Step 1: Safety Equipment and Layout
Angle grinders should always be set on the bench with the wheel up. This prevents them from flying across the shop when you don't let it stop before setting it down.
LIGHT is IMPORTANT! If the lights aren't good enough to photograph, then they aren't good enough for power tools!
Step 2: Materials:
1 count 1/4" - 20 nut
1 count 1/4" washer
2 count wire nuts (small)
I didn't have the proper size wire nuts, so I cheated and substituted solder and heat shrink tubing. Wire nuts are much simpler and require less practice.
1 count full spectrum lightbulb
1 count standard 2 prong plug
10 ft or so of 2 conductor lamp cord minimum 12 gauge
Some kind of industrial strength glue or epoxy is required, but I leave the choice to you. I used loctite 495 instant adhesive because I had some lying around. Something with a bit more body (higher viscousity) is better.
Step 3: Tools:
wire wheel for grinder
dremel with wire wheel for touch up
(The grinder and dremel can be substituted with a wire brush, but it becomes much more labor intensive)
diagonal wire cutters
wire stripping tool
(soldering iron and heat gun are used because I had the wrong size wire nuts lying around)
dremel with grinding tool
(welder can be substituted by industrial glue or epoxy mentioned in materials step. I had a welder so I used it.)
Step 4: Cleaning the Light Cans
Step 5: Disassembly
This can be accomplished by removing the two screws from the sides of the black plastic box on the bottom of the u-frame. Because this was a track light, you must clip the wires running to the cap you just removed before moving forward.
Step 6: Wiring the Box
Once you've decided about the ground, strip the common and hot wires about a quarter inch down. Next you need to put a hole through the side of the black box. The best way to do that is to measure the OD of your wire and pick the best fit out of your drill index. Mine happened to be 7/32". Then drill a hole through the side of the box.
Thread your wire through the hole you just drilled and use your preferred method of wire joining to link the wire to the light. Because this is an AC light the order doesn't matter if you ignore the ground. Again, I suggest wire nuts for this operation, but mine didn't fit in the box. This is where the soldering iron comes in if you would prefer.
Step 7: Wiring the Plug
Step 8: Altering the Track Mounts
Step 9: Making the Tripod Mount
Step 10: Closing the Box
Step 11: The Finish
This light is designed to be attached to a standard photography tripod, but if you want to create a stand out of alternative material, it can be attached to anything that uses 1/4" - 20 bolts for attachment points.