Apricot Lamp

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-19-2010 03:00 AM 1544 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a lamp. It is made for my mom from her apricot tree. Unfortunately it began cracking as soon as I turned it. I filled cracks and returned it about 4 times and then finished it and filled the remaining cracks after it had the final lacquer finish. The cracks give it a certain character and I try not to ever give up a project!!.
The lamp has a touch sensor inside with four levels of brightness. The 12 brass buttons around the bottom are the touch triggers and are the ends of 30-30 cartridges that have been faced off and polished and cut to length. The bottom is closed off with a walnut disk held in with 3 screws .

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

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#1 posted 04-19-2010 03:19 AM

Looks great Jim. I think the cracks just give it more charector. Wonderful gift for your mom.

Keep it up.


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#2 posted 04-19-2010 03:32 AM

very beautiful lamp

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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#3 posted 04-19-2010 08:09 AM

Good turning Jim.

Made for Mom.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#4 posted 04-19-2010 08:22 PM

Nice job

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 04-20-2010 01:05 AM

great looking lamp

-- Joe, Ga

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