How to Make a Sushi Lamp




Introduction: How to Make a Sushi Lamp

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Hello everyone! This is my first how-to video about woodworking. It is a lamps series that I made for a sushi restaurant. Basically I've used pine wood and water-based lacquer to finishing. Now, we will see step by step how to make this lamp.

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Step 1: Watch the How-to Video

I recommend watching the video for more details on the making process, the tools used and some tips.

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Step 2: Thicknessing and First Cuts

I will not deny that it is a project that requires a lot of work time, but the end result is quite nice. Especially if you're a sushi lover you can decorate your home with these Japanese sticks lamps.

  • For begin I have thickened pine timbers and then planing by hand (50 mm x 200 mm).
  • Then cut timbers for 50 mm x 20 mm).
  • After make cuts for 20 mm x 20 mm).
  • Use the cross-cut sled to cut the large that you wish.

Step 3: Tappered Cuts

  • For this step I used a multi function jig for tappered cuts, along with a piece of plywood to copy the cuts on.
  • The cuts is of 5 mm on each side edge. Then I marked the logo of the restaurant with a laser machine.
  • Before starting to the lamp assembly we need to sanding the sticks. For this I used sandpaper of 120, 240, 320, 400 and 600 grit.

Step 4: Assembly and Finishing

  • Measure of the sticks: 800 mm long / Tilt 20 degrees.
  • For assembly you will need a template to get the degrees tilt that you prefer.
  • To align the sticks you can help yourself with a carpenter square and repeat the process with all sticks
  • When the lamp is ready and dry, find and mark the center.
  • Cut the center timber, drill it on the extremes, glued and screwed on the center. For this, you will need find the center from of vertices.
  • To paint I've used water-based lacquer and a couple of tablespoons of honey bee to give a similar tone at bamboo.

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    6 years ago

    Is it possible to hang from ceiling with some little modification? Project looks awesome.

    Humus Workshop
    Humus Workshop

    Reply 6 years ago

    @Bilegt Yes, of corse. Indeed this lamp is hanging on ceiling. Thanks for comment.


    6 years ago

    Wow. I've never seen anything like this, super cool

    Humus Workshop
    Humus Workshop

    Reply 6 years ago

    @momoluv Oh thank you very much!