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.
If the base was turned, wouldn't that make the electricity spin as it came through it and then the light would make you dizzy?
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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