|Project by Eric Genzlinger||posted 10-13-2013 04:17 AM||1144 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
I found myself with the always present uncontrollable urge to build something, but my table saw is out of commission. So, I bought a dowel and made a lamp for sister-in-law to give to her boyfriend for his birthday. I used a 7/8” dowel (out of 1”) and a scrap of maple for the base. I routed a channel in the dowel by screwing it to a 2X4, then cut the screw holes off with my miter box. I painted the top and left the maple for contrast (it would be a crime to paint a piece of maple anyway). I ran the wire down through the dowel and base. Overall, I think it turned out pretty good. Now I just need to make and sell 10 more of these so I can buy a table saw.
-- Emotions are like farts. There is a time and place to let it out. But don't keep it bottled up too long.