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Project by recycle1943 posted 10-30-2018 03:02 PM 655 views 3 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got a lamp shade done. Actually doing the shade was a piece of cake, the lamp and the hardware was no picnic. All of the local harps available were still too big at 8” so I had to order harps on line where I found 6” harps and all of the related hardware.
The shade itself is 10 1/2” wide and 7” high. It is walnut with blue tint resin. The body of the lamp is also walnut and overall nearly 18” high.
The neat thing about the resin is that on the top of the shade you can see light coming thru – cool
This was really a fun build as it was my first experience building a lamp.

Thanks for looking and PLEASE if you see something I ned to change – let me know.

btw – in the third picture you’ll see a paper plate and wooden spoon – my wife was making vegetable soup, yes it was real good !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them





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EarlS

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#1 posted 10-30-2018 03:09 PM

Creative way to use colored resin for the lamp shade. I had to look up lamp harp to realize that is the name of the bowed part that goes over the bulb. I learned something new today and got to see a nice looking lamp.

Does the blue resin make a blue light or is it more white as picture #3 suggests? Makes me wonder if you could make a semi-stained glass look with wood spacers and various colored resins poured between them.

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

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#2 posted 10-30-2018 03:12 PM

I was wondering when your curiosity got the best of you LOL I love these better then the bowls GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#3 posted 10-30-2018 03:21 PM

very nice,buddy

-- bambi

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 10-30-2018 03:48 PM


Creative way to use colored resin for the lamp shade. I had to look up lamp harp to realize that is the name of the bowed part that goes over the bulb. I learned something new today and got to see a nice looking lamp.

Does the blue resin make a blue light or is it more white as picture #3 suggests? Makes me wonder if you could make a semi-stained glass look with wood spacers and various colored resins poured between them.

- EarlS

Thanks Earl
It will give a slight blue tone and it will vary
I have found that if I put too much tint in the resin it becomes opaque so every time I make resin it’s somewhat a gamble because all the tints have a different density factor.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 10-30-2018 03:50 PM

Thanks Tony – you are right of course, I couldn’t stand it any longer

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 10-30-2018 03:50 PM

Thanks Bambi

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 10-30-2018 05:38 PM

Can’t say it the first wooden lamp shade I have seen, but it is the coolest one. Nice work.

Thanks for posting, and Congrats on your 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 10-30-2018 06:44 PM



Can t say it the first wooden lamp shade I have seen, but it is the coolest one. Nice work.

Thanks for posting, and Congrats on your 3.

- therealSteveN

Thanks – resin just opens doors that I never knew existed – soooo much fun

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 10-30-2018 06:59 PM

That is really nice Dick. I have never used resin. Guess I will have to look it up on line. How long does it take to harden so you can put the board on the RM?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#10 posted 10-30-2018 07:34 PM

Wow, endless design possibilities! Nice fusion of wood, resin, and color!

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recycle1943

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#11 posted 10-30-2018 08:08 PM



That is really nice Dick. I have never used resin. Guess I will have to look it up on line. How long does it take to harden so you can put the board on the RM?

- Hawaiilad

Thanks Larry,
I pour the resin in a mold (after I stir in the tint ) and let it cure for at least 12 hours. then remove the mold, (notice I said REMOVE the mold ) the let it cure another day or so. Then I actually cut strips on the table saw, then glue them to my wood and then just continue as normal.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#12 posted 10-30-2018 08:09 PM



Wow, endless design possibilities! Nice fusion of wood, resin, and color!

- splintergroup

Yep – endless color design as long as the $90 a gallon resin holds out – ouch !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#13 posted 10-30-2018 08:22 PM

That’s a very effective end result Dick, sure will be a great talking point I bet
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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recycle1943

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#14 posted 10-30-2018 11:17 PM

Thanks Pete, yes it’s already stirred interest.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#15 posted 10-30-2018 11:25 PM

You did, gave us what we have been waiting for. This excellence in thought and design. That will open many doors and cause you turn some fancy ancy bases for the wonderful lamps. Good job.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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