Ikea Hack / Bubinga Bowl

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Project by dmann posted 11-09-2009 05:38 AM 2693 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a Centrera Lykta Lantern in the scratch and dent room at my local Ikea. It is a candle lantern with an
aluminum base and glass globe. The glass globe on the scratch and dent Lykta had seen better days but I was most interested in the aluminum base which had a lot of possibilities.

I am always on the lookout for round fittings and pieces to incorporate into my turnings. I turned a bowl out of Bubinga wood to sit inside of the lip of the base of an Ikea Lykta lantern ( ) . The piece is 5” in
diameter and 3.25” high.

It was my first time turning Bubinga and I enjoyed it immensely, too bad it is so expen$ive. Finished out to 400 grit and then hit it with some Deft Satin to match the matte finish of the aluminum.

-- David / Durham, NC

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#1 posted 11-09-2009 07:14 AM

Nice bowl. The base adds a new style to it. I like it.

You might also keep an eye out in your local Goodwill type store. They often have things waiting to be refurbished into other things.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 11-09-2009 05:22 PM

Good job seeing possiblities in things that come or are something else. Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 11-09-2009 07:45 PM

Great re-cycling job ending with a first class bowl. Another idea to put in my “research” file.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#4 posted 11-10-2009 06:13 AM

bubinga is sooo nice to turn. I love mixing the media. Very cool!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#5 posted 11-10-2009 06:20 AM

wonderful bowl

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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