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Project by Woodbuster1 posted 01-08-2014 05:30 PM 2847 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, I made this lamp out of a small granadillo wood log and the base is katalox wood. I used a little red stain on the granadillo to make it a little deeper red and I finished the whole thing with lacquer. The lamp shade is a little small but it will do for now.

Roger





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#1 posted 01-10-2014 01:03 AM

That is a nice lamp! I don’t think the shade looks to small. It looks like the shade has a wood frame. It is very satisfying to make a project like this that should see daily use.

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#2 posted 01-10-2014 01:05 AM

Nice looking lamp. I turned a floor lamp around 1980. we have used it since. I like practical projects.

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#3 posted 01-10-2014 04:12 AM

Thank you. The shade doesn’t have a wooden frame…..as far as I know. I gave it to my Mom. She has it beside her table for when she gets up early in the morning to read her Bible. She really likes is.

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#4 posted 01-23-2014 12:40 AM

Hi, Roger,
I want to make a turned lamp, but (forgive me if this is a really stupid question,LOL!) how do I drill the hole down the middle of the turned piece of wood to run the wiring? I want to make a floor lamp out of several turned lengths of between 8 to 12 inches long.
Sharon

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#5 posted 02-14-2014 07:27 AM

Sorry for just replying.

Drilling out the hole for the wire is a good question. I started the hole from both sides with a regular twist bit. Once I couldn’t go any deeper with that, I used a long concrete bit that I had. I “sharpened” the carbide a little with a my grinder so as to make it cut easier. I drilled in from both sides again as before.

Hopefully that will work for you. If you have any more questions let me know.

Roger

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#6 posted 02-14-2014 06:26 PM

Thank you, Roger! That helps a lot!
Sharon

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