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    • April 15, 2018 9:26 PM EDT
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      Yard / Platform Lamps

      A friend of mine is working on making some lamps to sell.  I am making the test ones to see how easy it is for your average Joe to build.

       

      Here are the main pieces for the post.  The main pole is 1/4" tubing so the height can be set to what works best for your situation.  I think the kit will come with a 9" piece.

       

       

      Here are the two sub assemblies soldered up.  You don't solder these two together so you have access to the LED later.  The adapter fits nice and snug to hold the neck in place.  I left my 1/4 tube stick out past the base so I had something to hold onto while painting.  I will trim it up later.

       

       

       

      I used my Dremel to chamfer the inside bottom of the small tube that makes up the crane neck.

       

       

      Both post primed up and ready for paint and lights.

       

       

      More to come, thanks for looking.

    • April 15, 2018 9:51 PM EDT

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      I figured if anybody could mess it up , Chris could.    LOL

      The lamp shade is tin plate, the rest is brass.

      I have ten "kits" ready.

      GaryR

    • April 15, 2018 10:00 PM EDT
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      Did you stamp the shade?. I was thinking of trying to stamp one from thin brass sheet. How much are you kits?

       

    • April 15, 2018 10:16 PM EDT

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      Figure $9 each on the kits, +$6.50 shipping.  I use paypal when possible.   garyr46953@att.net    Chris got a little break for being ginea..  er... i mean reviewer.

      Yes , the shade is stamped.  Stamped out a blank then formed and punched.  Some advantage to working machines for 40 years.

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