Hollow Form Oil Lamp

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-09-2011 09:10 PM 2044 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!!

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#1 posted 12-09-2011 09:25 PM

She will love it, very beautiful

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 12-09-2011 11:30 PM

Jim, this is really beautiful work. I like your innovation!

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#3 posted 12-10-2011 12:23 AM

Great design & use of colour Jim.

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

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#4 posted 12-10-2011 02:25 AM

The two timbers work well together Jim, you will be a hero to the one that matters. Hiope the lathe has a return ticket. Nice job great finish :: )))

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

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#5 posted 12-10-2011 02:26 AM

Beautiful form and wood combination. Congratulations!

-- jbschutz

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#6 posted 12-10-2011 03:15 AM

Make great booby traps to leave behind in Afghanistan for al quada … ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 12-10-2011 07:09 AM

Jim, another beautiful project she will love this I am sure of it!! As far as the design, finish, and workmanship….Top shelf as well!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 12-10-2011 08:53 AM

You did it again, Jim. Nice work.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#9 posted 12-10-2011 05:49 PM

Cool. Look foward to seeing how well she works.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#10 posted 12-11-2011 03:10 AM

that is a very very awesome project.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 12-11-2011 03:13 AM

great design well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 12-13-2011 12:09 AM

Very creative idea – well executed. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#13 posted 12-14-2011 01:44 AM

Beautiful lamp Jim.
She is going to be so happy!
Amazing wood again, the life of this looks almost like stone after your polish.
Best thoughts and a merry christma(d)s to you both,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

#14 posted 01-16-2012 02:09 AM

We really like this piece

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#15 posted 01-17-2012 08:14 PM

Hi L&D. Thanks, My wife likes it too!

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

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