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After the massive orgy of greed that is the ending of the season, and with a belly full of way too many homemade cookies, I started picking through the collection of stuff that had accumulated in the office while we’d attended to other tasks like eating and goofing off.  Amongst the pile was this great article from Woodcarving Illustrated about the Leg Lamp.

If you’ve never seen A Christmas Story this just looks like a rather vulgar display which you need to move on from.  If you have seen it, the lamp might bring a chuckle or two.  If you love the movie, like I do-  Well, I nearly fell out of my chair laughing.

The accompanying walkthrough gives you the skinny on how to carve one yourself –- and, of course, the missus will have to try a little harder to wreck your lamp than Ralphie’s mom did, since yours will be made from solid wood.

We figure if we start now we might just about have enough time to get our lamp done in time for next year’s season.  If not, we’ll just have to mount the leg in the shop and let folks ask us, “What’s up with the leg?”  In any case, check out the Holiday 2008 edition of Woodcarving Illustrated.  The Leg Lamp rules.

Woodcarving Illustrated [Website]
A Christmas Story [IMDB]


10 Responses to Next Year’s Project: The Leg Lamp

  1. BigEdJr says:

    That’s just awesome. I love that movie.

  2. PutnamEco says:

    Fra..gee..le, must be Italian. 🙂

  3. Dennisb says:

    I’m asumming they’ll be in pairs?

  4. Scott says:

    It has been a while since saw the movie, but something is missing…. fishnet hose, I mean garland?

  5. Brau says:

    “but something is missing”

    The glue. I used it all up. On purpose!

  6. Kurt Schwind says:

    I saw this in a catalog and thought it was brilliant. Making your own version is even better. Most excellent.

  7. Lee says:

    Not a finger!

  8. fred says:

    For fans of the movie – try to find the sequel movie “Phantom of the Open Hearth”

  9. Gary says:

    It’s a prestigious award!

    My wife carves. I wonder if I can con her into making one…

  10. Zathrus says:

    @fred — not really a sequel. It was remade into A Christmas Story in 1983, which is the same story.

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