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Confetti Lamps

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Project by ChrisCrafts posted 03-03-2012 06:25 AM 1335 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some confetti Lamps I turned this past December. I got the kits from Rockler and used 2”x2” blanks. I am gathering some larger blanks for the next batch I turn. I would like to do some with a more rounded bottom.

Wood used:

Argentine Lignum Vitae

Cocobolo

Maple Burl

Walnut Burl

-- Chris, Washington The State! http://www.chris-crafts.com





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#1 posted 03-03-2012 06:27 AM

Very cool design nice work.

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 12:02 PM

sweet!

They look great.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 01:05 PM

what a great assortment of lamps

look’s like a good way to utilize those small stubs

good for memory altars
and intimate dinners

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 01:17 PM

These look like a fun and useful project. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 02:40 PM

Very nice.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 03:15 PM

Sweet little lamps, Chris.

I especially like the Cocobolo with the accent rings.

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

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 04:11 PM

Real nice, I like’em!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 03-31-2012 11:51 AM

Argentine Lignum Vitae—that’s cool stuff, it looks almost like Canary wood that I get from the local Hardwood Lumber co. near me. I never realised how close these resembled each other. Unless it is just the picture, but I swear, I can put a picture of this stuff next to a picture of canary wood and you’d be hard pressed trying to tell the difference.

I just read up on the Lignum, it’s called “The Densest wood in the world”, how brutal was it to turn on a lathe? I’ve recently turned some Brazillian Cherry that was absolutely hard as a rock….. IN fact, though I’ve never seen Lignum before, if it is harder than B. Cherry, then it must be like the “Diamond” when it comes to wood hardness?

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