Introduction: How to Make Lamp From Toy Gun and Ikea
I decided to make a birthday gift for my friend. As you know, all men's are children at heart. The boy was 35 years old, he is fond of strikeball, and I decided that the table lamp in the form of an AK-47, will be a perfect gift for him.
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To make the lamp I will needed:
- Toy gun
- Lamp base
- RGB light bulb
- Soil and spray paint
- Aluminium tube
The lampshade and base for the lamp I ordered from Ikea. Toy gun I bought at the toy store.
First thing I did was disassemble the gun and throw out all unnecessary. I left only reload mechanism and the trigger.
Base tube diameter 12 mm. It's too thick for the muzzle, so I made an adapter. Used an 8 mm diameter aluminum tube.
In order for the 8mm tube to enter the barrel, it had to be squandered.
Next I made a hole for the base tube.
Also made a hole in the decorative cover.
Further I decided to to remove traces from casting plastic. I took sandpaper and cleaned up the tracks.
Before applying the primer, I took a fine sandpaper and processed all the parts of the machine.
All dedusted and degreased. I start painting. The soil was applied in 2 layers.
The first layer.
In the white version, the machine looks great. But after drying the soil, on the" wooden " parts of the machine, the paint began to turn yellow.
Paint was applied in 3 layers. Each layer was dried for at least an hour.
After painting waited 2 days before proceeding to the final Assembly.
While the paint dried, I began to assemble a rack for the machinegun. Cut off the bulb base and the wire.
Took an aluminum tube on 8 mm, inserted into the bulb base and filled with superglue.
To fix this tube, I wound some duct tape. I put it in a black tube and Superglued it
Proceed to the final Assembly. I fix the tubes with the help of thermal glue.
The horn of the machine gun also fixed on the hot melt glue.
I will will use led bulb with RGB backlight and Bluetooth speaker. The brightness of the lamp is controlled by the remote control. You can turn on the multi-colored backlight, turn on the music through the Bluetooth speaker. The volume of the speaker is enough for a room with an area of 15m.
Here is such spectacular lamp I have made. The lamp perfectly fit into the interior of my friend's apartment. By the way, he was pleasantly surprised by my gift!
Hope you liked my lamp! Try to create your own lamp.
See you soon!
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