Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Lamp parts/hardware

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oliver Springs, TN
    Posts
    1,726

    Lamp parts/hardware

    To make a short story long.

    I coached high school football for 17 years, so I know many of the local coaches. My nephew is starting high school this year and the school he will be attending has around 250 kids 9-12. It's small and rural. Two of the greatest characteristics for a school in my opinion.

    Anyway to the point. I know the head coach well and he told me he has some helmets that can't be used anymore. He asked me if I could make them into lamps that he could sale for a fund raiser. He has around 15 helmets. I told him I didn't mind doing it and would look around for some lamp parts.

    My question is for those of you that have made lamps in the past. Where's the most economical place to get the lamp parts?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Posts
    8,529
    Frank Fusco did some research on this a while back, I think Wal Mart was the answer but maybe I'm wrong.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,831
    There is a thread, about a year old, with the information you need. Other guys kept adding their knowledge and the prices kept going down and selections went up. If you can't find with searches, let us know, I'm sure I or others will be able to find it for you.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Posts
    4,857
    Here is one from Franks post http://www.profhdwr.com/lampstuff/

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Posts
    4,857

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Posts
    13,440
    www.grandbrass.com is a good place.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oliver Springs, TN
    Posts
    1,726
    Thanks guys, I'll dig in and see what I can find.

  8. #8
    If there is a Lowe or home depot close to you //they stock DIY lamps parts when you need something yesterday

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    new york city burbs
    Posts
    10,188
    lowes stocks all the parts seperately or the entire kit. Ive purchased from them locally.

  10. #10
    Sometimes I go to the thrift Store (St. Vincent DePaul) and pick up a cheap lamp, take it home and trash the original and reuse the componants. (Recycle on the cheap.)

Similar Threads

  1. And a lamp to light the way..
    By Chuck Ellis in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-02-2014, 11:31 PM
  2. Lamp
    By Frank Fusco in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-16-2009, 03:30 PM
  3. Walnut Lamp
    By Bernie Weishapl in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 11-26-2009, 02:38 AM
  4. Lamp
    By allen levine in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-22-2009, 04:05 AM
  5. Lamp
    By Jeff Horton in forum Designs, Plans and Sketches
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-08-2007, 11:07 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •