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Kevin Higgins31/01/2010 12:22:29
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Hi all ,
I'm looking for some inspiration or designs for a lamp table or two , I am willing to make it out of any wood , i don't have a lathe so turning is not an option .Any help or ideas would be appreciated .
Sparky31/01/2010 13:19:35
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If you browse the members albums, I'm sure your get some inspiration along the line
Follow the Albums link from the top row or >> click here << and select some albums from there.
Delete31/01/2010 15:33:45
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I once made a standard lamp for my first wifes mother. That did not require any turning. The basic materials were not that expensive.
The base and stand were made from Mahogony and consisted of two pieces in a cross shape to form the base. The Up right was a square piece  about 4  foot long fixed to the base. Attached towards the top of the upright was a garden Broom and on the end of the broom handle was the light fitting and Shade.
Les Dawson gave me the idea for this as his Mother in Law worked in the same broomstick factory as my mother in law. They were both Test Pilots.
Ron Davis31/01/2010 16:54:18
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I did one when I was at lasted donkeys years.
It was a square piece of oak about 6*6*1 for the base with four small feet on the bottom. The stem was two peices of oak about a foot high from 2*2, we had to make two perfectly flat faces, one on each piece.  then cu ta groove in one with a plough plane, and glued the two pieces togerther, this made a hole for the flex, cut a mortice in the centre of the base and a tenon on the stem, taper the stem with a plane and assemble, finishs to suit and wire up.
I use a lathe now, same principle except fo ror the addition of a long hole borer to my kit
Have fun and post the picture of the finished item
Derek Lane31/01/2010 19:25:38
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This project can be as simple as you like and still look good. Here is a very simple idea that would need a little work to finalize
It may not be to everybodies taste but a searting point for a design

It only took a couple of minutes to draw
Ralph Harvey01/02/2010 19:31:06
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I made a lamp many years ago that was designed like "Cleopatras Needle" a steady taper is fairly straight forward but add an inlay to the design too
dennis wake02/02/2010 21:44:29
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    i made a table lamp with the use of a router and a long drill. i actualy went and got a turned stair spindle cut it to length and a pine disk cut with a router for the base.
Doug02/02/2010 22:31:23
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An octagonal upright on an octagonal base would be easy with a hand saw & plane, It could be made more elaborate, depending on what tools you have to hand.
Darren Loucaides 111/03/2010 13:20:51
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Just a quick note to say that this discussion will me included in GW226's Maker's Notes.

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