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Project by riverguy posted 675 days ago 1138 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A nearby gallery wanted me to create a table lamp with a vineyard scene, so here’s what came of the request. The wood (that shows) is all African mahogany. The stand is veneered (1/4” thick) for the grain match and the design relief was cut on my little 10” Rikon B/S with a 3/16” blade, and then sanded to finish with my (oh-I-love-this-machine) Ridgid spindle sander. I used a Porter-Cable Multi-Tool for the detail sanding in the tight inside corners. (“I have to write a review on it one of these daze.) The top case is all made from resawn 5/4 stock (resawn to 5/16” thick on my terrific Craftsman 14” B/S with a 1/2” Wood Slicer blade.)

BTW, has anyone ever noticed that the Rikon and Craftsman B/S’s seem to have come off of the same assembly line? Like EVERY detail is identical . . .

-- Skip, Forestville, CA,

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#1 posted 675 days ago

First let me say Welcome to LJ’s
And now I need to tell you what I think of you lamp! Your lamp is absolutely gorgeous, I wish it were my lamp! The stained glass is strikingly bold and so pleasing to the eye and the African mahogany has a nice warm color to it. Just so beautiful love your work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 675 days ago

Nice job on the lamp! Welcome to LumberJocks, I’m sure you’ll find some great tips, and great ideas here! That’s a great lamp!

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#3 posted 675 days ago

You’re really good at these

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 675 days ago

Very, very nice.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 675 days ago

Wow this is a great lamp a very creative and beautiful design.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 675 days ago

Very wonderful skilled work, Thank you for sharing.

-- Pete in NC

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#7 posted 675 days ago

Yes welcome to LJ’s. I checked out your web page, your work is outstanding. Thank you for posting.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 675 days ago

I just read your post and decided to check out riverguy’s web page! WOW!!! So many beautiful items to see!
I love all the lamps!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 675 days ago

Thank you all for the compliments! I try to never loose sight of how lucky I am to be able to earn part of our keep doing something I truly enjoy. We won’t discuss how that comes out in dollars-per-hour, but I know a lot of you understand how that works!

-- Skip, Forestville, CA,

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#10 posted 672 days ago

Wow—beautiful lamp!!

-- Dean

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