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Project by recycle1943 posted 01-09-2020 08:38 PM 815 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I couldn’t help myself since I’ve had a distant love affair with LED’s.
The shade is 11 1/8’ wide, 9 1/8” high and the overall heighth of the lamp is 22” including the 1” addition to the bottom
The base is a 2 level poplar and walnut with a poplar and butternut riser with green and gold resin insert in the poplar.
The shade is poplar and walnut with 5 g & g resin inserts, 4 in the sides and 1 in the top.
The led inthe riser is a 120v strip light held in place with it’s own 3m tape.
I should mention that all of the pictures above are the same lamp, just a different color showing with the multi colored LED
I was pleased with the addition of the butternut, it seemed to be a good companion to the poplar and walnut.

the riser during the finish stage

and the shade as an octagon blank

then after the RM and prior to sanding

and on the Nova after sanding and the 1” lip is quite visible.

Thanks for looking and
comments and helpful hints are always welcome

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them





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pottz

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#1 posted 01-09-2020 08:45 PM

pretty cool shades dick,whenever i see one i envision you covered in sawdust-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 01-09-2020 08:46 PM

Beautiful Lamp, outstanding workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 01-09-2020 08:56 PM

Very nice and original too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 01-09-2020 08:58 PM


pretty cool shades dick,whenever i see one i envision you covered in sawdust-lol.

- pottz

lol – I got that pretty much taken care of with another hood real close to the one Dave (doubleDD) suggested

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 01-09-2020 09:00 PM


pretty cool shades dick,whenever i see one i envision you covered in sawdust-lol.

- pottz

lol – I got that pretty much taken care of with another hood


Beautiful Lamp, outstanding workmanship.

thanks Mike

- oldrivers

thanks, the addition of the led in the riser makes a big difference


Very nice and original too.

- stefang


-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Oldtool

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#6 posted 01-09-2020 09:08 PM

Sweet, they look great.
The use of LED lights is beneficial in that they don’t create much heat, more accommodating to the shade.
It occured to me you might want to make some lamps that use battery power with the LEDs. Would be easy to make a battery cavity in the base or the body, and they would make great night lights. I don’t know if a lot of women like battery lanterns, but I know my wife buys every battery lantern and lamp QVC sells. They all come on about 11:00 PM and run for about 5 or 6 hours.

I found led lights and timers at: https://m.dhgate.com/wholesale/battery+operated+led+lights+timer.html

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 01-09-2020 09:57 PM

That stripey effect in the resin looks real cool, Dick.

And somehow, the indian doll and that lamp appear as though made for each other.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 01-09-2020 09:59 PM



Sweet, they look great.
The use of LED lights is beneficial in that they don t create much heat, more accommodating to the shade.
It occured to me you might want to make some lamps that use battery power with the LEDs. Would be easy to make a battery cavity in the base or the body, and they would make great night lights. I don t know if a lot of women like battery lanterns, but I know my wife buys every battery lantern and lamp QVC sells. They all come on about 11:00 PM and run for about 5 or 6 hours.

I found led lights and timers at: https://m.dhgate.com/wholesale/battery+operated+led+lights+timer.html

- Oldtool

Yes – I initially thought about 3v or so led’s because I couldn’t seem to find 120v lights that suited me. Well, that problem is solved, I got 16’ of 120v that I can separate into usable sections with a pair of sissors. Just have to solder a lead on the cut piece.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#9 posted 01-09-2020 10:14 PM


That stripey effect in the resin looks real cool, Dick.

And somehow, the indian doll and that lamp appear as though made for each other.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

Thanks Brian, I’ve been fretting over this for quite a while, then I finally found some 120v led’s that were easily separated. Now I’ve got 15+ feet of led’s to use in something

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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anthm27

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#10 posted 01-09-2020 10:44 PM

Lovely job Dick, keep them coming.
By the way they go great in Hong Kong
Kind regards
Anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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recycle1943

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#11 posted 01-09-2020 11:09 PM



Lovely job Dick, keep them coming.
By the way they go great in Hong Kong
Kind regards
Anth

- anthm27

Thanks Anthony – I take it you got the new plug on your lamp ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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poospleasures

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#12 posted 01-10-2020 12:02 AM

Well there you go again. I love all the lamps and shades you come up with. I do worry for you hopeing your head does not bust with all the ideas in there. We all enjoy seeing the ideas come out. Great job.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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recycle1943

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#13 posted 01-10-2020 12:31 AM



Well there you go again. I love all the lamps and shades you come up with. I do worry for you hopeing your head does not bust with all the ideas in there. We all enjoy seeing the ideas come out. Great job.

- poospleasures


Thanks Vernon but don’t worry, there’s nothing else in there except ideas

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#14 posted 01-10-2020 12:50 AM

Dick, that lamp is outta sight! Nice work on it!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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recycle1943

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#15 posted 01-10-2020 01:01 AM



Dick, that lamp is outta sight! Nice work on it!!

Jim

- Jim Jakosh


Thanks Jim
Like you I have way too much fun but I have to go out in the cold to get my lumber lol

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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