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Tin Can Light

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George Wright
Tin Can Light

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Lighting

Waste Materials

Food Cans (Sm)

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2,650
This beautiful powder coated desk lamp is made from one bean can and four bicycle spokes. The lamp has been sand blasted and then powder coated black.Designed by:George WrightJonathan GillDave ButcherJonathan Hutchinson

Materials & Equipment List

Materials Required;x1 bean canx4 bicycle spokesGarden twineLight fitting

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

The first stage is to open the bean can use the contents and then thoroughly wash out.
Then drill a 2mm hole which will allow the spokes to slide through to form the legs.
Repeat the above step but this time lower down on the can. This and the previous step will need repeating on the opposite side of the can so that the four legs are equally spaced around the can.
Then Drill a 30mm hole in the base of the can to allow the light fitting to be inserted. I would advise drilling a 2mm pilot hole in the required position first to make it easier.
Remove x4 spokes from a childrens bicycle. These will form the legs of the lamp.
Then have all the metal components sand blasted and powder coated.
Slide the newly powder coated spokes through the holes. Be careful not to scratch the paint on the sharp edges.
Criss cross the legs over and tie together with the garden twine. You can arrange the twine in any arrangement you want as long as it holds the legs tightly together.
Slide the light unit through the 30mm hole and tighten the plastic nut to secure.
Insert the bulb.
Turn the light on and enjoy your new desk lamp.
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George Wright

Cleethorpes

United Kingdom

Graduate student from Product Design at the University of Lincoln. More examples of my work can be found at www.coroflot.com/george-wright or see my experience...

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