A&C lamp

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Project by planeBill posted 11-25-2011 03:37 PM 1759 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The lamp wasn’t quit done in these pics but you get the idea. I was still waiting on some jewelry to go on it. It is fumed qs white oak with a simple and easy linseed oil finish topped with laquer. The panels are real mica. It has a two-stage circuit with a candleabra fixture and bulb in the bottom. It is all mortise and tenon joinery. The grid work on the two sides is half lap and the other sides (don’t know what you would call them) decorations are mortise and tenoned into the top and bottom rails. The top is held on with some embedded rare earth magnets to facilitate changing the bulb in the bottom.
I know that woodworking is supposed to be relaxing and all, which is one of the reasons I decided to start doing it, but this thing aggrivated me to no end. Nothing seemed to go right and it was much harder than I thought it would be but I like it now that it just sits there and lights the room.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#1 posted 11-25-2011 04:08 PM

It may have been aggravating to build but it looks very nice. And relaxing to have it in a room.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#2 posted 11-25-2011 04:11 PM

Very Nice workmanship. I would like to see it when it is completed.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#3 posted 11-25-2011 04:14 PM

Nice design. Like the mica panels.

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#4 posted 11-25-2011 08:41 PM

Handsome lamp planeBill. You did a nice job, thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#5 posted 11-26-2011 05:53 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#6 posted 12-11-2011 01:30 AM

I think it is beautiful. Worth the aggravation in my book ! btw where did you get the mica?

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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