A True Spiral Lamp

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Project by Lampman posted 03-10-2012 10:21 AM 1816 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my four spiral lamp I did some years ago
It took me three years to develop.
You can check my website at,
I hope you like. Lampman

-- all things possible with patience and tenacity.

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#1 posted 03-10-2012 11:43 AM

Great looking spiral lamp. I tried to go to you website but it would not come up for me. I will try again later.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 03-10-2012 11:46 AM

I went to your website and found it interesting. I am confused an owner of a legacy mill, and some rasps & sandpaper, I could achieve this. It would be no picnic, but i’m bettin’ it could be done on that equipment & today with all the cnc around, I’d bet you could make it that way too. You might look into it, so you could make these again from wood.
none the less, this is quite interesting & thanks for sharing your journey.

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#3 posted 03-10-2012 01:46 PM

That is probably the coolest looking lamp I have ever seen, really nice.

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

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#4 posted 03-10-2012 02:50 PM

Went to your site, and if you are crazy, I am glad to be crazy also. There are many of us here who have to,
for some weird reason, attempt to do something that is not quite possible for us. It does keep me out of
trouble and off street corners, so my beautiful lady and family put up with me. With modern tooling, the
spiral lamp would be easier, but you mentioned drilling the hole through the spirals, and that, for me sounds
impossible. Thank you for sharing your work, and making me think about a few more improbable things.
I wish you success in your efforts, and if nothing else, keep having fun in your shop, whether it be with
wood, metal or ceramics.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 03-10-2012 04:13 PM

Outstanding lamp. I couldn’t tell here, but when I looked at your site and saw that you are running the chords through holes in the spirals my jaw lost it’s battle with gravity.
I would really like to see that in work.

-- Mel,

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#6 posted 03-10-2012 04:20 PM

fellow woodworkers.I appreciate your interest, If you are interested in seeing more you can go to this website.( I am glad some of you took the time to acknowledge my work, there are those that do not believe it is possible. The time I have put into it was rewarded,but not profitable,( I do what I do.) By the way, I will be 78 next month, I haven’t given up yet. If anyone lives in the Hendersonville North Carolina area, and has a CNC machine, I would like to spend a few minutes with it, to be able to analyze its background is, construction, welding, ceramics, design engineering, machinist,and a few other things I care not to go into.—all things possible with patience and tenacity

-- all things possible with patience and tenacity.

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#7 posted 03-10-2012 04:48 PM

(jeepturner)it was all done with prototype machinery,I designed and built. I no longer have the machinery, it was disassembled. All things are possible with patience and tenacity

-- all things possible with patience and tenacity.

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#8 posted 03-10-2012 04:51 PM

Very cool lamps and technique great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 03-10-2012 06:02 PM

That is a fantastic piece and I imagine quite difficult to produce. Kudos on an excellent job.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 03-10-2012 10:46 PM

Yup, excellent. Welcome to LumberJocks! :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#11 posted 03-11-2012 01:57 AM

Wow. Read the info on your other site. And all I have to say is Wow.

-- At least in the Navy no one ever told me to put the seat down.....

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#12 posted 03-11-2012 02:03 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship. What the mind can conceive the hand can achieve, at least that is true in your case!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#13 posted 03-11-2012 05:19 AM

These look great! I am also scratching my head as to the holes drilled through the spirals. Job well done!

-- I never finish anyth

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#14 posted 03-11-2012 05:28 AM

Amazing. I can believe it took you a long time to develop the whole design. Fantastic lamp! Thanks for sharing that, and a Hearty Welcome to Lumberjocks!


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#15 posted 09-24-2014 01:07 AM

I see all these advertisements for spiral staircases.
Someone asked me years ago how big could I build the spiral, after some thinking, a little thought, 8,10, even 12 foot high or more. Imagine a single spiral, 3 foot in diameter or more, I believe it would be self-supporting, just cut the treads. If anyone would like to attempt it let me know.
(All) things are possible with patience and tenacity

(ALL) things possible with patience and tenacity.

-- all things possible with patience and tenacity.

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