My First Project in the New Shop

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Project by thedude50 posted 02-26-2012 10:16 AM 1628 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little lamp is just right for a bedside table . It is the first project in my new shop with everything set up and all the storage moved to the new shed. Be sure to see my shop photos I added a whole bunch of the new shop. I made this in one day with one failure when the first one was from chestnut but it had an old crack in the beam i was using to make the first attempt. I will finish it but had to glue it and clamped it with fifty rubber-bands and hopefully it will still make a usable lamp. This one turned out really well and it will be a great gift for Mom on her 84th birthday.

The Base is a burl of Claro Walnut, Got to love that stuff and the spindle is eastern Black Walnut. Be sure to check out the figure in the base. It is so shiny in person, I used turners wax and burnished and buffed both pieces while on the lathe after i sanded it. I went from 80 to 120 , q80, 300, 500, 1000, 2000,4000 abralon it is like glass, the abralon is great no sanding residue. This Made me feel really good about the shop actually turning out projects again. The Lamp kit and additional threaded rod cost only 12 dollars at Lowes, that Makes this a great and fun and useful Project. Now I hope this Inspires You to make your Own the dude

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#1 posted 02-26-2012 12:26 PM

Nice job and your shop is looking good.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 02:06 PM

Nice one Dude!

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#3 posted 02-26-2012 03:10 PM

That’s a really nice lamp, beautiful lathe work

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 02-26-2012 05:03 PM

Very nice Dude!

Hey! I just received an email from this Auction place that has a Cabinet Shop in Fresno being liquidated…
I thought you might be interested.

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#5 posted 02-26-2012 05:53 PM

Very nice lamp. I love the base.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 02-27-2012 01:31 AM

Another awesome lamp Lance! Grats on the shop! I am sure your mother will love it.

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#7 posted 02-27-2012 01:34 AM

Nice job Lance.

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#8 posted 02-27-2012 01:44 AM

Good job and a cool gift.

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#9 posted 02-27-2012 06:22 AM

thanks you guys well my mom loved the lamp she had me put it in her sewing room and she called me late tonight and said she thought i had bought it. she couldn’t believe i made it that quickly. well it is one reason i am starting to love the lathe. the biggest reason i am loving my lathe is my tormek. it brought my turning to a whole new level. the stuff looks so much nicer than with dull tools .the shavings just fly now. i need to take some turning lessons with a better turner, so i can learn more about what speed to turn the lathe. I think i am turning it too slow after the cylinder is formed ,but ill get it i got a few new books .and learned more about different profiles on my gouges. I will continue to do turning projects as they are so damn much fun. Lance

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#10 posted 02-27-2012 04:35 PM

Super lamp!!

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