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This is the sister LAMP/CLOCK to one I posted a week ago. I made some modifications to her sister but I think I like the original better. I am trying to use ONLY L.E.D. bulbs these days to conserve on heat and watts. There is a 40 watt dimmable LED behind the CLEAR 3D Printed with PETG instead of PLA CUP, that holds the clock works and I used a CLEAR plastic Quarts Clock movement so as must light as possible will illuminate the clock at night. It is hooked to a rotary dimmer switch made for LED but it is problematic. The light doesnt even turn on till half way through the turn of the dimmer with and it flickers on low setting. I have been reading a lot of reviews on amazon and will ave to figure out what brand works best wit ha dimmer.

The NEW Retro rocket bulbs are FLICKER LEDs They look SIC in the dark, BUT I think I like the old incandescent ones on the sister.

The Rotary switch did NOT come in any enclosure so I 3d Printed one in white.. SEE IMAGE
I made ALL of the 3D part myself in a modeling program and it was pretty straight forward.. the CLOCK lens is NOT PRINTED I heated up some .08 Plexi in my moms oven and push molded it. The first try was too shallow and the hands would not fit. SO back to the drawing board and added 1/4 more depth and wa la It was a little too cold when i did it so I had some ridges on the outside but they don't show.

There are no hands as they are on order

The GAUGE or DIAL for the gauge/clock is printed on some Translucent Film I found and ran through my ink jet printer Turned out great

GERMANE to the heat molded PLEXI LENS. I was having a hell of a time gettign the temp just right it seemed if I got it just a little too hot it would bubble. After hours of research I found out you need to PRE DRY PLEXI at 180 degress for a few hours to bake the moisture out of it so then you change the heat a little hotter so it molds better

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looks freakin cool but is it a project made from wood,this is a wood working forum ? sorry but i dont think it belongs here.
 

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The entire CASE is MDF as well as the back panel. Inside there are wood structures as well. If you look at photo six top left you can see the inside of the case and whats its made of

looks freakin cool but is it a project made from wood,this is a wood working forum ? sorry but i dont think it belongs here.

- pottz
 

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I'm with pottz - this is more an engineering/design post and probably should go to mechanics illustrated, is that magazine still around ?
 

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For your next build, duplicate this lamp with a box-joint box for the base. REALLY Retro… A LOT of early electronics was housed in oak boxes, all with box joints.
 

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Mechanics I illustrated? ......I remember that along with Popular Mechanics!

BTW although we all use it MDF/HDF is a poor excuse for wood! .......woof!

The project however would keep me and the grand kids amused for quite some time !!
 

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There ya go! the stills dont do it justice the 4 Retro rockets bulbs are FLAME bulbs very cool

Mechanics I illustrated? ......I remember that along with Popular Mechanics!

BTW although we all use it MDF/HDF is a poor excuse for wood! .......woof!

The project however would keep me and the grand kids amused for quite some time !!

- robscastle
 
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