Introduction: Standing Lamp

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This lamp is made by using a laser-cutter and a 3D-printer.
It also contains a light-fitting with a switch and a plug.

Tools & Supplies

- 3D-Printer
- 3D-filament (... gr.)
- Lasercutter
- 3.6 mm Plywood/acrylic (650 mm x 300 mm)
- Ruler
- Small saw
- Ø 8mm x 40 mm dowels (4x)
- Ø 8mm x 416 mm dowels (8x)
- Sanding paper
- Woodglue
- Superglue
- M4 Hex bolts (3x)
- M4 Butterfly nuts (3x)
- Lamp fitting with cord (min. ... cm)
- Lightbulb
- Switch (unless it's already on the cord)
- Plug (unless it's already on the cord)
- Wirestrippers/pliers
- Screwdriver (for assembling the switch and plug housing)

Step 1: Lasercut the Lampshade and Base

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Lasercut the lampshade and base design out of 3,6mm plywood and glue the pieces together using woodglue/superglue. Hanging the lamp will make this process easier.

Step 2: 3D-printing the Hinges

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3D-print the hinges, using the .stl-files.

Step 3: Sawing the Dowels

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Saw the dowels into eight pieces of 416 mm and four pieces of 40 mm.
Make sure that all pieces have the same lengths by sanding down the ends.

Step 4: Attach the Switch and Plug to the Cord

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(Skip this step if the switch and plug are already on the cord).

Cut the cord in half 600 mm behind the lamp fitting using the pliers.
Strips the wires using a wire-stripper/a knife and attached them to the switch and plug using a screwdriver.

Step 5: Assembling the Parts

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Connect the hinges with the dowels by using superglue.
Assemble the hinges/arms using the M4 x hex bolts and butterfly nuts.


JDex (author)2016-05-02


Is it possible to get a layout sketch of the lamp shade. Do not have a laser cutter.


wold630 (author)2016-04-12

I love the shade!

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