Woodworker Carves A Christmas Story Lamp Of His Own Leg

Sit back and enjoy this video of woodworker Paul Jackman of Jackman Works carving a full scale replica of his own leg in the style of the leg lamp from A Christmas Story. The leg is a little more burly than the one I remember seeing in the film.

This leg is an exact full scale model of my own leg. The leg and base are made from maple butcher block scraps from previous projects. The lamp shade is welded from scrap lengths of rebar and wrapped in pleather attached using paracord that looks like Carolina’s boot laces. The boot is attached using a threaded brass lamp rod through the entire leg with a nut on both ends. There are also a couple of screws into the toe of the boot/foot.

Overall, pretty awesome project. Well executed, great and informative video and the project itself? Well, “It’s indescribably beautiful!” I just wonder what you yank on to turn on the light?

 

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