Introduction: Class E Fountain Lamp
This was made for a very special someone in need of a floor lamp with a lot a twist.. the Class E Modern Fountain Lamp.
Step 1: Aquire Desired Lumber.
For this project I needed a big log so I went to our local dumps and they were glad to assist in loading it up.
Step 2: Carving
I began to roughly shape this with mostly a chainsaw and an angle grinder chainsaw attachment.
Step 3: Sanding
After desired shape or design I'd acquired you'll need to sand fro. 50 grit to 220.
Step 4: Decapitate
In order to get the light into place and have it swivel, the tip had to be removed. I cut out a whole in the top of the base and bottom of tip to mount all of the hardware.
Step 5: Move It
To get the tip to swivel I took apart and used a fan motor and mounted that. I'm sure there's a formula for rotational to orbital motion as this was quite tricky finding the sweet spot bit I mostly used trial and error.
Step 6: Light It Up
The light is mounted in bottom of the tip
Step 7: Make It Squirt
This was just necessary.. how can it not. The pump is then mounted in the top of the base in the hole made for water storage. I used a 2 part epoxy to seal it up. I drilled a hole through the tip to run the hose.
Step 8: Add Power
To get power I had to drill multiple holes through the side to get the cord ran to the top.
Step 9: Clapper
What kind of lamp would this be if it didn't clap on and off. I used the clapper for this and basically just minimized it and plugged wires together by soldering them instead and mounted it inside with the rest of the hardware.
Step 10: Fill Holes and Stain
Fill holes with wood putty and give it some of the stain of your choice.
Step 11: Plug It In
Plug it in and WOOLAH!!!
Clap twice for lamp.
Clap three times for rotation and fountain.