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Project by Cedrus posted 01-19-2020 01:43 AM 1852 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This reclaimed Madrone wood lamp 8×8x18 was a great project to work with curves and smaller parts. It has stained glass windows in removable window panes and is powered by a led light set.

It was a ground up build cut on the band saw. I 45’d the removable window frames with a jig on the belt sander.

Finished with oil and wax.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati





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NDVermin

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#1 posted 01-19-2020 02:33 AM

Man that’s Beautiful! I love the lines on it – just so graceful.

-- Scott - https://www.facebook.com/CustomHistoricalDisplays/ and www.customhistoricaldisplays.com

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#2 posted 01-19-2020 02:56 AM

Gorgeous!
I agree the lines are graceful and sexy at the same time.
Beautiful work.
Jon

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#3 posted 01-19-2020 04:31 AM

ditto i love the design,any pic’s with it lit?

-- 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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#4 posted 01-19-2020 04:33 AM

Definitly a work of art. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#5 posted 01-19-2020 09:43 AM

Thats a DT3 for sure. Very cool.

-- WWBBJ: the first to compare a woman´s cheek to a rose was a poet. The second, an idiot. Dali

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#6 posted 01-19-2020 11:59 AM

How did you cut the curves?

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#7 posted 01-19-2020 02:55 PM

Great design and workmanship!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-19-2020 03:10 PM

Beautifully done!

-- Tom, Adams, TN

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#9 posted 01-19-2020 03:35 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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#10 posted 01-19-2020 04:59 PM



This reclaimed Madrone lamp 8×8 was a great project to work with curves and smaller parts. It has stained glass windows and is powered by a led light set.

- Cedrus

Was this a restoration or a scratch build? Either way it’s a very cool looking lamp.

-- "The Answer Is Blowin'n In The Wind" John D, OP, KS

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#11 posted 01-19-2020 09:22 PM

awsum, I have the same question. It is a very cool project!

-- Petey

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#12 posted 01-19-2020 09:45 PM

Love the shape!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 01-19-2020 10:42 PM

Cedrus, nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Cedrus

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#14 posted 01-19-2020 10:48 PM

Thank you for all the kind and inspiring words. Love you guys and gals.
I would have posted more pics of the entire build but my iPhone and lumberjacks apparently are at odds with each other for example sideways photos etc.

This was a ground up build with no help from Elon.

The curves were cut on the bandsaw. Yes, there was some head hurting thinking when gluing the curves but hey someone told me to save the cutoffs! The glass panels are held in with some small swivels…I’ll get the pic.

The roof/top is free formed out of arbutus and sits in it’s shaped home.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#15 posted 01-20-2020 04:12 AM

Very impressive work! Love the lines on this curvy project.

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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