Walnut and stainless steel lamp

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Project by Grant Davis posted 01-04-2011 04:07 AM 1272 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My mom asked for a reading lamp for Christmas so I decided to make her a special lamp instead of buying one. The combination of wood and stainless steel combines two things I do in life. I am a welder by trade and a woodworker by choice. The light base is made of Walnut and the pull chain knob is also walnut. The light frame is a piece of stainless steel sheetmetal, a 3/4” piece of seamless pipe and the mechanism is mounted in a piece of 2” pipe. The shade is just something I bought from Target. Let me tell you that when she opened it you would have thought there was a million dollar check in the box. She was even more amazed and teary eyed when I told her the wood came from inside the old farm house that she was born and raised in.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#1 posted 01-04-2011 04:12 AM

What a great looking lamp and the combo of metal and wood looks incredible.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 01-04-2011 05:31 AM

I concure! This a one Great Lamp!! I am sure that you Mom really liked it.

Thanks For Sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 01-04-2011 12:00 PM

Very cool! Nice job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 01-05-2011 01:14 AM

Very nice design, that solder bead is very nicely performed.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 01-05-2011 07:18 PM

Incredible work. Looks amazing.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#6 posted 01-07-2015 02:27 PM

Nice story and lamp. I love the combination of wood and metal. Being a tool and die maker I too love to combine the two trades. Glad she liked it :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#7 posted 01-07-2015 02:48 PM

Love the design….
Love the wood/SS combo….
Love the sentiment….
Love the story….
Simply put…. Love IT!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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