Mission Table Lamp - 2

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Project by Phil Clark posted 04-01-2008 05:49 PM 3212 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lumberjocks can’t be beat for being the most ego friendly forum. Thanks for the comments. Some have asked for more info so here is a photo of the lamp w/o the shade and one of the inside of the shade. These are from the first lamp I made as the improved lamps are with my daughters. Just imagine that above the brackets the column is cut in two. The mortises are cut for the brackets. The through brackets are lap joined and slid into the mortises. There is a cap piece glued onto the column and the top piece of the column is glued to that. You can see how the tips of the brackets are shaped to hold the shade in place.

This shade originally had stained glass that got cracked. I replaced it with mica and for a quick fix used the glass clips. On a quiet day I’ll replace them with caulking.

The shade is the difficult part of this lamp as it is all compound angle cuts. I’m trying to find my source for this on the internet so I can post the reference for you.

In the center of the shade you will see a hole. That is to release any heat build up within the shade.

-- Legacy Woodcraft

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#1 posted 04-01-2008 07:22 PM

Very sweet I favourited it and saved the picture. THANKS!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 04-01-2008 08:35 PM

thanks for the follow-up. At times three pictures simply aren’t enough to show all the details.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-01-2008 10:02 PM

Hi Phil

Thanks for all the information.

If anyone is interested : Go to Arts & Crafts Style Lampshade Donald R. Mott, it gives you the math formula for calculating the dimensions of the panels once you determine the size you want the shade to be. It also gives a step by step procedure on how to build the shade.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Phil Clark

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#4 posted 04-01-2008 11:53 PM

Tom – thanks for the post – I was usre I got my info from a Popular Mechanics article but can’t find it on their site. Mott’s article does the trick for those that want a very attractive lamp as part of their decor.


-- Legacy Woodcraft

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#5 posted 04-02-2008 06:37 AM

Thanks for the information. Looking great.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 04-02-2008 11:01 AM

This is really a very nice lamp. Great job.

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