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Do you have a lot of free time?Do you have a hollowed out light bulb or two?Do you have a lot of fancy power tools that you desperately want to use? Do you like wood? Well this instructable might just be for you. I'll explain how to make a simple, and decorative light bulb stand. If you need to know how to hollow out a lightbulb, look at this site:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-hollow-out-a-lightbulb/
 
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Step 1: Getting the materials

Picture of Getting the materials
First you need the materials.Naturally, this being my first instructable, I forgot to put a few things in the first picture. But do not yet lose hope! I listed them id separate pictures.

Here's a complete list:

1 Hollowed out incandecent light bulb
1 can of paint
1 cloths hanger wire
1 ruler with with cm or inch
1 dremel drill
1 large piece of quarter inch plywood
1 piece of 40 grit sandpaper
1 pencil
1 saw
1 permanent marker
2 nails
2 screws with washers
1 screwdriver
1 pair of goggles

Step 2: Mark and cut.

Before you start to do anything, I must warn you to wear eye protection. You can buy a prosthetic finger on E-bay, but you can't replace an eye.

First start by measuring the size of the wood. Then you need to mark with a pencil two pieces. The firs piece or piece A should measure 8 cm by 8 cm ( or 3" by 3"). And then mark the size of the piece B, 14 cm by 8 cm ( 6" by 3").You can use the permanent marker if you wish if the pencil doesn't leave a good enough mark. As you can see, piece A looks like a square, and piece B looks like a rectangle. It is crucial that both pieces have the EXACT SAME WIDTH. Anyway, this is a good time to mention that you're probably going to need a clamp; but, most people don't have one, so you can just hold the wood with your hand. Next, take a saw, pretend you're in Saw III, and start cutting the wood pieces (good luck!!!).
rojo5 years ago
Nice job, Here is another one posted a while ago..<br/>http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bulb-Vase/<br/>
spork969 rojo5 years ago
That link redirects to this instructable...
sam spork9695 years ago
No, it redirects to my instructable I'm fairly sure! They are very similar, so its easy to be confused.
spork969 sam5 years ago
It used to, I swear... I must have been hallucinating.
Solderguy (author)  rojo5 years ago
Thanks! That vase instructable looks pretty good. Too bad I didn't have any good wood.
finfan75 years ago
I actually carved a bulb stand out of a piece of wood with an exacto-knife and just started the decorative carving when my sister's dog stole it off the table and ate it. Then my bulb disappeared.
Solderguy (author)  finfan75 years ago
Thank you for commenting on my instructable! I should try carving a stand out of wood with exacto knives. Thanks for the advice.
If you do try it be sure to get some sandpaper and a second block of wood. The exacto method can be kind of inexact. It can leave a kind of scalloped surface. But a quick go with a sanding block makes it smooth much quicker than a slow shaving
Solderguy (author) 6 years ago
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