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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duane K Mar 22. 24 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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Duane K replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"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…"
Mar 22
Jonas Clark-Elliott replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"I have a couple of questions. First, how much did the Shapeways cap cost? Second, what formula are you using? That lamp ended up looking amazing, and I might like to try your formula."
Mar 22
Duane K replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"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…"
Feb 11
Duane K replied to Zachary's discussion HELP! white stuff in wax?
"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…"
Feb 8
Keith replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Wow, that looks great!  Honestly looks better (straighter, smoother) that some of my vintage screw-caps.  Love the color too!"
Feb 5
Duane K replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"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…"
Feb 5
SpartyGalRN replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"That's awesome!"
Feb 4
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Feb 4
Kirk replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Looks great!  If it holds up, I'm ordering a few.  Thanks, Duane!"
Feb 4
Duane K replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"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…"
Feb 2
Keith replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"I don't know about Lava Lamp or Mathmos wax, but per a members conversation with a goo kits rep, temps over 130F can start to break down the wax.  Seems like 176F should be safe for normal use."
Jan 31
Duane K replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"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…"
Jan 31
Duane K replied to Rick's discussion How Not To Ship A Lava Lamp
"I had 3 boxes form a microscope delivered once.  When I pulled in the driveway, every "this side up" was pointing another direction.  Like it was on purpose!"
Jan 27
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Jan 26
Duane K replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"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…"
Jan 26
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Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload

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
Jan 26

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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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