Segmented Lamps

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Project by Jarrhead posted 03-24-2010 04:26 AM 3698 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As promised in my earlier post of a review of the Nova DVR XP Lathe, the lamps I was working on during that post have been completed. I needed new lamps for our bedroom, so I decided to turn a set on the lathe. There are a total of 20 layers in each lamp. The woods are zebrawood and canarywood, with ebony accents, and a couple of black veneer layers for definition.

-- trn2wud

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#1 posted 03-24-2010 04:54 AM

This is awesome, I wish I had a lathe I would love to give this type of project a go. Great Job!! By the way what did you finish these with, I like the sheen.

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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#2 posted 03-24-2010 03:27 PM

I finished them with wipe-on poly, then buffed them with the Beale buffer system.

-- trn2wud

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#3 posted 07-27-2011 01:01 PM

Terrific lamps. I’ve been toying with the idea also because ours are pretty old.
My first experience with laminating wood to turn (a couple of days ago) left a lot to be desired. haha How did you get it so there were no gaps between the pieces where they were glued together?

Great job.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#4 posted 07-27-2011 05:55 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I learned my technique of cutting segments and assembling the rings from Curt Theobald. I attended one of his seminars at the AAW symposium, and then I purchased his video. I highly recommend his video for anyone who wants to get into segmented turning. His technique for creating perfect segments involves a 12’ disk sander and a homemade sled. He shows you quite specifically how to tweak the sled to get perfect segments every time, with no gaps. It really is a lot easier than most people think. He has a great website where you can purchase the video and some other helpful tools:

-- trn2wud

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