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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

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

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