Hollow Form Oil Lamp

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 958 days ago 1327 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 958 days ago

She will love it, very beautiful

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 958 days ago

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

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#3 posted 958 days ago

Great design & use of colour Jim.

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

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#4 posted 958 days ago

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 958 days ago

Beautiful form and wood combination. Congratulations!

-- jbschutz

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#6 posted 958 days ago

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

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

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#7 posted 958 days ago

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 958 days ago

You did it again, Jim. Nice work.

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

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#9 posted 958 days ago

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 957 days ago

that is a very very awesome project.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 957 days ago

great design well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 955 days ago

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 954 days ago

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 921 days ago

We really like this piece

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#15 posted 920 days ago

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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