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Project by Steve posted 01-30-2014 at 07:15 AM 1734 views 24 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a Kreg pocket hole jig over a year ago and this idea has been in my head ever since, but I kept putting it on the back burner. It’s a pocket hole lamp made from a nicely figured cedar 1×8. It’s 16” tall and has 30 degree miters in the corners.

I used this Portfolio Candelabra Base Switch Cord from Lowes.

Here is my Pocket Hole Lamp Pattern that you can download for free if you would like to build one.

Click here to watch my video of this project build.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com





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woodchuckerNJ

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#1 posted 01-30-2014 at 07:18 AM

Very creative. Nice idea.

-- Jeff NJ

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trees2pens

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#2 posted 01-30-2014 at 09:25 AM

Very nice idea Steve, did you use the portable Jig ?
( Hope you’re not in the crazy snow storm in GA )

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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woodcox

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#3 posted 01-30-2014 at 09:53 AM

Looks great Steve! Matching the arc in the base is a nice touch.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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Diggerjacks

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#4 posted 01-30-2014 at 11:20 AM

Hello Steve

A very original used of a kreg pocket

I really like this idea

Be carefull with the electric system because the electric cable can be tear off with a children, no ?
The electric system and norms are perhaps differents in France, in the US and or canada ….

I will try it with some projects on the wood lathe

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 01-30-2014 at 11:22 AM

Very cool and orginal idea!

-- David

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#6 posted 01-30-2014 at 01:40 PM

Cool Idea!
What else do you see when you dream?

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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#7 posted 01-30-2014 at 01:56 PM

Very artsy fartsy as we say :)

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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#8 posted 01-30-2014 at 03:15 PM

Awesome idea and it looks fantastic!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#9 posted 01-30-2014 at 04:10 PM

Nice work, very creative.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Picklehead

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#10 posted 01-30-2014 at 06:54 PM

I’m bracing myself for the backlash avalanche of mortise and tenon lamps that is surely headed our way!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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Nickdarr

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#11 posted 01-30-2014 at 10:02 PM

Great idea. Watched the Youtube video and thought “Kreg, not just for pocket holes anymore”. I can see this as useful for heat dissipation in an enclosed cabinet as well as being neater looking than a bunch of regular drill holes.

-- Darren... Learn, practice, teach, and leave a lasting impact.

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#12 posted 01-31-2014 at 02:43 AM

Sweet lamp. Good use of a jig for a different use thanks for the ideas.

-- Patrick's work shop

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#13 posted 02-01-2014 at 01:26 PM

Simple and Awesome! I will have to make one for myself.

-- Looking for a good quality Drill Press and a Cabinet Saw for cheap!

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#14 posted 02-01-2014 at 07:51 PM

That is too cool! Nice job as always Steve!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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Steve

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#15 posted 02-01-2014 at 08:18 PM

Thanks for the kind comments everyone! @trees2pens I bought the R3 jig over a year ago and this is the second time I used it because I just now got a clamp for it. @Diggerjacks The socket/cord/switch kit seems pretty safe. It gets warm from the bulb, but not hot enough to burn. The socket clips in securely from the bottom, and the bulb is larger than the hole, so it can’t be pulled out. It’s low wattage and more of a nightlight effect but it looks cool in the dark with the open top casting light up to the ceiling.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com

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