Pocket Hole Lamp

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Project by Steve posted 211 days ago 1730 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 -

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#1 posted 211 days ago

Very creative. Nice idea.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 211 days ago

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

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#3 posted 211 days ago

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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#4 posted 211 days ago

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 211 days ago

Very cool and orginal idea!

-- David

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#6 posted 210 days ago

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 210 days ago

Very artsy fartsy as we say :)

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#8 posted 210 days ago

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 210 days ago

Nice work, very creative.

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#10 posted 210 days ago

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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#11 posted 210 days ago

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

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#12 posted 210 days ago

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 208 days ago

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 208 days ago

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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#15 posted 208 days ago

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 -

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