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Project by lumberdustjohn posted 1322 days ago 1227 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What to do with all of those glue up boards lying around?

A lot of cutting board projects were laying around and not wanting to make wall hangings out of them, I came up with this.

The base is made with accessable raised panel inserts. I can change with different patterns if I make another that I would like to display later.

It’s 12 volt operated, so when we lose power we won’t be relying on 50 candles burning in the house.
It’s on wheel casters and can be moved easily from one area to another.

The center post is made from brazilian cherry and maple, the top and fronts were posted last year.

This project was for Debbie.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.





12 comments so far

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patron

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#1 posted 1322 days ago

now you are thinking john

nice way to display your work
this looks good
and your work is jumping
leaps and bounds ahead

well done !

now if you put a trickle charger and a solar panel on it
(in the design of course)
it will charge itself
when it is turned on lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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majuvla

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#2 posted 1322 days ago

vERY NICE LAMP,Good idea (lot of work to do!)

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 1322 days ago

Very nice looking lamp stand, & a great way to handle emergencies.

-- -** 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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Karson

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#4 posted 1322 days ago

Nice looking lamp and very functional.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 1322 days ago

Very nice looking lamp.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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CampD

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#6 posted 1322 days ago

Very cool Idear,
I 2nd Patrons idear about attaching a trickle charger, with the window right behind it should be easy

-- Doug...

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stefang

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#7 posted 1322 days ago

Beautiful work and result John. It’s great to be able to change out the panels when you want a different look. Very original idea!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1322 days ago

Nice work and good idea. Looks like you have a fuse on it. Anyone doing this should be aware 12 volt systems are as big a fire hazard as 120 or any other electrical system. Matter of fact, any small device such as a cell phone can be too. I had an electronic camera flash burn with considerably more activity than I would have ever expected. Sure glad it wasn’t left on my camera in the closet when it decided to go!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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matt garcia

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#9 posted 1322 days ago

Looks like you’re ready for hurricane season!! : )

Nice lamp!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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lumberdustjohn

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#10 posted 1321 days ago

No huriricans in this area.
Plenty of storm outages though.
Definately fused.
Solar charging maybe later.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 1321 days ago

I have done a little research on the solar cells, The cheap one from Harbor Frieght and some ebay sellers lose about half their capacity in a year or 2 of use ;-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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lumberdustjohn

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#12 posted 1320 days ago

I have seen them and others as well.
We have several sold in this area for battery charging for boats or buggy’s.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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