Down to the wire and only a few days late :-p Applied the last of the finish today. Finish schedule isn’t too complicated — after all, I need to keep the cost down. I don’t have picts of the finishing process as it’s hard to hold a spraygun in one hand a lamp in the other and take a picture with the third hand.
Finish schedule consists of a spray coat of dye stain from a NYC company, WD Lockwood. One can get the identical dye powders from Woodworkers’ Supply of NM labeled Mosers. Then a Sealer coat; Sand; Spray a color (toner) coat of the same dye powder mixed in top coat; then a final clear coat of a waterbased poly.
I use General Finish’s Enduro Waterbased Sealer and their satin “Poly”. The Enduro finish has proven to be the least grain raising of all the WB finishes I’ve tried over the years. I mix my water soluble dye powder in GF’s “Natural” waterbased stain. It’s a clear stain (Is that an oxymoron?) that I use as a stain base.
I realized I didn’t put in pictures of the shades. The shade frame is just as complicated (or more) to make as the body of the lamp. so I often cut up a lot of parts at once.