Building Falling Waters Lamps #2: OK, the jigs up!

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Blog entry by HerbC posted 05-04-2011 03:14 AM 9481 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This project was not designed to be built from your common, standard 3/4” thick lumber. Noooooooo, Mr Frank Lloyd Wright would never have been that unoriginal. The main pieces for the shades are 1/4” thick stock and the base is made from pieces that are either 1/4” or 1/2” thick. Of course I don’t have any lumber that’s already those sizes, so I’ll have to resaw something to make the parts for these lamps.

Of course, I don’t have a bandsaw so the resaw will be a bit more complicated. I do have a table saw. As a matter of fact I have two table saws. One is an older Craftsman contractor saw that I’m refurbing. It’s not ready to use yet so I’ll have to make do with my other saw, which is a Ryobi that I bought fifteen years ago.

I decided to make a resaw fence jig that I could use on the Ryobi and later adapt easily to the Craftsman. Here’s what I came up with:

The fence is eight inches high. The base includes a replaceable zero clearance insert. Both the insert and the face of the fence are 1/8” Masonite hardboad which provides a smooth surface which allows the wood to slide easier.

See you in the next episode.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#1 posted 05-04-2011 03:36 AM

i still do the table saw re-sawing
some times its just quicker
followed by the planer
or sander

works for me

i’ll keep my eyes peeled for the lamps

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-04-2011 03:29 PM

Vey resourceful, Patron!

I’m starting to use pallet wood for the FLW lamps. Though I resaw the wood on my table saw. ( Using much caution )
your masonite surfaces are a neat idea that I will incorporate.
Following your series with great interest.
Am using any wood available – not espcially intereste in walnut

-- Anforte NJ

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