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Project by gdaveg posted 04-26-2022 02:55 PM 739 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These lamps are for our master bedroom in Arizona. They are 17 inches tall and the body is 4.5” square. The face design pattern came from Don Jovag’s book “Segmented Bowls for the Beginning Turner”.

Woods used are walnut, hard maple, bloodwood & morado. I chose bloodwood over padauk since it changes color slower.

The design element is built of wood strips about 2” wide x 5/16” thick, ends are cut to 30 degrees in a jig. Ends are friction glued, drum sanded to about 1/4” thickness and laminated into a block about 2”x18”x2” then ripped into 2 pieces. The bloodwood section is 10” tall.

I made a scale drawing of that element which was helpful making the cut list.

I was going to rip mine into 3 strips about 1/2” wide but the bandsaw cut wasn’t straight enough so settled for two strips.

I made two laminated blocks, the second one I will take back to Washington state and make two lamps for that house. Hopefully I can make 3 design pieces out of that block.

Am very happy with how they turned out and have ideas for how to make it go smoother next time.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#1 posted 04-26-2022 03:11 PM

Wow, those are great

-- Bowl Blog.

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#2 posted 04-26-2022 04:32 PM


Thanks. I am adding a pic of the design block I am taking back to Washington with me to make some lamps for that house.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#3 posted 04-26-2022 04:32 PM

Those are Beautiful l love the design and the materials.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 04-26-2022 05:02 PM


A perfect fit for that room, great work on building up that design 8^)

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#5 posted 04-26-2022 06:44 PM

Great design and use. Beautiful lamps.

-- Ron

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#6 posted 04-26-2022 07:30 PM

Fits perfectly with SW decor. Nice work. I think I need to add some lamps to my build list…

-- Tim in Tucson

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#7 posted 04-26-2022 07:45 PM

Old Rivers, Splinter G, Ron & Tucson Tim,

Thanks for your comments.

Splintergroup, a friend in the AZ shop built some craftsman style floor lamps. I found your build of the shades and forwarded it to him, he did not copy your dimensions or slope angles but he said it was a great help to have a direction. Filed the panels with mica.

All the wood species used machined and cut beautifully.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#8 posted 04-26-2022 09:01 PM

Those are some good looking lamps, Dave! Nice work on them!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 04-26-2022 10:51 PM

Killing that SW look, nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 04-27-2022 12:02 AM

Nice work on the pair.

-- Galootish log blog,

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