Wood Turning - Creating an Oil Lamp



Step by step instruction on turning an oil lamp. This is a turning that has a hole in the top that holds a glass bottle that contains lamp oil and a wick. It is used as a candle and will burn up to 3 hours. Any wood can be used. Burl wood, stump wood, hardwoods, glued boards or even softwoods. 2" thick material is minimum and 4" dia is also minimum size.

Turning an Oil Lamp

Approximately 1 week
5 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Building and Construction Trades Building and Construction Trades
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (7)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will demonstrate understanding of safety related to woodturning during the process of creating a faceplate turned project.
  • Students will create a beginning level faceplate turning and build neccessary skills to produce other types of woodturnings.

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