A Lamp

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Project by daverose posted 12-10-2012 09:58 PM 1097 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My last project was a solid body guitar which took about 6 months. Wanted to do something a little easier and use up a cherry log that my neighbor gave me. So here is a lamp that only took the weekend. The top and bottom are from the cherry and the center piece is Ash (I think, salvaged from a neighbor’s tree again.) Finished with BLO/Shellac/Wax. There was a split in the base piece of cherry that I tried to hide (The wood was dried without sealing the ends….from my neighbor as I said) but I do like the bark bits that I left on. Kind of an experiment but what the heck. Now I just need to pick a shade for it.

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#1 posted 12-10-2012 10:03 PM

This lamp is a beacon of light.

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#2 posted 12-10-2012 10:20 PM

Beauty! I love the flare at the top. Did you get a lamp auger to drill it? I’d really like to make a lamp but the drill bits are disgustingly expensive.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#3 posted 12-11-2012 03:12 AM

I had a bit already but it only cost $12 at Lee Valley in Canada. Not sure where you are but I’m sure you can get something comparable. I did drill guide holes with a good stiff bit on both ends first as the auger bits are quite flexible.

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#4 posted 12-11-2012 10:28 PM

Thanks Dave! My car does autopilot to Lee Valley. Funny I never noticed them—I thought I had their catalog memorized. Thanks for the tip on guide holes.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 04:09 PM


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