I had hoped to have the lamp finished by the end of last week, Now I hope to have it done over the weekend. I guess that is why I am the slow woodworker!
Had a small setback with the light stand. It fell off my tablesaw and cracked. Luckily it is not a visible part so I glued it carefully back together and re-tweaked the fit so the two pieces slide together smoothly.
And voilà, here it is back together and temporarily assembled into the base.
I put together a 'final' list of everything needing to be done, and went though it item by item. Here I am crossing off the last to-do, easing the edges of all the lattice pieces. That was a truly tedious activity.
So now it is all apart again and I have a couple coats of shellac on each piece. Maybe another couple coats today, followed by some wax, then it'll be time to do the assembly!
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