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 Post subject: Floor lamp
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:38 pm 
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Finished this project a few days ago for my sis-in-law. She saw the one I made for my wife and of course she wanted one. The shade doesn't go with it, she will have to find one she likes.
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 Post subject: Re: Floor lamp
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:38 pm 
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Geez, that's beautiful. Tell us about the woods used? Other project tidbits?


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 Post subject: Re: Floor lamp
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:14 am 
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Sides are just 1/2" Oak. Did a lot of bending. Cut the sides on the band saw and then after bending, gluing, and clamping I had to do a lot of sanding to get everything right.
The bottom started as about 18"X6"X4" cut off pieces I scrounged from a local place that makes wood pallets for commercial loading and unloading stuff on trucks. Again a lot of cutting, sanding, and fitting. Basically the bottom is a square of 4 pieces joined with 45 degree angles. The trick was making the outside with the angle that I wanted for looks. The pieces are about 2 inches thick at the bottom and one inch at the top. Then I just cut a square piece to fill in. Of course, with my skill the bottom isn't a perfect square so the filler piece had to be trimmed to fit. A lot of hours went into this, thus it isn't something I could make and sell for a profit.
And, of course, I usually never make more than one of anything. They are all one of a kind.
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 Post subject: Re: Floor lamp
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:16 pm 
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WoW. :-D I really love that lamp.


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