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How to make an Arts and Crafts style lamp shade #6: Securing the mica

12-06-2018 08:14 PM by splintergroup | 5 comments »

This chapter is the last, but I may add some more information later as/if I develop some simpler jigs or techniques. Here is a finished shade, walnut with Watco oil and a topcoat of pre-cat lacquer: I did a smoothing with #0000 steel wool then a rub down with a blue shop towel. The entire part was then waxed. It is much easier to do all this now when there are no mica panels in the way. I discussed the installation of the mica panels earlier, mainly focusing on ways to do it and how to make it possible to replace a damaged panel some years down the road. With the shade assembled, the mica retention along the stiles gets more complicated in that there is no way to easily...

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