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My Lava Lamp Project Thus Far..

I'm posting here mostly for whatever advice can be provided, and so I'll have some people to share my project with.

I suppose I'll start with the bottle I'm using for a globe. It's just an old Bombay Sapphire bottle that had been laying around my house for a long time, thought it would make for a sweet lava lamp.

http://i.imgur.com/LPycvbr.jpg?1…

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Added by Alex Lott on November 16, 2014 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

CUDA Fiberoptic Spray Lamp

Hi All,

I'm wondering if anyone can help. 

I am a Marketing Director for a Medical Company that manufactures surgercal equipment through the use of fiberoptics.  The owner bought the company in 1999.  Originally, the company started in the 1970's by a man named Joseph Cuda and the company was called CUDA Fiberoptics.  Fiberoptics was the main component in their products only the products are very different to ours,  CUDA Fiberoptics used to manufature and sell "fiberoptic spray…

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Added by Leah Crafts on October 27, 2014 at 9:40am — 1 Comment

Mathmos new Telstar/Baby Astro bottle

Anyone noticed Mathmos new spare bottles now have a small rim at the bottom for a better fit.
This is a smart choice... no more tilting...

Added by MCJ van Aken on October 5, 2014 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

Lava tornado lamp

From Amazon just ordered a tornado lamp it will look great with my 36.83 cm tall lava lamp since its the same size coming on Wednesday.

I'm getting a telstar for my birthday too not the astro 

Added by Gabriel on September 22, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Another Restoration leading to a first meeting.....50 years in the making

I've had a remarkable year where Lava Lamps are concerned.  I had been looking for an Imperial for a good while and thinking I might never find one.   Sure, I knew where there are five or so, but they are in the hands of people who love them.  I was quite shocked to get the chance to buy Jim's Imperial this past March.  The funny thing is that I almost passed on it when he made me the offer.  I'm sure many would wonder why I even gave that notion a thought.  Well, last Fall I stumbled on to…

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Added by Critter on June 16, 2014 at 9:30pm — 38 Comments

Mathmos

Contacted Mathmos for replacement of bottle. They do not ship to South Africa or Botswana. What is wrong with these guys? Any of you dealt with them before?

Added by Ronel Frohlich on March 25, 2014 at 12:40am — 5 Comments

Super Mario "?" Block: Part One

I finally got to the hardware store. I purchased a cord with a socket attached and came to find no 40 watt bulbs fit the size socket said cord came stock with. Branching out of my comfort zone, I bought a ceramic light mounting base and decided to try my hand at wiring.

There is no greater joy than not really knowing what you are doing, plugging the franken-light in, and having it work (especially when so very few things seem to ever work on the first try)!

With that out of the…

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Added by Chonzo on March 2, 2014 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

Help on goo kit

I just recieved my first Goo Kit,

Can anyone help with some input. There are no instructions, nothing is even marked. As a newbie who has never done a lamp, where do I start. ???

Thanks 

Apology for posting in the wrong place

Cina Nelson

Added by Cina Nelson on February 20, 2014 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

My First Goo Kit Experiment

As of December, I no longer have a vehicle so aside from getting to and from work, I don't get out too much anymore. Lack of transportation has prevented me from getting what I need at the hardware store to make my first lamp... but that goo kit has been staring me in the face for two weeks and I just couldn't wait any longer.

I dusted off my 750ml Crystal Head vodka bottle and went to town. Luckily, it fits on my 52oz bases (albeit, leaning back). The result was wonderful,…

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Added by Chonzo on February 12, 2014 at 10:04pm — 2 Comments

Pre-planning the first custom

Today I did some sketching. I decided to start with the Super Mario ? block since that will be the easier to build and, let's be honest, nothing motivates more than finishing what is started. After taking some measurements of a 52oz globe, I set to work on scaling the project out. For the sake of simplicity, I shaved off a half inch from the base (seeing as the standard contemporary century base is about 6.5 inches high). Since the base is a cube, I only conceptualized one side (the front).…

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Added by Chonzo on January 15, 2014 at 5:05pm — 2 Comments

A New Journey Begins...

When I go at something, I go hard. Not like a football player tackling the ball holder, but like a .45 slug into a cement wall. I recently became re-acquainted with a childhood love: lava lamps. What began as a christmas gift to my free-spirited fiance quickly turned into my newest obsession. When I am interested in something, I research the hell out of it until I understand it through and through. That process led me to Oozing Goo where I quickly discovered that there exists a whole…

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Added by Chonzo on January 14, 2014 at 9:49pm — 5 Comments

Lunar Replacement Bottles

I am in need of 6 mathmos replacement bottles for my lunar collection. I'm in the US and can't get them. Can anyone goo member help me? I am willing to pay all shipment charges and a premium to someone who can help place the order and ship. Payment can be made via paypal or other means.

Jim

Added by JAMES SAMATAS on December 24, 2013 at 10:34am — 11 Comments

"You can have my heart ....."

At the small postal station near where my mother lives this happened day before yesterday .

The gentleman behind the desk , a tall man from India wearing a turban by the name of Harsha , is always polite and conversational with my mother asking her 'how do you like retirement ?'. I know my mother always enjoys the conversations as she is very personable . Lately my mother has been going through every heart test they can come up with because she fainted a few months back. She…

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Added by Joanne on December 11, 2013 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Daddy

A flame that once burned bright has been extinguished.  A light that has guided me for all of my 50 years.  Taught me how to be strong and gentle, caring and firm.  Showed me how to love life and take joy in the little things.  

Goodbye Daddy, see you on the other side.

Added by Keith on November 13, 2013 at 11:49pm — 12 Comments

Hotter bulbs

I discovered this site today when I was trying to revive some dead lamps.

Later on I went to Home Hardware and found a 40 watt bulb that fits the socket. The lamp is running great now, but may get too hot later, we'll see.

Also I added some music videos I did a couple years ago that may be of interest.

Cheers

Added by Larry Lavva on November 4, 2013 at 7:29pm — 4 Comments

Getting ready to goo kit ! Thinking blood red wax, also metallic wax . TIPS WELCOME !!!

I have a VERY CLOUDY Grande that is basically a pea shooter ( even after 8 hours it doesn't flow , just pops out little balls ) :P. thinking of  going for a goo kit . I want deep blood red but I have heard the darker colors (lots of dye in the wax ) tend to stick . Also wondering about adding metallic to wax . Has anyone had very good luck with this ? I might have some 52 oz bottles coming so i can practice on them first .

Added by Joanne on October 15, 2013 at 12:42pm — 5 Comments

Make Lava Not War ;)

Some members here have a certain sense of loyalty to LL despite their current production quality. ( kind of like rooting for one of your favorite sports teams despite whether they are winning or losing ) We sometimes seem to forget how much joy this company has given all of us. Despite the new, cater to the younger crowd less expensive lamps, we all know by now how easy it is for us to get our hands on the older stuff if we are diligent in searching them out.

Bashing every new lamp…

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Added by Deb on September 14, 2013 at 9:40pm — 12 Comments

Glitter Lamps-Closeouts @www.lavalite.com

Hi all,

I just posted on the Lava website Glitter Lamps closeouts in 3 different sizes.

These are original colors.  Once they are sold they are gone!  Making room for new product due in

around October. 

Don't miss it!!!

Have great weekend!!

Added by Susan Michaels on June 21, 2013 at 12:22pm — 13 Comments

A Glitter Odyssey: Pt. V, The Home Stretch

Whew! this post has been a loooooooooooong time coming.

Well, as many of you know, I've been working on making custom punched glitter, ever since I first saw that WaMu lamp and bought it on ebay...the one with the house-shaped glitter flakes. That lamp infected me with an idea!

It's taken me a lot of time, effort, and money, but I'm finally close to being able to take custom cut glitter orders...but with a disclaimer.

So ok, first things first...

After trying all…

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Added by Loren on June 4, 2013 at 1:30pm — 11 Comments

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