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Project by SPHinTampa posted 443 days ago 1908 views 33 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Japanese style lamps made using poplar and 6mm Shoiji rice paper.

Construction details:
- Lap joints and dados cut using 1/4’ down cut spiral router bit
- Table edge and round over bits using to form lid
- Entire project made from poplar reclaimed from previous project
- Finished using paste wax
- Plans from “Making Japanese Style Lamps”

I posted a blog of it’s construction here.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn





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stretchBrian

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#1 posted 443 days ago

Fantastic! They look terrific, I have the same book and I am hoping to find the time to make one this summer, your blog will be a great resource for me!

Great work.

-- Brian

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david38

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#2 posted 443 days ago

nice build

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Roger

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#3 posted 443 days ago

Those are kool. Nice lights for anywhere.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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GerardoArg1

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#4 posted 443 days ago

Really nice design. Good work

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

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 443 days ago

These are way cool Shawn.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 443 days ago

Very nice Shawn.

-- Having fun...Eric

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Sergio

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#7 posted 443 days ago

Those are great. where do you get the rice paper? Is it homemade?

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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Moron

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#8 posted 443 days ago

sweet

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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jap

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#9 posted 443 days ago

nice!

-- Joel

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Mean_Dean

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#10 posted 442 days ago

Very nice Shoiji lamps! I’m thinking of building one of these myself, and your blog is going to be a great help!

-- Dean

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SPHinTampa

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#11 posted 441 days ago

Sergio,

I bought the rice paper on Amazon … there are a lot of suppliers. I just looked up Shoiji paper.

I see a lot of Thai Marbled paper that is quite colorful as well … I may try that next time.

Thanks

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 441 days ago

These are really nice and are beautiful when lit up like that.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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