Introduction: Revolved Lamp

Here's an update on a classic: One of the first revolved volumes ever made with the DIWire!

What we love about this Bendable is its simple joinery . The entire assembly is held together with three laser cut acrylic pieces: Identical top and bottom pieces radially locate each of the twelve bent profiles while the central laser cut piece holds the assembly in tension and captures the light bulb socket. No soldering, welding, hot-gluing, clipping, zip-tying, taping, or holding-together-with-10-pairs-of-hands. And you could even wrap it with a lamp-shade (no fixturing promises there, sorry). Make your own lamp and share it with us. We love lamps!

Step 1: Gather the Necessary Materials and Tools

Step 2: Bend the Cross Sections

Each of the 12 bends is an identical profile.

Step 3: Assemble the Bottom

The bottom of each bend is held in place by a laser cut slot / hole joint.

Step 4: Assemble the Top

The tops are held in place in the same way.

Step 5: Mount the Socket

J-slots in the center-piece hold the assembly in tension and mount the bulb socket.

Step 6: Turn It On

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tomatoskins (author)2015-05-11

This is a great lamp! I love the simplistic modern design! You should upload the files for those acrylic joints!

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pensa (author)tomatoskins2015-05-12

The files can be found here: http://www.pensalabs.com/revolved-lamp click on "download."

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