"Thanks Jonas, #1-The cap was $15 and it varies a little bit depending on the color chosen. I marked it up $3 so it would be $18 if you got it from my "Store" on shapeways. #2-I used the Perc and Wax formula I found on…"
"Thanks Keith. So It's been a week and I have cycled it various hours every day. I left it on since Thursday, so 48 hours. It is not warped at all. I am so happy that this worked!!! I also spoke to a designer in…"
"The old Century I have from Grandma had a lot more of that white powder than yours. The water was super cloudy and the cap was cracked. The cloudy may have been from the bad cap. The goo was bad and full of bubbles, the…"
"I have a winner! This lamp has been at temp for 24hrs with the new cap and no signs of distortion. I got it up to temp and was making some slight adjustments to water density, measured the temp with a meat probe and it was…"
"The Shapeways Cap came in! It looks a lot better, there are no flaws burrs or voids like the other printer. Some minor details like the radius on the threads and the lead in look a lot more like my CAD. The other printer…"
"So I managed to make goo and have been running the lamp for a few days with the new cap from the local print shop. It appears the plastic does not like the heat/pressure. The top of it has domed up quite a bit. Hopefully the…"
"Thanks Dr. Darn shame people have probably been pitching bottles for years, I was honestly a few seconds away myself before the 3D printer dawned on me. There are some decent cheap scanners for cases and…"
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 probably identify it and that might help what I'm trying to do here. A few years ago the cap cracked, it got cloudy and didn't work good anymore. I'm in the process of trying to restore it, using the lava formula I found here. I was about to say goodbye to it because I could not find a replacement…See More