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    Hi Folks,
    Here are some pics of my most recent project. The lamps are made from 1/4" oak, they are finished with 3 coats of Wipe on Poly. Unfortunately I don't think the pics do justice to the fret work. The pattern is from SSW issue # 23, the pattern is by Lora Irish.
    I've posted different pics of the same lamp, because I would like your opinions on the shades. I can't make up my mind and hubby likes them both.
    I have issues with both shades, so if anyone out there dosen't like either shade please let me know and maybe suggest an alternative.
    Thanks for lookin
    Marsha

    Lamps 008.jpgLamps 003.jpgLamps 002.jpgLamps 006.jpg
    LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

  • #2
    Very nice, Marsha. I like shades 3 & 4, btw.

    I think a faux finish would look fantastic on that lamp: marble, granite, jade, onyx. The thumbnails look a bit like granite, made me think of it.

    Great job!

    Pete

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    • #3
      Marsha

      I'm the wife of the person who designed the lamps for SSW. I like the
      4th lamp shade. The lamp shade brings out the design of the lamp.

      Helen MacKay

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      • #4
        My vote is for the No. 1 shade!

        Tony Ward

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        • #5
          Since you asked, I like #4. Nice looking lamps btw.
          Bill

          DeWalt 788



          aut viam inveniam aut faciam

          God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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          • #6
            Marsha those are real nice. I agree with your hubby. I think both shade works. I am alittle more found of the 1st one when its on. but not as much off. Evie

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            • #7
              Thank you all for your replys, I think we'll go with # 4. I'm not fussy for # 1 when it's off.

              And Helen, Thank your hubby for a great project.

              Marsha
              LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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              • #8
                I like the lighter colored shade better, but I too have issues with both. I think a round shade in offwhite would be better, add a clored translucent plexiglass to the inside of the lamp, with a little bulb inside it, and a matching colored fringe or ruffle around the brim of the shade, and I think the fretwork would get the justice it deserves, and the lamp would look outstanding. Your cutting looks great, and it is a really nice looking lamp, something to be proud of. Dale
                Dale w/ yella saws

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                • #9
                  there all very nice...but......#1 for me.
                  Pete Ripaldi

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                  • #10
                    Marsha, have you consederd a fretwork lamp shade to go with your lamp. here is one i made , but it might be too big. I bet you could make one out of the same pattern, that your bottom lamp post is made out of. maybe a funnale or a fluet tipe. or evena another angale one but with less fret work as mine. just a thought.
                    Evie
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                    • #11
                      Minowevie, What is the corner joint that you used for that lamp shade. It looks like a typical 45 degree miter joint.. I would consider making a lamp shade for my lamps as they can be fairly expensive to buy at a store.

                      Gary MacKay

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gmackay
                        Minowevie, What is the corner joint that you used for that lamp shade. It looks like a typical 45 degree miter joint.. I would consider making a lamp shade for my lamps as they can be fairly expensive to buy at a store.

                        Gary MacKay
                        Hi Gary, this pattern is from wildwood design.INc. # 1414 called Bird shade. and the patten has it as a 38 an 1/2 degree, but I think i used a 37 degree. been along time ago. but if you notice the top is smaller than the bottom so that does chang it from a 45 degree. I had alot of fun with this pattern. cursed it some and about made it fire wood. I know when you are working with a slope that does change the bevaled edge some. here is a web sight i posted just alittle while ago , but if you messed it here it is again. this gives the slope, measured from Horizontal. and the # of sides in assembley like a 6 sided thing. or 4 or what ever you wont to make. hope this helps. Compound Miter Chart http://www.betterwoodworking.com/compound_miter.htm

                        Evie
                        Last edited by minowevie; 07-05-2006, 07:57 PM.

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