My desk/work table is special; it has a 2.5" wide piece of hardwood edging that makes using the included clamp impossible. So, I fashioned a block of wood that accepted the "peg" at the end of the lamp, and could be mounted to the edge of the desk.
This method is great for mounting a work light to unconventional desk tops or to walls, where you can't attach the clamp.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
- Drill press
- 15/32" drill bit (or whatever matches the "peg" on the lamp)
- countersink drill bit for #10 flat head screws
- table saw, band saw, miter saw, scroll saw, hand saw - really, anything that cuts wood.
- electric drill
- A clamp
- 8-10" of hardwood (maple, poplar)
- 4 #10 x 2" flat head wood screws
- Strong wood glue (I prefer Tite-Bond III)
- paint, varnish or clear coat of some sort (optional)