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Partridge

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01-03-2008 08:45 PM

A lamp caught my wifes eye when browsing the internet.
so as a surprise.. I thought I might look for plans and put it on my project list.

thank you

happy new year

-- I get out in the shop when I can


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mot

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#1 posted 01-03-2008 09:19 PM

The construction looks pretty straight forward. You might take a stab at your own plan if your search comes up bust.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 01-03-2008 09:23 PM

Really! Build it from scratch. Then you can make it any size you want, or make a few in various sizes!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#3 posted 01-03-2008 09:32 PM

I am not sure how to find angles for top shade.

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#4 posted 01-04-2008 01:59 AM

Hey, I like that lamp too. If you manage to find a plan for one like that, please send me an email. I’d like to make one.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 01-04-2008 02:08 AM

Looks like it’s about 40-45 degrees.

Draw the lamp on paper and fine tune it until it looks good to YOUR eye.
Then just build it. If you have never built anything from scratch then this looks like a
great one to start with. They get easier after each one you make.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 01-04-2008 02:16 AM

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#7 posted 01-04-2008 02:24 AM

If you don’t want to use the plans propcarver listed you could always ask Dusty if he could give you some help. He’s done a couple lamps similar such as this one.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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#8 posted 01-04-2008 02:43 AM

Also, this might be a nice opportunity to learn SketchUp—you can do everything by dimensions and centers, and just measure the angle, OR you can work the opposite way, and do all by easy angles and measure the resulting dimensions.

-b

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#9 posted 01-04-2008 03:18 AM

We can sure pile on, at Lumberjocks, can’t we! Lots of different options thrown your way. This group really tries to push personal limits and to challenge ourselves by doing stuff we aren’t sure about or have never done. As you go through the design process, blog it, ask questions and we can all try and design it together if you like. Otherwise lots of other options as well.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 01-04-2008 03:29 AM

Take it as a challenge. Start by drawing it to 100% scale and take it one piece at a time. This is a great project.

-- making sawdust....

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#11 posted 01-04-2008 05:27 AM

Check this out: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/4289

As for the angle, I’d say it’s whatever you want it to be!

Hope you don’t mind me showing your good work around Scott!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Partridge

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#12 posted 01-04-2008 08:06 PM

Thank you for the comments.

I guess I will have to takle this one half blind.

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#13 posted 01-05-2008 09:04 AM

I’m curious – where did the original picture come from – it’s a beautiful lamp! I’m sure the various links that people provided will help you see how to build one of your own.

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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#14 posted 01-05-2008 12:11 PM

Make sure you log the progress and post it for the rest of us. (Karson sez: no pictures, no project.)

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#15 posted 01-05-2008 09:04 PM

I have a reproduction of an old Arts and Crafts furniture catalog that has a similar picture inside. But, there are no measurements or plans. The overall size of mine says 22” height, shade is 14 1/2 by 14 1/2, and base is 7×7.

Good luck and let us know how this project goes.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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