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Desk lamp

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Gemel E Butler

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Gemel E Butler

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This is a simple Desk Lamp i made using Easel and my X-Carve

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Birch Plywood

Birch Plywood

Thickness: 1/2 in, Dimensions: 12 in × 24 in

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10 minutes

please watch the video


bill of Materials

10 minutes

1- 12"x 24"x 1/2" ply wood or mdf
3- 1/4"x 2"Hex head bolts
3- 1/4" nuts (the same thread as the bolts)
6- 1/4" washers
1 light socket (i used led strips but any light socket could be made to work)
1 light switch (i used a pull chain but any could be made to work)
1 power cored

wood glue
sand paper


parting out and sanding

You will need to get the parts out of the wast material. Use a hobby knife to cut off any tabs and sand the parts smooth.



Place the knobs over the ends of the bolts and nuts. Add glue to keep them in place. Do not get glue in the threads.


glue up shade

Glue the rings starting with the 4 1/2" one first and working up gluing the solid 3" circle to the top. Then using one of the arms for a spacer glue the shade supports on to the top of the shade


glueing up base

1-glue the 5" circle to the center of the 10" circle and attach the lower mount arm to the 5 inch circle



Put together and install your lighting in to the shade use the 1/4" hole in the top of the shade to run your wires



Take one of your 1/4" bolts and place a washer on it now take the 2 10" arms and place them on either side of the base bracket and align the holes. Put the 1/4" bolt through the holes and place a washer on the other side with a nut on the out side

repeat the process with the 6" arm and then the lamp shade



finish you lamp as you wish and enjoy

James Steinbrecher
Nice. Replace the shade with a HF 9 LED flashlight. Stack and glue the parts. One ring has a lip in the ID. Put that on the end with the lip out. Drill a 1/4" hole through the fork. Mount it on Gemel's stand, slide in your flashlight.
James Steinbrecher
James Steinbrecher
HF 9 LED flashlights. 1" x 3.5"
James Steinbrecher
Toto Titi
Not bad.
Toto Titi
James Steinbrecher
Here is mine:
James Steinbrecher