Woodsmith Tips

Clip-On Lamp Holder

Lamp Holder Photo I like the extra light that a clip-on lamp gives when I work. The problem is there never seems to be a convenient place to attach one.

To solve this problem, I devised a holder for my shop that can be placed almost anywhere. This holder allows the lamp clip to grip securely so I can have constant and stable light at all times.

The holder is made of ¾″ plywood. A dado in the mounting plate captures a small shelf, as you can see in the photo.

The clip part of the lamp tightly grips the shelf. A pair of dowels in the shelf fit inside the clip bends to prevent the lamp from sliding off the holder when the light position is adjusted.

Good Woodworking,

Phil Huber
Online Editor, ShopNotes

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