|Project by thedude50||posted 02-26-2012 10:16 AM||1287 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
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