|Project by dmann||posted 11-09-2009 05:38 AM||2291 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
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 ( http://www.ikea.com/PIAimages/55168PE160158S3.jpg ) . 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