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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 08-09-2008 11:04 PM 2656 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this small 4 light ceiling fixture, that had a broken globe that couldn’t be replaced.

It sat in a box for quite awhile, so one day I decided to make a small lamp with my lathe.

I glued up two pieces of a Pine 2×6, & cut a starter disk for the lathe.

It has a Walnut Watco finish.

The base is 4 1/2” in diameter, the total height is 9 1/2” tall.

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I tore the cover off of the bottom, to show the wiring.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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TedM

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#1 posted 08-09-2008 11:12 PM

Cool! A great new use for an old light!

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#2 posted 08-09-2008 11:17 PM

beautiful lampe.a great job

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#3 posted 08-09-2008 11:21 PM

Great job!

Thanks fror the post

Callum

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 08-10-2008 12:40 AM

HI Dick;

As always, very nice. Creative too.

Lee

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#5 posted 08-10-2008 12:43 AM

Really nice you can never tell it was something else once and it is beautiful. Are you going to make more out of the other globes left?

Diane

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 08-10-2008 01:00 AM

Diane, They’re sitting on a shelf, while I attend to my long, long list.

Thanks All!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#7 posted 08-10-2008 01:02 AM

Great lamp Dick!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#8 posted 08-10-2008 01:16 AM

Great use of materials, Dick!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 08-10-2008 02:07 AM

Would make a nice night light for finding your way to the bathroom! Nice job Dick.

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#10 posted 08-10-2008 02:26 AM

Nice save of the old light. Nice work.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#11 posted 08-10-2008 02:40 AM

Great re-purpose of materials Dick. I bet your wife is pleased. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 08-10-2008 09:55 AM

that is truly unique…great idea and workmanship

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#13 posted 08-10-2008 11:40 AM

Great job Dick.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 08-10-2008 03:48 PM

Thank you,

Les, Charlie, Dadoo, Brian, trifern, Dusty56, & Grumpy

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#15 posted 08-10-2008 04:10 PM

Pretty cool, Dick. I sometimes wish I had a lathe so I could do some projects like this. Is the shaft for the switch a piece of tubing or something? I can’t quite tell how you did that.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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