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Went to the shop today to make a weather vane and ended up with a burl lamp. Don't know how that happened but it did! I have had this burl for years and am not exactly sure what the wood is but it is bone dry. I am guessing oak or maple. I used sandpaper and brushes to get the "age" off of it and then finished it with Howards wax and poly. The lamp, I bought at a yard sale Saturday for .75. Bought it expressly for the guts to make a lamp and this turned out perfect…....except for the shade. Gotta do something about that shade! Thanks for the looks and comments.

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Really beautiful. Does need a different shade.
 

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Great use for the burl, great tip for getting lamp parts cheap!
 

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Cool. Pic #2 reminds me of a walrus. Definitely needs a different shade.
 

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Yup, change the shade. That's an awesome hunk-a-hunk-a wood! It has an elephant leg sort of look.
 

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the wooden part of the lamp is really cool, and yea throw that shade away…im sure you know where to find good shades, one other thing i wanted to mention, is do you have a channel cut on the bottom for the cord to fit into, i hope you dont have the weight of the wood laying on the cord, cool wood…
 

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grizzman….....yep. Got 3 channels cut. 1 out the back and 1 out each side.
 

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I like it. It does sorta remind me of a sea lion. Maybe instead of a shade, a frosted, lighted ball??
 

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Looks good - why not try to turn a lampshade? It would be a tough job, but if you could pull it off that would really make that lamp pop. Nice job.
 

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cajunpen…..actually, I have been thinking of making my own slatted version. I have no lathe but I do have an imagination.
 
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