Ever find yourself looking at a pile of used rasps, wondering what to do with them? I found myself doing this over the weekend and turned them into a simple, sleek looking lamp.

Farrier Drew Morales made this lamp stand
out of some worn out rasps.


Here is what you will need:

  • 3 -Worn out Rasps with tangs cut off

  • 1- 12” piece of steel pipe

  • 1 -Old Horseshoe

  • 1 -4” Section of rasp

  • 1 –Lowe’s “Portfolio” Make a lamp set ($10)

  • 1-  12” lamp chord ($7)

  • 1- Glass Shade ($8)

  • Welder/Welding Helmet

  • 1-Can of black spray paint ($3)

***Always use a welding helmet and a well-ventilated area when welding***

Step 1: Weld the 4” section of rasp to the horseshoe for your  base.

Step 2: Cut or grind off the rasp tangs.

Step 3: Weld the 12” pipe into a rasp ensuring the bulb socket will fit flush.

Step 4: Weld the three rasps into a triangle shape.

Step:5: Weld the rasps to the base.

Step 6: Spray paint the lamp.

Step 7: Run the lamp chord through the pipe and connect to the bulb socket.

Step 8: install the harp onto the socket.

Step 9: Install the glass shade.

Step 10: Enjoy!

Do you have an idea for repurposing old tools and supplies? Share your concept(s) with us by submitting them to Jeremy McGovern (jmcgovern@lesspub.com).