Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp w/Beetle Kill Pine Stand

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Project by TZH posted 06-28-2016 07:20 PM 1188 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another one of those Himalayan Rock Salt lamps, but this time I made the stand out of beetle kill pine (Ponderosa Pine, to be exact).

Stands 18” tall and is 10” in diameter (lamp stand).


Finished with a natural Watco Danish Oil followed by several coats of hand rubbed Minwax gloss poly.

Channels were carved out and shaped using a long-neck Makita die grinder and sanded with a 3M sanding wheel to get the striations out and down to a smoother finish to allow for final hand sanding down to 300 grit.

Center hole drilled out using a spade bit big enough to accommodate the entire bulb socket and then a recess was routed out to accommodate the wood ring on the bottom of the lamp, itself.

Jig used to hold the stand while carving and shaping. Clamped to the table in upright position in this photo, but can also be turned horizontal.

Comments welcome.


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#1 posted 06-28-2016 07:24 PM

Waaaaaaaaay cool sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-29-2016 02:22 AM

Very nice designed and crafted.

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#3 posted 06-29-2016 10:49 AM

I love this! The shaping and sanding job is top notch and I LOVE the jig you used while you worked on this.. Great job…...the finish you applied is perfect for this lamp.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 06-29-2016 05:59 PM

i knew monte would love this, kinda like it myself,great job sorta a modern day take on the on the lava lamp.

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