|Project by Don Butler||posted 12-10-2015 07:30 PM||575 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
This project has a small block of cherry wood as the main part.
I have a couple of so called clamp lights, each having a lamp socket an aluminum reflector and a spring clamp.
The clamps don’t hold well enough to keep the lamp up when there is a CFL bulb in the socket.
Here’s what I did to remedy the situation:
Look at the second photo. See the knurled knob wound into the coiled spring? That’s what connects the rest of the lamp assembly to the spring clamp. I removed it from the spring by forcing it through the coil until it came out. It was hard to get past the straight part of the spring, but with applied coercion, it came loose.
Looking back at photo #1 it’s epoxied into a hole just the right size for the metal thingy.
In photo #4 one can see the square 1/4”-20 nut I epoxied into a chiseled out hole.
Photo # four shows the adapter installed on top of one of my lamp stands holding the lamp/reflector assembly.
Photos # 5 and 6 show how the lamp is still able to be adjusted up and down.
The tripod lamp stand is an inexpensive device that can be found on line for about $21.
I actually hate buying something I can make, and this little item would cost more for shipping than I have into it including my labor.
By the way, I chose the #1 photo to show wood in the first place.
-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.