Introduction: Bottle Light

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Bottle light, pencil and phone holder.

What do you need?

  • a piece of wood 10 cm wide and 15 cm long and 5 cm thick
  • a wooden plate 10 cm wide and 15 cm long and 5 mm thick
  • an old glass jar or bottle with lid
  • a light 1.5 watt with fitting
  • a switch
  • wiring
  • PVC tube
  • battery case
  • battery
  • 3 terminal blocks
  • 4 screws
  • copper paint
  • a drill
  • glue gun
  • hammer, chisel, file sandpaper
  • safety glasses
  • brush
  • saw

Step 1: Step 1: Drilling

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What do you do?

Take the piece of wood and drill a small hole in each corner. Do the same with the thin board, so the screws can be screwed in.

Step 2: Step 2: Hammering and Chiseling

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What do you do?

You take the block of wood of 10 cm wide, 15 cm long and 5 cm thick. You drill a hole of 2 cm deep with a large drill. Don’t use a hand drill because the wood is very hard. If you've done that chisel the hard residue with the hammer and chisel. That is the hole for the button, and battery.

Step 3: Step 3: Wiring

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What do you do?

Then you shed inside the well so it's smooth. WATCH OUT!! This can be a tricky job. Drill two small holes on the spot where the bottle or jar will be placed, for the wires. Do the same with the cover. Once you've done that, you pull the wires through the timber and the lid and stick the lid firmly with the glue gun or nail it shut or do it differently with a pop rivet.

Step 4: Step 4: Put It Together

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What do you do?

Take the switch and wires. First strip the wires, connect it to the socket of the lamp. Then you take the other side of the switch and take a few strands. Strip on both sides and mount the stripped end in a connector. If you have connected them, connect the ends of the wires to the battery and the block. Then paste everything together with a glue gun in the hole.

Step 5: Step 5: Painting

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What do you do?

Saw with a normal handsaw pieces of PVC pipe from 5 cm long. Do this 6 times. If you've done that, paint or spray the PVC tubes in a copper color, paste them on the upper side of the board. You can use this to put your pencils or phone in it.

Step 6: Step 6: Finishing

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What do you do?

If the lamp wiggles, saw another piece of PVC pipe down and put it around the wires. Then stick it with the glue gun, so it won't wiggle anymore.

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Comments

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-01-09

Awesome. I love the steampunk look.