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Ikea Jansjo Desk Lamp Hack

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Project by kapanen posted 04-08-2016 04:51 PM 647 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simply purchased this lamp at IKEA for 10 bucks. Took the plastic base cover and trashed it. Replaced with a old cracked cut off of Juniper.
Did some minor black Epoxy fill, and turned it. But a recess on the bottom for the weight to mount. Very simple and quick. Finished with Tung Oil.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso





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farmerdude

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#1 posted 04-08-2016 10:58 PM

Looks good. I don’t blame you for wanting to get rid of the plastic. I’ll trade plastic for Juniper any day. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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Scott Oldre

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#2 posted 04-09-2016 11:59 AM

I need to do that with the one I have.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 04-09-2016 02:55 PM

I need to do that to the three I have!

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oldwood

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#4 posted 04-10-2016 02:18 AM

Could you mount magnets in the base and use it on power tools such as a drill press? Does it give enough light to be useful for that purpose?

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#5 posted 04-10-2016 03:09 AM



Could you mount magnets in the base and use it on power tools such as a drill press? Does it give enough light to be useful for that purpose?

- oldwood

Indeed you can and I have. It has two screws that hold on the base. I took off the base and screwed it to some scrap plywood with 2 magnets from an old hard drive epoxied to it. Stuck it on my bandsaws upper door and it works awesome. Very bright and the flexible part is pretty long.

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kapanen

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#6 posted 04-10-2016 04:21 PM

Yes you can. I plan on purchasing another and leaving the plastic base on it, and simply gluing a few neodymium magnets to the bottom. The light is great. Very bright and holds the position you place it in perfectly

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#7 posted 04-13-2016 11:12 PM

I use these lights all the time in the shop. They have a clip that can hold them to just about any tool. The price is way cheaper than any proper work light. I us them at shows sometimes too if I need some portable lighting. Plenty bright!

-- @craftcollectif , http://www.craftcollective.ca, https://www.etsy.com/shop/craftcollective?

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