Floor Lamp: Episode 1

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This is the first episode of a very excitingly elegant project, a floor lamp made from quarter-sawn oak. This project may look complicated because of the splayed legs with angled shoulders and mortise and tenon joints, but the processes for making the two joint types are simple and effective. Working through the project you begin to see how it’s the joinery that results in the harmony and composition of the piece.

BOOKMARKS:
LAYING OUT AND CHOPPING THE MORTISES – 00:07
CUTTING THE HOUSINGS – 16:46

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6 Comments

  1. Antonio Santos on 19 August 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Hi, can you please tell me what are the face of the mortise guide made of, where the chisel leans on?
    Than yellow plate…?
    I can’t find that information anywhere.

    Thank you, kind regards.

  2. Antonio Santos on 20 August 2020 at 10:34 am

    @lorenzojose

    Thanks 🙂

  3. Roberto Fischer on 23 August 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Paul’s got the quarantine hair going 🙂

  4. marc van de wouw on 26 January 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Shouldn’t the mortise hole be angled?

    • Izzy Berger on 4 February 2021 at 4:34 pm

      Hi,

      Paul says:
      Slightly, yes. Not an exact angle though. It doesn’t matter.

      Izzy

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