Intro: Vinyl Record Table Lamp
Easy to make table lamp using tools you probably already have, stuff you can buy almost anywhere, and a little fun time on the workshop.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Push button switch
Outlet light socket adapter
Drill press w/bits
Dremel w/grinding wheel
Step 2: Form the Record
Preheat oven to 250-300 deg F.
Put the record on a tall glass (NOT plastic mind you) cup, and put those on a cookie sheet.
Put it in the oven.
Watch it, this shouldn't take more than a few minutes. The record will droop around the cup.
Remove from oven and let it cool, or take matters into your own hands shape it as your heart desires. Do be careful not yo burn yourself.
Step 3: Drill Them Holes
Drill two holes. One for the switch on the label, and one for the cord in the back.
Use the dremel to expand out the center hole so it's big enough to fit the light bulb through, but still smaller than the socket.
Use the dremel to clean up the holes on the label.
Step 4: Solder and Tape
Push the wiring end of the cord through the cord hole into the record and tie it in a knot.
Solder one wire of the cord to the socket, and the other to the switch.
Then solder the free switch wire to the other socket terminal.
Tape all connections and the knot with electrical tape.
Step 5: Final Assembly
Use the 5-Min epoxy to glue the socket in place inside of the light. You want to glue the rim of the socket to the label.
Use the included nuts to attach the switch to the lamp.
Pull the cord back out to the knot.
Put a bulb in, plug her in and hit the switch.
Thar she Glows!