Introduction: Brick Lamp and Stone Light

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Transformations are great!!!

In this case a simple recycled brick can become a light or a river rock can become a candle holder!!!

Lots of possibilities from found materials...

Step 1: You Will Need..

Tool wise you will need a diamond cutter. I used a 10 inch wet saw with a continuous blade since it was only a brick.

Cutting concrete or stone you will need a segmented blade.

RotoZip tools have a dry diamond blade which could work for your material.

A hammer drill with the correct bit will be needed for the lamp column.

Step 2: Core the Brick...

Coring the stone or brick in  will create a chimney for the heat if using candle or a light path if using a bulb. Drill almost to the base using a depth gauge if possible. I recommend using a smaller than desired size bit first then following with the desired size afterward. The drilling will be faster and less likely to crack.

Step 3: Cut the Brick.

Cut the brick in equal segments allowing for a thick base. I cut 5 segments off of the top and left the rest intact.

Step 4: Cut the Spacers

cut spacer sections from a second piece of material. In this case a second brick. The pieces are to be used to let the light through the material. I recommend at least 1/4 of an inch thick...

One brick segment will yield at least 6 spacer segments.

A 1/2 inch hole will be drilled in the lower brick base if this an electrical lamp...

Step 5: Test the Light.

Insert and test the electrical connections to the light.

Step 6: Fix the Brick.

The cut brick now needs to be reassembled withe spacers that were cut in the previous step.

I used 5 minute epoxy for attachment. Place a spacer using epoxy between  of the one inch segments until all 5 are attached...

There will be one set of spacers on the last segment that will not be physically attached to the next set...

Step 7: Stack and Enjoy.

The light will work as intended. Be it a candle or electrical... Brick or granite...

Bricks and stones will light the homes of all that that choose to re-purpose them...

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