Floor Lamp: Episode 4

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In this episode, not everything runs as smoothly as we want it to, but making well considered adjustments, either of the tools or the materials and then too perhaps our attitudes, are critical! We focus mostly on concealing the cable for the electrics, so every component is channeled or bored. The sense of satisfaction in seeing the complex joinery come together in this project assembled is stunning!


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  1. joeleonetti on 10 September 2020 at 5:58 am

    Thanks Paul. Looking forward to the video part where you clean up the tear out from the plough plane. I’ve had tear out in the past and didn’t know how to fix it.

  2. wdelliott on 16 September 2020 at 6:49 am

    Re: cutting grooves. I saw a film of a Japanese woodworker cutting the sides of the grooves with a small Japanese saw, shaped in the shape of a small oval saw with the saw blades on the oval sides, thus permitting the fairly easy cutting of the sides of the groove. I wondered if you were familiar with this saw technique, which might be an interesting alternative to try to saw with our Western type saw.

  3. Robert Foster on 25 September 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Paul,
    Is there any reason you couldn’t run the cable down out at the bottom mortise? Is the inline switch the reason for your having it exit where it did or is there another reason?
    Thank you.

    • Izzy Berger on 2 October 2020 at 3:53 pm

      Hi Robert,

      Paul says:

      I had it exit where I did because I anticipate it being used next to a chair and felt like it was concealed enough without having to stoop to the floor to switch it on.

      Kind Regards,

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