Owl Lamp Base

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-19-2015 03:48 PM 1182 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a triangular mahogany base I made for my wife’s latest owl lamp. It has a dish in the center for putting some accent pieces. It was turned on the lathe.
The base is 6 1/2” corner to flat and the lamp is 14” high It is 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 11-19-2015 04:22 PM

What a talented family.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#2 posted 11-19-2015 04:35 PM

That’s a sharp looking lamp Jim. Good team work.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 11-19-2015 04:50 PM

Really a cool team project Jim. I love to watch owls sit and move their head. I have to ask, why a triangle base on the lathe? Just curious.

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

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#4 posted 11-19-2015 05:15 PM


Now, have her make a Trapazoidal Shade for that other lamp…
Have three prices…
1. Lamp & Shade.
2. Lamp Only.
3. Shade Only.

Let them Pick their poison… :)

Happy HAPPY!

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

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#5 posted 11-19-2015 05:35 PM

Nice lamp. Your wife does a great job with the stained glass.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#6 posted 11-19-2015 05:38 PM

Awesome lamp. Your wife is happy to have you to get final ’’toush’’ on her projects.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 11-19-2015 05:56 PM

Beautiful lamp and base, Jim & Carol!

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 11-19-2015 06:42 PM

Beautifully done Jim, and I like the way that you have showcased your wife’s beautiful piece of art.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 11-19-2015 06:55 PM

Jimbo, I have the same question as DoubleDD. How did you do that on a lathe? Turned the piece and then cut the triangle?

A truly sweet piece!!!

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

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#10 posted 11-19-2015 07:34 PM

Nice work, Jim!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#11 posted 11-19-2015 07:53 PM

That’s a cool project Jim…kudos to both of y’all!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 11-19-2015 08:04 PM

‘Whooo’d a’thought’ you could turn a triangle on the lathe … Oh I see, you used a three jaw chuck.
That piece of wood just glows under that lamp.
Hey Joe, it’s not normal to put a shade on a stained glass lamp where the glass is the shade … Ever seen a Tiffany lamp with a shade on it?? (just kidding of course)
Kudos for the Mrs. on her addition to your scrap wood, seems to finish it off quite well.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#13 posted 11-19-2015 08:09 PM

Very nice base Jim and it compliments the lamp very nicely and I should compliment your wife also on the beautiful lamp .


-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 11-19-2015 09:28 PM

Another cool project from team Jakosh, great work you two

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

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#15 posted 11-19-2015 10:03 PM

Nice one Jim

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

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