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Posted on Glue up for a post to use for spindle turning a lamp.

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#1 posted 09-06-2015 04:00 PM

I can turn & carve a single piece of wood to make a lamp but often turn lamps in sections.

If cannot harvest your own wood buy some firewood.

I am not looking at the plans you have, I might find a wood species and buy enough blanks in different lengths and widths to come up with proper final height & width.

4” x 4” x 12” Black Walnut spindle blank.

Building a lamp in sections allows you to completely hide glue joints using turning elements at each transition. I turn or drill recess on one section to accept a tenon on joining section. If look at lamps posted in my projects will explain better.

Do not have a set of plans to study but when look at picture linked by OP, see where could use my simple joinery methods to obtain diameters & height. I would also use my simple joinery method if laminated boards together. Since cannot always hide glue joints, matching the grain as close as possible. Use different species of wood with contrasting colors as part of overall design.

-- Bill

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