Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

So, this happened. Turns out you can't run a 40W bulb in a Gemlite with a plastic base. And, I only noticed this when I had picked this up from the floor after knocking it off the shelf. :-/

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Comment by Erin on April 25, 2012 at 8:20am

I need a dremel...

Comment by LampHead on April 25, 2012 at 1:44am

 Wood should work just fine...I was thinking of that too :) Check by the wood trim section of your Lowes, Home Depot etc, they have some pieces that are pretty close already

Comment by D Newnham on April 24, 2012 at 4:43pm

Great minds eh? I bought a Hunter glitter with no base the other day, (stupid charity shops throwing out untested electrics, grumble, grumble) so now I have to get creative making a good looking base for it.

Comment by Erin on April 24, 2012 at 8:41am

That's kinda what I was thinking Newnham. 

Comment by D Newnham on April 24, 2012 at 8:33am

If you just want a usable base that is heat resistant, why not just model one in MDF with any additional lugs etc that you need and then spray it for a good looking finish? Its how you'd make a prototype mock-up.

Comment by Erin on April 24, 2012 at 7:54am

JIM! Where have you been?! I like the tab base, too. Much better approach. I have attempted to JB weld the seam back together, so I'll let you know how that goes. I thought about redoing the base and cap with wood stained black. Do you think that would work? 

Comment by LampHead on April 24, 2012 at 1:39am

They made the bases 2 different ways ..

http://oozinggoo.ning.com/photo/tac-vs-tab-1?context=user

 I much prefer the tab, I have 1 of each. Dont feel bad Erin, one of my bases is melted too :(

 I have a way of making new ones but I haven't gotten around to it..plastic molding kit. Im just not sure how they would hold up.

Comment by Erin on April 12, 2012 at 7:22am

Nope, just the cork at the top of the glass. I now need a new cork/stopped, lid, base and need to fix a seam on this lamp. One of the tacks on the metal seam broke when it fell. 

Comment by Jonas Clark-Elliott on April 12, 2012 at 3:27am

Did the glass break?

Comment by Jim on April 11, 2012 at 4:10pm

Its a Salvador Dali version Gem Lite now.  Congratulations on your new uber rare lamp! 

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