debris as you pull the drill bit back through a series of holes. So I made three lamps to start out and its been a learning experience to build on. These were made from some 6/4 stock I had left over from projects long ago.





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 07-14-2018 10:33 PM

Nice looking lamp. Any issues with tipping? Had to work the math out on mine to insure the base was heavy enough.

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#2 posted 07-14-2018 11:40 PM

I think on future lamps I would increase the diameter of the base a little. These three aren’t real prone to tipping but common sense tells me the larger the diameter the better however getting the optimal balance between aesthetic and functionality is the challenge. On one lamp I made the base with a double tier and that seems a bit more stable because of the added weight. So its a learning process, design refinement in progress for me.

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#3 posted 07-15-2018 04:55 AM

I cheated, used parts from work for the base.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 07-15-2018 12:59 PM

You did a very nice job on these lamps. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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