Nice Lamp Brian, and I like the story that went with it. I have never worked with acrylic before but I thought maybe med. viscosity C.A. glue would also work. Furniture maker Paul Schurch told me he used polyurethane glue to glue veneer to acrylic(might be a bit messy for this type of work).Just a couple other glue options to try if you ever work with it again,not that I know they would work any better. The pallet wood looks great also. I like this type of post because it gets me thinking of cool things to try that are a little outside the box so to speak.
-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams