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)
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!
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