Reece's Tin Man Lamp - A Father's Day Gift

July 2nd, 2009 in member junk     
jrjunkermom jrjunkermom, member
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Reece got this great projector lens from Jenny K and finally figured out what to make with it. A Lamp for his dads for Fathers Day
With help from his mommy he added a light socket from an old lamp we got at the Goodwill.  One inside lenz was removed and a small hole was drilled at the back where the cord could exit.  The large lenz on the bottom is still intact.
Just darn cute tin man with his cheeks full of candy. He said he wanted the top of the lamp to look like a rocket ship so Jenny K brought in this great old funnel. He ended up making it look like a tin man instead.
The end result, which is hard to see as the flash on the camera overbrightened the light. But it makes some wonderful patterns on the table that look like hearts.
A Fathers Day present from Jr. Junker to his dads. A cool Tin Man lamp! They put it on their dresser and it looks great!
Reece got this great projector lens from Jenny K and finally figured out what to make with it. A Lamp for his dads for Fathers Day

Reece got this great projector lens from Jenny K and finally figured out what to make with it. A Lamp for his dads for Father's Day


With a little help from Jenny K and her junk starter kit...Reece came up with a terrific Father's Day gift.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Reece the Jr. Junker
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Comments (9)

shabbychick writes: Grrrrrreat job, Reece! What an awesome Father's Day gift!

Can't wait to see your next creation!

Kathy Posted: 1:27 pm on July 6th
rrhoades writes: Reece was so proud (and rightly so) when he gave us his lamp creation. He had it all set up for when we walked into the room. We've received a lot of fun things from the boys such as painted rocks, drawings, hand-made cards and such but this was the first truly engineered gift and it certainly got the eyes misty.

I love watching him now look at things trying to figure out how they can be used (repurposed) and what kinds of things he would need to make them all work together. The thinking process to do this is a skill and talent not all poses and children are not always given the time and guidance to figure things out for themselves or, more importantly, let them make their mistakes and then correct them... THEMSELVES. My dad taught me this and it is a skill I cherish and often rely upon and am thrilled to see Reece submerged in thought and creation.

Good work Reece, we love our lamp and... and you!!! Posted: 11:09 am on July 6th
RobJ98167 writes: Way to go Reese- YOUR DADS ARE SO LUCKY!Cool fathers day present! Posted: 5:26 pm on July 4th
JunkArchitect writes:
Another great job Reece! You really know how to combine the different parts to come up with the coolest junk creations.

Junk Architect

Posted: 9:11 am on July 4th
monakent writes: Super job on the Tin Man. Glad your Dads love it and have your newest creation on display. What a cool Father's Day gift!!! gailmarie

Posted: 1:00 am on July 4th
alicemom writes: Reece,
Another home run! Keep creating you have the touch. Be sure & thank Mom for all her help too.
Smiles, alice Posted: 10:38 pm on July 3rd
CottageElements writes: Great job on the Tin Man, Reece. Way to go!

Lani Posted: 5:31 pm on July 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Welcome jrjunkermom! We've all become fans of Reece and his junk creations and encourage him to keep on creating.

Can't wait to see more!
Candy Posted: 11:56 am on July 3rd
countyroadrebels writes: Great Job Reece! Keep it up kiddo! Posted: 10:46 pm on July 2nd
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