First Segmented Lamp

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Project by BammBamm posted 12-15-2009 06:34 PM 2235 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First segmented lamp I did. Crafted for my Grandfather for Fathers Day 2006. First real woodworking project other than the Boy Scout birdhouse type projects. Nice thing about this lamp, is that all the lumber that was used came from Grandpas farm. It was either wood that he’d had sawmilled years ago, or rough stock that was around the farm. Some oak out of an old crib door, some hedge from a fencepost behind his crib, and etc. There is also 4 pieces of copper shimstock in this lamp…those are approximately .005 thick, and run down the middle of the chevron/feather pieces that run diagonally down the faces of the lamp. Can be rather hard to see unless looking at them just right. This is the one that got me ‘hooked’..:-D

Trophy like tag on bottom of lamp reads…
Made from 1017pcs of Wood
Red Oak, White Oak, Elm, Walnut, Hedge, Cedar, Cherry, and Pine. 4 Pieces of Copper

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

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 06:38 PM

This is so cool ! I can’t get enough of your work .It looks like there’s another base inside the main base…

Great Job!!

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

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 06:43 PM

Thanks Rj…The first segmented lamp I posted on here was my most recent one…i’m trying to get my first 2 lamps on here as well….Thanks for the great comments and the interest! as you can see from the pictures, i work more with wood than I do with a camera! :-D

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

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#3 posted 12-15-2009 08:08 PM

WOW – I am not a turner, but am amazed at the thought and patience in the glue up phase. That picture of the initial glue up on the lathe really puts it all into perspective.


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