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Remote Cycling My Lamps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J Jun 13. 1 Reply

When making my own lava lamps, one of the frustrations I've run into is the amount of time it takes for me to heat up my globe to operating temperature and see how the balance is looking. I have to…Continue

Mottled Wax & Corrosion Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J Jun 27. 4 Replies

One of the main issues I'm trying to address with my lamp builds is the wax appearance. Maybe with the newest batch of wax that I mixed with microcrystalline for the first time, maybe it won't be as…Continue

It's hip to be square - DIY Square block lava lamp build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mattgyver92 on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Well that worked.Recipe is close to a 65% distilled water 30% propylene glycol 5% glycerin mix. Wax is paraffin, liquid paraffin, TCE.Glass 'craft' block has a rectangular opening at the top which…Continue

Progress on my square lava lamp - Sealing the glass block

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zapiao May 25. 7 Replies

I managed to design a laser-cut seal from layers of acrylic and sheet rubber for a 7.5x7.5" glass craft block to be a globe for my lamp. The rubber layers are offset slightly larger than the acrylic…Continue

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Mattgyver92 replied to Mattgyver92's discussion It's hip to be square - DIY Square block lava lamp build
"I did some sketchup work after a lot of doodling around ideas for what to do for this square lava lamp to help celebrate it's shape and ended up with something like shown above. The parts repeat to reduce the number of molds I need to print and…"
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Claude J replied to Mattgyver92's discussion Mottled Wax & Corrosion Issues
"It HS TO BE a high quality stainless steel, anything else will corrode over time"
Jun 27
Mattgyver92 commented on Autumn's photo
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Crestworth - Phantom Lite

"What color wax is this? Yellow orange?"
Jun 16
Mattgyver92 commented on Marcel Goolamp's photo
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New GOOLAMP *DoubleWall* Podium Glitter Lamp

"So is this some sort of dichroic filter on the glass? They describe them as 'color filter foils'. Also looks like this site has a lot of bottles, glitter, and accessories. Neat stuff."
Jun 16
Claude J replied to Mattgyver92's discussion Mottled Wax & Corrosion Issues
"you just roll it up and drop it down the neck of the bottle then flatten it out with a wooden dowel rod or equivalent, You only need the mesh to be as wide as the bottom of the bottle"
Jun 14
Mattgyver92 replied to Mattgyver92's discussion Mottled Wax & Corrosion Issues
"The screen material might be worth looking into for me at some point, although I don't know how I'd get it into the mouth of my bottles and if it should be flat or have a form of some sort at the bottom of my globe for better effect. I…"
Jun 14
Claude J replied to Mattgyver92's discussion Mottled Wax & Corrosion Issues
"It does not HAVE TO BE a spring, it can also be large mesh stainless steel screen materialThe purity of stainless steel also has a lot to do with it.These can be bought in a variety of…"
Jun 13
Claude J replied to Mattgyver92's discussion Remote Cycling My Lamps
"Unless you just want them running for when you get home, just use a mechanical cycle timer on the power strip"
Jun 13
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Jun 12
tim replied to Mattgyver92's discussion It's hip to be square - DIY Square block lava lamp build
"That's a smart idea and would be a very fancy setup, although i'm not sure if i would be interested in building something similar as I don't run my lamps when I am not home at all out of fears that my shoddy wiring/construction will…"
Jun 9
Mattgyver92 replied to Mattgyver92's discussion It's hip to be square - DIY Square block lava lamp build
"Thanks Tim. I fear you could be right about the SLS. Strangely, I don't see any white substance at the bottom of my jug now and I've barely used any of it, which is curious considering my lamps still flow like garbage. Also, going to…"
Jun 8
tim replied to Mattgyver92's discussion It's hip to be square - DIY Square block lava lamp build
"My SLS came super concentrated and nearly the entire bottle was filled with white substance to the point where I would have had to scrape rather than pour it out. I heated the bottle by putting it in a bowl of warm water and after like 10-15 minutes…"
Jun 8
Mattgyver92 replied to Mattgyver92's discussion It's hip to be square - DIY Square block lava lamp build
"I did another run with the square block lamp and I wonder if I'm using enough wax, have enough heat, or if I need more surf. Most of the wax was totally content to hang out at the top or bottom of the lamp with little exchange. Seems to be the…"
Jun 7
tim replied to Mattgyver92's discussion It's hip to be square - DIY Square block lava lamp build
"looks awesome! as for color i'm thinking either stain the base a light color (or don't stain it at all) and do a dark color wax like black or purple, or stain the base a dark color and do a light color wax like yellow or orange. this would…"
Jun 3
Arne replied to Mattgyver92's discussion It's hip to be square - DIY Square block lava lamp build
"I like it! Great job!"
Jun 3
Adam C replied to Mattgyver92's discussion It's hip to be square - DIY Square block lava lamp build
"Looks great! I like the different visual compositions the square shape allows for."
Jun 2

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Something Interesting About Me:
Professionally, I specialize in architectural rendering, visualization, graphics, and design. For hobbies, you can do a lot with a laser cutter, 3D printer, and a few woodworking tools in the garage. I've built a suitcase with an arcade inside, night vision goggles, collect mech watches (even built a few of those), and now design my own lava lamps.
Where I Live:
Southern Indiana
My First Lava Lamp was:
Schylling Blue/Yellow lamp
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
5
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
USSR 'Rocket' Lava Lamp. I love the interesting design with the top/bottom connected with support rods, angular feet (like a lunar lander), and straight form.
One of My Favorite Websites:
http://instructables.com

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At 5:37pm on May 21, 2022, Arne said…

Hey I just read that you built a suitcase with an arcade inside. Vey Cool! What hardware did you use? For years I had the idea of buildin an N64 into a suitcase of the size made to fit vinyl lp's inside and I had a hard time finding a monitor which would fit inside, not cost much and run on 12 volts or less. In the end I sold the n64 with all the games but I sort of regret it.

At 12:04pm on April 28, 2022, Claude J said…

yes this forum layout takes a bit of a learning curve compared to others

At 11:52am on April 28, 2022, Claude J said…

Welcome to OG
Love indestructible website BTY

 
 
 

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