"Parasitic" floor lamp #5: Hinge joint

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Blog entry by Ross Leidy posted 08-28-2021 05:37 PM 557 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Leg shaping Part 5 of "Parasitic" floor lamp series Part 6: Turret/Arm assembly »

I’m using furniture connector bolts to fasten the spline to the leg, and another for the pivot for the joint. I would have liked to have found an alternative that had a smaller diameter head that was still shallow, but I wasn’t able to locate any other options. I think these will be fine for this build, though.

I then proceeded to drill the counterbore on all the pieces to recess the head and then the 5/16” shank holes.

Next up was the spline that would become part of the joint. I worked out the exact length with a scrap of maple first.

Once I was happy with the fit of the test spline, I cut three of gaboon ebony.

I had enough completed to do a test assembly to get a sense of how it would look. I’m pleased with how it’s coming along.

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#1 posted 08-28-2021 07:18 PM

I’m enjoying following along on this one.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 08-29-2021 07:39 PM

I m enjoying following along on this one.

- sras

Thanks, Steve. I’ve been enjoying it myself.

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#3 posted 09-04-2021 05:27 PM

Best thoughts,

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

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#4 posted 09-13-2021 11:48 AM

Best thoughts,

- mafe

Thanks, Mads.

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