Intro: Plinth Eastwood Nr. 0059
This desk-lamp is build by the keep-it-simple-and-stupid (KISS) principle. It is build quite similar as nr. 0056. The only differences are the dimensions of the wooden feet and size and angle of the lampshade.
Step 1: The Plan
First of was some doodling. The plan was to make a lamp for work at the office. The wood is a fine piece of oak. Dimensions are 12x18x2400mm. The third drawing shows the length and angles of the wood-pieces of one feet. Don't forget to make two of those ;).
Step 2: Glueing
First step of the assembly is glueing the wood-pieces together. I use clear tape on the combined parts, grippers and construction-glue in a disposable syringe to get a tight result. The tape prevents the grippers of becoming a part of the project..
Step 3: Toothpicks
2mm drill-holes are being made to accommodate toothpicks. This makes a stronger bond and looks fancy as well! The coned ends of the toothpick are cut of. The same glue is used to bond it all together. After drying the 'toothpick-residu' is cut of with an iron saw.
Step 4: Test Fit and Sanding
The lampshade is again made of a lovely biodegradable saladebowl. The hawk-eyed reader noticed that this lampshade is a bit larger than the one used for nr. 0056. Make markers by using a fineliner pencil and the contour of a little piece of oak. Two rectangular shaped entries need to be cut with use of a small hobby-knife. This is where the feet are inserted. A little bit too small is better than a bit too big. Next is sanding the wood for a flawless finish.
Step 5: Final Assembly
Here we jump to the final assembly. The shade has gotten a paint-job. Make a power-cord and connect a lamp-fitting to it. Wait with assembling the wall-socket adapter. Important step is filling the lamp-fitting with hot-glue to make a solid base. Let it harden before glueing the fitting on the inside of the shade.
The (in the meanwhile shortened) feet are inserted in the shade and fixated with hot-glue. This hardens within minutes. Be sure that the position of the feet are symmetrical. Next is a 7mm drill-hole in the shade between the two feet. Insert the power-cord and glue the fitting in the shade. I use a combination of construction-glue and hot-glue for a strong bond.
Step 6: Sweet :*
And there we witness the birth of another fine Plinth Eastwood. I love my little ones!
Warning: be safe and don't leave this DIY unattended.