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Forum topic by Evangogh posted 09-30-2016 12:44 AM 670 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-30-2016 12:44 AM

I’m trying to make a floor lamp using a cedar post (a little over 6’, I’ll probably leave it at least 5’6”), and I’m not sure how to run the wire…

I would love to bore through the center, but have no idea how that could be done. If it can’t be done I have a few other ideas I can try out, I just want to see if anyone has some pointers on how to make a hole length-wise through the post.

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#1 posted 09-30-2016 12:58 AM

What shape is the post. You could rip the post in half and rout a groove down the center an glue the two halves back together. Other then that I do not think you could drill a hole that long

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#2 posted 09-30-2016 01:18 AM

Like Nostradamit said, or start looking for a 3 foot drill bit.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 09-30-2016 01:39 AM

Split it open, make a groove, glue it back. Done. You will never ever be able to bore a hole all the way through without some serious wander unless you have access to a giant machinists lathe and use a boring bar.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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#4 posted 09-30-2016 02:04 AM

Wonderful… I’m gonna have to really channel MacGuyver for this one…

With any luck I’ll have a new pick up soon!

Thanks for the help!

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