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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-20-2015 12:58 AM 1480 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a natural surface pecan lamp with the bark removed. It is finished with clear lacquer. It spent very little time on the lathe.

Cheers, Jim

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





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CFrye

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#1 posted 10-20-2015 01:20 AM

I like it, Jim! Did you hollow it out on the lathe?

-- God bless, Candy

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Ebro

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#2 posted 10-20-2015 01:22 AM

Nice and simple. I like it

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#3 posted 10-20-2015 01:29 AM

Very COOL Lamp!

Nice job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 10-20-2015 02:31 AM

I’m with CFrye, did you hollow it out? Maybe for the weight factor or just enough for the wiring?

Also, why Pecan? Just what you had in the shop or for a specific reason?
I have to make a lamp and this is a good idea.

Thanks, Ray

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#5 posted 10-20-2015 05:46 AM

Geez, I like that Jim.
Just gotta love the Natural edge pieces.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob.

-- 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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Mark Wilson

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#6 posted 10-20-2015 07:26 AM

Very nice, Jim. And, I third the motion on the hollowing question. The third photo looks like you hollowed it and capped the bottom.

-- Mark

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Yuval Eitan

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#7 posted 10-20-2015 07:34 AM

SO LOVELY!!

Sometimes, we have to overcome ourselves and let nature show it beauty.
And here you did just that, and the outcome is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing,

Yuval

-- Knowlege is just like love - it never dilutes, only grows! Sharing it with others just strengthens it

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#8 posted 10-20-2015 10:15 AM

It’s good that you didn’t turned it to perfect roller. This natural edge is much better.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 10-20-2015 11:33 AM

Real nice Jim,
I like the natural rugged look of the lamp.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Cliff

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#10 posted 10-20-2015 11:39 AM

Very nice Jim. The soft glow of the light would be very relaxing as it brings out the natural beauty of the Pecan.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 10-20-2015 12:28 PM

Thanks you all for the nice comments.

Hi Candy. It is not hollowed out. I bored a 3/8 hole through it and it has a about a 1 1/4” hole about 1 1/2 deep in the bottom so I could maneuver the wire in the back and up the middle with plenty of room. I was going to hollow out a square pocket in the bottom and put in a touch sensor box, but I wanted to keep it simple and rugged,, like Bob said. It is pretty heavy and no cracks!! It is a 5 yr old log.

Hi Ray. I used this piece because of the rough bumps all over it. I found it when getting some wood for Inez, from the turning guild, and this piece was there and the bark had already fallen off showing me this surface.

Cheers, Jim

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

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 10-20-2015 02:14 PM

Jim, this looks nice. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 10-20-2015 04:24 PM

Thanks, Charles!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 10-20-2015 05:09 PM

Very rustic, cabin feel. I like it.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#15 posted 10-20-2015 05:43 PM

Superb work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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