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Articulated Task Lamp

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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 08-29-2017 01:45 AM 690 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by several projects here I endeavored to create my own articulated task lamp. The light is a 30watt LED fog lamp that the box says fits a JEEP of some kind. Working off 12 volts is no issue I have the shop wired for that so power was nothing I had to figure out. Made it from some Red Oak I had laying around. Tee nuts evidently are like gold at the box stores. 2 for $6, really I said? Bought 100 for $9, the switch is a small valet switch for car alarms I had extra at work. Only real problem I had was where to put the switch. Used steel epoxy from the box and put two screws with heads down to make studs to attach my switch plate on the back of the lamp itself. To improve strength I used aircraft aluminum from seat brackets at the swivel joint and just sanded it smooth.

No real fancy joinery and all that, basic need was a lamp that fit where I needed it to go in the right size.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.





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hoss12992

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#1 posted 08-29-2017 02:20 AM

That is really cool. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 08-29-2017 02:59 AM

Looks like a real useful lamp, Gunny!! Nice work on it. $3 T nuts? they have to be nuts!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 08-29-2017 03:55 AM

Very handy feature on this lamp. One could be useful in my workshop.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 08-29-2017 04:19 AM

Making is a lot more satisfying than buying!

Usually easier on the wallet too.

You get it the way that wrks for you.

Very neat project.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Bluenote38

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#5 posted 08-29-2017 11:39 AM


Working off 12 volts is no issue I have the shop wired for that…

- woodbutcherbynight

Cool project – I was think of something similar because of some parts laying around but so many other things I need to get done.

So why is you shop wired for 12v?

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 08-29-2017 07:14 PM

Hope it does the trick.

I have either too much or too little lighting. Generally too little.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 08-29-2017 09:29 PM

That is a great work light. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 08-30-2017 12:43 AM


Cool project – I was think of something similar because of some parts laying around but so many other things I need to get done.

So why is you shop wired for 12v?

- Bluenote38

I started several years ago with this project which required 12 volts to operate the motor. LINK Then LED strip lights caught my attention so I expanded my 12 volt power source and made a outlet on my bench to test the strips as I use them. Currently working on a second power source for opposite end of shop to run more lights off 12 volts.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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