Steps on how to wire a turned lamp.

This instructable assumes you have a turned wood lamp base (or something similar) already made and finished.

If you haven't ever turned anything on a lathe, I highly recommend it.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

You'll need the following materials:

- Lamp Socket, I get mine from Grand Brass
- Lamp Harp
- Check Ring
- Threaded Nipple (that's what it's called)
- Electrical Cord
- Turned Wooden Lamp Base

You need the following tools:

- Wire Cutters
- Wire Strippers
- Phillips Screw Driver
- Custom built Hand Tap
Hi, These look really nice. <br>In the bottom of the base do you add feet or carve a channel for the cable to run under the lamp so it doesn't sit on the cable and wobble?
I actually drill a thru-hole near the bottom that I feed the cord through. The lamp does not sit on the cord.
Dear blightdesign, <br> <br>Do you know if there there are any code or standards that require some type of jacketed wire or other insulation over the lamp wire when the wire is going through a wooded lamp? <br> <br>If so, what type of wire/jacket would you use? <br> <br>Thank you <br>
Very cool, do you or would you make them for others?
I make lamps that are for sale here:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6293038">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6293038</a><br/>
Wow, I've following your site for awhile now and your projects are simply inspired!, please keep up with the instructables for your future projects. I fully intend to get a lathe simply because of some of the wonderful works you have turned.
Aha! a completed one, very nice, i love the look. Explain the lamp harp? is it just for putting the shade on?
Yup, you can get different length harps for different sized lamp shades. You'll need a finial too.
Did you use old harps or new? They really have a nice look.
These are new harps, I bought them to match the lamp sockets.
wow, lamps just reached a whole new level.. Truth is, i kinda like the look of them shadeless.
I do too. I think as long there is not too bright a bulb being used they look cool shadeless. Sort of architectural
These bases are quite intriguing did you make them yourself?
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blightdesign.com/">blightdesign.com</a>Yes, you can see more here:<br/>

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