The lamp with personality
My two grandchildren are soon celebrating their birthday and I wanted to give them something personal, unique and heartfelt. I think I succeeded with these lamps.
If you also want to make someone happy with this lamp or simply beautify your home, here is what you need for this project:
|Wood||Band saw / table saw|
|Screws, washers, nuts M6||Drilling machine|
|Wood glue||Stationary belt-disc sander|
|A suitable lamp as a head||Grinder|
Now we cut the counterpart to the joint, I did this with my self-made sliding table for the band saw. Of course you can also use a normal slide stopper there.
This is what the whole thing looks like in a double version.
Now we drill the joint center with a 6mm drill on the drill press. For this I fixed both joint pieces with the help of 2 remaining woods and a glue clamp with a distance between the joint pieces of about 2mm.
Then we have to round off the wood pieces at the joints, otherwise our joint won´t work.
Step 3: Sanding the woods
Not only the joints are getting sanded, we also grind all the other woods. You can do this both with a belt sander or free handed.
Next we need matching screws, washers and nuts M 6. The washers are needed to compensate the thickness of the saw blade from the notch. Of course you could cut the woods at the joint also separated on the longitudinal stop, so you could save the washers, but I was frankly too lazy.
Step 5: The Finish
Finally, we only need the head of our lamp. For this I bought a wall lamp, which I screwed on top of my construction.
And finished is our self-made designer lamp.
I hope I could inspire you a little bit again.
Your Einhell Harry