Tripod Floor Lamp #8: Test lighting

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 01-10-2020 01:42 PM 310 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Final assembly and finishing Part 8 of Tripod Floor Lamp series Part 9: Final tweaks and done »

It turns out I had ordered a lamp kit with the wrong harp size, so I frankensteined some salvaged lamp cord and borrowed parts from another lamp to try out the new floor lamp. The new shade is also going back for something slightly taller, slightly wider. But, it did let me get an idea of the finished product. I figured I would need to cut down the neck of the lamp a bit to get the right proportions, and this test light-up confirmed that.

I used a small zip-tie on the near leg to keep the cord in place. I think that will be fine.

I’ll post again once I have all the final parts assembled.

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#1 posted 01-10-2020 01:58 PM

Excellent. I have something similar in my to-do list. Tell me more about your motising jig. It looks worth taking the time to make.

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#2 posted 01-10-2020 02:10 PM


The mortising jig works great. It’s modeled after Philip Morely’s jig (Morely Jig video), which I adapted to use interchangeable template plates rather than the sliding stops of the Morely jig. I built the jig early in my Z-chair project and included a post just about the jig here.

Excellent. I have something similar in my to-do list. Tell me more about your motising jig. It looks worth taking the time to make.

- BlueRidgeDog

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#3 posted 01-10-2020 03:57 PM

Midcentury elegance and style at its finest!
Great Lamp… looking forward to the new shade and final tweaks.

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#4 posted 01-11-2020 03:49 PM

Floor lamps are tough, you need a sufficient span at the base (or lots of weight) so they are not so tippy. Your tripod design looks light and elegant, nice solution!

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#5 posted 01-12-2020 01:52 PM

Looking good, I agree the shade is off, perhaps a taperd shape is more it’s time…
Think you made a real time piece.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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