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Walnut Bent Lamination Floor Lamp #1: the design

09-20-2008 04:06 AM by bfd | 16 comments »

Here is the first of two new projects I am currently working on. This is a commision that I received for a floor lamp. After several revisions here is what we finally settled on. FritzM of LJ made the suggestion of eliminating a base detail I had and having the the uprights flare out to form a tripod and the client loved that idea. Thanks FritzM! I gave my client a short list of woods that I could build this out of and he left it up to me so I selected walnut. Here is a shot of the ...

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"Parasitic" floor lamp #7: Turret revisited

09-05-2021 03:51 PM by Ross Leidy | 11 comments »

After moving the temporarily-assembled lamp to where it might finally reside, I could get a better view of its proportions and see if any adjustments were needed before proceeding. With a taped-together light box sitting on top, my wife and I gave it the critical eye. This was a useful exercise, because she noted that the turret height looked a little short with the light box in-place. I reluctantly had to agree. So, I built a new turret cap. In order to get the additional cap thicknes...

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Juniper Log Furniture : Floor Lamp #6: Wicked Lamp is finished

05-26-2009 10:02 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 11 comments »

This lamp is just the coolest. The then ribbon movement and sweeping motion is phenomenal. 71” tall to the top of the shade The base is 39” x 24” It weighs 70 lbs As you can see we added turquoise throughout.

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"Parasitic" floor lamp #6: Turret/Arm assembly

08-29-2021 08:04 PM by Ross Leidy | 8 comments »

I glued the arms together with some CA glue. The all end-grain joint wasn’t going to be very strong regardless of glue choice. I just needed it to hold together until I could drill a center hole. Then I applied some wood glue to the arms where they met the bottom of the turret, keeping the glue about 1/4” from the edges to avoid any squeeze-out. I temporarily inserted a bolt through both pieces to align them while gluing. I used a hole saw to cut a disc of UHMW plasti...

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"Parasitic" floor lamp #13: Almost there

09-19-2021 03:52 PM by Ross Leidy | 7 comments »

I’m down to the final bits of construction now. I’ll be down to just sanding and finishing in no time. To finish up the light box, I added some baltic birch ply mounting tabs to hold some captive lock nuts. These will hold the acrylic panel and the rear panel in place. The nuts were a snug fit – I had to tap them down into place. I made a little template to help locate the tabs equidistant from each side. I placed the mounting tabs so that they would b...

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Tripod Floor Lamp #7: Final assembly and finishing

01-08-2020 01:18 AM by Ross Leidy | 7 comments »

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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How I made #11: Floor Lamp with LED Light

10-26-2018 12:23 PM by WoodenWorldDenic | 6 comments »

It all started by asking myself how to use a walnut board with a natural edge, which left from some other project. I wanted to put a plexiglas between two such boards, but I later changed my mind and decided to use only one board, because it seemed visually to me more tempting. For the light source I used a LED strip that illuminates the side of the plexiglass, giving an interesting visual effect. The ability to adjust the intensity and color of the light is convenient for obtaining the appro...

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"Parasitic" floor lamp #14: The finale

09-27-2021 01:05 PM by Ross Leidy | 6 comments »

I was able to finish the lamp over the weekend – about 1-1/2 months after starting. Here are a few final bits, finishing, and assembly. I punched a couple of leather discs from an old belt to use on the tips of the legs. I glued these on with contact cement prior to finishing. I added some ventilation to the back panel, which should also provide a bit of back-lighting on the wall behind the lamp. I played around with different ideas for the pattern, but eventually landed on...

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"Parasitic" floor lamp #4: Leg shaping

08-24-2021 03:57 PM by Ross Leidy | 4 comments »

I would do some things differently if I were starting this step over. I started by creating a template for the curved leg profile. Mistake 1: I second-guessed myself on the shape/width of the leg profile. I drew the lines manually with a flexible batten just based on a few measurements from the Sketchup model. The result looked too narrow, so I widened it a bit. However, once I had the first leg cut out from the template, the proportions were wrong, so I had to re-work the template an...

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"Parasitic" floor lamp #5: Hinge joint

08-28-2021 05:37 PM by Ross Leidy | 4 comments »

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 b...

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