Table Lamp variation

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Project by anforte posted 04-08-2011 04:31 AM 1839 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A take off on Frank Lloyd Wright’s table lamp
Some scrap birch plywood utilized.
Oak stained.
Fluorescent bulb gives ample light without heat problems.

1. View of lamp
2. Light reflective qualities captured

-- Anforte NJ

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#1 posted 04-08-2011 07:22 AM


-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#2 posted 04-08-2011 11:17 AM

Nice, did you use the fibonacci gauge for this project?
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 04-08-2011 02:39 PM


Thanks for your comment.
I’m back to my addiction – making table lams.
Hazard a guess that I’ve made at least 13 lamps with assorted variations. New ideas keep surfacing and improvements come with each one.

-- Anforte NJ

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#4 posted 04-08-2011 02:44 PM


You got a sharp eye to have picked out the fibonacci gage next to the lamp!
I tried testing the lamp with the fibonacci gage but no luck.

Have battled tried to get the gage accurate; checked the mm measurements as posted on web
but still not happy.

Have a great day, my friend.

-- Anforte NJ

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#5 posted 04-08-2011 03:02 PM

Nice, do you have any issues with solid wood constantly being heated by a light bulb?

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 04-08-2011 03:26 PM

I believe this issue came up on LJ when someone first posted his FLW table lamp creation.
Several pointed out that constant heating eventually lowers the kindling point of wood,
creating a fire hazard.

The original FLW table lamp used an incandescent bulb. (1930 design )

I have had my table lamp in the bedroom for several years with no ill effects.

It has a fluorescent lamp that screws into the brass socket.

Hope this answers your inquiry.

-- Anforte NJ

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#7 posted 04-09-2011 06:13 AM

I really want to make one of these some day, great job!

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#8 posted 04-11-2011 03:59 AM


Look in my projects to one about 694 days ago.
There are more detailed pictures and some measurements that should
give you a clearer idea how I managed the project.

Good luck!

-- Anforte NJ

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