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Refurbished at 1974 model 100 century lava lamp ooze.

Started Jun 2, 2019 0 Replies

Hey,I just wanted to add this as another example of the strong heating method of lava lamp wax rejuvenation(with a slight twist):I found a 1974 Century lava lamp(clear fluid with green wax) on…Continue

My new acquisitions

Started this discussion. Last reply by James K. Apr 28, 2019. 1 Reply

I picked up some new lamps recently.  The 17 inch peach looking on has no cap code at all(doesn't appear there was one that got rubbed off, I took a picture in infra-red and saw nothing as that…Continue

WTB: Looking for 32 oz Clearview lamp(or just base) also open to trades.

Started Apr 16, 2019 0 Replies

Hi,I have a soft spot for the Clearview lamps and have been seeking one for awhile now but for some reason haven't been able to find one, or I do find one locally and for whatever reason things fall…Continue

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Awesomely lucky 17 inch/32 oz blue "Designer" lamp refurbishment weirdness. Is this normal, anyone else had similar situation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Apr 4, 2019. 1 Reply

I got a 17 inch/32 oz "Designer" lamp, the blue base with blue wax variety.  When I picked it up(used) it was totally clear but had obvious very fine white powder collected at the bottom...the usual…Continue

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Claude J and James K. are now friends
Dec 20, 2019
James K. replied to Tevfik Dogruman's discussion Metallic lava lamp attempt.
"Congratulations, those are some pretty nice results! Has the motion changed after braking in for awhile?  Either way I'd say you definitely should be proud of your results.  Good work!"
Dec 20, 2019
James K. commented on Joey "Dirtypawz"'s photo
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17” metallic purple lava lamp

"I just got one of those today as well and really like it, the metallic effect adds an interesting extra visual dimension to the flow."
Dec 5, 2019
James K. replied to k-nano's discussion Lamp Production
"I also got the Royal Foil lamp its really nice too"
Jul 12, 2019
James K. replied to Metallica Man Trevor's discussion Pink Water
"I'm agree with Claude, mixing printer ink gives the best and most durable results."
Jul 8, 2019
James K. replied to k-nano's discussion Lamp Production
"I have the Oil Slick lamp too, its great.  The base looks nice with a god finish and the wax is a really nice shade of blue that a picture just doesn't do justice to.  Its also seems to operate very nicely for hours without the need…"
Jul 8, 2019
James K. replied to Alexander David Lyon's discussion Replacing liquid in a Crestworth Living Jewel
"Mark: What to you use for the fluid?  Distilled H2O and calcium chloride or an entirely different fluid? I've been wanting to make my own glitter lamp for awhile now. I'm even working on my own high precision digital hydrometer to…"
Jun 13, 2019
James K. replied to Mr MaGoo's discussion Man the Lava Rockets Prices Insane!
"Interesting you mentioned mentioned this.  I was just on the Offerup app checking for anything new and interesting in my area and noticed several Lava Rocket listings with prices that were just comically inflated, $275 for an ordinary lava lite…"
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Something Interesting About Me:
Software Developer / Unix-Linux System Administrator by occupation. For a hobby I enjoy using many of the skills developed for my career along with self taught electrical engineering, amateur chemistry, wannabe metalworking, stopgap woodwork, and components acquired from trashed consumer electronics or flea markets to design and build useful devices/machines/"things"/etc. The goal of the projects being that the end results appear too high a quality to be composed of electronic junk(usually rescued from the trash) and at a total cost next to nil. For example my own hardware password manager, milliamp/volt accurate and stable bench power supply(0-45V range, pmbus, + misc), bluetooth or USB mechanical keyboard, and a Raman spectrometer(in progress). And lastly of course attempting to make my own(stable/correct behaving) lava lamp from scratch without dangerous, too hard to find, or handle chemicals.

Or put much more succinctly I enjoy learning all I can about something and then trying to put that knowledge to use to produce something of a level of quality I can be happy with.
Where I Live:
The Pacific Northwest of America(nearby where Columbia River empties to the ocean)
My First Lava Lamp was:
A Lavalite(US made) 14 inch yellow wax / purple fluid classic with silver base.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
4
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
My first lamp, the 14 inch yellow wax/purple fluid silver base Lavalite.
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
One of My Favorite Websites:
http://www.hackaday.com

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