Concrete Lamp (2)

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Introduction: Concrete Lamp (2)

About: Just making concrete stuff for fun...

Another concrete lamp, one of my favorites. It will take you less than 30' to make one!
Let's see how...

Step 1:

Parts you need:

A plastic food box, a complete cord (with switch and plug), an E27 socket, two socket rings and a rubber protective furniture pad.

Step 2:

Tools you need:

Rubber to metal adhesive (I mostly use the 3M Industrial Adhesive), vinyl electrical tape, super glue, a screwdriver, a modelling knife, a reamer, a marker and a soldering iron.

Step 3:

Mark and cut with the soldering iron a hole about 40mm for the socket, then trim the hole with the modeller's knife.

Step 4:

Make a 14mm hole for the cord.

Step 5:

Make a hole at the side of the socket for the wires.

Step 6:

Before assembling socket dont forget to install the rubber pad which will protect the cable from bending.

Step 7:

Socket assembled and insulated with super glue. The ring also was glued.

Step 8:

Cover the holes of the ring with electrical tape.

Step 9:

Double check you have applied electrical tape to every hole and super glue between upper and lower socket part.

Step 10:

Put all parts together. Rings will keep the socket in place and pad will secure the cord.

Step 11:

This is how it should look.

Step 12:

Fill with concrete and let it cure for 24h.

Step 13:

Then cut mold with the soldering iron.

Step 14:

Let it dry properly.

Step 15:

Wet-sand the bottom with 150 grit sandpaper.

Step 16:

Apply self adhesive pads and trim the edge.

Step 17:

Fine wet-sand it with 800 grit sandpaper and replace the plastic ring with a metal plated one if you like.

Step 18:

Now your lamp is ready.

Step 19:

I use a blue led string bulb and I love it!

Step 20:

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Thanks for looking,
Stamatis

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    5 Discussions

    Excellent, clean and simple.
    What is the name of the lamp??

    1 reply

    Hi. Please google "starry led string bulb". It think this is.

    Nice project, and a well done Instructable. Thank you.