Violin Lamp

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Introduction: Violin Lamp

Hi, this is my first "instructable". I had an old Cina violin bought on internet, and my father wanted to put in the trash, and same thing for an old lamp. So I decided to make a VIOLIN LAMP ! It simple to do, I could put no step, because you only have to make an hole in a violin and put a light into, but finally, I put 4 little step !

Ps: Sorry for my english I'm french :-)

Step 1: What Do You Need?

You will need only two things:

-A "cheap" violin. (You can find on ebay)

-A lamp that you wanted to throw.

Step 2: Take Only What You Need

Take only what you need of the lamp: The switcher, the wire and the bulb. It depends of what kind of lamp you use.

Step 3: The Hook

Add a little hook on the top of the violin, like this, you can hang your violin !

Step 4: Assembling !

Make an hole on the bottom of the violin, (I didn't take a pic of the hole because mine was horrible ! ) and put your lamp inside.

Congratulation, you have now a beautiful VIOLIN LAMP !!

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    13 Comments

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    BrianR279
    BrianR279

    Tip 10 months ago

    Many violins are built to come apart at the seams, so you could probably (and gently) take off the back of the violin without drilling a hole. It's so that luthiers can make repairs without ruining the instrument and then put it back together. That's what I plan on doing! I'm a violinist of 17 years, and my late father passed his old fiddle to me. It's not a fantastic violin, but it still holds sentimental value, so I'm making a lamp!

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    HaydenT7
    HaydenT7

    3 years ago

    I did it and it was awesome, except I did it with my old viola because I got anew one. Reply if you know what a viola is!

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    Sodapop02
    Sodapop02

    4 years ago

    That's great I used my old guitar tho. I couldn't throw it away because it was special but now I don't gotta thanks(:

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    mamatoy
    mamatoy

    7 years ago

    How ironic that I ran across this post the same day my daughter decided to get rid of her violin. I LOVE this light-great idea! Thank you so mych for posting.

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    MrLuca
    MrLuca

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks :) !! I tried to enter in the contest but it doesn't work (but I'm new so maybe I did something wrong :/, I will wait)

    Also, you should post a picture of the back, even if you don't think it looks very nice. How did you make the hole?

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    MrLuca
    MrLuca

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you ! The back is really ugly, but I will try to fix it and show it :) I did with a drill I know this is strange but when I did, I didn't have the adequate tools.

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    Danger is my middle name
    Danger is my middle name

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    It would still be helpful for other people who also only have a drill. Right now, that's actually the only power tool I have at my house! haha