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Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freeman Lowell Aug 28. 66 Replies

Hello all, first time here.I have an old lamp that was my grandma's and I'm a little sentimental about it.  It must be early 70's minimum because I remember it as a child.  I'm sure you all can…Continue

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Freeman Lowell replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Thanks. I realized after I posted this that the replacement cap came with an o-ring already installed so I was doubling up and hence the gap :)"
Aug 28
Arne replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Yes it is. Used a bottle without the rubber ring and as soon as you tilt it enough liquid runs out."
Aug 28
Arne replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"I dont feel likw going through 63 replies now but in case it hasnt been said yet 1. for some filaments like abs its common to do a final finish with acetone vapor. It'll melt the surface and close tiny gaps resulting in a glossy finish. 2. I…"
Aug 28
Freeman Lowell replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"First post here. Just wanted to say I got my replacement cap today and it fits perfectly (without the o-ring). Do you know if the o-ring is critical for creating a seal (I do have the o-ring but it seems to create a gap at the top)? I’m going…"
Aug 28
Claude J replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"thumbs up"
Mar 21
Duane K replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"You were with support at the beginning @Claude J  It's great to see you found a good original color also.  I'm not around often, but I'll be around again!"
Mar 21
Claude J replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"i bought a couple of them"
Mar 21
Duane K replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"That's great!  When I did this I thought it might help a couple other people.  Occasionally I get an email from ShapeWays, Yipeee...you sold one!  It makes me smile, and I just checked the total.  It's 50 caps since…"
Mar 21
Claude J replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"suggested paint (center one) Use a dull  clear coat after it's painted and it will replicate the original color"
Mar 21
Autumn replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Duane thank you for your contribution to the community. I have added your work to our Lava Library. http://oozinggoo.ning.com/page/replace-bottle-cap"
Mar 17
Sean Savage replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"My first post just to say I'm grateful for this thread. I'm not a collector so may not have a lot to contribute, apart from some extra O rings from this project. The Shapeways cap got my Starlight flowing again, but as you may know,…"
Mar 2
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Sep 13, 2020
Duane K replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Awesome, glad to hear.  I've become more involved in 3D printing and I hadn't even thought of someone trying a light and resin system.  I'd love to see the result.  I recently was lucky enough to print this cap on a…"
May 26, 2020
Brian Beaver replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Duane K, Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the screw cap .stl file. J printed a cap using a liquid UV resin printer. Works great!!!  I’m still working on the finish to try to match the base. I’ll post some pics upon…"
May 26, 2020
Todd Miller replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"I've bought and used this cap from shapeways; cap They have worked well for me."
Dec 28, 2019
Raymond replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"How do you remove the outer caps from the vintage (1970s/80s) Century size bottle?  I need to try and repair a cloudy bottle on a Copper Coach lamp but the outer cap will not budge.  I am afraid that it will crack if I force it.  …"
Dec 28, 2019

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Something Interesting About Me:
I measure stuff
Where I Live:
Michigan
My First Lava Lamp was:
A sentimental piece from grandma
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
1
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
my only one
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At 9:19pm on January 19, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Lava greetings to you. Good luck also in your classic lava lamp refurb. The Century was the very first American lava lamp!
 
 
 

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