Joined: Oct 19, 2004
|Posted: 2013-03-25 2:33 pm  Permalink|
So here's the first lamp to almost be finished to completion.
The idea struck me when I was visiting Forbidden Island for the first time. There's a section of the wall that's cut away, revealing lauhala matting. I absolutely love the effect, and wanted to incorporate it into a wooden lamp. After going to Smuggler's Cove, the idea of a rum crate seemed to be the perfect idea.
Fast forward to Tiki Oasis, and I see that at Tiki Diablo and Bosko's booth, there's a rum crate lamp. Not what I had in mind, but it's nice to know great minds think alike.
So, over the past few days, I've built my first crate lamp. It's not 100% complete, I'm waiting for the sockets to come in, but I'm very happy with it. Again, this is another item that I'll be offering for sale in the Marketplace, for anyone that's interested. Generally they have no finish to them, but I can do wax, satin varnish, or fireproofed. Here's the process on it, for those interested.
Step 1: Build a frame.
Step 2: Put wood on that frame.
Step 3: Cut holes in the wood, a la Forbidden Island.
Step 4: Burn.
Step 5: Remove char with stainless brush.
Step 6: Burn again
Step 7: Tapa!
So, there you have it. I'll post photos of it lit up when I receive the socket. It'll come with a 10ft chain, in black, for hanging. I'm close to being finished with my first lamp, and it's really nice to be woodworking again for my own purposes, instead of just work. Mahalo for looking!
Oh yeah, and I got to share a delicious batch of Painkillers with a near and dear friend from Baltimore.
And this is what a batch of 10 Painkillers looks like:
[ This Message was edited by: Hale Tiki 2013-03-25 14:35 ]