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Another Veneer Pendant Lamp #3: Socket mounting and test lighting

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 01-21-2020 12:27 AM 426 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Basic structure Part 3 of Another Veneer Pendant Lamp series Part 4: Trimming veneer to length »

Still all dry fitting here in order to see how things would look with a light inside.

The original plan was to mount the socket on the interior of the lamp (with the 3/8” lamp rod through the top cap). However, this would place the light bulb too far down, past the mid-point and closer to the bottom of the lamp. The sockets I have also support the European-style mounting, which would shift the socket above the top cap. So I re-designed a new top cap to mount the socket that way.

This shifted the bulb up to a better position – not exactly in the center, but close enough. Here’s a test lighting.

Time to disassemble and do a little sanding. Given the height these lamps will hang, I’m freed from the tyranny of the perfect in that respect.



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#1 posted 01-21-2020 05:23 PM

This is really cool, do you just leave the veneer long and overlap on the backside?

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#2 posted 01-21-2020 05:34 PM

I’ll be sure to show this step when I get there, but essentially I trim the excess so that the overlap is the same width as the rib thickness, rotate the veneer hoop to glue the overlap away from the rib, then rotate the overlap back to be hidden by the rib slot. The fit is snug enough that a friction fit will hold it in place.

Since I’ll be making multiple lamps, what I’ll actually do is trim the excess, remove the veneer strip entirely and cut multiple to the same length, then re-install and glue.


This is really cool, do you just leave the veneer long and overlap on the backside?

- Notw


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#3 posted 01-21-2020 07:33 PM

makes sense, thank you for the explanation

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#4 posted 01-23-2020 02:10 AM

Really nice, lovely light.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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