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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 thi...
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...
Drill. Screwdriver. Drill bits, Step drill/Hole saw if you have either. File. Nail or centre punch. Marker pen. Ruler/Dividers/compass.
1 - If you have never wired a lamp/plug then you should seek advice from someone experienced. 2 - When cutting and working tin it is safer to wear...
Take your tin can and find the centre of the bottom, It doesn't have to be exact, you can just use a ruler to measure or using dividers work from four...
Drill a hole slightly bigger than the threaded body of the lamp holder - most are 30mm. You can drill a ring of holes around the inside of a 30mm circ...
Cut a pice of suitable wood as a handle - it doesn't have to be round - about 150mm is good, if it is round cut a flat 30 - 40mm long in one end - I u...
I also drilled some 8mm holes in the bottom around the lamp holder to help dissipate heat if using a tungsten bulb - maybe not needed for an energy sa...
Fit the lamp holder to the can and maybe use a cable tie to hold the cable to the handle. I won't include how to wire the lamp holder and plug, as if ...
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