Published at Friday, November 09th 2018. by Lana Harper in End Table.
I am going to be drilling into these large glass jars from Anchor Hocking using a dime encrusted drill bit to make my own lamps. I get started using Plato of all things to form a small circle that will hold water around the drill area. You'll see when I drill I put water into the little Plato dish, then I start at an angle with my drill bit. This is to just make a mark in the glass and I continuously switch out the water, because you want to keep the drill bit cool. So I gradually move my drill bit upward, starting in an angle and moving it to straight and then, as I go, I kind of move. My drill bit in small circles to really get down into the glass drilling through glass is definitely a slow going process. So just take your time to be sure to learn all about it before you start, you can see that I finally break through here and then it's time to just clean up with a towel that Plato and water residue. Now I'm going to be modifying the aluminum cap that screws onto the top of the jar I start by drilling a small hole.
I can use a wire nippers to cut through that aluminum and kind of get a large enough opening for my lamp hardware. That was also kind of a process. I hope you careful not to cut yourself on the metal. So then I'm using e6000 glue to put my little ring - that's gonna allow me to screw in my lamp. I let that dry overnight. Then I'm running my cord through the hole that I drilled in the glass and I'm putting together my lamp hardware. Now, this is actually a hanging lamp that I got from Ikea and I converted it into use for this lamp.
This lamp hardware is called the Hema Aichi, Mme. But right now you can see me just putting it back together, be sure all your cords are connected to the right places and do not attempt electrical work. Unless you are confident you know what you are doing and then this piece is going to screw into the aluminum cap and we'll be able to screw the whole thing onto the jar, time for the light bulb and now I'm using one of those Wake clamps you can attach your lampshade onto the light bulb. I could also use a you know fit lampshade, but I wanted the lampshade to sit a little higher. That's why I bought one of these, so we're just screwing down that feel and we are ready to go. I think this looks really cute, but I am going to fill it up with something for seasonal decor. I'm gon na put these painted white pine cones in there for winter, and I love this design because you can switch out your decorations seasonally.
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