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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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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 #1: Intro

08-22-2021 06:29 PM by Ross Leidy | 3 comments »

The movie “Parasite” was full of eye candy for those that gravitate towards a modern, minimalist style. One piece of set dressing that caught my eye was the tripod floor lamp that was in the living room of the Park house. The light it gave-off was more atmospheric than illuminating, and I couldn’t quite make out how the light box was constructed to shape the light like it did. It took some googling to track down more photos of the lamp designed and built by the Kore...

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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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"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 #2: Center turret

08-23-2021 12:50 PM by Ross Leidy | 3 comments »

I’m assuming that the circular turret on the original lamp allows the light box to be rotated. In the original, the turret and arms were made of brass. And since I’m not a metalworker (yet, anyway), I’m making this component from wood. For the prototype, I’ll be using wood that I have on-hand. Given the dimensions needed and my stock, that leaves me with just cherry for the turret, turret arms, and legs. If the initial build goes well, I may shop for some more i...

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"Parasitic" floor lamp #3: Turret arms

08-23-2021 07:41 PM by Ross Leidy | 0 comments »

I cut the turret arms on the CNC as well, although these could have easily been done on the tablesaw too. Once I’ve drilled the fastener holes for the articulated legs, the arms will be glued together and to the bottom of the turret. Shaping the legs is next.

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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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"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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