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 2 years 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

    5 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

    5 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

    8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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