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Project by BertFlores58 posted 587 days ago 981 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our lamp is just a glass diffuser. Agnes and I thought of buying a new one with wooden diffused replacement lamp. It was expensive despite that it was only made from light weight pine strips. So I decided to make improvement on our existing lamps. That was also same time when I finished my horizontal drilling jig.

Started with ripping and squaring wooden rods then use a brad nail to attach the pieces forming trellis. This is impossible… splitting, difficulty of nailing, squaring problems and many more.. I remember using dowels but this will require continous and long dowel. I end up using bamboo skewers that I use for plugging those pinholes. The diameter is 1/8 inch pin holes. It was not a problem with my horizontal drilling jig.

Assembly was quite easy as long as the starting or base is firm and square holding the skewers upright. It was so quick to pre-fit but it took me several hours staining and applying sealers, sanding those 40 rods in total. I need to wait overnight so that the stain will really be absorbed and have a rustic effect (looks antique) The final project assembly was satisfying. All the rods are connected perfectly intersecting with very high strength. Each joint had been glued and there were no clamps involve. The fitting of the skewers were the one that makes it firm and clamp.

The last thing to do is to cut from previous diffuser of a projection TV to act as the hanger bracket which is attached to the bulb socket. This need to be strong. Way to go for cutting the brittle plastic of 3/16 inch thick. I use a handrill to make a series of holes along the circumference of the 42 mm diamter hole.

Finally, the fitting was done and hang it. It was the decision of my wife Agnes on what color will it be. I noticed the when I fitted the white colored lamp, the camera set on auto did not trigger the flash…. so it was like this picture.

But when I change it to warm colored lamp, then the flash triggered…. and the picture was this…

In return, Agnes was really happy on the outcome and also about the savings… She give me a hug in return. MERRY CHRISTMAS early as it goes.

THIS IS THE FIRST, ON THE ASSEMBLY LINE IS ANOTHER SIMILAR TRELLIS DIFFUSER ONLY THAT IT IS A HEXAGONAL COLUMN… AND I WILL BE THE ONE TO MAKE THE DIFFUSER OUT OF PLASTIC LAMINATES. WATCH FOR IT WHEN POSTED.

Have a nice weekend.

-- Bert





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GerardoArg1

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#1 posted 587 days ago

IĀ“like this. Very good job!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 586 days ago

wonderful,great job and a unique design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 586 days ago

That is way cool Bert! :D

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 586 days ago

Great looking lamp Bert!

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

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EMVarona

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#5 posted 586 days ago

Very Nice. I see you are quite an art collector as seen in the background.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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Bagtown

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#6 posted 586 days ago

This is a great project.
Well Done.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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grizzman

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#7 posted 585 days ago

really good project here bert, and you always know if you run short of bamboo sticks, take the lamp apart…lol..this really looks quite nice, any time we can save money is a good thing…nice job…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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vipond33

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#8 posted 486 days ago

Hi Bert. Missed this one. Yours is great looking and has a very nice way of assembly too. My light didn’t have the wall thickness to use it but I’ll remember it for future projects. Good idea on the horizontal drill too. I would use it for holes in the ends of long slender pieces, so difficult to do on the drill press.

gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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BertFlores58

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#9 posted 485 days ago

Gene, Thanks.
The horizontal ways is much better in big and long works… I got this method in the shipbuilding drydock where the flange is fixed (dividing head) the the drill is done while moving the flange to the drill point. So sometimes it is better to move the workpiece specifically if it is repeated tasks.
Have a nice day.

-- Bert

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