LumberJocks

Hollow Form Oil Lamp

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-09-2011 09:10 PM 1356 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!!





15 comments so far

View Joe Weaver's profile

Joe Weaver

403 posts in 2344 days


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

She will love it, very beautiful

-- Joe, Ga

View LarryB's profile

LarryB

55 posts in 1286 days


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

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

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

19468 posts in 2509 days


#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

View peteg's profile

peteg

2896 posts in 1481 days


#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

View jbschutz's profile

jbschutz

389 posts in 1349 days


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

Beautiful form and wood combination. Congratulations!

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

View jack1's profile

jack1

1924 posts in 2685 days


#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!

View sedcokid's profile

sedcokid

2675 posts in 2256 days


#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,

View EMVarona's profile

EMVarona

437 posts in 1493 days


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

You did it again, Jim. Nice work.

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

View CartersWhittling's profile

CartersWhittling

451 posts in 1332 days


#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 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

View Roger's profile

Roger

14608 posts in 1462 days


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

that is a very very awesome project.

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

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112104 posts in 2235 days


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

great design well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View RichardH's profile

RichardH

295 posts in 1660 days


#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."

View mafe's profile

mafe

9549 posts in 1747 days


#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,
Mads

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

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

We really like this piece

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11489 posts in 1763 days


#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!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase