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Project by DaveGlx posted 1041 days ago 1120 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was about experimenting with two different designs for lamp shades. One is pierced turpentine gum and the other is spalt wattle.

-- Dave -





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Michael1

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#1 posted 1041 days ago

That is a really neat. I like how the lite glows through the wooden shade. Very nice wat to “set the Mood” with liting. I really like it.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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Mickey Cassiba

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#2 posted 1041 days ago

Woww…must be pretty thin to let the light through. Nice job!

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#3 posted 1041 days ago

Great work, I like it!

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

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#4 posted 1041 days ago

WOW!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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jeepturner

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#5 posted 1041 days ago

Very nice use of turnings. I like the pierced one the best.
I must say that I never knew turpentine gum and spalt wattle were wood. Does the turpentine gum smell like turpentine when you cut it? (I hope that isn’t a silly question.)

-- Mel,

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mmh

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#6 posted 1041 days ago

Very cool lamps! How thin are the shades?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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marter1229

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#7 posted 1041 days ago

Beautiful lamps!
What kind of lamp hardware did you use? And size of bulb/

have couple that I have turned, but am having a hard time getting the hardware and bulb to look right.

Thank for sharing.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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DaveGlx

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#8 posted 1041 days ago

Thanks guys,

Jeepturner – Spalting is any form of wood coloration caused by fungi. The stains on the lamp shade made of wattle are spalt. The turpentine may refer to as Syncarpia glomulifera (Turpentine) is a tree native to New South Wales and Queensland in Australia, which can grow to more than 30 metres in height. Crushed leaves have a taste and smell reminiscent of turpentine.

mmh – the pierced shade is 7mm thick and the wattle is 3mm.

marter1229 – the hardware is just “normal” lamp socket, cord, switch, and plug. I usually buy old lamps at the second hand shops and strip the hardware. This way I get the lot for a couple of bux.
I glue my lamp shades to bottomless jars and glue the lid to the bottom of the base. So I can mix and match shades to bases or take off the shade to replace a bulb (see attached photo).
I hope it helps.

-- Dave -

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ChefHDAN

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#9 posted 1041 days ago

SWEET & Smart application with the flouro, I was thinking that the heat was going to really warp the bejeezus outa the wood but the CFL’s give almost no heat so BRAVO!, and I don’t know what to call it on your side of the equator but in the states, that jar trick is plain Yankee ingenuity!

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marter1229

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#10 posted 1040 days ago

Brilliant!
And thank you for sharing.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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jeepturner

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#11 posted 1040 days ago

Thanks Dave, I know the what the spalting is but I have no experience with wattle. This is the definition on google.
wat·tle/ˈwätl/
Verb: Make, enclose, or fill up with wattle.
Noun: A material for making fences, walls, etc., consisting of rods or stakes interlaced with twigs or branches.

-- Mel,

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B0b

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#12 posted 995 days ago

I really like the glow through the first one. I have been trying to think of a way to do this on some wall sconces, and seeing your results, I thnk I now have the inspiration needed to make it happen.

-- Time to get started

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