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Project by recycle1943 posted 07-02-2020 07:59 PM 904 views 2 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I knew I was running out of Olive wood and I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted a matching set of desk lamps. This is one of the very few times that I plan a specific outcome regarding my RM work and I set out to make them as close as possible. When I do something like this I have to make everything at the same time just to be as exact as can be especially with the RM.
The end result is 2 lamps that are sitting on a 4 1/4” square base with a 7” riser to a 1 3/4” platform for the 5” harp to bolt to. I used 5 watt LED bulbs in both of them because that particular bulb gives off an enourmous amount light for 5 watts and they don’t use too much electric.
I should have mentioned that the cat is just a regular size critter, the lamps are much smaller than I normally make.
The Shade is 6” high with an 8” wide mouth and resin, walnut and wild olive wood are the only ingredients. the base, riser and platform are wormy chestnut which is just as prescious as the olive wood and nearly as hard to come by. I’ll probably own these forever because I won’t separate them, they’re way too cute as a pair.

following are a few pictures of the wormy chestnut in all it’s glory.

I couldn’t leave without showing my drying table – it’s getting pretty crowded

Thanks for looking and as always I welcome any and all comments and criticisms

-- 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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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 07-02-2020 08:06 PM

What the hell is RM work?

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 07-02-2020 08:14 PM

RingMaster – cause I’m skeered of a lathe

-- 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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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 07-02-2020 08:14 PM

Those are really neat.

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#4 posted 07-02-2020 08:31 PM

That olive wood looks amazing in photo #2. You certainly nailed the rustic effect with these lamps, Dick. I also like that they are on the smallish side, which isnt really noticeable until you see them measured against the kitty.

Your wife must be very tolerant to allow you to keep that table busy as it is. My wife would never put up with that; she even threw away a bunch of her stuff so she could pack away my stuff in one of the back rooms, so she doesnt have to look at it.

Oh, and more of that hard to come by olive is headed your way, Monday!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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ibewjon

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#5 posted 07-02-2020 08:49 PM

Beautiful work as always. Very creative! I have done two bowls with my new RM, but have been redirected to outside work and reroofing the house while it is dry. I really like the RM so far. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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#6 posted 07-02-2020 08:52 PM

Nice. I love the shades.

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oldrivers

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#7 posted 07-02-2020 09:02 PM

Fantastic build, you did a Super job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 07-02-2020 09:37 PM

Nice work, Dick! And that must be an enormous cat! ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 07-02-2020 09:59 PM

nice work as usual dick.

-- 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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splintergroup

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#10 posted 07-02-2020 10:05 PM

I think Dick is entitled to having a “busy” table, how many of our wives have a busy couch and bed with untold numbers of throw pillows 8^)

More awesome work Dick, the light certainly looks intense in the photos (and only 5 Watts!)

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#11 posted 07-02-2020 11:00 PM



I think Dick is entitled to having a “busy” table, how many of our wives have a busy couch and bed with untold numbers of throw pillows 8^)

More awesome work Dick, the light certainly looks intense in the photos (and only 5 Watts!)

- splintergroup


oh god the pillows,and pillows and more pillows. ;-(

-- 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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#12 posted 07-02-2020 11:23 PM



Those are really neat.

- BurlyBob


@BurlyBob – Thanks


That olive wood looks amazing in photo #2. You certainly nailed the rustic effect with these lamps, Dick. I also like that they are on the smallish side, which isnt really noticeable until you see them measured against the kitty.

Your wife must be very tolerant to allow you to keep that table busy as it is. My wife would never put up with that; she even threw away a bunch of her stuff so she could pack away my stuff in one of the back rooms, so she doesnt have to look at it.

Oh, and more of that hard to come by olive is headed your way, Monday!

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

Thanks Brian, I deliberately made them smaller because that’s what I had left in olive. Gotta use up every little piece.
Busy table ? yeah, everything comes in for ‘her’ inspecction then I’m supposed to box it up – oh well


Beautiful work as always. Very creative! I have done two bowls with my new RM, but have been redirected to outside work and reroofing the house while it is dry. I really like the RM so far. Thanks for the inspiration!!

- ibewjon

Thank you, you’re gonna love the RM, so many ways to invent


Nice. I love the shades.

- flatrock


Fantastic build, you did a Super job.

- oldrivers

Thanks guys


Nice work, Dick! And that must be an enormous cat! ;-)

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks Dave – yep, big cat – ya otta see my feed bill lol


nice work as usual dick.

- pottz

Thanks Pottz


I think Dick is entitled to having a “busy” table, how many of our wives have a busy couch and bed with untold numbers of throw pillows 8^)

More awesome work Dick, the light certainly looks intense in the photos (and only 5 Watts!)

- splintergroup

Thank you – 5 watts and they do make a lot of light – I chose them because I don’t have the big rings of resin in these shades, I wanted to show off the 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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#13 posted 07-02-2020 11:26 PM

The RM or AKA ringmaster is a piece of kit capable of producing the fine projects shown here, (and also an item not available in Australia, curse spit)

Well done Dick.

as with the war don’t mention the pillows!

-- Regards Rob

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recycle1943

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#14 posted 07-02-2020 11:32 PM



The RM or AKA ringmaster is a piece of kit capable of producing the fine projects shown here, (and also an item not available in Australia, curse spit)

Well done Dick.

as with the war don t mention the pillows!

- robscastle

Thanks Rob
Sasha in Russia made his own RingMaster. I sent him some pictures and dimensions and the next thing I knew he had half a dozen bowls posted

https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/415066

I think someone up in Canada did it as well.

-- 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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doubleDD

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#15 posted 07-03-2020 12:30 AM

Dick, I can see worm holes in that wood from here. Get rid of it and send it to me. LOL.
Splendid job on matching the two. Not always do you get a great match as those. Very well done.

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

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