Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: japanese lamps

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    falcon heights, minnesota
    Posts
    5,609

    japanese lamps

    also this week (told you it was a busy one), was the start of the japanese lamps for the living room. after making the cuts for the uprights, and horizontal spacers, and planing the various boards to thickness, the cnc machine sure came in handy for the rest of the parts. started with the bottoms, then the top rims, then the legs. next, i have to give the legs a rub on the drum sander to clean them up, clean up the rest of the parts, dye them, then assemble them, along with the cutting of the rice paper for the shades.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails japanese lamp.jpg   001 parts ready for cutting.jpg   002 tops tapered and vent hole drilled.jpg   003 uprights blank cut and dadoes cut.jpg   004 upright parts and spacers finish cut.jpg  

    005 first of bottoms on the cnc.jpg   006 first of bottoms finish cut from cnc.jpg   007 inside of first top rim being cut on cnc.jpg   008 finished top rim.jpg   009 first of leg sets started.jpg  

    benedictione omnes bene

    www.burroviejowoodworking.com

    check out my etsy store, buroviejowoodworking

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    falcon heights, minnesota
    Posts
    5,609
    here are the rest of the pictures. more to come as this one advances....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 010 first leg being cut.jpg   011 first leg finished and second started.jpg   012 second set of legs started.jpg   013 last of four sets of legs started.jpg   014 all legs cut.jpg  

    benedictione omnes bene

    www.burroviejowoodworking.com

    check out my etsy store, buroviejowoodworking

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Posts
    12,247
    way to go Dan. amazing what that Cnc can cut.

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk
    cheers

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Catalunya
    Posts
    4,632
    Hi Dan.

    Looking at the pics of the process I can't but ask if the separation that you are leaving between the legs is a requirement of the machine or not. Can't you overlap lines so that you would speed up the process and save wood at the same time?
    Best regards,
    Toni

    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _________________
    web site:http://www.toniciuraneta.com
    I also dream of a shop with north light where my hands can be busy, my soul rest and my mind wander...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    falcon heights, minnesota
    Posts
    5,609
    i wanted to make sure that there was plenty of clearance, and strength around the legs while cutting.
    benedictione omnes bene

    www.burroviejowoodworking.com

    check out my etsy store, buroviejowoodworking

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Catalunya
    Posts
    4,632
    I have a book called "Making japanese style lamps & lanterns by Edward R. Turner. Are you taking ideas from it? Your design seems to be inspired by one of the designs that appear on it. I also plan to make one of those someday.
    Best regards,
    Toni

    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _________________
    web site:http://www.toniciuraneta.com
    I also dream of a shop with north light where my hands can be busy, my soul rest and my mind wander...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Thomasville, GA
    Posts
    5,992
    Interesting project, Dan. Please post your cutting parameters.
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
    My Weather Underground station

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    falcon heights, minnesota
    Posts
    5,609
    not sure if i remember where i got the idea toni, but i liked the idea, and set it up in sketchup. i may have come across the idea while looking up styles of japanese lamps online, and with my drafting background, was able to come up with the plans in sketchup.

    the uprights and horizontal spacers are 1/4" x 1/4", the verticals are 14", and the horizontals are 4". the verticals have notches cut in them about 2" from each end, for the top rim, and the bottom to fit into. i may have to redesign the bottom, in order to extend the rice paper shade all the way to the bottom part, hiding the lamp socket. the top rim and bottom are one piece of white oak planed down to 1/4", and fitted to the uprights and legs. the legs and top are 3/4", with the top being 7.5" square, and the legs being an over all 1 1/2" wide, by 17" high. the legs were cut on the cnc, in order to have exact duplication of the size and shape of the legs, and the exact location of the notches in them. i will have to take a file to the inside corners of the notches, as they have rounded inside corners, nature of the cnc beast.
    Last edited by Dan Noren; 08-30-2015 at 07:16 PM.
    benedictione omnes bene

    www.burroviejowoodworking.com

    check out my etsy store, buroviejowoodworking

Similar Threads

  1. Any Body Build Any Lamps?
    By Karl Laustrup in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-02-2013, 08:11 PM
  2. Lamps
    By Alfredo Rodriguez Garcia in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-26-2008, 07:37 PM
  3. Confetti Lamps
    By Tony Falotico in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-31-2007, 05:17 PM
  4. Confetti Oil Lamps
    By Bernie Weishapl in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-04-2007, 02:03 AM
  5. confetti lamps
    By Donald Wood in forum General Woodturning Q&A
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-16-2007, 06:34 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •