Instructables: exploring - lighting - featured Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:54:25 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
stacked lamp
stacked lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus The best way to experience the world is through interaction, and this stacked lamp just begs for you to play with it. Since there's no wrong way to stack this lamp you can position it any way you want, then change it up whenever you're tired of the design! Making your own stacked lamp is easy; you c...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 06:15:34 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
Add Solar Powered LED Lights to a Harbor Freight 45 Watt solar panel kit
Add Solar Powered LED Lights to a Harbor Freight 45 Watt solar panel kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tom Hargrave Last fall I added a Harbor Freight 45 Watt solar panel kit to my outside storage building. I wanted lights in the building but it was not worth the cost to run power to the building just for lights. The lights have been great at night but the two florescent bulbs that come with the kit do not provid...
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Sat, 23 May 2015 20:47:06 PDT
Jelly Jar Lights
Jelly Jar Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> bigscigeek I am working on a solar powered house, it runs on two different voltage systems. The inverter provides 110VAC to the outlets, and all of the lighting in the house is provided by a 12VDC system. I did this to increase efficiency, there are a bunch of losses each time you convert a voltage from one t...
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Sun, 17 May 2015 07:45:21 PDT
Long Lasting Beer Bottle Tiki Torches
Long Lasting Beer Bottle Tiki Torches - More DIY How To Projects]]> Herman Beerman Man and woman alike have always been drawn to fire. This is why investing a little time and money to make long lasting tiki torches that have some character can be a great addition to anyone's back yard. It can be functional for mood lighting, a mosquito repellant, and a great conversation piece.For...
By: Herman Beerman

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Wed, 13 May 2015 19:37:15 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
$78 Grow light - Full-Spectrum, 22 Watts, No Heat
$78 Grow light - Full-Spectrum, 22 Watts, No Heat - More DIY How To Projects]]> mart33n33 Growing plants indoors enables a level of precision not available outdoors. For this reason, it's well-suited to growing a wide variety of crops and making data driven decisions on yield, timeframes, energy consumption, etc. A current project involves producing food under a queen bed lofted five fe...
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Sun, 10 May 2015 21:44:35 PDT
LED Acrylic Glass Sign
LED Acrylic Glass Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShakeTheFuture In this Instructable, I made a LED acrylic sign.You will need:For the Sign: Acrylic glassI used a 100 X 80 X 5 mm sheet Mini drill with diamond burr bits. Stencil knife Picture/print out for the stencilFor the base:Instamorph moldable plastic2 LED's with a battery holder, batteries and a switch Fo...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 10:48:58 PDT
Picture Frame Desk Lamp
Picture Frame Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 If you can make a picture frame, you can make this!Mitered maple frame accented with walnut keys and LED strip lighting with remote control. Sure it's a little modern, but you can change it easily to suit your needs. Design Sit down with yourself and come up with a design you like. Argue if you m...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:14:20 PDT
An easy way to hang string lights outside
An easy way to hang string lights outside - More DIY How To Projects]]> projectsugru Picture this, sitting outdoors with a drink at dusk, surround by the soft glow of string lights gently swaying in the breeze as the evening creeps its way to darkness. Does this sound like one of those unforgettable holiday moments, one that you recall from time to time and would love to relive?Well...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 09:14:05 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
DIY Video Lights from an Old Fluorescent Light
DIY Video Lights from an Old Fluorescent Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tymkrs We have been working on updating our home studio and decided to work on the lighting fixtures. We chose to work on the fill lights (help to lessen the shadows from any main lights) and get rid of the fluorescent light fixture installed by the previous owners.While taking the fluorescent light fixtu...
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:42:54 PDT
LED Strip Bias Lighting
LED Strip Bias Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> MaterialBall Bias lighting is diffuse light around a monitor or TV. Bias lighting reduces eyestrain when working at night, increases the apparent contrast of the screen and it also looks impressive. In this instructable I'll show you how to add great looking bias lighting to your screen for just a few euros.For ...
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 12:25:55 PDT
Lámpara de mesa con contacto y USBámpara-de-mesa-con-contacto-y-USB/
Lámpara de mesa con contacto y USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> gmendez3 En este tutorial vamos a fabricar una lámpara de escritorio o mesa que cuenta con una conexión USB y un contacto eléctrico. Es el perfecto acompañante para tu área de trabajo y puedes olvidarte de no encontrar el cargador de tu celular o aparato USB. Herramientas y materiales Herramientas: Pin...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:26:30 PST
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
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
LED Floodlight Power Station
LED Floodlight Power Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrettHacks Stumbling around in the dark, trying to decide whether stringing 200 feet of extension cord, or continuing with my wimpy rechargeable light would get me home sooner, was the inspiration for this project. So on completion of the job, I began to contemplate my next build. It could not just be a rech...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:15:47 PDT
UV Shoe Sanitizer Box
UV Shoe Sanitizer Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> 3dfernando Hello, DIY community!As a frequent traveller, something like two years ago I have acquired a foot fungus disease from some hotel shower (And after I noticed that I've got it from there, I've never taken a shower in public places without some slippers on!).After trying medical talcum powders and many...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 19:14:47 PDT
Fire from Soap! Tealight of the Apocalypse
Fire from Soap! Tealight of the Apocalypse - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Green Gentleman Zombie Apocalypse? Century-class Solar Storm? Attack of Enormous Ants, or Unruly Avians? Chez Green, we laugh in the face of these catastrophes, not because of a defect or lack in our human sensibilities, but rather, because we are well prepared! While others on this site, and the Internets, wil...
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20:10:39 PDT
DIY LED BULB: $20 for $10
DIY LED BULB: $20 for $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> schabanow S T O P____S L A U G H T E R____I N____U K R A I N E !* * *Yes, if you know whether resistor differs from transistor and can manage soldering iron, you can save a lot of money.Let's calculate DIY E27 LED replacement lighting bulb:1. LED bead x 16 pcs = $ 0,15 x 16 = $ 2,42. Heatsink 3. Brushless fan...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:20:39 PST
Low budget light box
Low budget light box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Barry Neeson Hi,In this instructable I will show you how to make a really cheap but effective light box.Its not the most glamorous of builds but it can be built from household objects and i have been using mine for quite some time with no complaints :) Tools and materials Tools:Pen or pencilBox cutter or craf...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:24:59 PST
Mantequilla Vela
Mantequilla Vela - More DIY How To Projects]]> mysterygirl995 Esta es la idea fresca y se puede ahorrar energía. Espero que lo disfruten. Lo que usted necesita Imagen de lo que necesita Un plato pequeño1 barra de mantequilla1 palillo de dientespapel higiénicotijerascuchillo. ¿Qué hacer primero es Lo primero a tener su mantequilla y cortar un trozo 2 cuch...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:33:01 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
The Twin Edison 'Steampunk' Lamp
The Twin Edison 'Steampunk' Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Instructadam The twin edison was my first ever build and inspired by similar projects found on this wonderful site, such as this fantastic Eye of Rah lamp. This steampunk Box Lamp and the steampunk Mad Scientist lamp.I was playing a lot of 'Fallout 3' at the time, and am perpetually interested in the post apocal...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:08:37 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
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
Industrial Style Display Lighting
Industrial Style Display Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> walter.warren1 Following how well my lighted pipe-supported shelves turned out, I wanted to do a similar style light fixture for lighting album artwork on my office wall. But this time I wanted flexible arms holding spotlights that could be more easily aimed.That previous job used all 1/2" steel pipe. This time I...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:31:47 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
veneer lampshade
veneer lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> matt.sims.37266 Hey Guy's and Girls,Welcome to my first Instructable as every first Instructable on here says feed back and criticism is always appreciated :)A bit about me first over the last year and a half I've gone from a garage with loads of gear to a shed with not so much stuff to a desk in the lounge :( (the...
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:03:41 PST
DIY Tracing Table
DIY Tracing Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> SabrenaD I found myself in need of a way to trace a drawing for a project I'm working on. After looking online and seeing that the tracing tables are typically starting at around $30 I wanted to find a way to beat the system. This "tracing table" was made with things I already had around the house which made...
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:22:31 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
Glass Gem Ball Light
Glass Gem Ball Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> MidnightMaker I have always been fascinated with the way light refracts through and reflects from glass gems. The fascination has nothing to do with physics, but with the simple emotive effect that light has on us. Light very often controls mood, and the right light can inspire creativity. I think. I don't know h...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:25:55 PST
DIY Mason Jar Chandelier
DIY Mason Jar Chandelier - More DIY How To Projects]]> normal52 This project is not too complicated if you know the basics of wiring. I did it in about 1 day but had majority of the materials. Materials and Tools Materials1. Wire (I used 14 gauge, 3 wire since it's a lighting project2. Plug (Optional, you can hard wire it if you choose to do so)3. 2x124. Maso...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 20:01:25 PST
Small Engine Lamp
Small Engine Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> english tea I have wanted to build a V̶8̶ V12 engine coffee table since I first saw one on Top Gear. My livingroom workshop is not equipped to handle such a large project but I was inspired to make something from a small engine.When the user turns the crank it raises the piston which presses against the switch...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:28:18 PST
How to DIY a golden pendant lamp
How to DIY a golden pendant lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Vikalpah When you can make a gorgeous pendant lamp with simple materials such as acetate sheets and tape. Why not give it a try? Materials Required 11 Acetate/Plastic sheets Marker Scissors Transparent tape Gold washi tape Xacto Knife Gold cord with plug (Got mine at Home depo for $6.67) Gold lamp so...
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:01:15 PST
how to make emergency candles
how to make emergency candles - More DIY How To Projects]]> sadyal If you are ever in a blackout or dont have candles this is a simple way to make candles. What you need cotton ballspoon potatobutterknife lighter or matches Cutting the potato first cut the potato in half then cut the ends of so it will be able to stand. Making a hole take the spoon and sc...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:18:44 PST
Podium-Mounted Votive Candle Holders
Podium-Mounted Votive Candle Holders - More DIY How To Projects]]> action pig Some years ago I found a podium set out into the rain, waiting to be thrown out. It had a horrible coat of dark varnish, was held together with wire, wobbled from side to side, and had one shelf replaced with an uneven, thick cut piece of wood. I loved it. My mom taught me how to strip the finish...
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:05:36 PST
Flip Lantern
Flip Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> tdonoclift This is a very simple lantern that looks both charming and intriguing. No buttons, no cables, no wall warts; just a jar. An ordinary upturned jar just begging to be flipped the correct way up, and when it is, the whole room is lit with its mysterious cool glow, just like magic! These lanterns make e...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:20 PST
Beautiful Infinity Mirror (Perfect Present)
Beautiful Infinity Mirror (Perfect Present) - More DIY How To Projects]]> toasteroven47 Here is an infinity mirror that I made as a birthday present for my girlfriend. Perfect if you are stuck for present ideas and want to tinker around a bit as it is a really simple creation. It only took me a couple of days of working for a few hours in the evening to make and i am very happy with th...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:37:52 PST
Star Light Tree Topper
Star Light Tree Topper - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell If I haven't mentioned this before, I love hardware stores. I also love making lamps. So as part of my holiday tree plan, I made the Star Light Tree Topper using only parts from my local hardware store. I'm so happy with how it turned out! (Almost as much as I love the disco gif of it turning on and...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 18:06:52 PST
Sparkling Concrete
Sparkling Concrete - More DIY How To Projects]]> dalegribble I had only wanted a little accent lighting to help with night blindness. Originally I tried to use fiber optics and have the light source be a solar yard light. After struggling to get the right amount of light, and a QT to hobby lobby I decided to go with these battery operated LED string lights. ...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 14:35:02 PST
Super Mario Skateboard Light
Super Mario Skateboard Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> ejsulit This is my first time making an instructable. I hope you like it. I call this project the Super Mario Skateboard Light. I am a Super Mario fan & collector thats why I made this. Enjoy!Main things you need:- Old Skateboard- Acrylic Paint- Electric Wires- T-shaped Tube Pipes- Bulb Light and its contai...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 18:34:23 PST
Neon Cup
Neon Cup - More DIY How To Projects]]> gizem evci I'm going to explain how to build a coaster with a sensor, that when you put a cup over it turns on a LED. For this project you will need to follow the next steps. 3D part i used for the 3D Part ( you can build online 3D object)Build the coaster for the cup in a 3D file, and print...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 02:44:06 PST
Theatrical "ON AIR" Sign
Theatrical "ON AIR" Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> Boddeeen Hello and thanks for checking out my instructable! This is my fist guide for the site so sorry if anything is unclear. First some background is in order. As part of my campus theatre job, I was tasked to make a working, 1970's style "ON AIR" sign for an upcoming production. The sign needed to be abl...
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:51:10 PST
Copper pipe candelabra
Copper pipe candelabra - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Copper pipe candelabras not only look great, but also make a great gift to make this holiday season. Flex your maker muscles and put together your own version easily, and show off your artistic flair, too!You can buy artisanal copper pipe candelabras, but they are way overpriced. Show someone spe...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:47:23 PST