My sister Lisa, asked me to convert a hanging stained glass lamp to a table lamp. The lamp hung in the Roth home on Hickory Street in Fairbury, her husband's house.
I un-soldered the top ring and removed it, since it was no longer needed. I straightened the bent horizontal pieces that were stressed from the weight of the lamp.
I also removed the top section, so I could solder in a piece of 3/4" wide brass, with a 3/8" hole for the lamp harp. The lamp base is on order right now. I will add a photo when it is completed.
Future new lamps of this design
This is a neat design, so I may make some new ones in the future. I entered the old design into google Sketchup, but I needed to know the tilt angles.
A couple years ago, I made a 4-sided stained glass lamp shade. I found a Polycut program, that calculated all the miter saw angles required to make the shade. Back then I was running Windows XP, and the program was downloaded, and ran ok. My new computer is running Windows 10, and the old program won't run any more :(
So I searched the Internet and found a new online calculator here.
My 1st attempt in Sketchup was pretty good, but the 4 corners did not match up exactly............
Using the online miter angle calculator noted above, plus remeasuring the tilt angles on the old piece using a digital angle finder, I was able to make a perfect replica in Sketchup, with all 4 corners of top and bottom pieces aligning perfectly........
I may build some of these in the future :)
I soldered a new brass bar on the top of the lower section with a 3/8" hole to fit a standard harp.
I ordered a 17" tall metallic base for the lamp...........
Closing Thoughts on this Project
It turned out not to be that difficult to convert this hanging light to a table light. This is the first time I dis-assembled an old stained glass piece, and actually, it went pretty well. Hopefully my sister will be pleased with the new table lamp!