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Project by sedcokid posted 654 days ago 2172 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some lamps (photo 1) that I made for our home in Florida. My wife saw a pair of dresser lamps in Amish country Ohio for $80.00 a piece. Being the wonderful husband that I am I told her “I Don’t Think So”!! I will make you a pair at home. Well, it didn’t take long before I determined that one lamp is not a problem but to make two that are reasonably identical is a bit of a challange. I finished them and our daughter in Battle Creek saw them and she wanted a new lamp for their living room (photo 2 and 3).

The matched pair are made from seasoned Pine limbs and the lamp for my daughter is made from Ash. Fortunately for me they both wanted them white, after multiple coats of spay white enamel and two coats of gloss Lacquer. The pair are 15” tall and the daughters are 20” tall.

All comments are welcome, and thanks for looking!!

The SedcoKid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,





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patron

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#1 posted 654 days ago

these look real nice chuck
smooth and silky

i’m guessing the one without the bulb
is for your side of the bed

maybe santa might give you one for christmas

we know how it works
what tool you gonna buy
with the money you saved

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 654 days ago

Thanks David for the kind words!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 654 days ago

Very nice lamps, Chuck!! they look like porcelain!!....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 654 days ago

Nice lamps Chuck, a good match on the pair and I like the shape of the single one, as Jim wrote you have them looking like porcelain or have you been using CORIAN.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#5 posted 654 days ago

Beautiful cutting . Very well done.

-- 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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bake

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#6 posted 654 days ago

Chuck, these are really nice, I agree with Jim they look like porcelain.
Great job.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#7 posted 653 days ago

Hi Chuck, Nice work. By my eye, they look quite identical and I do know how challenging doing that can be. I’m curious about your finishing process. Lacquer on top of enamel? Hummm? Maybe this year when you are down in Florida we will have a chance to get together.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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sedcokid

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#8 posted 653 days ago

Thanks all for the comments, just plain old limbs turned and painted is all!!

Doc, yes that what I did….. Spray enamel several light coats out of a can and steel wool between each coat. After I was satisfied with the overal finish I sprayed (out of a can) gloss lacquer, just gave it a little extra shine. Don’t know if it supposed to be done or not but that is what I did…..... We are hopeful to head to Florida between Christmas and New Years, if time permits perhaps we will stop by. I would love to see your shop!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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SPalm

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#9 posted 653 days ago

Those look great.
I say Good Job.
The finish looks amazing.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Surfside

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#10 posted 653 days ago

You’re really going to town. ! Your lamps are just so eye-opening!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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sedcokid

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#11 posted 653 days ago

Thanks Steve and Surfside for your comments….

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Surfside

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#12 posted 653 days ago

You’re welcome sedcokid!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#13 posted 653 days ago

Aren’t you the wonderful husband? They are stunning!

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Doe

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#14 posted 653 days ago

Beautiful lamps!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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sedcokid

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#15 posted 653 days ago

Thanks All for your kind remarks.

Fishinbo…..I’m not so great just cheap is all ;) I just seized an opportunity to be in the shop a little longer and of course saved a buck or two and had a leaning challange on making or trying to make two identicle projects. Thanks for your nice words!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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