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Joanne commented on Morbius's blog post Cheap Lava...And it works...
"ok so did you ever get your new wax formula to work ? Im getting ready to try and would love some tips and trick on what works and what doesn't ."
Oct 26, 2013
Morbius replied to Carl Rishel's discussion water change on "old" lamp-no flow
"  Found another site which sells the main ingredients for lava lamp reconditioning/modification, in bulk quantities and at very reasonable prices.   The company is called DPS/Morgan…"
Jan 22, 2013
kiramarie liked Morbius's blog post Cheap Lava...And it works...
Dec 29, 2012
Morbius replied to Erin's discussion What is this? eBay find.
"  Ok then you can put anything made of glass, that will, fit in it. Measure the diameter of the base and see what you can find that will fit in it. If you have a choice, I recommend a frosted glass object, to diffuse the light more uniformly…"
Dec 28, 2012
Morbius replied to Tim Gill's discussion US to UK convershion / bulbs
"Do you mean two 40 watt bulbs? 240 watt bulbs are extremely powerful, extremely hot and not generally used in households."
Dec 23, 2012
Morbius replied to Carl Rishel's discussion water change on "old" lamp-no flow
"  1/3 cup to 2/3 wax sounds about right. Take a closer look at the Brakleen stuff though. That company puts out about a dozen different versions of that product or similar products. Some are flammable  some are not, some have other…"
Dec 23, 2012
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Dec 23, 2012
Morbius replied to Carl Rishel's discussion water change on "old" lamp-no flow
"    I posted on this earlier in this thread and it also involved a 52oz lamp. However, in my testing I reused the factory wax. If you made your own, using the classic formula, your wax may have ended up too dense which would explain the…"
Dec 23, 2012
Morbius replied to Carl Rishel's discussion water change on "old" lamp-no flow
"  Indeed, that is consistent with my observations. Assuming that they did not bother with UV inhibitors 40-50 years ago, I'd say that the wax has been holding up pretty well over the years, without it. If that is the case, a wax you make…"
Dec 20, 2012
Morbius replied to Erin's discussion What is this? eBay find.
"    Does the disk spin, on its own, right now?"
Dec 20, 2012
Morbius replied to Erin's discussion What is this? eBay find.
"  It looks very similar to one of those color wheel lamps. The disk is colored and it is supposed to spin (either motorized or from the heat of the bulb) and in doing so it would change the color of whatever item was placed on to of the base.…"
Dec 19, 2012
Morbius replied to Carl Rishel's discussion water change on "old" lamp-no flow
"   A couple of updates regarding making your own wax, coloring it and protecting it from UV damage, once colored. Here is the UV inhibitor: http://rusticescentuals.com/Ultra-Violet-Light-Inhibitor-for-Soap-Wax.html "Recommended…"
Dec 19, 2012
Morbius replied to Astralav's discussion Bottle Capacity?
"  That's true, variations exist withing the general formula. However, 80/20 is a good starting point since the hardware is pretty much a constant. In other words, if the hardware allows a 80/20 lamp to function properly (standard stuff,…"
Dec 18, 2012
Morbius commented on Morbius's blog post Cheap Lava...And it works...
"Hi Courtney,   Maybe I was unusually lucky but yes, both lamps worked out of the box. They will however be sacrificed in order for me to test out a new wax formula. One that hasn't been done before, to my knowledge...:)"
Dec 18, 2012
Courtney W commented on Morbius's blog post Cheap Lava...And it works...
"Morbius, you got the little guys flowing? Did you goo kit or go home brew wax?"
Dec 16, 2012
Morbius replied to Astralav's discussion Bottle Capacity?
"  The generally accepted formula is a ratio of 80/20. That is, whatever the capacity of the bottle is, 80% of it will be liquid and 20% will be the wax.   Hence, following the metric system, on a 4.5 liter lamp, we are dealing with…"
Dec 15, 2012

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Something Interesting About Me:
Nothing I can think of, at the moment
Where I Live:
California
My First Lava Lamp was:
A bad one.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
1
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
The one I am working on...:)
Relationship Status:
Single
One of My Favorite Websites:
http://www.imovatedesign.co.uk/astro/fluidium.html

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Mathmos "How To" Movie

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 9:41pm 0 Comments

Film about the production of a Mathmos Lava Lamp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zeGR0xqrJQ

Cheap Lava...And it works...

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

Bed, Bath and Beyond has the 12oz Lava lamps on sale for $9.99. I picked up a couple for experiments. Fired them up, both are clear and behaving, so far...

http://tiny.cc/owg5lw

32oz Designer is $19.99

http://tiny.cc/6wg5lw

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