Instructables: exploring - workshop - light - featured Sat, 1 Aug 2015 15:43:45 PDT BLOX v1.01 Eclipse Lamp
Eclipse Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON The Eclipse Lamp is a simple, wooden circle that hangs on a wall and fades up to a soft glow when you turn it. Light glows through a thin layer of wood veneer of the front of the disc, and semicircular holes in the back create a halo-like glow on the wall behind it.Using an LED strip, laser-cut plyw...

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:39:44 PDT
Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before And After
Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before And After - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gregarious I purchased a DeWalt 12volt cordless drill with two 'dead' batteries from a guy on eBay for about $10 (£6).I intended to turn it into a corded drill as demonstrated in several Instructables.Then the project seemed to take on a life of it's own and I found myself adding new features and enhancements....
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:52:21 PDT
Repurposed Ceiling Light
Repurposed Ceiling Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> KawarthaCNC In this Instructable I will show you the steps I took to re-purpose an old ceiling light I bought from my local thrift warehouse. Dismantle The glass fixtures were in great shape, and thought they would look even better spaced out in a line instead of four corners.Each light was held on by a ski...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 03:54:47 PDT
Maglite lamp
Maglite lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> ethanmichael101 Earlier this week I was at ikea and like always I was trying to find something that I could tinker with. On Pinterest and on here as well I had seen lots of tutorial on making different lighting fixtures and pipe lamps and they all used a lighting kit. After making my way nearly through the entire s...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 20:14:49 PDT
Restoring Old Oil Lamp
Restoring Old Oil Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElmarsM Some time ago, I was roaming around my grandparents property. I wandered into the abandoned neighbor property, where I found an old nearly collapsed shack. Of course I went into it, and I was surprised when I found this old rusty oil lamp. Well, an old oil lamp isn't something very expensive and at ...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:01:17 PDT
Copper wire ball Lamp
Copper wire ball Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> oliveira.igorm I had one small incandescent light laying around, so i decided to make a lamp using it. While I was looking for materials to use on the project, I found in a box some messy copper wire. The idea of a copper wire ball popped in my head, so I made it. Making a ball Making a ball out of wire can be...
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:50:44 PDT
Faux Window Mood Light
Faux Window Mood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad For all of you currently living in your parents' basement or will move back to live in your parents' basement, dress out your windowless abode with this neat faux window mood light. Btw, your own room has already been rented out long ago.Build this if you want to similate the morning glow of a red d...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 08:32:44 PDT
Make a Bedroom Lamp From Shims
Make a Bedroom Lamp From Shims - More DIY How To Projects]]> chadmikell The challenge was to make a lamp cheaply from things I already had laying around. Materials- 1 Package of cedar shims ($3 - $4 at Home Depot) - Some scrap thin mahogany - A little plywood - The lamp parts I ordered off of ebay for about $10 - Lamp socket ( $1.40 ebay )- Lamp cord 9 ( $6 ebay )- Vint...
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Sun, 5 Jul 2015 11:18:03 PDT
LED LAB LIGHT - More DIY How To Projects]]> ELECTROOPO MATERIALS and KNOWLEDGE about MATERIALS For this instructable we need:- Pvc tube- Led strip- Aluminium foil- Duct tape- A power suply- Some cable- Spray glueAnd also these basic tools:- A ruler- A cutter- Something to mark like a "Sharpie" (a cutter or an x-acto knife work better)- A hacksaw- A dri...

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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 06:46:39 PDT
Projector Lamp
Projector Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Estrella Spaans Het ideeHet idee is een lamp waarbij je plaatjes van hardboard met patronen kan projecteren op een willekeurige plek. Het concept is erg oud, maar tegenwoordig komen steeds meer dingen van vroeger terug in een modern jasje. Met verschillende plaatjes met patronen kan er een nieuw soort lichtbron on...
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 01:25:03 PDT
X-Ray Lamp Shade
X-Ray Lamp Shade - More DIY How To Projects]]> CobyUnger Most radiology departments use digital imaging technology now, so if you have real X-Rays on film the broken bone has probably healed long ago. Now it's time to give them a new use. Some people find the images of bones creepy, but personally I think the skeletal system is fascinating. The X-Ray Lamp...
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:46:32 PDT
Easy Sliding Lamp
Easy Sliding Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo This easy sliding lamp uses tension to be easily repositioned vertically along a steel cable. The design was inspired by the Parentesi Lamp which I saw in the book Nomadic Furniture 2. While the design is very similar, my version uses easy-to-find parts such as a bike handlebar, exercise weights, an...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:46:03 PDT
Paper cylinder lights
Paper cylinder lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> narced133 Our railroad-style apartment has a long 45-foot hallway that never had working lights. After spending 4 years trying to convince our landlord to fix them I decided to build my own. The lights are constructed of a metal frame wrapped in a cylinder of thin lace paper with a strip of LEDs running down ...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 23:43:04 PDT
Tissue Paper Night Light
Tissue Paper Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 The process for making this, is part craft project and part woodworking. To start, we'll channel your inner preschooler and break out the food coloring! Coloring Time! To help the coloring wick through the material I chose to use some denatured alcohol. In my original tissue I used water. Bot...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:10:29 PDT
Bicycle Frame Lamp
Bicycle Frame Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> JPBlind So...I got my hands on a broken KTM carbon fiber bicycle frame, and decided not to throw it away, and do a cool looking lamp.The frame got crushed by a truck in a warehouse, it was pretty damaged in the rear, but the front was new. Lets start the project, go to the first step :D Cuting the frame ...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 15:44:55 PDT
Instamorph LED Light Chandelier Bulbs
Instamorph LED Light Chandelier Bulbs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tater Zoid I am in the process of refinishing an old brass chandelier and building my own LED lights for it. When the Instamorph Build Night popped up, I had the immediate idea to create flame-shaped LED light bulb covers, as well as a traditional light bulb shape. The flames are the kind of bulbs you tend to ...
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Sun, 24 May 2015 22:52:57 PDT
Rhombus Lights
Rhombus Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> pensa Follow this simple tutorial to make your own geometric light fixtures. Gather the Necessary Materials and Tools Material: 7 lengths 1/8" Galvanized Steel Wire, Bulb (we used a 40W vintage Edison Bulb), Fabric-Covered Light CordTools: Wire Cutters, Soldering Iron, Torch, Solder, Clips, Spray Pai...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 14:52:44 PDT
Simple Wooden Lamp
Simple Wooden Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> xpchomefix Create a wooden desk lamp with simple materials. Materials and tools needed For this lamp, you'll need some basic tools and materials, but it can vary depending on how you decide to make the lamp.Materials:2x 8.8 Steel bolts, 7mm x 60mm2x Steel nuts, 7mm4x Steel washer, 7mm2x Countersunk screws, ...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 19:17:05 PDT
Batman Cardboard Lampshade
Batman Cardboard Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> Christian Reese I recently moved into a new house and had a lot of cardboard boxes for recycling. Instead of throwing them away I decided to get creative. The light in my kitchen was the first of the list. It needed a lampshade, so I decided to create one of my own. Items You Will Need A small box. It really doe...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 05:04:48 PDT
Edison lamp in a bell jar
Edison lamp in a bell jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> world of woodcraft I made an Edison lamp for my cousin about 3 years ago. Since then I have wanted to make one for myself and have played around with a whole heap of different variants in my mind. Recently I started to look at different computer aided design methods to help refine these designs. I am very happy with ...
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Sun, 3 May 2015 14:41:18 PDT
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> mazzmn It's spring which of course means two things:   - Rain, snow and snow-shovels have left wornout, damaged and broken solar garden lights in the yard.   - Garden centers are running specials on new solar lights (I found several stores selling them for $1 each) I managed to avoid throwing out several ...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 10:03:32 PDT
Flamingo Lamp
Flamingo Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> bagnitsch Create some mood lighting with this novelty flamingo lamp! Collect your supplies I had a floor lamp that I never used and that ended up being the base for this project. Here is a complete list of supplies you'll need:Pink flamingoUtility knifePink spray paintAluminum canSmall flexible LED lamp (I...
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:36:28 PDT
Bedside Reading Lamp
Bedside Reading Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> RoeyLeon HeySooooo , we went ahead and finished decorating our master bedroom ( Finally !! )And the last thing that was missing was Bedside Reading Lamps I have searched everywhere for a nice looking lamp, with good pleasant light ( yellowish ) and as usual -- cheapBut all the lamps were expensive , or bad ...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:30:30 PDT
Solar Night-Light
Solar Night-Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShakeTheFuture In this instructable, I made a simple solar night-light.Great for bathrooms, corridors and other places where night-light is required.Stick it to the window and forget about it.Light will charge up during the night and light up when it gets dark.What do we need: Solar Garden Light Giant suction ...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:27:24 PDT
How to Make a Cute Floor Light
How to Make a Cute Floor Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> ishiyasu This Floor Light is very simple and make easily! Materials •a paper•a pencil•a ruler•a bulb socket•a double sided tape•pierce punchs Draw a line Draw a line to fold the paper. Draw a line Draw a line to make a hole. Make the hole Make the hole with the pierce punch. Put the double sid...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:41:13 PDT
CopperFill Steampunk Bluetooth Lamp
CopperFill Steampunk Bluetooth Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> wavelet_spaghetti Let's build a steampunk lamp that can connect to any device via a bluetooth microcontroller! First, gather that pile of junk What you will need (according to Thomas Edison): A pile of junk and a good imagination.- 3D printing filament.- A cool glass bottle or chemist's- access to a 3D printer - L...
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:45:29 PDT
Concrete Light Bulb Coat Rack W/ Reclaimed Wood
Concrete Light Bulb Coat Rack W/ Reclaimed Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> ClenseYourPallet We have lived in our house for five years now, and for five years we have had this awful coat rack in our basement hallway. It has these old wire hooks that will buckle under the slightest pressure. If you do by chance get one of your coats to stay up, as soon as you brush by it on your way down the...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:15:56 PDT
Makers Light, Shelf & Power Box
Makers Light, Shelf & Power Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> TechKiwi Construct a work bench "Light, Shelf and Power Box" in one which is great for a Makers workshop.Ive found it invaluable for close up work on projects as it shields your eyes from direct glare and reflects light off a back wall providing you a bright area on the underlying workbench.It also sorts out...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:14:13 PDT
Heavyduty Workbench / Shop Cart
Heavyduty Workbench / Shop Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> MoTinkerGNome Good Afternoon y'all, Mrs. Gnome has been requesting that I do something with the garage. I suppose tools and jugs of used motor oil lined up against the wall are not cool enough for her? Oh well happy wife happy life. I have been tinkering on a salvaged wooden teacher’s desk in our utility room, ...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:15:35 PDT
FBRKN String Lamp
FBRKN String Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> FBRKN Build a sixties inspired string lamp.At FBRKN we cut out the pieces in the laser cutter and the assembled them by clicking them together. The string then holds it all in place.Begin with downloading the AI vector file and convert it to fit your requirements. Cut, paint and absemble ...

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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 07:54:09 PDT
Nightstand with light
Nightstand with light - More DIY How To Projects]]> inventy This is how you hack a chair and make it into a nightstand with reading light.What you need:1x a chair from the recycle store. Or use one of your own (ask first)1x small table lamp or a new lamp fixing from the hardware store. I liked a glass lampshade from the recycle store which looks more authent...
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 02:34:29 PST
Wood LED Logo Sign
Wood LED Logo Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessemckee I made this sign to go on a wall in an entryway of our building. The wood is from old pallets, a 2x4 and some scrap plywood. I've broken down several pallets over the past few weeks and there's all kinds of species of wood in there. Oak, poplar, pine and a couple others that the tannins in wood made...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:14:48 PST
Body Heat Powered Flashlight
Body Heat Powered Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> MITinventorbot Humans are a living energy source. We produce body heat, we walk, and our blood flows throughout our body. All of these energy sources from our body can be used to generate electricity. So why have we not taken advantage of those sources, and used them, especially for people do not have access to el...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 19:28:19 PST
BUILD A NOCTURNAL SOLAR LIGHT BULB - More DIY How To Projects]]> deba168 In India, one of world’s largest, most populated countries, over 74 million rural households live without power. Children study in harmful smoke,average people spends 5% of their income on lighting fuel,people burns wood for lighting.A single kerosene wick burns an estimated 80 litres of fuel, produ...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 07:12:37 PST
Flexible Snake Trouble Light Lamp
Flexible Snake Trouble Light Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Make your own flexible snake light. It can be wound around a pipe or bent to clamp/hook on an exposed wall stud to position and hang the light anywhere you want in the shop. Wedge it in a crack. Get some light behind the refrigerator to inspect or under the couch to find that lost screw. Coil the en...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:42:25 PST
The book of light
The book of light - More DIY How To Projects]]> Victor8o5 Since the ancient times, light has been associated with wisdom and understanding. There are many Latin expressions referencing the light, and many philosophers have used it in metaphors and analogies. I thought it would be cool to combine light, and all what it represents, with a book, which is also...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:44:17 PST
Fluorescent to LED conversion under $30
Fluorescent to LED conversion under $30 - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrisP14 Welcome to my first 'ible. I have done a lot of projects, but this is the first time I've documented one well enough to create an 'ible. The purpose of this was to create an LED lighting fixture that was as bright as a the original fluorescent, and even more economical on power. The side benefit wou...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:43:05 PST
Mylar Light Diffuser for Recessed Ceiling Lights
Mylar Light Diffuser for Recessed Ceiling Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> justinlui IntroductionRecessed ceiling lights (a.k.a. pot lights) are commonly found in homes. However, the downlight they produce can be a bit harsh and glaring. To soften the light, try making this elegant and economical mylar light diffuser. All that's required are some fairly affordable materials, some...
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 23:10:12 PST
Rubber Band Lamp
Rubber Band Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> krivas Make this super cool rubber band lamp with a few pieces of wood and some rubber bands! Gather Matherials (2) 4" Square Wood Plaques. I got a 4 pack from Hobby Lobby for $2.99 (4) 3/8" x 8" Wooden Dowels- you can get a long dowel and cut it to size Drill & Bits: Spur Point (3/8"), Spade B...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 23:56:53 PST
Mason Jar 6 light edison hanging lamp
Mason Jar 6 light edison hanging lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> trimbandit We love mason jars at my house. Besides storing food, they are great for water glasses and bloody mary's.I saw something on the internet a while back where someone had made a hanging light featuring mason jars from a cheap vanity and I thought something similar would look great over our dinner table...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:29:57 PST
Build a star floor
Build a star floor - More DIY How To Projects]]> Baldr Where it all startedI wanted something a bit geeky for the house, and I found fibre optics! Using them is very simple, but the results can be great - so once I'd completed my star floor in the bathroom I got hooked, and you'll see at the end of this Instructable some of the other things I've made us...
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:50:38 PST
Lampshade For Livingroom
Lampshade For Livingroom - More DIY How To Projects]]> RoeyLeon Hello EveryoneThis little instructable took place at my houseThe living room Build process #1 Drive to the nearest wood store and buy the desired size and diameter of the PlywoodCut it the size you wantMake sure the Plywood are smooth and good looking Cutting Cut the Plywood you desired siz...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:49:17 PST
Acrylic tea light holder (that is also a data visualization)
Acrylic tea light holder (that is also a data visualization) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Erik Boertjes I wanted to brighten these dark days by creating something with light. So why not make an acrylic tea light holder? ‘Acrylic’ in the sense that it is made from Plexiglas®, a type of plastic that looks like glass but is much lighter (in weight) and can be cut with a laser cutter.Oh and the design is...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:20:22 PST
Plane Light
Plane Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> xbremer The Plane Light is a lamp celebrating simple materials designed for small batch production. Blocks of walnut or maple are split in matched halves, with light occupying the space between them. All the parts were designed using Autodesk Inventor HSM and created on computer controlled machines in small...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 01:29:30 PST
Cocktail Parasol Light Shade
Cocktail Parasol Light Shade - More DIY How To Projects]]> holmes.tom Parasols shade you from the brightness of the sun which is big. So why not use tiny cocktail parasols to shade you from your room light which is small?This cocktail parasol light shade is so simple to make. It's basically just sticking cocktail parasols to a paper lampshade with PVA glue. But it's a...
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:29:52 PST
IKEA Infinity Mirror
IKEA Infinity Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> dmilesson I decided to try building an infinity mirror after seeing this post here on instructables. I had the IKEA frame laying around and decided to try to use that, and it was actually a really god fit for this project. You'll need: IKEA Ribba Frame (ribba) LEDs - I used RGB (WS2812B) Mirror Film ...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 00:17:31 PST
Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights
Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIYPerks Welcome to this Instructable on how to make an awesome-looking mushroom light! I had this idea after taking part in last year's Make It Glow contest with my Shard Light instructable, and I'm excited to be taking part again this year with these mushroom lights.If you think this Instructable deserves ...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:50:38 PST
Decorative Wood Lamp
Decorative Wood Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jprid I don't have the lamp anymore, but i will do my best to explain the parts i have no picture of. Choose the design and pick out the wood I used inventor to decide on the design. The overall dimensions is about 14" square by 6' 6" high. The mahogany posts are 3/4" milled into an L shape and the pin...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:42:16 PST
Mason Jar Pipe Lamp
Mason Jar Pipe Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This is a fun little project to build out of scrap pipe and an old mason jar. Another option is to buy the parts from the hardware store which should run around $50.This lamp was built from purchased ½” pipe and fittings. The fittings are generally bagged. The pipe comes with labels glued to the...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:16:16 PST
Cityscape Christmas Lamp
Cityscape Christmas Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cheesetopher Five years ago I tried to make this lamp and failed miserably with the use of expanding gorilla glue instead of hot glue, a set of scissors that creased paper rather than cut it, and procrastination may have also played a part. Here is my second attempt at the same idea of a lamp.My lamp has a Chris...
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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:13:52 PST