Lodgepole Pine Burl Lamp

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-06-2016 02:57 PM 1636 views 4 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a lamp I started in April and my wife just finished the dragonfly shade on Wednesday.
This is a lodge pole pine burl that my friend Kent from Salmon, Idaho gave me a few years ago. Thanks, Kent!!!
It spent a little time on the lathe and then sat waiting for a shade. It is finished with polyurethane.

The dragonfly lamp shade is made from about 500 pieces of stained glass and is very heavy.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 10-06-2016 03:42 PM


-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#3 posted 10-06-2016 04:07 PM

Jim,are you an art family?beautiful lamp

-- bambi

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#4 posted 10-06-2016 04:51 PM

This is a beautiful piece of work Jim. You and your wife make a great artistic team.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 10-06-2016 05:45 PM

She is making wonders! Beautiful shapes and colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 10-06-2016 06:25 PM

Nothing better than family collaboration to create a future family heirloom. Great coordination of efforts in shapes, colors and styles. If Louis Comfort Tiffany were still alive he would be stealing the idea to work in wood instead of bronze. Thanks for sharing

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 10-06-2016 06:38 PM

That’s a keeper, Jim. Both the lamp, and the missus.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 10-06-2016 06:56 PM


Your wife is giving Typhany a run for his money! Fantastic… Elegant… Beautiful!

Your lamp is good too… quite a conversation piece!

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

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#9 posted 10-06-2016 07:07 PM

Fabulous combo piece Jim, Carol’s shade is a show stealer for sure, bet this one stays home :)

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

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#10 posted 10-06-2016 07:37 PM

Cheers to your wife for the stained glass shade.

-- "what a ya mean I don't believe in god, I talk to him every day.” Dave Mustiane.

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#11 posted 10-06-2016 07:39 PM

That burl is so ugly that it’s beautiful. Carol did a fantastic job on the shade with all those small pieces. Maybe it’s time you do a segmented turning? LOL. Jim, hope the hand is going well, it must be cramping your style.

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

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#12 posted 10-06-2016 10:05 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments!

Hi Leafherder. Carol,s instructor said if it were on the bronze base he wanted to sell her, that he would price it at $5000. She has a bunch of $ in it plus months of work. all I have in it is time.

Hi Pete. This one is a keeper for us!!

Hi Dave. We still might buy the bronze base and use this burl with another shade. I want to make a shade with leather lacing. The finger is c0ming along good. I have a one finger splint and can type with 2 hands now and have been in the shop and doing some welding for school. I’m not on the wood lathe yet but it won’t be long. I do a little turning at school when I can’t put the moves into words..

Cheers,, Jim

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

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#13 posted 10-06-2016 10:37 PM

That’s a great looking burl—and a spectacular lampshade! Your wife really has a talent there!

When I first looked at the burl, it looks like a bear lounging against a tree trunk, and maybe a couple of cubs sleeping alongside—very outdoorsy/lodgey looking!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#14 posted 10-06-2016 11:10 PM

Awesome combination of talents!

Gorgeous lamp.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 10-07-2016 12:32 AM

Absolutely beautiful lamp shade. Truly a work of art.

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

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