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A bit more upcycling.

Making a lamp with a difference, from scrap.

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magpie12/06/2021 14:45:09
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Start with a length of chrome plated brass tube removed from a very expensive free standing bath tap. As the thread title suggests, a scrap one, and set it up on the mill using my little home made indexing unit. I have a Vertex dividing head, but that was too big to use for this job. More to follow. 22712368_1825059721118970_1449712812345406436_o.jpg

magpie12/06/2021 14:47:16
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Next step is to mill some slots in the tube. 22553341_1825061194452156_2577167779378465714_o.jpg

magpie12/06/2021 14:52:31
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Take some scrap 'Perspex'. My mate owns the local scrapyard, and they get some great stuff in there at times.

Mark out and cut some discs to roughly the right size on the bandsaw.22552906_1825061581118784_7801105805431452084_o.jpg

magpie12/06/2021 14:59:08
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Next, do a bit of pressure turning. I held the discs together with double sided tape and wedged them in the lathe using a rotating chuck in the tailstock.22770694_1825061971118745_6556671432606863506_o.jpg

magpie12/06/2021 15:01:46
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Drill the discs for the LEDs and tap out a hole for a fixing screw. 22550556_1825065124451763_8466399254925648497_o.jpg

magpie12/06/2021 15:03:37
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Then fit the LEDs into the discs.22555641_1825065437785065_7180001951381113353_o.jpg

magpie12/06/2021 15:06:42
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Time to cut the base from 3/4" 'Perspex' and cut the holes for LED driver, switches Etc. 22770563_1825062797785329_3251310117460441620_o.jpg

magpie12/06/2021 15:11:04
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22553209_1825064691118473_2360047594932752677_o.jpgWith the base ready it's time to make some bits for the top. 3/4" 'Perspex' and some discs from hard drives. 22712354_1825064297785179_1041913367405548438_o.jpg

magpie12/06/2021 15:16:13
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Put them all together and you have a lamp that can have either white discs or colour changing discs. The base and top are white at all times, only the discs change colour. I would post a Video of the finished item but don't know how.22553327_1825066871118255_6557936237153088466_o.jpg

Pete.12/06/2021 15:24:05
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That looks fantastic, a similar design with the disc on the column slightly further apart would make a great display stand for small items.

Martin King 212/06/2021 16:33:37
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Fabulous item, well done!


larry phelan 112/06/2021 16:39:06
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That,s the kind of thing I imagen after having a few stiff drinks !cheeky

mechman4812/06/2021 17:21:07
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Very contemporary lamp, nicely done magpie.

Roger Best12/06/2021 17:44:52
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Harry Wilkes12/06/2021 21:05:16
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Just brill


Robert Dodds12/06/2021 21:33:34
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Like it, A lot.

Bob D

Steviegtr12/06/2021 22:14:26
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Very nice. Good work.


Nicholas Farr12/06/2021 23:30:23
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Hi Magpie, very nice and I think it would be a good write- up for the ME mag as something different.

Regards Nick.

Martin W13/06/2021 00:49:00
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Great, I think it is brilliant.

Cheers Martin.

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