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Picture of Lamp Clock (or Clock Lamp?)
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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

Step 2:

Let's start with the structure.

Take 2 dowels and glue their tips together with hot glue to create a longer dowel.
Keep doing this with others until you have 12 long dowels.

Now create 2 squares using a long dowel for each side. The squares are created using the same technique I used on Step 2 here.

Glue the last 4 long dowels perpendicular to the corners of the first square, as you can see in pictures, then glue the second square at the top of the structure to create a cube.
 
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ragnotis1 year ago
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?
In italian: cercherei una soluzione per mettere l'orologio DENTRO la scatola, con dei LED attaccati in cima alle lancette (è la parte più complessa direi, soprattutto evitare l'aggrovigliamento intorno all'asse) in modo che i numeri si illuminino sempre più all'avvicinarsi delle lancette. Che ne dici?
lindarose92 (author)  ragnotis1 year ago
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
Fammi sapere se riesci, sarebbe davvero bello!! :)
Akshay RzR1 year ago
marvolous.......!
lindarose92 (author)  Akshay RzR1 year ago
Thank you! :)
Bobey1 year ago
Cool
lindarose92 (author)  Bobey1 year ago
Thank you!
mebelof1 year ago
lindarose92 (author)  mebelof1 year ago
Thanks!
shizy251 year ago
that is so cool..so...how many lamps graces your house?? :-D
lindarose92 (author)  shizy251 year ago
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!
lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago
Thank you so much Muhaiminah! I am so glad you like it! :D
you're welcome and voted for your ible! :)
lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago
Aw thank you again!! :)
Great job
lindarose92 (author)  thejunkmonger1 year ago
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
LOL
lindarose92 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago
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 :)
PitStoP1 year ago
That's a great looking lamp! =)
lindarose92 (author)  PitStoP1 year ago
So glad you like it! :)
Yes it's really cool.. The mosaic fooled me, I thought it was tile at first..lol
lindarose92 (author)  PitStoP1 year ago
lol check this out too then :D http://www.instructables.com/id/Eggshell-Mosaic-Frame/
Brava Linda!
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! ;-)
lindarose92 (author)  andrea biffi1 year ago
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 finchè non trovo una soluzione!
lindarose92 (author)  andrea biffi1 year ago
haha that would be a great idea!
I am going to try and make that picture now...thank you!!!
Beautiful lamp, Linda!! I want to make one!!! :-)
lindarose92 (author)  M.C. Langer1 year ago
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! :-)
lindarose92 (author)  M.C. Langer1 year ago
Aw thank you! :)
You are welcome! :-)