Edison Lamp

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Project by David Sandlin posted 11-21-2014 02:49 AM 3030 views 8 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Thanks to the Box Whisperer for the great idea, here’s my take on his concept. Made of ipe off cuts left over from building a dock (we use ipe for dock and deck surfaces in this part of Florida). I don’t have any square nails so I used masonry nails, to keep the box from splitting I pre drilled two holes side-by-side for each nail, then used a bolt cutter to cut the nails to a length shorter than the hole I drilled. After inserting all the electrics and testing the wiring I glued the lid on and inserted the nails which are actually held in by glue – didn’t want to risk splitting the wood. Fun project.

-- Dave Sandlin, "Visioneering"

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#1 posted 11-21-2014 04:25 AM

Love the color and the nail head details

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 11-22-2014 12:42 AM

Way to go nice job! Thanks for the props too!

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#3 posted 11-22-2014 01:08 AM

Great looking Edison lamp!

I’ve thought about making one of these, but am afraid of the bulb getting whacked…....

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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