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I made this lamp from the remnants of the Texas madrone log from which I made the Bullet Hole Bowl I previously posted. I tried to come up with a way to turn this one but it was just too odd to make anther bowl from.

After a little brainstorming, it occurred to me that maybe I could make a wall sconce utilizing the rotted hole to throw interesting patterns on the wall. I cut the log in a square block and sliced off some square cookies. I decided it would be too small for a sconce and instead decided a small lamp would work better. The cookies were book matched to form the 4 sides with a single piece for the top. Each side was simply edge joined and the other edges were beveled for joining the sides and top.

The base was made from a block of Bradford pear by drilling a hole for the fixture and hollowing the bottom of the block to form the arched legs. I used an LED bulb that has a remote that allows you to adjust the color and brightness and can even be set to fade between random colors and sort of looks like an evil presence has taken it over.

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lets just it's "bad ass" enough said!!!! i mean most would look at what you started with and threw it in the fire.you have vision to see what most never will.nice work.
 

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Never seen anything like it. One wild looking project and an excellent job doing it. Mel
 

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imagination at work - wow !
 

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Oozes cool.
 

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a very beautiful lamp Nathan love pic 6 GREAT JOB :<))
 

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Very cool Nathan! Nice work using some pretty rough looking stock and making something so unique :)
 

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Thank you for making this Nathan. My nephew and his wife both really liked it, especially her. Great idea!
 

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Great piece Nathan!
I really like this and the bullet hole bowl. I think you've hit on a cool idea/theme.
Craftsmanship is excellent and the fact this is a lamp is even better.
Great piece!
Jon
 

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Thanks guys. It was definitely a fun project and I even got a little turning in with the base.

Duck, I'm glad it was well received. I have to admit that it was tough to let go of but you definitely made it worth my while by giving me an even bigger chunk of madrone in exchange. There may be more "bullet hole" themed projects down the road. I've still got a wall sconce on my brain.
 

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Nice making lemonade from that lemon. The light is fantastic.
 

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Thanks Keebler and tazmon.
 
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