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Floor Lamp on ShopSmith

#262824 by KyBill » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:26 pm

Hello All,
I started small on the lathe and now want to make a floor lamp. How do you make a tall lamp post with the wire in the middle in segments that will last?
Yes I'm still green.

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Re: Floor Lamp on ShopSmith

#262828 by BuckeyeDennis » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:32 pm

I’d run a long piece of lamp pipe up the middle. It can serve as both a conduit for the wire, and as an end clamp for your turned lamppost segments.

This place seems to have a good selection of them.

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Re: Floor Lamp on ShopSmith

#262846 by nuhobby » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:22 am

Hi,
Just commenting here... You'll possibly be challenged on keeping the thing "bottom heavy" enough to avoid tipping.

Here was an alternate Shopsmith-assisted way I did a lamp base:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=20889

Best Regards
Chris

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Re: Floor Lamp on ShopSmith

#262867 by KyBill » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:22 pm

Thanks for the info guys.

Glued tennon segments on a wide base sound about right?

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Re: Floor Lamp on ShopSmith

#266606 by KyBill » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:08 pm

Update
Finished product
1st piece of furniture

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Re: Floor Lamp on ShopSmith

#266607 by stew » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:32 pm

Nice looking table and functional. Did you turn the spindles too?

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Re: Floor Lamp on ShopSmith

#266611 by algale » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:34 pm

Great job!

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Gale's Law: The bigger the woodworking project, the less the mistakes show in any photo taken far enough away to show the entire project!

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