Thursday, June 26, 2014

Making lamps

I've been enjoying making lamps lately. Here are a couple more. This first one is a marble base floor lamp. I turned everything from brass. The base is carved wood painted gold to simulate a casting like the one I found in mom's attic :)  The "marble" is turned from Italian Evergreen soapstone.

 I turned the lampshade from acrylic. I turned and threaded the little knurled screw to hold the shade in. The lamp is adjustable for height with another knurled, turned and threaded screw.

This is the lamp lit:


Here's a little table lamp. Turned from brass, the shade and base turned acrylic.

And here it is lit:


Lemon tree update

He's outside now, he seems to like it. Some beautiful marigolds are keeping him company.