I almost convinced myself that I couldn't create lamps anymore, but since I started with the first one, I keep thinking of new ones! I can't stop making lamps anymore...HELP!! :D

Anyway, I actually got this idea thinking about a clock that had light coming out of its numbers.
I first made one a few weeks ago but it didn't really work, so I gave up. Then I was thinking about something to do with all the dowels I have, and after "playing" with them for a while I thought about trying again making some changes...and this is the result!

The dowels I used are the same ones that I used for the Spiral Lamp - 7cm (2.75 inches) long with a diameter of 5mm (0.19 inches).
If you don't have these, you can use different ones, paper straws or anything else you can think of. But make sure to adjust the measures in case your materials are different.

Especially for this lamp, I always recommend using LED light bulbs or at least low-energy light bulbs, especially the cold light ones.

Step 1: What you need

  • 29 wood dowels
  • plastic bag
  • cardboard
  • super glue
  • hot glue
  • glue stick or white glue
  • black acrylic paint
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • scissors/cutter
  • light bulb and holder
  • clock mechanism
Very nice! I wonder if there can be a way to put the clock inside the box, with lights fixed on the arms (LEDs for instance) so that number-shaped holes become brighter as long as the arm, turning, gets nearer the hole, and less bright while the arm moves away from the hole. It wouldn't be a very precise clock, but the effect may be nice. What do you think about it? <br>In italian: cercherei una soluzione per mettere l'orologio DENTRO la scatola, con dei LED attaccati in cima alle lancette (&egrave; la parte pi&ugrave; complessa direi, soprattutto evitare l'aggrovigliamento intorno all'asse) in modo che i numeri si illuminino sempre pi&ugrave; all'avvicinarsi delle lancette. Che ne dici?
Wow, che bella idea! Non sarebbe affatto male. Io non ho mai usato i led e non ne so molto purtroppo, quindi non saprei esattamente come fare, ma fossi in te proverei in qualche modo...comunque, se mi viene un'ispirazione te lo dico! :D <br>Fammi sapere se riesci, sarebbe davvero bello!! :)
Thank you! :)
Thank you!
nice <a href="http://mebel-of.ru" rel="nofollow">ofise clock</a>
that is so cool..so...how many lamps graces your house?? :-D
hahaha too many!!! I don't know where to put them anymore...I think I must start selling some :D
Coolest clock (or lamp!!!) ever!!! :D great work!
Thank you so much Muhaiminah! I am so glad you like it! :D
you're welcome and voted for your ible! :)
Aw thank you again!! :)
Great job
Thank you!
Be very warned Linda, you seems to be suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Lamp Syndrome . There is no cure for it and you have to live with it life long. I know how it feels like :D <br>LOL
ahahah I think you are right!! We will have to open a group for people who suffer from the same syndrome :D
I am in :)
That's a great looking lamp! =)
So glad you like it! :)
Yes it's really cool.. The mosaic fooled me, I thought it was tile at first..lol
lol check this out too then :D http://www.instructables.com/id/Eggshell-Mosaic-Frame/
Brava Linda! <br>I would add an image with both front panel and box one near each other, so at a first look everybody could understand they're snap-fit. There are no better ideas than your! ...except for to steal magnet from Mario's cabinet and use it to keep the clock together! ;-)
Ho appena provato a farla e a metterla solo che essendo molto larga mi appare solo la linea in mezzo nell'anteprima :( Per ora ho rimesso l'altra finch&egrave; non trovo una soluzione!
haha that would be a great idea! <br>I am going to try and make that picture now...thank you!!!
Beautiful lamp, Linda!! I want to make one!!! :-)
Thank youuu!! I want to see yours if you make it, I bet it'll look better than mine :D
Oooh, I don't think so! Your style is unique! :-)
Aw thank you! :)
You are welcome! :-)

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