Floor Lamp: Episode 2

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This is a beautifully filmed episode that shows the finer details of a highly unusual joint and joinery which is covered throughout. We think you will love it! This joinery brings union between the stems into the main three posts to then connect them to the central discs via mortise and tenons that are angled to compensate for the rake of the posts. To split cut or pare cut, saw or hand rout? These are the questions answered throughout this video episode. It’s fun to watch and highly educational. This episode is packed with interesting techniques, and Paul allows himself a little gentle joinery philosophising too!

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  1. dsykes on 26 August 2020 at 2:49 pm

    I love cranking the video speed up to 2x. It turns Paul into a speed talking woodworking maniac.

  2. Hubert Saegmüller on 28 August 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Sorry but what is the angle of the tenon shoulder?

    • Izzy Berger on 11 September 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Hi Hubert,

      Paul says:
      5.1 degrees, we avoided giving the angle in the drawing because any variation in distance will affect that angle.

      Kind Regards,

  3. YrHenSaer on 5 September 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Some of us do look a bit wild in the wind.
    There’s a pandemic all around us on this planet and some of us older folk are strongly urged to stay isolated.
    Sometimes it ain’t worth the risk.

  4. joeleonetti on 10 September 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Lol. I was thinking the same and then realized that my hair is the longest it has been since I was a teenage in the 1980s and was trying to grow the popular then mullet (though I didn’t know that was what it was called at the time). I think long hair right now is a solidarity sign.

  5. Hubert Saegmüller on 19 September 2020 at 10:00 am

    Thank you Izzy

  6. Simon King on 15 November 2020 at 2:49 pm

    You measure down 2 3/4 from the end on each long spoke. How far should I measure for the short spokes?

  7. Mike Conner on 16 November 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Assuming you mean for the top spokes, according to my notes I measured 2 1/4″ from the end of each and housed them in a 2″ dado on the top circle.

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