Using recycled materials and basic tools.
I've also made these without handles as a heavy duty lampshade, and from smaller cans too, you can adapt this to your own needs.

Step 1: Materials...

A Large tin can. (This is a catering size fruit tin).
A length of 5 amp twin core electrical cable.
A Lamp holder.
A standard 3 pin mains plug. (3 amp fused).  Dependant on you home country
A 6" piece of wood. (brush handle or in this case old curtain pole).
A couple of woodscrews.
Sweet inspection lamp.<br> <br> Those big tins are magic, as soon as you empty them they are instantly full to the top with potential. :)<br> <br> I would look for stubby compact florescent, (nice short ones in 3 packs in poundland stores), my own experiment with compact florescent that protruded past the end of the lamp shade ended in the lamp tipping over when I was plunging it in to test it and the bulb broke.<br> <br> Keep it up.
Thanks, I'm lucky that the school dinner lady keeps them for me :)<br>In my last shed I had a pendant type light and I kept smashing the bulb, so I made a lightshade from an even bigger tin.<br>The bulb I used was the only one to hand and it is a bit big, its actually a S.A.D. daylight bulb but served the purpose at the time.
<br>If you have seen my clip on lamp for the lathe post , i have now replaced the low voltage halogen with a resurrected LED SAD lamp that the timer circuit had fried on, it does a great jpd but requires just one little tweak to the mechanism to make it perfect. I will be posting a Ible soon of that and a few updates and tweaks i have done to previous posts.
Very nice, I made a similar one with a candle.
Thanks, I think I may have seen that, Its on my to do list, was this it?...
Similar. I mounted a wide based candle stick on the bottom so I could set it on a surface as well as something to carry it by. Came in handy when a power transformer blew in our town and everything was in the dark.
Good design but you might want to add a note to only use CFL or LED bulbs inside a metal can. Using an incandescent bulb, which dumps most of its energy as heat instead of visible light, will make the can dangerously hot in a very short time. <br><br>Back in the day, we used to employ incandescent bulbs sealed inside cans as improvised heaters for plants, chicken coups etc when caught by unusually cold weather. We managed to actually melt some power cords once or twice.
not bad....<br><br>crude but effective. I like it! :)<br><br>I like things short, sweet &amp; to the point...which this is in my opinion.<br><br>TY for sharing Sir. :)
You're welcome, thank you for positivity.

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