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Dishcloth Lamp

Step 1: Step 1 and 2

1.Download the archive from the net ( with the two templates in pdf format, and print them to a 1/1 scale on a DIN A4.

2.Glue the printed templates on a rigid support like a cardboard.

Step 2: Step 3 and 4

3.Once the templates are glued to the cardboard cut them following the printed shape and make the holes where the template indicates.

4.Put the template on top of the dishcloth and follow the contour with a pen and mark the holes. you will have to repeat his step 12 times for figure A and 20 times for figure B.

Step 3: Step 5 and 6

5.Once you have the 32 figures, cut the dishcloths following the shape drawn on step 4.

6.Once all the dishcloths are cut, on a half liter container, mix white glue with water like shown on the drawing, then impregnate the 32 pieces with this mix and let them drying during 8 hours.

Step 4: Step 7 and 8

7.Join the figures through their holes with a metalic fastener, each fastener joins three different figures. start presenting 5 figures B around one figure A, afterwards join 5 more figures A around the previously joined figures like shown above. (figures A never join between them). a beach ball can help us to close the sphere.

8.Once completed the sphere, inflate the beach ball until the figures are adapted perfectly to the ball. finally we let the figures dry during 24 hours more.

Step 5: Step 9 and 10

9.Install the electric system by removing One figure A (the first one we assembled) using the hole in the center to pass the lampholder cable.

10.Finally close the sphere and turn on the lamp.



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    4 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Where did the tea-towels come in, it's unclear. Love the result but not quite sure how you got there.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Likely, this is a European product - it's called Wettex. It's similar to the Shamwow, but thicker. Every kitchen in Sweden has them. I love it and when I go home to the US, I buy a bunch.

    Cool project. Will have to try it for my office lamp.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I can't seem to find the materials list. I would consider making this if I knew what I needed.