|Project by MsDebbieP||posted 11-23-2010 10:20 PM||3791 views||5 times favorited||28 comments|
The Mini Oil Lamp.My role:
- purchasing the inserts from Lee Valley.com
- saying “let’s make this for Xmas” (after the purchase was made of course),
- posting the project to LumberJocks.com
So, with my idea in motion, Rick made this sample oil lamp to see how the process works.
Basically: turn the wood, drill a big hole, insert the lamp insert.
- make sure you measure the top so it is wide enough for the drill to go through neatly
- make sure the piece is long enough to drill the hole, without going down into the lathe chuck hole.
- make sure the base is wider or heavier than the rest of the lamp, to keep it stable and safe
This was a relatively easy project (ha – easy for me to say) and isn’t it a cute little thing!
I love the strip of dark wood. It looks like a lady’s dress with a beautiful belt.
Don’t Rick and I make a great team?Materials
- oil lamp insert $5 (the kit comes with a little funnel for adding the lamp oil)
- wood – maple perhaps? some freebie stuff we had kicking around
After the success of the first oil lamp, Rick made two more… these two are made from “Grey Elm”, the one left natural and the other stained (don’t know the stain).
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)