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Chuck Snyder Woodsmith
is one of the most fascinating items I've turned. The lamp
flows from the wood itself. Each is unique and there are no
plans. There is a piece of Alder in the
garage just waiting to be turned. We'll just have to wait and see how
it comes out.
was able to attend the American Association of Wood Turners 2007 annual
meeting in Portland oregon. While there I watched a gentleman
turning a cowboy hat from 1/2 of a log. Pretty impessive.
at home I got to thinking about the hat and wondered if the same
techniques could be used to make a lamp shade. One of my
mags had plans for the lamp base. The first lamp roughly
the plans and the second is even more off, but I think it looks better.
turn the lamp, the outside was turned to the finished size and sanded.
Then a lamp was put on the outside, and when the light could
be seen thru the lamp, it was about the right thickness.
didn't know how to top the lamp at first, but after cogitation, a cap
was fitted and glued, with a turned finial. I tried a finial
(3 times) and none of them looked right, so a button was added to the
top that looks just right.
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lamp base is made from Padouk with the shade from Big Leaf Maple.
for the Finnial. The cap and Finial are both Paduke.
Because the shade warps as it dries, the hole at the top is
not round. So hte cap has to be carefully hand fitted to the
Maple Shade with Black Walnut Base -
This was my second attempt at making a lamp. Much
better lines this time.
The shade is from
the same source as the one above, but I like the shape much better.
The base is from some reclaimed black
walnut with gorgous grain and figure. This became a Christmas present
for one of my daughters.
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