Last night I finished turning a lamp. I had seen the kits at Craft Supplies, and wondered how they would work out. A month or so ago I ordered a couple of the kits and 2 nights ago was the first chance I had to try one. You’ll need a lamp auger to do one, as well as the matching hollow center. I also picked up some dye, so I gave that a shot as well. This is red maple, dyed blue.