|Project by johnhutchinson||posted 12-22-2013 01:31 AM||1214 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
A few years after I made the rotary router jig for my scallop shell boxes, I saw a picture of a radial wave wall light by Barn Light Electric and had a EUREKA! moment—another use for the jig and yet another reason for a table lamp. For me they’re like clamps—I can never have too many. :)
I published the lamp with editor Tom Caspar for the current Dec/Jan 2014 issue of American Woodworker. The prototype reflector is ¾” Baltic birch plywood with 18 waves. The one that’s now sitting in the corner of my living room, however, has 24 waves and it was made with ½” ply.
Both of the reflectors were made with a 120-degree v-grooving bit
The original wasn’t broken, but I just had to go and fix it. I’m voting for the original with the deeper waves.
-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"