Floor shade made as sample from the chosen log
first cut from the fat end of the log
three chunks of the huge log, middle one chainsawed to rough cone shape
Three pieces pulled in to shop on a hand cart
the wide end of the first shade made
Electric hoist and trolley/track lift the log up on to the lathe
"Linguini" .... shaving from roughing out the inside of the chandelier
Very rough idea of the shape of the outside
the wide end of the chandelier, very first cuts made to true up the surface
partially hollowed on the inside of the chandelier
fine shavings from final cuts on the inside
approximately half the shade is thinned down now, showing the colors and patterns
The template I created to get these three shades roughly the same shape and size
use of the template. It is cut in to sections so I can do parts of the outside in stages. The tape holds the sections of the template together
the entire shade is carved to shape on the outside, and thinned down from the inside.
All these shavings came from carving this first chandelier.
Kathy is holding the shade over the bulb of a floor lamp. That gives a sense of scale.
Roughing work on the second shade
Roughing work on the second shade. Notice the amazing continuous streamer of wood shavings that is flying off the sharp gouge.
The huge pile of shavings that came from all three shades. The third shade is on top of the pile, the other two are on the counter behind
This is the nickel colored socket assembly that goes well with the warm gray paint color in the stairwell
the woven metallic sheath on the cord of the socket assembly
Floor plan for the stairwell, showing the placement for the electrical boxes
Side view of the plans, showing approximate height for each shade