Lamp Bases

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-10-2015 07:12 PM 1119 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife came home from stained glass class and said she needed a base for a lamp she made. She knows she does not have to ask twice for me to do a wood project. Actually she wanted 2 of them for another one in the making , too.
She wanted just flat triangles but that was too boring. So I glued a spigot on each triangle and spun it for while and then cut off the spigot.
These are out of mahogany stained with chestnut stain to darken them a bit.. They are finished with clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 07-10-2015 07:28 PM

Wow! That is a super nice combo….....wood and stained glass.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 07-10-2015 07:37 PM

Yea, I see how you dug out the center a bit and added the ring. Nice going, never settle for less. always room for improving. I see the sun/moon on the lamp. Ask your wife what it represents.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 07-10-2015 07:47 PM


You and your wife are a Good couple!

You both do very good work in your Craft worlds…

Beautiful stuff… COOL Lamps (and bases :) )

Thank you for sharing!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 07-10-2015 07:50 PM

hi Jim,are you sleeping anytime?
beautiful work as usual

-- bambi

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#5 posted 07-10-2015 07:53 PM

Jim – Nice lamps. You did a good job of hiding the source of light. How are they lit?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 07-10-2015 07:55 PM

That is nice collaboration and the lamp looks great with the base complimenting the stained glass nicely .
I love just about anything stained glass . Great work by both of you !


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 07-10-2015 08:07 PM

She did a really good job!!!

I kind of like you base too. LOL You really made her wonderful work look nicer.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#8 posted 07-10-2015 10:04 PM

Your wife is getting very good at the glass work Jim, another great collaboration from team Jakosh, the detail ring adds a nice finishing touch to the base, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 07-10-2015 10:05 PM

she MADE that lamp??? Oh wow! That is fantastic !

Oh yeah, you did a nice job on the base too

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 07-10-2015 10:50 PM

My sentiments to, do you sleep at all? You do great work as well as your wife, you are a one man manufacturing plant

-- John J.

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#11 posted 07-11-2015 12:27 AM

That is absolutely beautiful Jim. Bothe the base and lamp are a perfect combination.
Congratulations to both you and your talented Wife. You make a great team.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#12 posted 07-11-2015 01:17 AM

Congrats to you and your wife Jim for a great job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 07-11-2015 02:20 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.
I told Carol you all liked her work too. Wait until you see the next one on the lamp base I finished.!! She has not started on the shade yet but it will have dragon flies on it and be a huge round one.

Hi Dave. I did not show the three I first made. They were 3/4” thick triangles which added nothing to the lamp. These spend a little time on the lathe. She said it represents the sun and moon!

Hi Bambi. I may sleep after midnight. I have two cups to turn yet tonight.

Hi Alex. This lamp has a cross brace and a regular light socket mounted on it and this one has a CFL bulb in it.

Hi Joe. That is what I thought. The lamp is everything in that picture!!

Hi John. The elves are on overtime!!

Hi Bob. I try to support here and I love to have a reason to get on the lathe!! She wanted another project tonight that I will turn later.

Cheers, jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 07-11-2015 05:27 AM

And Team Jakosh scores another 10! There should be an Olympic event for wood/glass crafting to make that score official. Thamks for sharing. We do get to see the dragonfly shade…right?

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 07-11-2015 10:06 AM

The bases are cool and I love the stained glass part too, your wife did great work on them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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