Tall Andon in Cherry

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Project by Eeyore posted 09-07-2020 10:34 PM 939 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I might join the Andon club here on LumberJocks, and make this standing Japanese lamp out of some cherry I had around in the shop. I bought a big slab of cherry from a friend a number of years ago, and I’ve been slicing pieces off for various projects aver since. The base of the lamp is a 2 inch thick block. The lamp has the same basic structure as the lanterns I’ve been making lately, except it is built to accept a battery-operated lantern instead of a solar lighting unit. This lantern from Nebo Tools has a flicker-flame effect if you want it to.

Basically all power tools, basically all the band saw. I don’t know how I’d make anything if I didn’t have this bandsaw. I did use a Japanese plane to clean off most of the marks made by the blade, though.

While I was cutting and prepping all this cherry, I made another hanging lantern, too. I’m getting better at applying the paper. Not much else exciting about it, though.

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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#1 posted 09-07-2020 10:55 PM

This type of project is on my to-do list – I like your ‘handle’ design.

-- Bstrom

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#2 posted 09-07-2020 11:16 PM

No need for quotes. It’s a handle. I made it by cutting the through-mortises (drill through then chisel square) into a rectangular block, then cutting the curved shape out of the block (more band saw). That seemed easier than cutting mortises through a curved piece.

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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#3 posted 09-08-2020 02:04 AM

Looking good.

-- Eric, building the dream

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James E McIntyre

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#4 posted 09-08-2020 08:41 PM

Great work and design. Love the curved top piece.

I wish I had a cherry slab to work with.

-- James E McIntyre

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