Step 2: Basic parts: The copper ring

With a drilling machine you can cut such small pieces from a woodden plate. Drill another hole in the disk an cut a small stripe from this hole to the outer side of the disk. Put a small stripe of a copper ribbon around the wodden disk and put t both ends inside the second hole. You can fix them with another piece of wood. At least you solder them together.  Next sign the holes you want to drill for the brass srews and for cutting the inner circle to put the plastic bulb later in.
You do realize that CFLs have mercury in them, right?
<p>he didn't break it, though.</p>
<p>This is a veri nice way to re-use those beautiful light bulbs, thanks for sharing!</p>
<p>Hi andrea</p><p>You&acute;re welcome ;-)))</p><p>Greets </p><p>Aeon Junophor</p>
<p>Very nice, very cool looking. Are you driving the flash circuit with 3 volts? Or are the bats in parallel?</p><p>Bill</p>
<p>Hi Prirate labs</p><p>I drive this circuit with 3 Volts. Because of the 3 Volts (normally this circuit is designed for 1,5 Volts as you surely know) heating up the transistor a little bit I use a piece of small copper pipe as a cooler. You also can read more details about using flash units from disposal camerasi n my instructable here ;-)))</p><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/High-voltage-power-supply-for-Nixies-CFL-Neon-Gl/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/High-voltage-power...</a></p><p>Greetings </p><p>Aeon Junophor</p>
Clever idea for the copper lined base!
love it<br>
I think so

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