Craftsman-style Lamp: Episode 6

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It’s time to glue up the main frame, fit the glass and the hinges and apply the finishing touches. This is the final episode of the series in which Paul does all the final fitting and gluing up.


  1. John Moore on 25 June 2014 at 5:59 pm

    That is a beautiful lamp. I did not know at the beginning if I could do it, but now as the series has progress, I feel I can give it go. Maybe this fall, as my shop is not air-condition and the humidity is very high here in central Florida.

    • STEVE MASSIE on 25 June 2014 at 6:38 pm

      John it has been brutal and very wet for sure, I hope to start after the 4th getting out in the shop in the early Morning hours and working until 10 or so. I work part time but after next week I am off until late August, Yeah.


  2. STEVE MASSIE on 25 June 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Paul and Staff another wonderful episode, this really turned out to be a neat project and one that is defiantly on my list to do. Will you be showing the electrical part ( I realize different voltage in other Countries ) to show how it all goes together as well as the fuming ?

    Thanks for this !


  3. Michael van Zadelhoff on 25 June 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I happen to need 2 lamps, so this beautiful project comes in at just the right time. Like every other project we made so far the teaching was amazing.

    Just one little question for Paul (or anyone who knows it) about the 2 fixtures you put on the clamp so it can be used even when the clamp heads fall inside of the vise. Can you show this sometime on your blog or here? It looks simple but very effective.


  4. Kevin Bowkett on 25 June 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Did I hear Paul correctly when he said he was going to ‘fume’ the lamp as a finish? What is that? Will you show it?

  5. Eddy Flynn on 25 June 2014 at 10:49 pm

    yes Kevin you heard correctly this was also mentioned at the beginning of this series to fume a project is when the piece is exposed to ammonia fumes which react with the tannins in the oak

  6. therealdjryan on 26 June 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Sorry if this has been mentioned in a comment before, or if Paul Sellers mentioned it in a video – I sometimes watch while I do my paying job and miss out on some dialog. If the lamp is dropped, knocked over, whacked with a child’s toy or some other possible domestic accident and glass is broken, how do you replace it?

    • davebulow on 26 June 2014 at 6:07 pm

      Many thanks for another wonderful series! I’m always very impressed. The detail in this project has been incredible! Thank you all once again!

  7. bit101 on 5 July 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I’m wondering about the fuming process as well. I suspect this might be another general video, such as the glass cutting video, as it would be useful for other projects as well. I’ve read a bunch of other articles on it, from different sites, but would still love to hear Paul’s take on it. Many articles say you need a commercial grade ammonia of 28% or so, but others say household ammonia will work, it just takes longer. I imagine that for a smaller piece like this lamp, that would work well. Not so well for a large chair or table.

    Still working on all my glazing bars at the moment, so no huge rush for me.

  8. nilshoyer on 20 October 2016 at 6:04 am

    This is a very beautiful project, and I have enjoyed the series very much. Thank you, Paul! I agree, a separate video about fuming would be very interesting. I have done some fuming in the past, but as all my techniques, I suspect that Paul has a more thought through approach 🙂

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