Remembering Rispal

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Project by Terdy posted 01-31-2007 05:38 PM 4069 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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#1 posted 01-31-2007 05:42 PM

Absolutely Fascinating

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#2 posted 01-31-2007 07:50 PM

“jaw dropping” amazing!!!!

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#3 posted 01-31-2007 11:47 PM

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!"

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#4 posted 02-01-2007 01:11 AM

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

-- Terry

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#5 posted 02-01-2007 03:08 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 08-02-2008 02:15 PM

that is amazing!!!

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

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#7 posted 08-26-2009 02:27 AM

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?

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#8 posted 08-26-2009 04:41 AM

Intriguing design well done

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