|Project by stanley2||posted 04-01-2008 05:49 PM||2271 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Lumberjocks can’t be beat for being the most ego friendly forum. Thanks for the comments. Some have asked for more info so here is a photo of the lamp w/o the shade and one of the inside of the shade. These are from the first lamp I made as the improved lamps are with my daughters. Just imagine that above the brackets the column is cut in two. The mortises are cut for the brackets. The through brackets are lap joined and slid into the mortises. There is a cap piece glued onto the column and the top piece of the column is glued to that. You can see how the tips of the brackets are shaped to hold the shade in place.
This shade originally had stained glass that got cracked. I replaced it with mica and for a quick fix used the glass clips. On a quiet day I’ll replace them with caulking.
The shade is the difficult part of this lamp as it is all compound angle cuts. I’m trying to find my source for this on the internet so I can post the reference for you.
In the center of the shade you will see a hole. That is to release any heat build up within the shade.
-- Phil in British Columbia