DIY Table Lamp

by:Merttace     2020-04-27
Why not make your own desk lamp?
Not only is it quite easy and cool, but it\'s a great gift.
My boss was recently transferred to another department.
Because of this, the others I worked with decided to do something for her so she could remember us.
I thought it would be a good idea to give her a tble light to decorate her house.
What better way to make a gift special than to do it yourself?
Of course, since we are engaged in the \"aircraft business\", we have to do something about the aircraft. themed.
So I came up with a design that contains some fuel syringes that I have used in previous projects.
The main part of the lamp is the center body.
Its shape is basically a triangular base, transitioning to the acircleon at the top.
In this way, the first thing to do is to build a base.
I built it with 0.
8 mmaluminiumsheet.
In addition to cutting the external shape, I have to drill holes for the bolts that hold the syringe to the base, as well as holes that allow the syringe to be installed without interference.
Finally, I had to drill a center hole to get through the cable.
As for the wire rack, it is connected to the base by the eyelet made on each \"leg\", and if the bulb socket will be installed, the top consists of a circle.
For the sake of simplicity, one of the legs is used to form a circle, while the remaining two legs are attached to it by the eyelets.
In order to adjust the cooperation of the socket in the future, a gap was left.
This part was performed by a friend of mine who had considerable skill in carving metal.
In this particular case, we used a thin aluminum sheet with some cardboard reinforcement on the back.
Since the body of the lamp has three faces, we drew a flat light and played with what we would put on each light for a while.
Finally, we decided to engrave a poem written by my friend in one poem, in another, the figure of the plane we cooperate with, and in the last poem We engrave our
During the engraving process, we print out what we want to engrave and stick it on the aluminum plane.
Then my friend started to track everything with a special tool that was basically a pen with a hard metal tip (
Called \"boleador\" in Portuguese \").
Or, you can also use a regular ball
There is no ballpoint pen with the ink of the groove thickness you want.
After drawing, the metal is engraved.
However, in order to improve the \"readability\" of the engraving, a black acrylic ink was applied in the area.
When the paper is polished, the black material will remain in the \"Valley\" to make the carving more visible.
Edit: since some people have questions about the tools and ink used, I have also added images of these tools.
The body assembly includes packing the previously assembled structure in the engraved metal plate.
Both at the bottom and at the top, the excess metal is folded to provide a place to fix it on the structure.
After that, insert the bulb socket into the top opening and paste it in place.
It should be noted that before wrapping the metal plate, the cable passes through the corresponding hole on the base and is connected to the bulb socket.
To complete the construction, the Ikea lampshade was installed on the socket.
With this, the desk lamp is finished and ready as a decoration and a cold light source for our boss\'s living room.
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