Introduction: Light Cage
A lamp made of walnut, balsa wood and paper.
Step 1: Sawing
I sawed a piece of walnut into small boards
and the small boards into small sticks, using a cross cut sled and a push block.
Step 2: Making Dados
the height of the saw blade is the half of the stick
Make a first cut
Add a spacer and make your second cut.
The width of the spacer = the thickness of the sticks minus the thickness of your table saw blade
Make a third cut between.
Step 3: Making Frames
Sand everything and glue it together with wood glue.
Step 4: Making Cages
For the cages I used CA-glue. But this was not a good idea. Next time I will use wood glue.
Step 5: The Balsawood Frame
The inner cage got an extra frame of balsawood.
Balsawood is awesome! You can cut it in strips easier than paper. And it sticks perfect with wood glue.
Step 6: Painting
I painted all with water stain (walnut color). The effect is, the balsawood looks like the walnut.
Step 7: Glue the Paper On
The paper was normal printing paper.
I glued it only on the bottom and on the top of the cage with wood glue
Step 8: Assembling the Cage
Four sticks glued on the middle section (2 over and 2 under) of the medium cage hold everything together.
Step 9: Sawing the Base
I glued 3 boards together
Sawed it and drilled holes
To cut the edges, I used a extra high table saw fence.
Step 10: Finishing the Base
After sanding and painting, I added a piece of wood as a pedestal.
Step 11: Assembling
I put four long sticks (the end was rounded with a knife) in the holes of the base.
and glued a cross on them.
Then I glued the cage on the cross.
Step 12: Electrical Wiring
I pulled a cable through the cage and two O-rings on the side and added a switch.
Step 13: The Result
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