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If you are looking for globes...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chonzo Jan 29, 2014. 17 Replies

... check this out!http://www.sciplus.com/p/LAVA-BOTTLE_46670I found this on another thread somewhere a while ago and…Continue

Any pointers for topping off a globe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chonzo Feb 7, 2014. 7 Replies

The 1987 Century I just picked up is a little low on water. Ideally, I'd like the liquid to go up to the cap but as it stands, the level is about 1.5 inches below the cap. Basically, does anyone know…Continue

What's your favorite music to play while lava lamping?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Feb 15, 2014. 34 Replies

I run my lamps while gaming and listening to music... basically, my daily routine. I worked in Harrisburg's last record store for many years so my collection is extremely varied. While I listen to…Continue

A question regarding dimmers...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chonzo Jan 12, 2014. 4 Replies

I apologize for all my newbie-ness. I keep searching the forums for my questions before posting but I'm still a little "in the dark" about some things.So dimmers; they regulate the output from the…Continue

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Something Interesting About Me:
I am an artist and musician.
Where I Live:
New Cumberland, PA
My First Lava Lamp was:
A non-working Century 100. Even with a new bulb it never bubbled. My first working lamp was a Route 66 one that was made to look like a gas pump.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
4
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
one I do not own. I would love to track down a Continental.
Relationship Status:
Engaged

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Super Mario "?" Block: Part One

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 2:58pm 2 Comments

I finally got to the hardware store. I purchased a cord with a socket attached and came to find no 40 watt bulbs fit the size socket said cord came stock with. Branching out of my comfort zone, I bought a ceramic light mounting base and decided to try my hand at wiring.

There is no greater joy than not really knowing what you are doing, plugging the franken-light in, and having it work (especially when so very few things seem to ever work on the first try)!

With that out of the…

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My First Goo Kit Experiment

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 10:04pm 2 Comments

As of December, I no longer have a vehicle so aside from getting to and from work, I don't get out too much anymore. Lack of transportation has prevented me from getting what I need at the hardware store to make my first lamp... but that goo kit has been staring me in the face for two weeks and I just couldn't wait any longer.

I dusted off my 750ml Crystal Head vodka bottle and went to town. Luckily, it fits on my 52oz bases (albeit, leaning back). The result was wonderful,…

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Pre-planning the first custom

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 5:05pm 2 Comments

Today I did some sketching. I decided to start with the Super Mario ? block since that will be the easier to build and, let's be honest, nothing motivates more than finishing what is started. After taking some measurements of a 52oz globe, I set to work on scaling the project out. For the sake of simplicity, I shaved off a half inch from the base (seeing as the standard contemporary century base is about 6.5 inches high). Since the base is a cube, I only conceptualized one side (the front).…

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A New Journey Begins...

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 9:49pm 5 Comments

When I go at something, I go hard. Not like a football player tackling the ball holder, but like a .45 slug into a cement wall. I recently became re-acquainted with a childhood love: lava lamps. What began as a christmas gift to my free-spirited fiance quickly turned into my newest obsession. When I am interested in something, I research the hell out of it until I understand it through and through. That process led me to Oozing Goo where I quickly discovered that there exists a whole…

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At 5:26pm on December 30, 2013, Marley's Ghost said…

Try to go for the "gold" and not get the newbie madness.   I'm afraid I went wild when I first started collecting.   If it was pretty, I wanted it, and had no idea what I was buying.  LOL  Now I am out of room, and wish I hadn't bought about half of what I did!!   Oh well......such is life.  But I still love them!

At 3:10pm on December 30, 2013, Marley's Ghost said…

Welcome to OG, Chonzo!!  Don't worry, stay here and you'll definitely have a collection of lamps!!!   

 
 
 

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