The repair was relatively simple for me as a woodworker. I cut a strip of ash and then milled out slots to create a "splint" for the bottom half of the lamp column. Here is the before picture:
And a close-up of the wood channel that I made:
Which I glued on around the column:
Works like a charm!
From a sustainability standpoint this is another large, heavy item that did not make it to the landfill. Plus it saved me the expense of purchasing a new lamp!