Hollow spiral lamp

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Project by grosa posted 01-01-2012 12:36 AM 4160 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The center rope is made from Pua Rosa, the outside is made from Hickory, the top and base is made from Purple Heart. It has 4 coats of clear water lacquer.

-- Have a great day.

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#1 posted 01-01-2012 12:56 AM

That Is Really Nice Work. Very Different. Execellent Job !!!

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#3 posted 01-01-2012 04:35 AM

how did you do the spirals?..

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#4 posted 01-01-2012 04:43 AM

Real original design nice work.

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#5 posted 01-01-2012 06:59 AM

I’m with Gonecrazy on this. The Boss (wife) is after me to make a poster bed with spirals like yours. So I need to learn how to make them for the bed she wants. How would you like to do a tutorial on it?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#6 posted 01-01-2012 03:24 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments. I did this spiral on the legacy1500 mill. Here is a link to give you a direction on how to make a hollow spiral. The next one will have an acrylic center spiral with blue LED lights and Sepele outer spiral. I am almost done with it, here is a sneak peek.

-- Have a great day.

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#7 posted 01-01-2012 03:30 PM

-- Have a great day.

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#8 posted 01-02-2012 01:43 AM

It looks like its bleeding. Great job.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

#9 posted 01-15-2012 06:37 AM

I like this piece allot.

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#10 posted 01-16-2012 09:12 PM

Thank you Dennis.

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#11 posted 01-17-2012 12:02 AM


I’ve made hollow spiral candle holders using a forsner bit and the drill press. What a PIA!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 01-20-2012 06:39 PM

The tool for doing this kind of work is called an ‘ornamental mill’.

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#13 posted 01-21-2012 02:48 AM

Thank for your comments. This was dome on the Legacy Ornamental Mill 1500. With this tool it is very simple to do if you just follow the directions. There are plenty of video’s on you tube about it.

-- Have a great day.

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#14 posted 03-09-2012 09:23 PM

they did not have the legacy ornamental mill (or any other CNC machine) when I started my project, 30 years ago. Sometime I wish they did, it may not have taken me three years to develop. I had to build from scratch, machine tooling and hardware.I do like your project, the different types of wood makes it beautiful. Lampman.

-- all things possible with patience and tenacity.

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#15 posted 06-16-2015 01:14 AM

great projects I just bought a legacy 900 with almost all the acceries but no router bits. I hope to borrow your ideas

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