Tapered Lamps

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Project by cmw posted 07-13-2012 03:58 AM 1419 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pair of tapered lamps made of Santos Mahogany . 18 inches tall base . Finished with wipe on poly.

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#1 posted 07-13-2012 04:16 AM

Nice looking lamps, where did u get the patter?

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 08:02 AM

Nice lamps very different. Great craftsmanship.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 01:03 PM

Well done!! Looks great , like the design. Is this your design?

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 07-13-2012 04:37 PM

I just love lamps and I really like yours. Good job!!

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#5 posted 07-13-2012 04:59 PM

Yes, where did you get the design? If freehand, how did you arrive at the angles and dimensions?

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#6 posted 07-13-2012 11:30 PM

Thanks for all the great comments. I have no plans for these . I used a picture my girlfriend had that she saw online for these that were painted wood no longer available anywhere I looked. I agreed to make as long as they would NOT be painted. Just sort of referenced size and dimensions based on what other items were in picture and the thought of golden rule in back of mind (yeah, i just guessed) . I made two tapered boxes using 1/2 thick Santos Mahogany cut on table saw taper jig, one on top is 5 inches tall 4 1/2 inches on top 3 1/2 inches on small end. Bottom is 5 1/2 inches on bottom 13 inches tall 3 1/2 inches on small end . Sanded those small ends flat on both pieces to mate up close, put a top on small section with 1/2 hole in top, put a piece of 1/2 inch plywood with beveled edges up two inches in the bottom with a 1/2 hole in center. Glued the two tapered boxes small ends together.All this while keeping up with boards so as when all is glued up the same board went back together on top and bottom of each box side. Used a 1/2 inch hollow lamp rod all the way through with nuts to clamp the two together while glue dried and ran wire up this rod to lamp socket . Used a 9 inch harp for shade. Also not pictured is where i brought the wire out the back side 1 inch up and out a silver grommet glued in. Oh yeah one other thing Lamp shades cost too dang much! I hope this info.was helpful.

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#7 posted 07-14-2012 03:22 AM

looks good, job well done.

-- Ben from IL

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#8 posted 07-14-2012 03:22 AM

Nice lamps….really like the design. I’ve been shopping for lamps shades so I know which one is or is not ugly..The one I like is ugly—according to the one who knows a nice lamp shade when she sees one…..LOL, and your right they do cost to much….

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