Saturday, November 27, 2010

Floor Lamp for Joy

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.

This is the floor lamp I was telling you about. I turned it on a drillpress using sandpaper and engraving cutters that are used with the Dremel.
I chucked up a 3/8" x 3/8" piece of basswood and turned it round using sandpaper. Then I used the Dremel engraving cutters to make the design.
It's not that hard to do. I have made porch railings using the Dremel and its WorkStation (drillpress) the same way. I like using the drillpress better, it doesn't wobble, the Dremel wobbles.

If any of you have a husband or dad that has a drillpress in their shop you could use it to make lamp bases, porch posts and more.

If you are interested on how to go about doing this, let me know and I will get a project together for you.

Talk to you later, Kris


  1. I'd love to know more about turning such things! That looks fabulous and to be able to do my own would be great.

  2. Thank you for my lovely lamp stand Kris ♥ I'm am so pleased with it.

    I brought myself a dremel but I've not used it yet. Not sure how to to tell you the truth.

    1. It’s a little scary when you first start then the more you use it the more relaxed you’re going to be 😮😊🤗

  3. What a beautiful lamp! Oh, Kris, you are just so accomplished. And, yes, I would love a tutorial on how to do this lamp.

  4. It would be great if you could prepare tutorial how to make lamp like yours. I have dremel, but just like Joy, i do not know how to use it...

  5. Wow how did you make the shade?

  6. I’d love to know how you did this . I have a Dremel and I’m lucky that my husband does carpentry work and has a drill press .