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#1 posted 01-09-2018 05:42 PM

I’ve got several mica shade A&C lamps in my projects and Tom has some nice information in his posts.

Hot bulbs will darken the mica so keep room for clearance or use LEDs. The mica seems to come in sheets that are large enough for one shade per sheet (18” x 36” or so). I cut mine by tracing the profile with a pattern and cutting on the bandsaw, but the first few were cut with a utility knife and straight edge. Basically make heavy scores and snap the waste material off. Mica is very flakey so be careful!

Be sure to purchase mica that is 0.030” thick or more


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