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Project by recycle1943 posted 04-03-2020 08:19 PM 582 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple weeks ago pottz posted a project that included a couple lamps that I found pretty unique. That inspired me to make a lamp unlike what I’ve been doing. I wanted something different design wise and maybe have a modern appearance.
It’s pretty hard ( for me ) to make a wooden lamp look modern so it took me several failed prototypes before I came up with this model.
The shade is multi-colored resin and sassafras while the base is cherry with walnut dividers supported with copper tubing. I cleaned the copper with a scotch bright and sprayed them with clear polyeurathane. I used a pre-fab cord from Lamp parts that has a rocker switch built into the cord and the bulb itself is a
3.5amp led so this could be used as a night light or decorative window light.

Thanks for looking and comments and helpful tips are always welcome

Be safe

-- 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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#1 posted 04-03-2020 08:51 PM

I think it looks a bit Art Decoish…? nice work.

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 04-03-2020 09:36 PM

Getting fancier, Dick. Steppin up game. Looks great. I particularly like the very top of the shade.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#3 posted 04-03-2020 10:04 PM

Ideas keep coming Dick, excellent mate.
Very very nice.
Regards
Anth (Australai at the moment)

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

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#4 posted 04-03-2020 11:13 PM

A quick glance at this and I see a boat with a sail coming towards me. Very much like your design Dick. That’s the way to keep projects interesting, keep changing things around.

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

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#5 posted 04-04-2020 12:23 AM



I think it looks a bit Art Decoish…? nice work.

- robscastle


Thanks Rob – you may be right


Getting fancier, Dick. Steppin up game. Looks great. I particularly like the very top of the shade.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns


Thanks Brian, the top on the lamp is a feeble attempt at turning. I wanted to extend the shade so I glued a block to it and shaped it

Ideas keep coming Dick, excellent mate.
Very very nice.
Regards
Anth (Australai at the moment)

- anthm27

Hi Anthony – good to hear from you and thanks for looking


A quick glance at this and I see a boat with a sail coming towards me. Very much like your design Dick. That s the way to keep projects interesting, keep changing things around.

- doubleDD

Thanks Dave, this was a struggle – totally outta my usual parameters

-- 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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#6 posted 04-04-2020 12:56 AM

That is down right cool. That is so darn artistic. You have one amazing imagination.

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#7 posted 04-04-2020 01:06 AM

Another Beauty!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 04-04-2020 01:14 AM



That is down right cool. That is so darn artistic. You have one amazing imagination.

- BurlyBob


Thanks, this wasn’t one of my easiest projects.

Another Beauty!

- oldrivers


Thank You for your vote

-- 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 04-04-2020 01:41 AM

“comments and helpful tips are¬†always¬†welcome”,
Well as a comment I’d say nice work, those arches appear to be floating up off the shade, nice trick.
As for a tip, easy, Keep up the great work.

-- "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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#10 posted 04-04-2020 02:06 AM

You nailed it, Dick that is mighty cool and unique..not another like it. Very nice combination of wood!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 04-04-2020 02:43 AM

Very talented

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 04-04-2020 04:09 AM

wow dick im honored that i showed you something that inspired you,i dont get that often,or ever-lol.very cool lamps my friend,once again youve inspired me to always keep pushing yourself to be better,and you have,again!

-- 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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#13 posted 04-04-2020 04:17 AM

That is a really unique design Dick, I especially like the combination of wood and resin, to allow the light to come through.

Great job and keep pushing yourself with those ideas.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 04-04-2020 09:55 AM

Hey DT3

-- Regards Rob

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#15 posted 04-04-2020 10:18 AM

@jim – Thanks for looking
@bushmaster – Thanks Brian but we all know you invented talent
@BobWemm – Thanks Bob, sanding time is thinking time – I gotta quit sanding
@pottz – I couldn’t get the image of your lamps to go away but I didn’t want to copy and I still wanted to break away from my norm, so the above is what happened

-- 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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