Let there be light (lamps)

I fulfilled a 10+ year promise to the wife to make lamps (2).
We have been looking at a set of cheap Walmart lamps as placeholders for a long time.

This summers heat killed many large Aspens so I got timber that was finally big enough to take on this challenge [that’s my story and I’m sticking to it].
The lamps are made from Aspen and finished in Deft lacquer

I have a lamp drilling rod waiting for this project so I finally got to use it. The drill [kinda like a gun drill] is inserted into the tailstock and pushed through the lamp.

I had to come up with a way to hold the lamp while I routed the features for the cord exit into the bottom. A bucket and foam insulation did the trick.

I used a low tech “story stick” to guide the work. I hate making two of anything but the second one turned out (pun) pretty close to the first.

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Wooden have thought it would have taken you that long! Great looking lamps by the way.

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Took a while to “see the light”.

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