|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 12-09-2011 09:10 PM||1702 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
This was a hollow form turned with box elder and walnut for a Christmas present for my wife. I got it done with about a 5/16 hole in the top thought it should be doing something more than just sitting there. I looked for oil lamp inserts and found the glass ones but they had too long of a glass reservoir. Then I found just the glass wick holder and wick at Hobby Lobby and thought, I’ll make the rest to fit. I used a piece of copper tubing and soldered in a brass plug in the bottom and a brass flange at the top to accept the glass wick holder. It does not hold as much oil but it will look nice lighted. I’ll post that picture after Christmas. I did not want to try it out before I wrapped it.
It is finished with clear gloss spray finish.
This should be the last turned project this year. The lathe is being packed up to go to Arizona .
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!