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Forum topic by FuseCraft posted 05-22-2014 12:44 PM 804 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FuseCraft

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05-22-2014 12:44 PM

This is a piece of flue is from a 200 year old grain mill that my great great great grandfather ownedcrazy?nt to use it as the body of a Mission-style lamp but I’m afraid doing anything to it (sand, drill, varnish, etc) will diminish the value. Should I find a way to construct the lamp without “harming” this wood or am I being crazy?

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#1 posted 05-22-2014 01:29 PM

The only real value that it has is sentimental value to you. You should be able to use it as the body of a lamp without doing anything to it. Use a long lamp pipe with nuts to hold top and base on to it, you could use L brackets attached to the top and base to keep it centered. You would have a piece to pass down with some family history and definitely some great sentimental value.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 05-22-2014 01:43 PM

Thanks Bruce, we’re on the same wavelength with the construction. This will be my first attempt at building a lamp so you may see other questions from me once I start on this project.

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