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This was my second project ever!

I think it turned out great and I love it. The dimmer switch works great and is crucial for a lamp with a bare bulb.

-Valve Activated Dimmer Switch
-Red Oak

Made with:
Skill saw
Power drill

What I learned.
1. Buy ALL components before beginning the build
2. Check the angle of the saw blade manually. The tools gauge may be wrong.

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Nice job!!!
Love the Steam Punk style.
And welcome the LJ and look forward to more projects.
 

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Very Nice Indeed & Well Done Daddy!
 

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A big Welcome to LJ's. A great bunch of folks from all over the World are here to share. I'd say you are doing just great with only a few tools. Just wait till you have a shop full.
 

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Has a nifty Steampunk feel. I like it.
 

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2nd project ever? Looks brilliant to me.
What did you coat it with?
Regards Anthony
 

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Looks like a fun project.
 

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You mitered all of those joints with a skill saw? That is some skill. Nice job!
 

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Thanks for the comments!

I'm a power engineer by trade, so the electrical stuff wasn't much of a problem. I had to watch some videos to try to figure out how to do the woodworking though. Like:

How to make a straight cut with a circular saw
Making an On/Off actuator from a valve

I connected my valve to a dimmer switch instead of an ON/OFF switch.

I trusted the angle gauge on my saw to be a true 45 degrees, but it wasn't. This turned out to be a HUGE mistake and Ihad to do A LOT of sanding to true it up.

The stain is called 'Puritan Pine'. I added 2 coats of oil based polyurethane.
 

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Welcome! Awesome design and execution! I look forward to your next project.
 

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That's a great looking Edison lamp-I'm sure you'll get a lot of enjoyment from it!

Welcome to LumberJocks!
 

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....and then was a light - so nice project.
 
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