This is a custom made lamp based off of tim-1138's instructable found here
. I first made one with three bulbs as a gift, and decided once I found the box this one is using, to make another, and document it.
Step 1: Supplies
Here is the list of supplies:
Dimmer Switch (Cut the green ground wire from the dimmer, it is not needed)
Box (I used a cigar box)
Wire Nutes (The ones I used came with the dimmer)
Circular Drill Bits
Various Drill Bits
Glue (May not need it)
Step 2: Find The Right Circular Drill Bit
I have a set of circular drill bits of various sizes. I drilled into some plywood to find the right size.
Step 3: Measure, Drill, Sand
Find where you want to drill into the top of the box for your socket. I wanted mine centered towards the top. I used a square to find the center and a pencil to mark a template. Then you just drill, and there you go, you have your hole for the socket. Now, once I had my hole drilled, I had to use some sandpaper to open up the hole a little bit for the socket. The plus side to that,is that I got it to fit snug, and ended up not needing glue, which I had to use on the FIRST lamp I made.
Make note of where the dimmer will be in relation to how far the socket goes into the box. I ALMOST had to move my dimmer down, because the socket went down right onto it, but it went down far enough.