Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

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, although, a note to anyone attempting a goo kit for the first time: don't do it while drinking bourbon; measurement conversions become slightly more difficult.

I want to point out that Dr.What?!'s tutorial (found here http://oozinggoo.ning.com/page/goo-kits) is absolutely what everyone should read before (and during) their first goo kit. Brilliant work, good doctor.

The only mishap was when I added the water back into the globe... I didn't pour it down the sides. This left me with a bottle of bubbles. Being inpatient (and inebriated) I elected to suck the bubbly top out through a straw.

Only I didn't have a straw.

A few minutes later with a pen casing in hand, I sucked those bastard bubbles out until I had a right proper lamp ready for heating.

Within 2 hours I had a column which broke off, leaving some top goo and a nice mound at the bottom around the mesh coil I made. The only issue is I didn't put enough goo in so it really isn't doing anything. Tomorrow I will empty the liquid and add more wax, then replace the liquid and give it another go so I can add some color. All in all, I am very proud of my first attempt and now can't wait until I can finally fabricate my first custom.

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Comment by Kempton on February 12, 2014 at 10:38pm

I think you can drop the solid wax in. Don't take my word because the last goo kit i did was a long time. I never melted the wax and poured it down the funnel. I cut it into tiny pieces and dropped them in with some fluid in the globe. i kinda lost the straw for the funnel.

Comment by Cowmatian on February 12, 2014 at 10:25pm

Looks great so far! What color are you going with?

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