Lilac Lamp #3: Tripod all in a twist

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Blog entry by scottb posted 03-11-2007 12:19 AM 1091 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Having successfully burned out my Dremel, I went for the cordless drill as well as my chisels. Judging by the amount of wood i still had to go through, I’d have likely killed another dremel in the process! I guess they are made for lots of different jobs, not so much hogging off wood for extended periods. I’ll definately be looking into those carving tools Dick suggested.

Didn’t take too long to get all three legs liberated from each other, was tricky with the “candy cane” spiral they made.

Following the cracks in the twist of the grain for strength – and a challenge!

Why am I making a three legged lamp out of one piece of twisted wood? What the muse wants, the muse gets. I’m still letting the project dictate itself, by mostly making things up as I go, but I am getting a clearer picture of what the end product will be. which is good, because I was hit with some ideas for a couple of new lamps in the car today.

Next up, gotta make the steam box. Thanks to all the comments on the first post (which is really the third part in the series) I know what I’ve gotta do, but first a run out to the plumbing dept at the Big Box.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#1 posted 03-11-2007 12:32 PM

I’ve been following this one with interest, Scott.

You may be familiar with these two tools for carving – when you used the term “hogging off wood”, I couldn’t help but remember these two great Aussie tools.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 03-11-2007 08:06 PM

Thanks Don, and welcome back from the upgrade ;)

I’ve seen these in print, but hadn’t thought about getting one – also never came across one at the Big Box, so I forgot about these sorts of tools…. I’m also still discovering what sort of woodworker I want to be. (I may never find a niche, and that’s fine with me)

I’ve got to make a pilgrimage to Woodcraft or Rockler once in a while I believe there is one of each about and hour or so from me.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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