Modern Desk Lamp

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Project by Pete Duncan posted 548 days ago 1573 views 21 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It seems like being a woodworker generally coincides with a continuous curiosity for knowing how things are made… I have this bug, like so many of you. When I figured a lamp would be a good addition to my portfolio the wheels started spinning. It was all I could think about for weeks, what kind of light? What aesthetic? How am I going to __? Well, you know how it is.

Never having done any lamination bending, I wanted to try it so bad, so that was my first qualification for the new lamp. As well as learning to wire the LED’s to give it that sleek profile. The lamination bending was pretty straight forward except it had to be done in 2 stages with a center ply being routed out for the wiring and LED’s to travel through. Probably the most difficult part of this build was finding what size resistors the LED’s needed to efficiently run off a 9V battery(notice no cord).

All-in-all I’m pretty happy with the outcome and my dad was psyched for his ”#1 series prototype” from the shop!


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#1 posted 548 days ago

that is so neat—i like the no cord thing, gives the lamp awhole differnt look—welcome to lumberjocks—looking foward to see more fo your work

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#2 posted 548 days ago

Very cool modern design you came up with .
Would like to know more about the LED lighting and how you incorporated it in the lamp .

-- Kiefer 松

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#3 posted 548 days ago

Would love to know more about this as well!

The lamp has both a 50’s Art Nouveau look as well as a very modern twist.

Great design and build!

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#4 posted 548 days ago

That is a very nice design. You can be proud of that.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#5 posted 548 days ago

cool design

-- Joel

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#6 posted 547 days ago

wonderful design

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#7 posted 547 days ago

Very Cool!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#8 posted 547 days ago

Cutting edge lighting idea.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#9 posted 547 days ago

That is a lovely clean design you have. Great use of wood and modern electronic technology.

-- RusticJohn

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#10 posted 546 days ago

AWESOME! thinking out of the box…have any other pics with it turned on?

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