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Good to hear. My friend Candice killed a $4000.00 laser doing this. She was told that she could not start her business back up without a clean air scrubber. An additional 40K!
While the end result is very cool, personally, I would avoid this one using this method. Vinyl or PVC, is short for Poly Vinyl Chloride. Chloride is the villain here.Melting or burning PVC releases Chlorine Gas. A serious carcinogen as well as a corrosive. I know this because I have a friend who did this for a living using a laser. The Chlorine gas corroded her laser from the inside out! She did not know about the health risks to her or her family either.The only safe way to do this project is to hand-saw it or use a rotary cutter at a low enough speed to keep the record from heating up too much. You do not want it to smoke.Sorry to be the bearer of bad news since record clocks are a cool item!
Nice! Lot's of potential for this one. I really like the idea swapping the tools out, that's clever. I wonder if you could just use braced peg board as is, instead of drilling all those holes in MDF? And, it seems like building a box with a downward angled bottom would be more efficient for collection. Just my opinion. Thanks for posting!
What?! Need an ibble on that one! I'm always looking for a good, cheap way to collect dust in my wood shop.
This is brilliant! Pun intended! I makes me want to start making rings out of anything round and metal. Great job, my friend!
No luck on Amazon. I even contacted Stiffel directly and they didn't have an answer. I then contacted a few antique lamp supply houses and they couldn't help. I cannot believe that I'm the only person on the planet that has had to replace this part. Crazy!
Nope. Vintage and modern didn't agree with each other. However, I will not be defeated! I'll rig this mother somehow!
Thanks Phil. I've posted a question. We'll see what happens.
Right. I three-way bulb. @Downunder35m and Toga_Dan, it's a good bet that I'll need to "Frankenstein" this thing. The real issue is the 1/8" dia brass nipple at the top of the switch. There is a brass knob that attaches to this on the outside of the lamp. Modern switches appear to use plastic now. The brass knob won't work well, or for long, installed that way. I really appreciate the helpful responses. Instructables is a great community!
Not the same. Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, I cannot use a modern switch for this set-up.
I got it! Fun and rewarding project. Make it easier by buying your square and round dowels at your local home improvement or hobby shop. Thanks for uploading Paoson.
Did you ever mention how tall the bench is? I'm tall as well and would like to know. Thanks brother!
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