I’ve been trying to perfect wine bottle cutting, so I could use the glass tube for a lamp shade. Finally got some good results. I turned pieces of a wooden pallet (maple I think) found on 89th St, for the base and cap. The lamp socket comes from a junked floor lamp (also found on 89th St). White wine gives more light, but I’ll probably go red next time for more mood.
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I have always wanted nunchucks (or nunchaku), but I would probably hurt myself seriously if I had the real deal. So I made some using paper towel tubes and some rubber coated caps. Not exactly a perfect example of green design, but it might come in handy for this.
Some pics below of the build process.
Had some major rain in the city this week and went through a lot of cheap umbrellas. You can actually scavenge a lot of useful parts from these things.
Just about every week, someone on my block throws out one of those ugly floor lamps. You know, that lamp you owned in college.
I’ve saved some from the dump from time to time (always making sure the neighborhood dogs haven’t gotten to them first), they’re great for parts. I’ve used the cords, sockets, and switches for some of the lamps I’ve built. But I have a lot of pipes from the base lying around.
So I cut some down, capped them with some turned pieces of scrap, and now I have this canister. But until I find a treasure map or need to deliver the antidote to a deadly nerve toxin, I have nothing to put in it.