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Diffusing a Fish Trap Light
Krakatowa
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From: Baltimore
Posted: 2007-06-28 7:52 pm   Permalink

Hi,

I just found a really sweet trap at a goodwill, and I want to make a lamp out of it... but I can't figure out what I should use to diffuse the light coming out of the thing? Any suggestions?

Also, how do I get it inside with all the internal workings?

Any and all suggestions appreciated!

Krakatowa


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-06-29 07:18 am   Permalink

Show a picture of the trap.
Sometimes it's best to use a bulb that
looks good enough that you don't need a
diffuser of any kind.
Like one of those xmas snow type lights.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-06-29 08:10 am   Permalink

Here's the bulb I am talking about.
Plus some trap lamps.
Are these the lamps you have?





 
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Krakatowa
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Posted: 2007-06-29 3:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-06-29 07:18, tikiskip wrote:
Show a picture of the trap.
Sometimes it's best to use a bulb that
looks good enough that you don't need a
diffuser of any kind.
Like one of those xmas snow type lights.




The trap itself looks just like this one
http://www.trocadero.com/stores/rmarko3213/items/667569/item667569.html

These appear to have the guts removed, with a lamp installed. I really dig the bulb you showed though, and I think I am going to give it a try.

Thanks

Krakatowa


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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-06-29 6:53 pm   Permalink

On that one I would go to Dick blick and get some
cool art paper.
Thai reversible paper, get the copper color.
Stock #11225-8205
www.dickblick.com

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Krakatowa
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From: Baltimore
Posted: 2007-06-29 11:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-06-29 18:53, tikiskip wrote:
On that one I would go to Dick blick and get some
cool art paper.
Thai reversible paper, get the copper color.
Stock #11225-8205
http://www.dickblick.com



That seems like a really cool idea Tikiskip, thanks. Any suggestions on getting it in? I looked at the internals, and amazingly its one to three bamboo/rattan pieces bent in "u" shapes around the frame... like one continuous weave. I am afraid if I try and clip them out, the thing won't have any structural support.

Really great idea though, and thanks for your helpful input.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-06-30 2:34 pm   Permalink

I would need a picture.
But I would say can you make 4 or more strips
And glue them in one at a time?
Or you could do a bunch of random patches if you will
glued together.
I might make new guts (3 rings) glue/wire inside then cut at will.
Just keep looking at it.
The answer will come.
I don't think the snow bulb would work.
Bulb is too small, and the slats are too wide.


 
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Krakatowa
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From: Baltimore
Posted: 2007-07-16 4:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-06-30 14:34, tikiskip wrote:
I would need a picture.
But I would say can you make 4 or more strips
And glue them in one at a time?
Or you could do a bunch of random patches if you will
glued together.
I might make new guts (3 rings) glue/wire inside then cut at will.
Just keep looking at it.
The answer will come.
I don't think the snow bulb would work.
Bulb is too small, and the slats are too wide.




Skip

I took your advice and scored some Thai reversible paper... the Copper tone is sweet. I had to remove the inner workings of the trap, but managed to reattach the inner rings with the wire removed in the process. Lined the trap with the paper, ran a line of glue to hold it in shape, and covered the bottom with the same paper. Looks sweet!

I took a flickering led lamp from a paper lantern I bought at Target (what I would give to get a few more of these flicker lamps!) and it works like a charm... though a bit dim. I have a 40watt candelabra bulb on standby... it really brings out the color. When the Den is done I will decide what wattage to make it.

Thanks for the advice.

Now I need to start making Puffer Fish Lamps again.



 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-07-17 8:36 pm   Permalink

Glad it worked.
We need to see some pics.


 
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Krakatowa
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Posted: 2007-07-18 2:57 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-17 20:36, tikiskip wrote:
Glad it worked.
We need to see some pics.



Skip

Working on it... I need to get the camera from a deadbeat sibling. Will post as soon as I get it back.


 
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