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Project by Dusty posted 03-05-2007 10:09 PM 2874 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mission lamp is the smallest and last of the three piece lamp sets I built. This lamp also was built entirely out of scrap red oak left over from other projects.

There are two pictures showing the various parts and jigs I built. Now that I have those built and have made a few of them I can build one, wire it, and cut the glass in about 6 hours total.

This lamp is finished in the 12 step mission finish process. I have did a few of these in natural and they look good.

-- Dusty





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Karson

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#1 posted 03-05-2007 10:59 PM

Another great lamp.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 03-06-2007 09:34 PM

Very nice.

-- Dave.

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#3 posted 03-07-2007 03:21 AM

Another masterpiece from the scrap bin…. If I made one out of the scrab bin, you’d know it for sure.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#4 posted 03-07-2007 04:26 AM

Scottb,

Don’t underestimate your self or skills. I think your selling yourself short. The funny thing is because lumber was so expensive I couldn’t throw it away so I keep it all. Interesting enough I found that when I “played” building things with scrap I was more creative and willing to try new things because I was more relaxed I think. Knowing it was only scrap wood and not some expensive wood that I couldn’t afford to make a mistake on made it all the easier.

-- Dusty

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#5 posted 03-07-2007 04:28 AM

My problem Dusty. Is I never go to look in my scrap pile. I go for the new lumber.

I may have 500 BD ft in my scrap pile but is not cataloged so I’d have to unload the whole shelf to find out what’s there.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 03-07-2007 04:45 AM

karson,

I know how that can be … so i made a deal with my self use it or loose it ..meaning I throw or burn it in my fire pit if i don’t use the scrap in 60 days…. that seems to work for me …. I stick to the deal too

-- Dusty

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#7 posted 03-07-2007 05:25 AM

But a walnut crotch piece 1’ X 2’ you can’t burn that but there are limited ways to use it also. So it sits – or lays and gathers dust.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 03-07-2007 06:19 AM

Thanks Dusty… I was actually underselling my scrap pile. lots of old ply, floorboards and former bits of “house” (Nail holes, a little plaster…) still to good to throw away though.

I have a hard time seeing a lot of whats in the basement, shed, spare room, (and I’m not kidding), under our bed, as scrap. If its still in pretty good shape, or not pine, 2×4s, etc…, then It’s still “good” and worth saving for the right project in my mind. Im trying to look at firewood as free wood to play with, but in a pile of mostly oak, 2 pieces of cherry are special. I’ve got to loosen up some – tonight I managed to.

I think you’re right about feeling free-er to experiment with scraps. Greatness has come out of such play.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#9 posted 03-07-2007 09:20 AM

Great use of “scrap” material Dusty!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#10 posted 03-25-2007 04:58 PM

I am very interested in making one of these lamps. My wife does stain class work. Where did you get the plans or did you just figure it out?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Dusty

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#11 posted 03-25-2007 08:52 PM

gizmodyne.

This is my own design and plan. I hope to do a project blog on this lamp in time. I have been asked about the plans for this lamp several times.

-- Dusty

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#12 posted 03-26-2007 02:26 AM

I would love to see it and the joinery details.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#13 posted 06-22-2008 06:01 AM

boy that is a nice lamp and I have a mountain of scraps to go through as well….I collect far more than I’ll probably ever be able to use…..: )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 08-18-2009 07:41 PM

Hi Dusty, I write you from Italy, congratulations for your lamp, it’s beautiful, I like to have the design, I would like to make a lamp scroll saw, you can???? Thank for your halp.

-- by enzo61

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#15 posted 08-18-2009 09:29 PM

Way to go Dusty super lamp

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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