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Project by recycle1943 posted 04-26-2020 02:02 PM 853 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a lesson in
I made this lamp a couple weeks ago and I wanted to build a smaller lamp, smaller shade, smaller base etc. so I bought a few 5” harps to use instead of the 7” and 8” harps I’ve been using.
I also wanted to incorporate wormy chestnut for the base, stem and shade top. So basically, the shade is Wild Olive wood from Spain with resin that was tinted with gold flecked powder and the shade top is wc and the square base, riser and upper rest for the harp is wormy chestnut. A great combination of 2 precious woods presented in a usable piece of furniture.
All was going quite well until I strated to screw the bulb in that I’ve been using all along. Now before you say ” dummy, you should have measured ” – well, I did measure twice. It also should be said that I always wear glasses with bifocals – “nuff said ? ”
So everybody knows that Google is our best friend so I started searching for a smaller bulb. I found them in China with an undetermined delivery date and that didn’t suit me so now that I had a part number I kept looking. I found a vendor in California that had the same bulb, same price and free shipping.
So the lamp sat on the table til today when I got an email from USPS that my new bulbs had been delivered. We don’t have a mailman here in downtown metropolis Malvern so I walked over to the P.O. in the rain, it’s only half a block, got in my PO box and there they were.
To my surprise this bulb is so much brighter than my previous blubs. They are a 5 watt versus 3 watts but I guess it’s the combination of more resin and 2 additional watts that make a lot more light. I am pleased with that because I now have more light and still using very little electric.

Here’s a couple pics of the lamp in it’s infancy

and one after I planed it getting ready to cut wedges

A couple shots of the wormy chestnut base

As always, please look, look closely and using your finest judgement let me know what you think.

edit I forgot to list dimensions
The shade itself is 6 3/4” high x 9 1/2” wide at the bottom
The lamp overall is about 19” high with the finial
and the dark shades in the base and stem are 50 plus years of patina that I tried desperately to preserve

-- 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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robscastle

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#1 posted 04-26-2020 02:12 PM

Looks like a real sparkler there Dick

Nice work, looks like an interesting construction

17 March I guess was a good day!

-- Regards Rob

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Brodan

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#2 posted 04-26-2020 02:14 PM

Dick, that’s a beautiful lamp. I’m sure I’m overlooking something but how were the illuminated scallops formed?
In the pics it looks like the alternating resin and wood are linear.

Really nice.

-- Dan, TN

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splintergroup

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#3 posted 04-26-2020 02:15 PM

Now that i some purdy wood Dick!

I’m glad you are bringing out the chestnut! Good to see such a legacy wood being put to good use.
Kudos on the write up, clears up some questions I had in mind.

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#4 posted 04-26-2020 02:23 PM

to me it looks like 2 seperate lights when lit or off very Beautiful wood choices GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 04-26-2020 02:32 PM



Dick, that’s a beautiful lamp. I’m sure I’m overlooking something but how were the illuminated scallops formed?
In the pics it looks like the alternating resin and wood are linear.

Really nice.

- Brodan

Thanks Brodan – the easiest way to answer your question is to diresct you to my projects page. If ypou browse thru there a litte bit, I think you’ll get the drift

-- 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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#6 posted 04-26-2020 02:33 PM



Looks like a real sparkler there Dick

Nice work, looks like an interesting construction

17 March I guess was a good day!

- robscastle

Thanks Rob, yes the was a good day, but then at my age – they are all good days

-- 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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#7 posted 04-26-2020 02:35 PM



to me it looks like 2 seperate lights when lit or off very Beautiful wood choices GREAT JOB :<))

- GR8HUNTER


Thanks Tony – you are quite right, when not lit it has a totally difference appearance, the led shows off the resin scallops and presents a somewhat piece of art

-- 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 04-26-2020 02:37 PM



Now that i some purdy wood Dick!

I m glad you are bringing out the chestnut! Good to see such a legacy wood being put to good use.
Kudos on the write up, clears up some questions I had in mind.

- splintergroup

Thank you so much – Yes, I like to use my wc when I can but I use it very carefully. Don’t know if I’ll ever get any more

-- 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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MrWolfe

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#9 posted 04-26-2020 03:36 PM

That olive wood is gorgeous!
The lampshade turned (groan) out great. The brighter light makes for a very pretty lamp and I really like the look of it lit or unlit too.
Thanks for sharing.
Jon

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recycle1943

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#10 posted 04-26-2020 03:40 PM



That olive wood is gorgeous!
The lampshade turned (groan) out great. The brighter light makes for a very pretty lamp and I really like the look of it lit or unlit too.
Thanks for sharing.
Jon
- MrWolfe

Thanks Jon, I was fortunate to get some wild olive wood

-- 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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#11 posted 04-26-2020 04:21 PM

Beautiful!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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recycle1943

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#12 posted 04-26-2020 05:20 PM


Beautiful!

- oldrivers

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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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 04-26-2020 05:34 PM

Beautiful lamp, Dick!!

Cheers, 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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#14 posted 04-26-2020 05:35 PM



Beautiful lamp, Dick!!

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks Jim

-- 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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#15 posted 04-26-2020 05:59 PM

another beauty dick,gorgeous during the day but really comes to life at night.nice work 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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