Juniper Table Lamp w/ "double base"

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Blog series by Tim & Candy Hicks updated 04-18-2008 03:37 PM 5 parts 8034 reads 30 comments total

Part 1: Here is my newest project!

04-08-2008 09:13 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 8 comments »

We usually take the winter off of working in the shop, we spend the winter months trapping bobcats. Most of the time I am home with the kids and cathing up on much needed office work. Even though it is noce to take a break from the dust and loud noise; it is also nice to return to it. We have been back in the shop for a month know making table lamps and working on custom orders. My new project for the next few days is this soon to be table lamp. Can you see the beauty? I have taken pictures ...

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Part 2: Sandblasting and sanding the Juniper Lamp

04-09-2008 01:15 AM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 7 comments »

Tim, my husband worked on the base, it took 2 hours to get it leveled, shaped and sanded. The first two pictures are of the base after it has been run through the planer. This base is made out of burled cottonwood. Corners have been rounded and everything shaped before sanding. After two hours this base is done and looks great, the colors are really going to come out when we spray the finish on it. This is where I started sandblasting, the red dark wood has started to turn gray ...

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Part 3: Drilling holes for the cord

04-10-2008 05:01 AM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 2 comments »

Okay I had the lamp almost completely sanded before I was able to get the holes drilled. I myself have only drilled a few lamps so my husband helps out with this. It is not as easy as it seems, you have to make sure that you are aiming just right so you come out in the right spot so you end up through the bottom of the lamp. This first shot is of course the first hole that is being drilled, in the second shot you can see where the drill bit is coming out. Now starting at the exit hole w...

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Part 4: Sanding is complete. Ready to run cord and patch holes

04-10-2008 05:08 AM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 4 comments »

Well this lamp is almost done. Tomorrow we will mount the lamps to the bases, run the cords and Tim will patch the lamps. I have not yet got my learning on how to do this. I have the basics down but havent tried it. He has pretty much mastered it so I will let him keep on with this task. We will have 10 lamps finished this weekend and next week we will start on a floor lamp and end table. These are custom orders that need to go out. I think I will blog about them as well. Anyway here is th...

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Part 5: It is finished

04-18-2008 03:37 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 9 comments »

We finally finished this lamp on Wednesday and i spent all day yesterday taking pictures and getting our website updated. It took almost 2 hours to get this lamp patched and the holes blended. In this last batch of lamps we have 9 new lamps and would have had them finished on Tuesday but, it was real cold out so we built a fire in the shop, well the wind was blowing so hard that it was making the flames come out the door, then it started to smoke and man the shop was filled with smoke and s...

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