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I wanted to try making a lamp using a "living hinge" for the lamp shade.  I was very happy with the design which leaves cool lines on the walls when lit at night.  The lamp is cheap to make and easy to assemble as long as you have access to a laser cutter.  Made at the techshop SF.

Step 1: Parts and cost

Parts:
Top and bottom pieces: 1/4" thick plywood: 8" x 15"   $5
Sides: 3/16" thick plywood: 6.5" x 23"  $5 (I used walnut veneer)

Hanging lantern cord: $7.25
Similar to:
http://www.amazon.com/Feet-Single-Socket-Paper-Lanterns/dp/B009SCOEQW/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_0_0
or
http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Lantern-Power-Cord-Length/dp/B003AK7OP6/ref=pd_sxp_grid_i_1_2

Screws: 6-32, 3/4" x 8 and matching nuts x 8  $2.25

Total cost: $20
Total project time: 1 hour

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I converted to a box, I'll replaced wood for PVC with acrilic and I've printed on it directly to the PVC foam
grammers your projects are just so...smart. and fast. how do you come up with this stuff?
your talent continues to shine. this is a bright example of your skill.

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