Sunday, 12 January 2014

Video Tutorial - Making a floor lamp (Part 2)


This is the second part of the dollhouse scale, floor lamp tutorial. Below are the measurements (which are not included in the video), if you want to make one the same size as mine. Please feel free to take any part of the tutorial and alter them to your own projects.



If you want to try this tutorial, you will need:

Soldering torch
Solder
Wired LED from the first part of the tutorial (3volts, any colour you wish)
3 volt coin battery holder and switch
3 volt coin battery
Flux 
A lamp shade (I used a aluminium bowl from Country Contrast but you could use half a bauble/ping pong ball, pen lid...anything that takes your fancy)
Paint brush
Craft Knife
Round nose pliers 
Round needle file
Brass tube (size as per your wire)
Brass rod (to match tube)
Brass cutter (cable snips/hacksaw)
Blu-tack
Metal priming paint
Chosen colour of paint 

Hope you enjoy it and thanks for watching =0)






26 comments:

  1. You do such great tutorials. And the filming is perfect.

    Don't you just LOVE Blu-Tack! I don't know what I would do without it.

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    1. Ha, I DO love Blu-Tack. That and sticky tape are my little helpers =0)

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  2. Fantastic tutorial! I've wanted to try to make one of these grasshopper lamps. You have great tips on the soldering, now I know what I've been doing wrong. I can't wait to give it a whirl!

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  3. Fantastic! I have learned so much!!!! Thank you!!!
    Hugs,
    Véronique

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  4. Wonderful Tutorial! I learned so much! Thank you <3
    Your Lamps look so elegant and cool!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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    1. Aww, thank you Kikka. You're very kind =0)

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  5. Again an other very useful tutorial, thanks for sharing, Pepper! It must have cost so much of your time to make these clear and good tutorials, so thank you for your efforts and showing your skills! I have so much to learn yet, but I can give it a try.....ever!
    Now I know what you meant about soldering of brass, why it didn't work on my brass water squirt in september of last year! Thanks :D!
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. You know IIona, I thought about doing it in picture form but even that takes ages. Plus, I think it's hard to explain everything with a photo so I thought I would give it a go =0)

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  6. I love this lamp! Great tutorial, very satisfying to watch too. And I am going to get one of those gas soldering torches definitely, and the flux, been having problems with soldering, so that part of the video is a great help, my soldering was BAAAAD :D

    P.s. What part of England are you from? I recognise the accent, but I can't place it.

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    1. Yay Sarah, glad you're going to delve into some soldering. I love seeing other peoples projects. I'm from Sunderland, up in the North East =0)

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  7. this is a great tutorial thank you so much I am so afraid of electricity because I was shocked once but watching you do this makes it seem so easy and non frightening. I will give this a try :) thank you again

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    1. =0( sorry to hear you had a bad experience with electricity. I would be nervous too, but there is no need. The voltage on the battery is so low you wouldn't feel much of a buzz from holding it between your fingers. I hope you do give it a try...after a few times you will feel much more confident =0)

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  8. Hi Pepper! Thanks for the excellent tutorial, it was a joy to watch! It's even tempting me to have a go, even though I'm notoriously cack-handed! I might have to re-think what I'm going to ask for on my birthday...
    Kind regards, Brian.

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    1. Thanks Brian. If I can manage to do the soldering (and I am stupendously clumsy), then anyone can do it =0)

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  9. Looks great and love the colour, too! Very talented to make something from scratch like that. Cool!

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    1. Thank you AJ. Nothing compared to your artwork though!

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  10. Thank you for sharing. It is a great tutorial! Mini hugs, Natalia

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    1. Thank you Natalia, glad you enjoyed it =0)

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  11. PLAS! PLAS! PLAS! IBravo!.I love this tutorial Pepper! well done, useful, clear, beautiful design...great!
    Thank you for taking the time to explain it.
    Hugs

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  12. this is so amazing!! thank you so much for sharing this tutorial :) i hope you continue to do more!

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    1. Thank you Amy, and you're very welcome =0)

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  13. !!! FWOARRRRR Thanks for the tutorial, you've got a lovely voice and that accent! LUV IT :P gonna get me grubby hands on some brass tubing now......*rubs hands greedily*

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    1. Ha-ha Cindy you're hilarious =0P Glad you like the accent. No doubt you'll make something fantastic out of the brass. There nothing you can't do when you set your mind to it!

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