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Post# 442411   5/30/2021 at 22:18 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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My first custom lamp!
Someone out there is probably gonna complain about how I ruined a valuable antique. Everything that could be reused was saved(Bag, base plate, roller, stator, etc). I took this thing apart 6 times, none of which worked to make it sound and work correctly. These vacs are pretty common on eBay. The bearings were damaged and I think the rotor too. The housing got so hot, it actually burned my hand during one of the tests. I bought it for some hard to find parts and had nothing else to use the rest for.

For the lamp base I used a clip lamp I found in the trash, modified the rear housing to fit the lamp stick, and JB welded for security. I plan to remove the clip and attach it to one of the shelf brackets in my room, so it won't need a clamp to help it hold on. For the sockets I used two old vacuum sockets(120 volt Kirby style), a piece of foil to reflect heat out of the bottom, and LED bulbs to minimize heat. It is a plastic front housing, I really don't want to risk melting it. I was actually able to use the brush roll clips to hold onto the light sockets, so that worked out well.

It actually works very well, I added the foil after the pics were taken, so the pics don't show how bright this thing actually is.

I plan on using this one, it works really well!

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Post# 442416 , Reply# 1   5/31/2021 at 02:33 by luxz80 (Bournemouth ,England Then Florida and back to England)        

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Great work!! I would actually have one of these.

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