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Copper posher Light

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Marnix van der Lijn
Copper posher Light

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Make-it-Yourself

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Lighting

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Household Items

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This stylish copper light has been made from an old washing posher used to clean clothes in the victorian days.The polished copper makes the light stand out in a room with modern presence.

Materials & Equipment List

Copper PosherBattery Powered Flash LightFileAbrasive BlockDrillScrewdriverScrewsHandsawGlue GunWashers

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Firstly you need to take the copper posher and detach the head away from the wooden pole. To do this you simply have to unscrew the screw that holds them together at the base of the pole.
Secondly you will need to cut the metal pole that is on top of the copper posher. You need to do this as the pole runs entirely through the copper head, and needs to be removed in order to put the light inside.
Next you will need to detach the metal pole from the underside of the copper head. To do this you will need to firstly drill holes in a circle around where the metal pole is attached.
After you have the drilled all of the holes it is easy to use a file to connect all of the holes together and remove the centre with the attached pole.Then using another file smooth the edges to create an open circle in the middle of the copper head.
The next step is to cut a small circular piece of wood, the same size as the light we are going to use, then secure the wood with a screw to the base of the wooden pole.
After the screw has been fastened to the base, using a glue gun, secure a metal washer to the head of the screw which the magnet on the back of the light can secure itself to - yet still be removed if batteries need to be changed.
Lastly you will need to take an abrasive block block to the copper head and polish it. This will reveal the original shine underneath.
A before and after shot of polishing the copper head.
The light fits together by attaching the magnetic light to the washer and passing the pole through the centre of the copper head, the wooden circle attached to the end of the pole then keeps the head attached and stops it from falling off and being unstable.
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Marnix van der Lijn

Lincoln

United Kingdom

Hello im Marnix...

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