Introduction: Light Bulb Vase
This is a Light Bulb vase with a wooden stand.This is not easy to make. It takes dangerous power equipment . Materials needed:
wood board (i used white pine), brass rod for legs(you can use any kind of metal), cheap light bulb ( it can be a dead bulb).
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Step 1: Tools Needed
Tools not in picture: skill saw, hack saw, and a sander bit for drill and dremel.
Step 2: Drawing Template
Here you draft and design your base and clamp your board also you will be cuting it out wth a skill saw, holes saw and, jig saw (make sure the clamps are on there tight. You will be using your skill saw here)
Step 3: Sanding
Use a drill with a sanding bit first, then finish it up with a dremel You want it nice and smooth.
Step 4: Cutting & Bending
This is a tough part, using a hack saw cut of a piece of your metal rod. Then bend one side.(When bending metal rod put a piece of cloth over it so you do not scratches it)
Step 5: Preparing the Bulb
When preparing the bulb use caution. Wear goggles and gloves. If you don't know how to dismantle the bulb there are plenty video's on you tube and the web When the bulb is clean its ready to drill a hole in the threaded area.
Step 6: Gluing the Legs
In this step you will be gluing the legs and the part that holds the bulb. Mix the epoxy in a little cup and use a stick to rub the glue on the rods.(best way to put the legs on is to bend one side and push it through the wood and bend the other side)
Step 7: Other Vases
These are other vases i have made. You just have to be creative and draw your designs.
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