Just imported over from LJ 3-7-23
This Lamp is version 3 of mostly identical projects. The first one was made in my Junior High shop class, think 8th grade. It was made of heart cypress and only hand tools were used. I gave to my older sister about 1970, it is at my nephews home in Slidell, LA. It was finished with Johnson's floor wax.
Version 2 was built in High School wood shop, think 11th grade. It was built from walnut. That project utilized radial arm saw, drill press and hand tools. My first grand daughter has that as her bedside reading lamp. Also finished with Johnson's floor wax.
Version 3 was built in the wood shop in Sun City Oro Valley, AZ in 2019. Had all the power tools, jointer, planer, TS, drill press, etc. This lamp is constructed so it can be disassembled to refinish or put new fixture or wires in. Screws to attach cap and base to box. The "trough" is attached with double back tape. This lamp has a 3-way fixture. Finish is Deft spray lacquer.
If were to do it again would locate pump handle 1/2" higher to allow more chain clearance with cap, and reconfigure pump handle to look more like the ones on my grand fathers farm (curves downward at end).