MIDCENTURY MODERN CONCRETE LAMP

MIDCENTURY MODERN CONCRETE LAMP

This original Mid Century Modern lamp design was my entry in the 1 Bag Wonder challenge, sponsored by Quikrete. I came in as the second place winner!

I consider this to be within the "Modern" style because that is where I took my design cues from. I especially like the work of American furniture designers and furniture manufacturers that influenced the design world in the 1950's and early 1960's. A few of my favorites are Charles and Rae Eames, and George Nelson. Also companies like Herman Miller and Heywood Wakefield. I will admit that I have a real passion for lamp design!

I know some people have the opinion that CNC machining is not "real" woodworking. If you have a similar opinion, please take a close look at this project. I designed this specifically for CNC. Although not impossible, the organic shapes may have been difficult to produce with other types of woodworking tools. Note: I do not consider this to be a DIY project.

I originally had planned to incorporate a USB charging port within the lamp base, but timing was tight so I had to skip that phone charging feature.

My CAD application of choice is Rhino. My CAM app is RhinoCAM by Mecsoft. My other tools are a mixture of brands.

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My favorite products used in this build project:

• Quikrete Concrete - http://go.magik.ly/ml/7ur0/
• Pink Foam Insulation - http://go.magik.ly/ml/7ur2/
• Finishing oil - http://go.magik.ly/ml/7ur8/
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• Porcelain Lamp Socket - http://go.magik.ly/ml/7wyc/
• Lamp Cord - http://go.magik.ly/ml/7wyf/
• Lamp Cord Switch - http://go.magik.ly/ml/7wyh/

Some of the tools used in this project:

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• Trowel - http://go.magik.ly/ml/7ur4/

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You can see the other challenge entries on the Quikrete site: https://www.quikrete.com/one-bag-wond...

My CNC machine is from: http://www.cncrouterparts.com/

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