I just finished my first lamp re-wiring! It took some time staring at a vague diagram of how to reassemble the lamp for me to figure out. Of course, there were written directions but they were wordy and looong, so I skipped them. Anyone can do this, do not be daunted by that broken lamps. I used a lamp re-wireing kit from Home Depot (side note: two of the gentlemen that I was talking to told me that they recognized me because I am a regular :) ha, dad would be so proud).
Found this picture, when I was downloading the lamp. Forgot I took it! This chair has been at Sleepy Poet for a long time, wish I could give him a home.