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instructions on how to make a ACRYLIC SPAGHETTI HANGING LAMP thank you jennyb Answered

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imheya

7 days ago

I wish someone had figured this out.

Any luck?

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Downunder35mimheya

Reply 6 days ago

Don't know the lamp, don't know the real problem, but I will try to solve it anyways ;)
In most cases there is no Acrylic used as it can be very brittle.
Polycarbonate is the way to go ;)
No clue where to get it in strings, so using an extruder might be a good option.
Pellets are heated, the extruder pushed the molten stuff through a tube.
Let it run through a water bath to cool or just let it run free.
To form them just throw the strings into boiling hot water until they go soft.
Form as you like and let cool down.
If even strings are required then cut the length right at the extruder.

Did not check but with a bit of luck you can now get polycarbonate filament for 3D printers - if available clear or in the color you like then use it directly ;)

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rickharris

8 years ago

having looked up Acrylic Spag lights on google I suspect they are extruded using molten acrylic over a balloon former. This isn't going to be easy to do at home. For a similar look perhaps you can look at stripping a soda bottle into thin strip and the knit or crochet a ball from it - you would need to use a low power light source to reduce the heat produced.

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Kitemanrickharris

Answer 8 years ago

Maybe grease up a football, "scribble" all over it in hot-glue, then cut the glue into two halves to remove from the ball?

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KitemanKiteman

Answer 8 years ago

No, scratch that - the hot bulb would melt the glue.

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frollard

8 years ago

Start with some acrylic spaghetti -- add something that puts out light, and hang it up :D Add a few more details or perhaps a drawing of what you want and we can be more helpful.