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Project by Grumpy posted 01-22-2019 03:19 AM 751 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We used to submerge this LED remote controlled lamp into that square glass vessel.
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It worked well until the condensation inside the LED shorted out the electronics & you don’t need to guess what happened next. This was because the vessel is filled with water beads, the kind that swell up from a pin head size to a pea size when you add water.

The idea came to put the LED underneath to get the same effect.
The bottom & top pieces of wood are out of the same piece, I think it’s maple.
The hole in the bottom piece is at the same depth as the thickness of the LED lamp & slots were machined to fit the top & bottom to hold the glass in place.
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Finished with wipe on poly.
Thanks for looking.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python





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#1 posted 01-22-2019 03:28 AM

Nice job Tony. I guess the glass was sourced locally

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 01-22-2019 03:29 AM

Thats an interesting project Tony,
Nice one

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#3 posted 01-22-2019 03:30 AM

A very unique idea well executed.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 01-22-2019 03:33 AM

Thanks Karson. Yes locally. You would need to find something suitable & make the wood fit but that shouldn’t be an issue. Even a bowl or a round container would do the trick.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 01-22-2019 03:34 AM

Thanks Anthony & Ralbuck.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 01-22-2019 04:13 AM

Nice end to an interesting project. Well done Tony.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#7 posted 01-22-2019 04:20 AM

Very cool idea, may borrow this.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 01-22-2019 05:23 AM

Now that is one interesting lamp Tony! Nice work and Thanks for sharing!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 01-22-2019 05:26 AM

Nice colourful project.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#10 posted 01-22-2019 01:56 PM

I like that idea, would like to try making one similar. Well done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 01-22-2019 02:20 PM

Clever combination of materials. Sorry the light crapped out.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#12 posted 01-22-2019 03:00 PM

I like it Tony. Great idea. I’ll have to show my wife. She may want this out on the patio.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 01-22-2019 09:07 PM

Thanks for looking Jocks. Don’t forget to post your versions if you make one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 01-23-2019 01:14 AM

Nice grumpy will definitely have to try this when weather warms up.

Congrats on top three ,,

Wish one day to visit the outback !

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#15 posted 01-24-2019 11:14 PM

Thanks Randy. The outback is on notice and awaits your presence.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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