Claremont Designs

Prepping the Long Edison Base

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In the last workshop session it was all about getting the base ready for light fixtures. You would think building the dovetailed box would be the hard part, but I’ve always found it more difficult to space and line up the light fixtures. I decided to try a new approach this time. In the first picture you’ll see that I’ve inserted the board that holds the sockets into the top of the base. I’ve then laid out for the 5 sockets. At this point I’ve drilled a small pilot hole through both boards at the same time. I then went back and used this pilot hole to drill the larger holes needed for the socket openings and the brass nipple that the sockets attach to. In the second photo I’ve begun the wiring for the lamp. A little more fit and sanding work to be done. Then it’s off to finishing.

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