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Captain Morgan Lamp

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Project by brianarice posted 09-21-2017 06:54 PM 809 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Captain Morgan lamp. It is made from a Captain Morgan 100 bottle and recycled pallet wood. My goal was to make the lamp have a pirate or ship look without being over done or gaudy. The neck was cut with a curve and round over that I made a slot in the top of it for the bottle handle. I had a match piece of wood that went inside the handle and that was then glued into the slot on the neck. I used wood glue and then once that dried I used clear epoxy that was poured into the slot around the handle to add extra strength. I hollowed out part of the base of the neck to run the electrical into. The wire from the bottle to the switch was held in place with some homemade brass staples (brass cotter pins that I reshaped). They are my favorite touch and I think they give it the pirate/ship look the best.





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papadan

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#1 posted 09-21-2017 06:57 PM

I think you drank too much of that Captain Morgan! ;-) JK nice lamp.

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leafherder

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#2 posted 09-21-2017 10:12 PM

Avast there matey! That be a treasure worthy of plunder. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Couldn’t help myself, getting in the spirit of Pirate weekend at the local Renaissance Festival. Great job. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 09-22-2017 01:10 PM

It’s a very creative lamp. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 09-22-2017 02:00 PM

how do you change the light bulb ?? :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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brianarice

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#5 posted 09-22-2017 02:26 PM

The bottle is large enough to reach in the bottom and change the bulb, which is a small 13W led globe bulb with a chandaler base.

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#6 posted 09-22-2017 03:03 PM

I say next time you rip the wood, router out a grove for the cord and glue the wood back together to conceal the cord from running up the back. I know you said you like the staples but I like a hidden cord better so you are wrong. :)

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 09-22-2017 03:08 PM

A very nice project …didn’t think it was bottomless …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 09-22-2017 03:40 PM

Cool lamp. I should make a Crown Royal lamp that way!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 09-27-2017 12:10 AM

Great looking Captain Morgan lamp—love the pirate theme!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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