Category Archives: 3 – Tulip Lamp

the rocky road of another shade

Deep as that that title sounds, this is merely a post about me making another light shade. If you have been following along with my work (although I’m not certain how you would, unless you are one of my close friends), you would know that i have been making some lamp shades that feature some burnt… burntness… burning…

without further babbling, here is the time lapse of the thing whole saga:

Some of the journey that you might not have gleaned from the timelapse:

Things were coming along swimmingly, it was roughed out:

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and had undergone some charring:

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i was just shaping it down when… well…

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Needless to say, i was forlorn… but it turns out that some glue and many clamps are sufficient to recover from such an incident… heres the finished piece (i ended up putting it on a different base):IMG_9412.JPGIMG_9431.JPG

and one last thing… you can buy it on etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/JamIntheRound

The big saw makeover

So with much thanks to the YouTube community, i decided to undertake the ‘restoration’ of this saw… without any of the proper tools or experience…

check out this guy (old sneelock) if your thinking of tackling this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXtU7dK-nFSR7JeSihPfoWQ

and this guy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3M3pAy6uLrHZT18dVYDHBA

 

Onward to cleaning… basically, strip and sand it:

 

next, sharpen that puppy… with a file…

 

then set it. So this means offsetting the teeth so that the cut will clear the blade. There is a special tool for this that dont have, but im pretty sure i should buy one!

 

And… Victory

the above shot also shows the stock that i will be turning into several pieces…. its cracking up fairly evenly, so i’m hoping to make some nice distressed lamps…