Lamp Shade Replacement
Posted by
joe
Medford, Ma 
Joined Oct 2, '15 

This is a project from a while back that I keep forgetting to post.

We have a lamp at work, and one of the plastic lamp shades disintegrated. It was really weird.

I have a Glowforge, so I decided to make a new one!

I took some measurements and went to inkscape with some chipboard for a prototype. I made it in 4 pieces, then glued the sides together. It came out pretty well. I was hoping it was going to be more rounded, but it came out square. This was mostly due to the chipboard being thicker.

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For the final part, I decided to go with a light diffusing material I bought from inventables awhile back. (Of course they’re out of stock now) https://www.inventables.com/categories/materials/plastic/light-diffusers

But hang on one second. I have a blank canvas here. I can’t just have a simple lampshade with no designs on it! After talking with my office mate, we decided on what we wanted.
The light was to bright so it washed out the design, but then I used a dry erase markers to fill in the design, and it came out fantastic!

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Thoughts, comments, mockeries? And yes, that’s my super glued finger print on the lampshade.


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