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Tripod Floor Lamp #7: Final assembly and finishing

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 01-08-2020 01:18 AM 230 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Hub and spokes Part 7 of Tripod Floor Lamp series Part 8: Test lighting »

With nothing left to sand, final assembly was simply putting some glue into the leg mortises and popping in the hub and spokes. The tension of the bent legs provided enough clamping pressure. I left the wedging rings in place an extra day just in case.

I used Odie’s Oil on the Z Chair project and really liked it, so I used it again for this lamp.

Next up is wiring, which will happen tomorrow after the lamp kit arrives.



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#1 posted 01-08-2020 01:25 AM

I may have missed it, did you put a channel in one leg for the wire?

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#2 posted 01-08-2020 01:49 AM

I did think about doing that, but decided against it since it would make one leg more flexible than the others. My plan is to conceal the cord behind the near leg. We’ll see.

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#3 posted 01-08-2020 02:06 AM

Since it is a single bulb, the amperage draw will be certainly low, so 18 or 20 gauge wire, flatly held to the leg via epoxy or similar would disappear I think.

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#4 posted 01-08-2020 02:48 PM

I’ll be using 18 gauge lamp cord and plan to use a discrete zip tie on a spoke right at the leg to keep the cord taut. Maybe a small swatch of double-sided tape about half-way down the back of the leg.

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#5 posted 01-08-2020 03:16 PM

Beautiful build and design.
Thanks for all the detailed posts.
Just a suggestion about the light. Could a battery powered L.E.D. be used instead?
That may prevent an unsightly cord.
Either way, can’t wait to see the finished lamp!
Jon

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#6 posted 01-08-2020 03:20 PM

Thanks, Jon. I’ll be using a dimmable LED bulb, 150W incandescent equivalent using 20-some watts. I think I’ll be able to conceal the cord until it hits the ground. I can live with that.


Beautiful build and design.
Thanks for all the detailed posts.
Just a suggestion about the light. Could a battery powered L.E.D. be used instead?
That may prevent an unsightly cord.
Either way, can t wait to see the finished lamp!
Jon

- MrWolfe


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