We were all sitting in our class waiting for our professor to announce the next project that we had to do in the weekend. He asked us to work in a group of three and make a lamp. “The lamp should be beautiful and must have a wow factor in it” -he said. After putting a lot of ideas on the table, we came up with the idea of this amazing lamp which gives a look of a vintage torch. The idea was to make a lamp which could be used both as a wall lamp and a table lamp.
Step 1: Getting Started
With the limited time, resources and constrained budget, we started working on our project. Our first task was to find the materials. So to make the main structure we found a rectangular block of wood which we converted into a round, cylindrical and beautiful body of the torch. We worked very precisely to give the required texture on it. We smoothened it with the sand paper and finally our basic structure was ready.
Step 2: Work in Progress
Next we had to make a hole in the top of the torch to insert the wire and bulb holder in it which we accomplished by using drill machines of different sizes. We also drilled a hole in the side to get the wire out from the torch.
Our basic structure was almost ready. Next we had to make the torch holder. We found a thick piece of plywood which we cut into a beautiful shape .Then we stuck two thin aluminium cylinders into the plywood at the correct distance and then we bent them at the desired angles.
Next we bent a sheet of aluminium into an open circular ring and stuck all the pieces together with the help of drill and m-seal.
Step 3: Working With Electricals
With our torch and its holder ready, it was time to convert it into the lamp. We inserted the wire from the top and got it out from the side hole. Then we placed the holder on the top and connected it with the wire. Finally we put the bulb and tested it to find it working perfectly.
Step 4: Finishing It Up
With our model ready, it was time to make it appealing to the eyes. We placed an aluminium wire mesh on the top to give it a vintage look. Finally we painted the whole thing black and our firetorch was ready.
Total cost of making
Around INR 240 or 4 USD