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Project by hairy posted 05-19-2017 11:40 PM 1490 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a message, with a pic of something similar to this, asking if I could make it. There’s a lot of these out there. I changed it up some, keeping the features she wanted. She wanted a low power light, this is a 2 watt LED.

I looked around locally, then settled on . It’s 1 stop shopping for hardware for lighting and stuff. They ship very quick. They’re good people.

It’s similar to a bandsaw box, but I resawed on the table saw. Me & the bandsaw ain’t getting along lately. I started with a walnut board, squared it up and cut it in half, then cut off a top and bottom. I hollowed it out with a forstner bit, then the router table. The top 3 pieces are glued together, the bottom is screwed on.

My camera is hit or miss, mostly miss. All these pics, except for the 4 pieces, are cell phone pics.

3” x 3” x 9” Watco spray can lacquer

When I’m in between projects, I have a few carvings laying around that I work on. This will be a gift to someone.

Wlanut dish, in the shape of a walnut leaf.

1 & 3/4” x 3 & 1/2” x 1’’ Watco Danish oil

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 05-20-2017 12:31 AM

Great projects? Lamp is unique. Leaf brings back memories.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 05-20-2017 01:13 AM

I like both of them well.

The leaf is my favorite of the 2 though. Might be because I dd not have electric lights in the house I grew up in until I was almost 10 years old.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 05-20-2017 07:00 AM

Quite good electric set up. Leaf also turned very realistic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 05-20-2017 12:26 PM

Nice walnut leaf ! Too bad about your bandsaw…sounds like it needs a good talking to and maybe an overhaul ? A talking to is always a good first step if done up close and personal where you can see guides, wear, bearings and distances etc. It might not talk back, but you just might see why its outa sorts too ! They sometimes act like an errant child with a simple turd-crossways problem. Goodony’a Hairy.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#5 posted 05-20-2017 09:56 PM

Nice work Hairy….Both the Lamp and the Leaf. EXCELLENT!!!!!!!


Cliff. PS: Whats the Band Saw doing? Is it not tracking right?

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#6 posted 05-21-2017 12:18 PM


Cliff, it’s more than likely me and not the bandsaw acting up. A new blade and a tune up would get it right again. Overcoming inertia is my main problem.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#7 posted 06-03-2017 12:27 AM

That leaf is very cool. Does this project mean the light is on, but nobody’s home??? LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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