I have learned something about myself.....everytime I "put off" a project, it's simply because I don't know what to do or how to get started.
I bought one of these articulating arm lamps at a garage sale a few years ago. It was the kind that was made to set on a desk. Well the one I bought did not have the base, which was OK with me because I wanted to somehow mount it on a wall to use over my lathe. Today the light bulb (in my head) went off and I set out to get this thing mounted. I sat down with pencil and paper and drew up a plan that I thought would work and even wrote out detailed instructions for myself to follow. I went out to the shop and got started.
Here is atutoriall on how I did it: Cut a block of wood....drill a hole in it....screw it to the wall.
That's it....three years waiting for an idea on how to mount this thing and thats all it took. I don't know whether to be proud or ashamed.
Anyway. I thought I would pass this along because it actually works quite well and I see these lamps at sales all the time for less than $1.00. Mine was $0.50.
I cut it out of a piece of 2x6 I had laying in the shop
I drilled a 3/4 inch hole and inserted a brass bushing
I screwed it to the wall and set the lamp into bushing
Lamp will swivel and lift up and down
This will make a great light over my lathe