Here's a custom lamp I made out of a cookie jar.
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Excellent info Jim and a sweet breakdown of the mod Todd!
Very bright and cheery Todd!!! I luv it!!!
Well I bought a cookie jar, missing lid, on ebay for $35.
I used a spare 32oz globe and goo'ed it.
Used lamp parts; socket, hollow threaded rod, nuts,
various washers, cord with a dimmer and a 40w bulb.
The ceramic cookie jar holds the heat so 40w is plenty
and I have to dim it after two hours.
Took a 32oz base and cut it below the seem and
flared it out and pop riveted it to a soup can.
Takes some time to get the socket height and soup
can/base height. (I can take measurements)
The *hardest* part of this project was to 'hog out' the
cookie jar opening to make it match the diameter of
the top of a 32oz base. This way the globe sits flush.
Ceramic is very hard ! I used files, dremel tool with different
tips anything I could think of and it kicked the shit out of it all.
I did manage to finish it off with a 40 grit cone shaped sanding
fabric like material. I used four of them @ $12 each. We use
these at work to chamfer the top of cylinders on harleys.
If I had to do it again, I wouldn't mess with the ceramic opening
and just make it work.
I think its pretty easy analog. Hardest part is being able to stomach a trip to Ikea. Drill a hole in the base for the cord, get inner cone + electrical from Ikea, voila. Check this thread.
Voxul - the lamp doesn't exactly "exist", rather the smiley face base exists as a cookie jar that can be modded to create a lava lamp base. One of the most popular cookie jars to mod on this site. Expect the cookie jar, on average, to set you back ~ $50. Its made by the iconic McCoy company. I actually have several of these as have had plans to create this lamp myself, just lacking in motivation. There are several finishes available as shown in my pics below.
I had no idea that lamp existed, very nice!
I want one!
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