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Project by recycle1943 posted 02-03-2020 10:42 PM 762 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This lamp is pretty much like the last couple with 2 huge exceptions. The first exception is that there are 5 resin rings in the shade allowing more light and the second exception is I was forced to use my Nova Mini as a LATHE instead of something to spin bowls and shades for sanding.
When I was preparing the shade to accept the harp my forstenr bit had a serious issue with the resin and did so much damage I had to rethink a couple things.
I already had WAY too much time and $$$ in it to deem it trash so I bit my tongue and did what I’ve told many people what I wasn’t going to do and that was to use the Nova for a lathe.
Here’s apicture of the shade before the damage and if you look closely at picture #1 & #2 you can see the ‘new’ top on the shade. My first REAL keeper turning on a nova lathe that I’ve owned for several years.

and here’s the damage that I cut off using my Nova

I even had it signed ready to finish

A couple pictures of the build – I made the 2 base pieces and the 3rd upper ring on the band saw with my home made circle cutter

the risers in all their unfinished state

In the end, sometimes the best laid plans don’t mean a darn thing as long as there are moving tools involved, one just has to adapt -

Thanks for looking and lay it on me over my first partial lathe project – ( it’s the walnut piece on top of the shade )

-- 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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#1 posted 02-03-2020 11:22 PM

Looks like you salvaged it very well.
Great looking piece and great work Dick.
Kind regards
Anthony

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

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#2 posted 02-03-2020 11:30 PM

Great save and good looking as well!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 02-03-2020 11:35 PM

Pretty amazing work, you should be proud of this one. Bravo!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 02-03-2020 11:46 PM



Looks like you salvaged it very well.
Great looking piece and great work Dick.
Kind regards
Anthony

- anthm27


Great save and good looking as well!

- kdc68


Pretty amazing work, you should be proud of this one. Bravo!

- Jerry

Thanks guys – never had to repair anything like that and especially by turning 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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oldrivers

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#5 posted 02-04-2020 12:04 AM

Still a gorgeous shade Job well done!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 02-04-2020 12:04 AM

nice work dick it doesn’t matter how you get there it’s the end result that counts and id say it came out pretty damn nice.

-- 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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recycle1943

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#7 posted 02-04-2020 12:15 AM


Still a gorgeous shade Job well done!

- oldrivers

Thanks, huge scare til I settled down and thought about it

-- 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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#8 posted 02-04-2020 12:18 AM



nice work dick it doesn t matter how you get there it s the end result that counts and id say it came out pretty damn nice.

- pottz

Thanks
It’s the first 5 ring I’ve done and the resin doesn’t come cheap. Not to mention the week it took to make it

-- 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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#9 posted 02-04-2020 12:32 AM

I bet you did have fun using your lathe for a lathe. I am soo glad you have used it that way. Maybe one of these days you will try it again from the start of a project. By the way what an excellent save on a great piece of work.

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

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recycle1943

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#10 posted 02-04-2020 12:47 AM



I bet you did have fun using your lathe for a lathe. I am soo glad you have used it that way. Maybe one of these days you will try it again from the start of a project. By the way what an excellent save on a great piece of work.

- poospleasures


I knew you would enjoy that Vernon but I was scared at first, then I realized it just might work out and it did.
btw – thank you

-- 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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#11 posted 02-04-2020 05:14 AM

These lamps are super impressive Dick….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#12 posted 02-04-2020 05:18 AM

Using your lathe as a lathe, whats this world coming to. I may have to try that. LOL. Great save and nice work Dick.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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recycle1943

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#13 posted 02-04-2020 10:44 AM



These lamps are super impressive Dick….

- crowie

Thanks Peter

-- 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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#14 posted 02-04-2020 10:48 AM



Using your lathe as a lathe, whats this world coming to. I may have to try that. LOL. Great save and nice work Dick.

- doubleDD


Thanks Dave
Yeah, I bought the Nova several years ago and half a dozen tools with every intention of going into production. I had never used a wood lathe before and when the first chunk of oak flew off and across the room, that was the extent of my wood lathe work.

-- 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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#15 posted 02-04-2020 12:47 PM

Nice lamp Dick, great recovery on the mishap, the final product looks like it was your intention all along.

-- "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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