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    Walnut Lamp

    Well decided that after traveling all week that I would do some turning to wind down. Anyway one the way home was thinking of plans to turn a lamp. I had some walnut stock so decided to give it a try. I was extremely pleased at the outcome and already have a few things I will do different. Anyway it is 9 1/2" tall not including the harp. Bottom has felt on it. It has 1 coat of shellac and then 5 coats of lacquer. Sorry for the bad picture but a lady bought it as soon as she saw it. She ordered 4 more and a lady that saw it where my wife worked also ordered 4. I also have a order for 2 from another lady. I am selling them for $42.50.
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    Looks like you found another moneymaker, Bernie. The lamp looks great.
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    +1!!

    Great stuff Bernie. NOw does that 42.50 include the lightbulb???
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    Nice lamp. Just not too excited about the shape of the base. The shape does not flow down to the base in a smooth transition. Well, that is just my opinion though.

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    Those look real nice. May have to give that a try one of these days. $42.50 sounds low but it's better than haveing then sit on a shelf.
    Dennis

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    Beautiful lamps. I'm looking around to see what table lamps I could replace and see only floor lamps, darn. I'm sure you could add $20 or more to the price and they would still sell quickly.

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    I have this piece of wood......
    Ye, just gave me an idee......
    BTW, I do like the lamp, shape and form are just fine in my eye.
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    Very nice Bernie ...I have a hunk of wood slated for a lamp too.
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    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the comments.

    As far as price goes it is pretty hard to get much more than that. We are a small farming community and things that sell high elsewhere just don't sell here.

    I sold a salad bowl set finally for $300 here and my son sold two sets in Richmond, VA for $650 (cherry) and $825 (walnut). He gets $40 for my Christmas ornaments and birdhouses but I sold for 3 yrs here and finally started selling at around $18 to $22. I would rather sell than let them sit on the shelf forever.
    Bernie W.

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    Bernie, I just started a lamp, my first.
    I haven't located lamp parts in any catalogs yet.
    I'm sure I'll find some, probably locally.
    Is the long pipe really necessary? e.g. can the top parts be screwed to the decorative wood and just run the wire down?
    Must you make the lamp to a specific length to accommodate standardized pipe lengths?
    I'm using this particular piece of wood and will have to make the pipe to fit the wood.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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