Craftsman-style Lamp: Episode 2

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In this episode Paul marks out and cuts the very fine mortices and tenon for the glazing bars. There is more to come on fitting the glazing bars together and finishing the frame.


  1. Mark Armstrong on 28 May 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Nice one Paul and team.
    Got a few 1/8″Chisels
    May be my next project .

  2. Eddy Flynn on 28 May 2014 at 4:00 pm

    now to search ebay for a 1/8 firmer chisel 0r 3mm which ever comes first boy oh boy i hope my eye sight can deal with these small mortices i’ll be like Mr magoo doing these little joints time to put windows in my shed i think artificial light just isnt cutting it .

  3. John Moore on 28 May 2014 at 4:17 pm

    I bought a 1/8 firmer chisel a month ago at a garage sale for 25 cents. I bought it thinking to myself I would never use it, but for a quarter, I’ll take it. Now I will use it.
    This is a funny world.

  4. STEVE MASSIE on 28 May 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Paul another great video, I also need to get a 1/8″ chisel now for my arsenal. This looks to be a fun project.


  5. bit101 on 28 May 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Everyone hold off on getting 1/8″ chisels on eBay. At least until I get mine. My wood for this project just arrived at the front door.

  6. Eddy Flynn on 28 May 2014 at 9:26 pm

    i wish i could get the heads up on tools for the next project looks like ebay is going to have a rush on 1/8 firmer chisels i wish i had a load of them lol

  7. Anonymous on 29 May 2014 at 8:12 am

    Love the accuracy

  8. Juan-M on 29 May 2014 at 8:16 am

    I found this cheapie 1/8″ chisel (yes I know, Irwin-Marples, but still…)–1-8n?cm_mmc=Google-_-PRODUCTFEED-_-IRWIN-_-M444/-1/8N&CAWELAID=600009240000037985&CAGPSPN=pla&catargetid=600009240000043737&cadevice=c&gclid=CNvG0qLK0L4CFQqIfgodQhwAQA

    It looks like it already has a firmer chisel’s shape (no side bevels). I saw it on the Home Depot website for about 10 dollars USD with free shipping-to-store.

    Any thoughts?? Would you guys buy one? lol

    • bit101 on 28 June 2014 at 2:39 am

      I got the same one, I think, from Amazon. I figure it’ll get me through this project and for that alone, worth the small price. And it’ll probably do fine for those other rare times I need a 1/8 chisel. I haven’t used it yet. Finally got through part 1 yesterday and have the whole frame made and fitting together well. Cut up my glazing strips tonight and started planing them down to exact size. I’ll get to the mini mortises over the weekend.

    • bit101 on 28 June 2014 at 2:42 am

      This is the one that I got:

      I see it also has a link to acmetools for a cheaper price, but I got free prime shipping, so it was less than item + shipping from acme.

  9. Sandy on 30 May 2014 at 3:34 am

    Juan, It’s a cheap chisel… I’ll probably look at that as well.. 🙂

  10. Iggy on 22 June 2014 at 8:45 am

    Is the edge of the mortise damaged at 20:54 ? I’m not being critical I just wonder if it’s an optical illusion or perhaps I missed Paul mention it.

  11. wrstew on 30 June 2022 at 7:44 pm

    For those who were worried about the Sellers Effect on tool shortage, there has been time for these prized chisels to reappear! Paul, remember that bench before you patched it along side of your vise. Has it been that long? Seems like just a wee bit back.

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