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Project by Terdy posted 2730 days ago 2922 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a lamp that I created based on a mid-century modern design by Rispal Cie. It is a tri-pod base floor lamp constructed of ribbon mahogany and black walnut. I used 6/4 mahogany, bandsawn into two pieces to accomodate the electrical wiring. I then re-glued and hand-shaped the main body piece with spokeshaves and hand-planes. This allowed for a very fluid graceful curving main member. The leg component is constructed of two separate legs hand-shaped and joined by a black walnut wedge key. The most challening aspect of this piece was joining the legs to the main body, given the contours and odd shaping of each component. The brushed alluminum lighting fixture is a modern twist of a classic 50’s design. The interior of the shade is orange enamel casting a beautiful glow onto the mahogany.

-- Terry





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Obi

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#1 posted 2730 days ago

Absolutely Fascinating

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#2 posted 2730 days ago

“jaw dropping” amazing!!!!

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#3 posted 2730 days ago

Terry, this lamp has more of a wow factor than most. I love anything with curves (I mean woodworking here). I am going to have to obtain more woodworking reference reading to inspire me to do similar work.

I saw you beautiful boxes that you posted on my web site. I hope you will be showing us more detail on these.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Terdy

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#4 posted 2730 days ago

Your too kind. You all sure know how to make a guy feel good. Keep ‘em coming!!

-- Terry

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Karson

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#5 posted 2730 days ago

Very nice Terry and welcome to LumberJocks.

-- 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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#6 posted 2181 days ago

that is amazing!!!

-- If you have gone through a whole day without learning something new, you wasted it.

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choppertoo

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#7 posted 1793 days ago

Very nice lamp Terdy. Love the flow of the curve. I would proudly place that lamp in in my home!

Is the light fixture an off the shelf product or did you make/have it made?

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#8 posted 1793 days ago

Intriguing design well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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