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This instructable will provide you with the templates to construct one (or rather 2 of different size), wholly of original construction, drawn by me and absolutely free. Aesthetically at least, it look pretty enough (^_^)

http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&=&q=norm+06&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=

Click the Google search link above to see the original lamp design by Simon Karkov, smallest of which cost in excess of £44. In an interview, he claim to have spent 3 years perfecting his lamp, well... It did take me 1 paper model, 2 plastic models and maybe 3 weeks to get to the final 30cm wide version... 

In following Scandinavian kitsch naming convention, I am calling mine the Pippi L11, henceforth it be known.


Step 1: Templates - for 22cm Wide Lamp

This is possibly as small as it gets for ease of assembly.

The program to open, edit, export (DXF) or print these template file is free and available for download at:

http://www.emachineshop.com/machine-shop/Download/page100.html

There's no obligation to use any of their service and no bugging reminders...



There are 2 template files:

1) Pippi-L11-22cm.ems has the all the parts drawn, with labels indicating the quantities required. You can populated them yourself. The program is really quite easy to Ctrl-C and Ctrl-P.

2) Pippi-L11-22cm-A3.ems has an A3 and A4 sheets populated with the required quantities for your convenience.

DO NOTE, when downloading and saving these files, remember to rename it back with the right dot extension, i.e. whatever_filename_you_chooses.EMS

*NEW* PDF Version!

Pippi-L11-22cm-A4-part1.pdf
Pippi-L11-22cm-A4-part2.pdf



The material for the lamp in the photo below are plain clear plastic sheet use as protective cover page for binding documents at copy shop. I got mine for 25p per A3 sheet, cheap as chips!  

Step 2: Templates - for 30cm Wide Lamp

The program to open, edit, export (DXF) or print these template file is free and available for download at:

http://www.emachineshop.com/machine-shop/Download/page100.html


For those who never read all the steps...*sign*

There are 2 template files:

1) Pippi-L11-30cm.ems has the all the parts drawn, with labels indicating the quantities required. You can populated them yourself. The program is really quite easy to Ctrl-C and Ctrl-P.

2) Pippi-L11-30cm-500x600cm.ems has an 500x600cm Polypropylene 350mic (0.35mm) sheet populated with the required quantities for your convenience. Printing this requires a plotter. Heh!

DO NOTE, when downloading and saving these files, remember to rename it back with the right dot extension, i.e. whatever_filename_you_chooses.EMS

*NEW* PDF Version!

Pippi-L11-30cm-A4-part1.pdf
Pippi-L11-30cm-A4-part2.pdf



The material used in this case is a sheet of frosted translucent white polypropylene sheet, sized 500x600cm which may be purchase at Paperchase, an Arts and Craft chain store in UK . Cost £1.75

Step 3: Cutting the Pieces

The finished cut-outs should look like the first image.

On the printouts, those locations with tiny 'circles' has to be drilled, this prevents the sheet from shearing. It also makes it easier to cut out the slotting with easy tolerance.

Please go through all the image notes on the photos below for more details

Step 4: Assembly

Assembly... This is kind of hard to follow, but I will try to  answer any queries...

Basically, all you have to do is to get those 'T-Shapes' on the line edges of the petals into the cut slots opening of the stems.

Once again, be reminded the stem has a top and bottom, see that the 4 vertical slots of each column, 2 are vertically spaced wider at the top and 2 are vertically spaced closer at the bottom. The slots cut-outs (or openings) are also twice wider for two slots in the middle. If you had not notice so, the slotted petal will be rather lose or ill fitting.

Starting with the smallest petal at the bottom, work toward the biggest at the top.

The final column of vertical slots is overlapping, this secures the heptagonal (7-sided?) shape of the stem.

Step 5: Lastly - Stay Tuned for My Version of the Artichoke Lamp!


Good job. Can we get some side-view shots of the lamp too? The top down ones don't show the full shape. Thanks!
great job and some fantastic engineering. reminds me of another lamp from ikea which is assembled in a similar way

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