Introduction: Plinth Eastwood Nr. 0060
Yes! Again another Dutch designed lamp according to the keep-it-simple-and stupid (KISS) principle. The goal this time was to make it dual-positional.
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Step 1: The Plan
Starters was making a sketch. As you can see the concept changed a bit during the building proces. Again I used a fine piece of the mighty oak tree.
- 2 pieces of 200x28x12mm
- 2 pieces of 125x28x12mm
- 2 pieces of 75x28x12mm
One side of the longest pieces got an angle of 80 degrees for making a stable base. This can be seen in the upper left corner of the second picture.
Step 2: Connectors
To accommodate the dual-positioning option I used circular pinewood 6mm in diameter. I made drill-holes by use of a pillar-drill. To make a perfect anti-clockwise match I used waterbased paint to make markers for the next set of drill holes. Glue the dowels in the 125mm long pieces of wood.
Step 3: Glueing and Testfitting
As a lamp-shade I once again used a biodegradable saladebowl. Glue the smallest piece of wood on the largest pieces of wood there where the angle is 80 degrees. Let it slide into the two rectangular holes of the lamp-shade. On the second picture you can see the two secondary sets of drill holes.
Note: the shortest piece of wood needs to be shorten. This so that the fitting and the two pieces of oak won't get in each others way. I recommend 10mm of oak on the inside of the lamp-shade.
Step 4: Paintjob
This time a combination of grey and red. I got inspired by Robbedoes & Kwabbernoot comics by Franquin. Love that artwork!
Step 5: The Fitting
I used a part of the small E14 fitting. I made two 2mm drill-holes. Through the holes the wiring can enter the fitting. This was done to make a short as possible fitting with a good mounting-base. Hot-glue is used for fixation and isolation.
Step 6: The Marriage
Make a 7mm drill-hole for the power-cord. Glue the two pieces together. I used a combination of construction tix and hot-glue.
Step 7: Final Assembly
Position the frame and lame-shade as you like. I used some tape to get a proper fix. Glue it together with a decent amount of hot-glue. Note: Check the position during the drying proces. It will only take minutes!
Step 8: Zap!
See how your desk (or whatever else) gets stunned with this awesome Plinth Eastwood replica!
Warning: be safe and don't leave this DIY unattended.