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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 this to your ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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