lamps

Cool glass bottle lamp

Cool glass bottle lamp

I dig this Cadillac Dystopic Lamp by Instructables user PopEye42, which does something I’ve been meaning to try myself for a long time–using cut 1L Perrier bottles as lampshades. I also like that the dimmer switch has a hose valve handle on it.

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Translucent-thin turned wooden lampshades

Translucent-thin turned wooden lampshades

The wood of choice is the knot clusters in the Southern White Pine. The outer shape of the shade is turned first. After the outside shape is turned the wood is treated with two thick coats of epoxy. After this dries the inner side of the shade is turned. The thickness of the shades varies from 1/32 to 3/32 of an inch, depending upon the translucent properties of the particular wood and the final desired color of the glowing wood. The final thickness of the shade is achieved by turning the inside of the shade in the dark with the workpiece backlit.

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Coiled extension cord lamp

Coiled extension cord lamp

I love this lamp made from its own coiled extension cord by Craighton Berman. He’ll sell you one ready-made with a cord, or just the laser-cut acrylic frame and lamp guts so you can roll your own.

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Lyra’s lamp project

Lyra’s lamp project

Jake von Slatt built this brass bedside lamp, which incorporates an Aerolux glow bulb, as a night light. He also used the ammonia aging technique for the brass components (which Tim Lillis covers in his “Tricks of the Trade” comic in the next MAKE). [BTW: Lyra is the little girl in The Golden Compass.] Lyra’s […]

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Classic camp stove and lamp galleries

Classic camp stove and lamp galleries

Mister Jalopy of Dinosaurs and Robots points us to these cool collections of classic camping kerosene lamps and stoves. Having spent the better part of my youth hiking and camping, I fondly remember a lot of these models. Spiritburner.com Motoshi Makino’s Classic Camping Collection Other awesome stove/lantern collections via Spiritburner.com

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