Thursday, 14 May 2009

Cassette Tape Lamp Take 2

While the hot glue gun allowed me to assemble the first cassette lamp very quickly (see previous post), in the end it was quite fragile and it fell apart. But since it turned out pretty cool, I think it's worth taking another run at it.

I've been testing a couple of different glues. They dry much slower, and so I have to use clamps and let them set over night, so it's slow going. I've make a simple jig to hold three cassettes together using scrap wood and a couple clamps. I had enough clamps to make 4 jigs. So it will take a few days just to get enough cassettes glued together to make the sides of the lamp. Then I will have to think of another set up to glue the sides together. I have some 90 degree corner clamps that will likely come in very handy.

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