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DIY Lamp Bases/Stands

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J May 12. 4 Replies

I've been doing some experimenting with making my own lamps, and I'm interested to see the bases you've made.  And what kind of jars/bottles you've used.I currently have just been using  a coffee…Continue

Sticking to the Sides

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ant Bee May 7. 3 Replies

I've been doing a little experimentation with making my own lava lamps.For one go of it, I've been using some large glass jars that were given to me.  I think they hold a little more than a half…Continue

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Dave Cook replied to Jonas Clark-Elliott's discussion I'm having a lava-related stuff garage sale!
"I've been starting to experiment with making my own wax and fluid, so I'm interested in anything that is empty or cloudy/gross wax, etc.  "
May 16
Dave Cook replied to James K.'s discussion Awesomely lucky 17 inch/32 oz blue "Designer" lamp refurbishment weirdness. Is this normal, anyone else had similar situation?
"I know this is an old post I'm reviving. But in case anyone else finds this and wonders... In my experimenting, I made one lamp where I didn't add as much PERC to the wax as is typically recommended in the recipes you find around…"
May 13
Dave Cook replied to Richard Zhang's discussion Goo kit lamp with sticking issue. I need help!
"I'm bumping your post just to see if anyone sees it and responds, as I'm also experimenting with making lamps and want to see answers on the clouding."
May 13
Claude J replied to Dave Cook's discussion DIY Lamp Bases/Stands
"Stay away from wood. Here are cookie jars"
May 12
Dave Cook replied to Dave Cook's discussion DIY Lamp Bases/Stands
"I like that idea with the cookie jar!  Do you happen to have any other pics? I'll keep the offer in mind for the other bases, though I'm hoping to create my own. This morning I was thinking of a sort of box in box setup, where the…"
May 12
Claude J replied to Dave Cook's discussion DIY Lamp Bases/Stands
"I also have a bunch of these for sale on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/283815453302 Make me an offer, I'll pull some aside and sell direct"
May 11
Claude J replied to Dave Cook's discussion DIY Lamp Bases/Stands
"I have used practically any metal container that will hold a socket One  DIY glass head lava  lamp, I found a inverted metal cookie jar tin to work well with some modifications"
May 11
Dave Cook posted a discussion

DIY Lamp Bases/Stands

I've been doing some experimenting with making my own lamps, and I'm interested to see the bases you've made.  And what kind of jars/bottles you've used.I currently have just been using  a coffee can, but would like to make something nicer.Thanks!See More
May 11
Dave Cook replied to Jonas Clark-Elliott's discussion I'm having a lava-related stuff garage sale!
"Sent a message to the OP just in case."
May 11
Dave Cook replied to Tetraspore's discussion Having trouble locating a good up to date DIY formula
"I'm pretty sure it is the chlorinated part that tells you it is most likely PERC/Tetrachloroethylene.  Also, non-chlorinated brake cleaner is also flammable.  "
May 11
Dave Cook replied to Tetraspore's discussion Having trouble locating a good up to date DIY formula
"So are you replacing the amount of paraffin with microcrystalline, or that's how much you're adding to the formula overall?"
May 7
Ant Bee replied to Dave Cook's discussion Sticking to the Sides
"I'm curious to know how your brake cleaner isn't coming out of the wax without adding lamp oil. The best method (and I've tried a bunch) to get it to not stick is: While the wax is melting, take your clean bottle and put just alittle…"
May 7
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May 7
Dave Cook replied to Ant Bee's discussion Creating a tiny custom lamp from scratch: A Quarantine Adventure.
"Cool experimenting. If you don't like Gulf wax, what did you use for your paraffin?"
May 7
Dave Cook replied to Tetraspore's discussion Having trouble locating a good up to date DIY formula
"Ant Bee- That looks like a good start to a formula based on all the reading I've done.  A couple questions to clarify:  for the Perc, are you also weighing it?  I.e. squirting it into a glass and measuring totally based on…"
May 7
Dave Cook replied to Dave Cook's discussion Sticking to the Sides
"There is also a little cloudiness that develops in the water. I wonder if there is a better surf to use than the Dawn?"
May 7

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Something Interesting About Me:
I own three vintage VWs, two Buses and a Thing.
Where I Live:
Manhattan, KS
My First Lava Lamp was:
One I got as a birthday gift when I was in middle school, mid 90s.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
2 at the moment. The ones I had years ago seem to have gone missing.
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
I really want a Grande now!
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Married
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At 12:17am on March 30, 2020, Claude J said…

Welcome to OG!

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