Help restoring lamp
This is a lamp my Dad turned many many years ago....my best guess is in the '40's...could be earlier but not much later....just a guess.
As you can see it has a noticeable split as well as several other smaller cracks, checks etc. I'm actually ok with the cracks and splits. I do not want to fill with epoxy and I'm afraid i would just mess up the character if I tried some sort of fix.
My real concern is the top portion that is broken. Any suggestions on how to fix this? I'm leaning towards removing the top and turning a new replica top....
Also, I know it's hard to tell but does anyone have any idea what type of wood this is? The first picture is bare wood without any finish. The second was rubbed down with mineral spirits. BTW the roughing gouge in the second picture is the only tool my Dad had to turn this.
Any advice is appreciated!
"It don't take all kinds, there just are all kinds"