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Project by MsDebbieP posted 11-23-2010 10:20 PM 3830 views 5 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nov. 23/10

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.

Rick’s Tips:
  • 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

3rd Picture
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)





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ellen35

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 10:26 PM

Love the design and the wood!
Love the price also.
Nice work.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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mmh

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 10:54 PM

Very cute! I wish I weren’t afraid of using live flames in my home, as this would be a unique lamp. I don’t even light candles unless there’s an outage. I’ve got cats, long hair and just plain clumsiness scares me from having an open flame. The gas stove is about my limit on this. I do like a fireplace, but don’t have one.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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DaddyZ

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 10:55 PM

Neat little lamp !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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grizzman

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#4 posted 11-23-2010 11:04 PM

those are really neat…they would come in very handy when the power is out during storms…wish you were in the states…as shipping would be easier…are you going to sell them if you have requests…..nice projects for the rainy day…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 11-23-2010 11:10 PM

Debbie that is a great wee lamp. Could be a Black Belt Karate Lamp?
They are great with the fragrance oils.
Some folk use them instead of butter lamps much nicer.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 11-23-2010 11:22 PM

thanks everyone.

Don’t know if this one will ever get lamp oil in it

Might end up selling them. (Just found out we are drawing names for Xmas and we only need 2 gifts now instead of 10).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 11-24-2010 12:04 AM

A great team indeed Deb. Nice job on the lamp & good selection of wood.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 11-24-2010 02:18 AM

These are great, Debbie! I love them. The wood is beautiful and I love the way it came out. I think the smaller stuff is really nice, too.

You did a wonderful job!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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sedcokid

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#9 posted 11-24-2010 04:09 AM

MsDebbieP,
What nice little projects, how long did it take to make these? I really like these little lamps!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Roger

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#10 posted 11-24-2010 06:13 AM

Very kool idea. Nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 11-24-2010 11:38 AM

this wasn’t long at all.. 1/2 hour on the lathe perhaps and then drilling down the centre. That’s it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Cozmo35

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#12 posted 11-24-2010 05:58 PM

Debbie, I also like the strip of dark wood. It really adds to the whole thing.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 11-24-2010 06:01 PM

VERY COOL MS. DEB. YOU ARE GETTING TO BE QUITE THE LUMBERJOCKETTE! VERY PRETTY. M

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 11-24-2010 09:32 PM

Nice, Ms. Debbie.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Loucarb

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#15 posted 11-25-2010 12:01 AM

Ms Debbie How come you didn’t do the turning?? Very nice collaboration and they sure will make some nice gifts.

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