Segmented Lamp

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Project by BammBamm posted 11-29-2009 04:55 PM 4735 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 3rd and most recent lamp that I have finished. It contains approximately 1100pcs of wood of varying species. The friend that got me started in woodworking did lamps of this style, although not as large. I had pictures of the lamp taken by a friend of mine with the shade and base on it, but have not recieved those back yet and as soon as I do, I will try and get them posted on here. I have done 2 lamps prior to this one, as well as some fret-work clocks…if you would like to view pictures of those you may click on the links below. These are the links to the pictures I have posted on my Facebook account. Feel free to add me as a friend, if you would like….always interested in people that do woodworking, it where we can get some of our best ideas, as well as lessons learned!

Album of Miscellaneous Woodworking Projects. Some pictures of first lamp, and first fretwork clock in here. LINK: Woodworking Projects

LINK: Dans Lamp--My Second Lamp

More pictures of most recent lamp… Part 1

Part 2

Please let me know if any of these links don’t work out for ya….

If you would like to add me as a friend on Facebook, I am under Jimmy Blakeney (BammBamm) in Cedar Rapids IA network.

Thanks again! Will try and get more projects up here…have just recently joined and am getting figured out as I go!

-- Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. --Lao Tzu

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#1 posted 11-29-2009 05:24 PM

Wow !
Most excellent work.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#2 posted 11-29-2009 05:26 PM

Wow again. Some fantastic designs. And it all starts with some little pieces of wood. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Douglas Krueger

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#3 posted 11-29-2009 06:22 PM

An exquisite piece of woodworking, can not imagine the patience of dealing with 1100 pieces of wood in one project. Congrats on getting the most out of the wood colors and grains.

Your mentor will be proud of this piece.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 11-30-2009 01:29 AM

WOW!!! Beautiful. Great job!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 01:46 AM

Great job! The lamp looks beautiful. My only question is at what stage do you make the hole through the middle for the cord to be hidden? Also, how do you create this hole?

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#6 posted 11-30-2009 06:29 AM

MooreWoodworks….in answer to your question about the hole for the cord….is the stage where I do that is the very first thing that I do. That hole is created by cutting a dado it two halves of the first block. When I glue the two halves together it creates a rectangular shaped hole running the length of the lamp. I then glue a plug in the ends of the block of wood. I usually only plug then ends in about an inch, so when the lamp is done turning, all I have to do is drill in from the ends about an inch, and then I can feed the cord through. Thanks for your comments!

-- Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. --Lao Tzu

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#7 posted 12-01-2009 12:11 AM

Only one word describes this lamp base Beautiful!

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#8 posted 12-15-2009 03:11 AM

Holly cow How heck did I miss this!! your work is Outstanding!!!! I would Love to learn how you do this ,
This is the kind of segmented turning I want to create but don’t even know were to start?? Hint Hint….

You my friend I’m going to keep an eye on

Superb craftsmanship!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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