|Project by cathyb||posted 08-22-2012 10:49 PM||1735 views||4 times favorited||28 comments|
This past weekend I participated in a fair in Honolulu. I made these lamps for the fair. Unfortunately, I was so short on time that I never had a chance to take a decent picture before they were boxed up. As I was setting up for the fair, I thought I’ll bring my camera tomorrow and get a photo. As luck would have it, this pair of lamps sold before that ever happened. Fortunately, my client allowed me to go to her house after the fair to get a photo.
I know that this is not a good picture and the shades look larger on the image than they really are, but you get the idea.
This pair of lamps represent my signature laminate lamps. The layers in the lamp are first koa, then wenge, then koa and then luan. The lamp is an octagon, with wenge inlay on the joints. I turned the lamp on the lathe with a tenon on each end. The lamp is then mortised into a base of wenge. The top is mortised with a cap of koa. They stand about 30inches tall and each is roughly 5 and 1/2 inches in diameter. After I turned the lamp, I finished them first with Barkley light brown pore filler, followed by Myland’s sanding sealer and Myland’s friction polish. I hand sanded them to 1800 grit with micro mesh sheets and waxed them with Liberon’s Black Bison Paste Wax.
I loved these lamps and hoped that they wouldn’t sell so that I could keep them. Oh well, I’ll have to make them again.
BTW, I was shocked to learn that I can’t purchase Barkley’s pore filler any more. If any of you LJ’s have some that you’d like to part with, please sell it to me ;).
-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com