It has been a while since I picked up, an aged wooden tripod from a neighbor’s
pile of neglected items. Some time ago I was glad to receive a glass electrical insulator as a gift from a colleague of mine and there was no much later from both events that I came up with the idea to combine those two into a vintage lamp.
Step 1: The Materials
Luckily enough there was no need to purchase any consumables needed to
construct the lamp. The tripod was missing its top part. Therefore I decided to construct a new one. The new top was made from an iron part and three wooden parts (marine plywood). I rubbed and polished the new part using wood varnish. I used black mat paint for the metal parts.
Unfortunately I did not take many pictures of this procedure.
Step 2: The Mounting
The hole in the glass electrical insulator was way too wide than needed to
be firmly lean on the construction. In order to get it narrowed I used chemical fixing resin with Μ10 long nuts and I managed to firmly place the insulator on top of the tripod using as base an Μ10 long screw.
Step 3: The Novel Led Panel
I was planning my lamp would have an evenly emitted light that was the
reason why I picked led lights and an unused compact disk. I placed evenly distributed led panel strips on the compact disk and connected the panel to a 12V Power supply using a vintage cable cord. A marine plywood disk placed underneath the CD made the cod less visible.
In order to keep the led strips cool and avoid overheating on the panel, I plan to replace the CD with aluminum.
Step 4: All Together
As soon as I had each of the parts completed I started to put them
together into my new vintage lamp.
Hopefully you’ll fancy the lamp as much as me and my wife did.