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Project by DreganTepis posted 01-14-2019 05:43 PM 1015 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired for this project by pashley’s (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/336289). Curly maple and curly walnut, and finished in Arm-R-Seal. I polished a carriage bolt and put it in the back side and hooked up a touch switch to it… no button pushing in the middle of the night!

I am happy to happily report the wife is happy!

For those interested, here is the touch sensor I added, https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F4Y3R7Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

-- Red pencil, red marker, marking knife... doesn't mater, the wood will end up the same color.





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stefang

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#1 posted 01-14-2019 07:52 PM

Exceptionally nice work and a great design too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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DreganTepis

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#2 posted 01-14-2019 08:02 PM



Exceptionally nice work and a great design too!

- stefang

Thank you sir!

-- Red pencil, red marker, marking knife... doesn't mater, the wood will end up the same color.

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#3 posted 01-14-2019 10:32 PM

Beautiful work! Reminds me of Fifth Element for some reason…lol.

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#4 posted 01-14-2019 10:34 PM



Beautiful work! Reminds me of Fifth Element for some reason…lol.

- Rayne

Your not alone in thinking that! maybe next time I’ll do a set of 4 lamps…

-- Red pencil, red marker, marking knife... doesn't mater, the wood will end up the same color.

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#5 posted 01-14-2019 10:54 PM

HAPPY WIFE HAPPY LIFE LOL GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 01-15-2019 02:40 AM

Looks great. I instantly clicked on this to see more pictures as I was thinking of the Fifth Element as well. Goal is to make a set of 4 and have them as lights like this.

Thanks for inspiration and sharing!

-- I love the smell of wood chips in the morning

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#7 posted 01-15-2019 02:49 AM

Very nice color combination and shape.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#8 posted 01-15-2019 04:06 AM

Beautiful work.


Beautiful work! Reminds me of Fifth Element for some reason…lol.

- Rayne

+1

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 01-15-2019 07:32 AM

This is so cool. Beautiful modern design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 01-15-2019 10:46 AM

Cool!

-- Petey

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#12 posted 01-20-2019 12:26 AM

very attractive design and the beautiful execution as well.

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#13 posted 01-21-2019 05:59 PM

Would you comment about the purpose of these lamps. Can one read by them? Or are they more fora soft night light? What kind of electrical wiring/bulb sockets? i love the looks of these lamps and just wondering how much light they give off.

-- Jerrybox-Boxes Unlimited

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#14 posted 01-21-2019 06:21 PM



Would you comment about the purpose of these lamps. Can one read by them? Or are they more fora soft night light? What kind of electrical wiring/bulb sockets? i love the looks of these lamps and just wondering how much light they give off.

- Jerrybox

It is only just bright enough to read by. Main purpose is a soft night light. These are purposely low-light and angled downward, to prevent waking a spouse in the middle of the night. I would say they are as bright as a couple candles, but very directional. The lights I used were https://www.lowes.com/pd/Utilitech-3-Pack-2-66-in-Plug-in-Puck-Lights/1000086099 . The lights by themselves are much brighter outside the lamp bodies. The pucks are mounted on the bottom of the top with two screws for the key hole slides in the lamps, and a third screw acting as a stop in the direction of the slide. on the base there is mounted the touch sensor circuit I listed above. Cord was clipped and wired through the sensor. Black wires from sensor are wired to Neutral lines from source and to light… doesn’t matter which is which. Blue is hot to light, and red is hot from source. Yellow is mounted to a carriage bolt in the back of the lamp that I polished up.

-- Red pencil, red marker, marking knife... doesn't mater, the wood will end up the same color.

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