Nothing is quite as beautiful as the Japanese lamp or lantern. Edward Turner gives both novice and experienced woodworkers the ability to create remarkable lighting devices including bedside, overhead, freestanding, and outdoor lamps. All designs come with detailed instructions and rich color photographs. Projects are rated, with something for every level of ability.
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Making Japanese-Style Lamps and Lanterns based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I received the book Making Japanese Lamps & Lanterns as a Christmas gift last year and was looking forward to making several of the lamps after thumbing through the book and noticing the great illustrations and reading the instructions. I am now planning the third lamp and am sorry to say there are serious flaws in the instructions and illustrations. The first project was the Bellflower hanging lantern on page 89 I cut the verticals as per the instructions. When laying out the cuts I found that the measurements on figure 1 (page 91) did not match the front view (page 90). Also I had to recut the parts to 22-1/4¿ to get the 2-3/4¿ dimension shown in figure 2 (page 92). I have a wood lathe and turned the top and bottom with their rings as one piece, after making these changes and correction the lantern turned our beautifully. The second project was the Morning Glory Table Lamp on page 49 and the third is Wisteria Floor Lamp on page 65. Again I found there were errors between the illustrations and between the instruction and the material list on both lamps. The book is a great bases for making some beautiful lamps, but I would suggest to anyone using this book to read the instruction and plan carefully before starting any of these projects.