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Old 03-16-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Talking Mickey Lamp Posts

Anyone know someone that makes the Mickey lamp posts that you see at Fort Wilderness. I've given up on my husband....he's either traveling or exhausted from work and I'm afraid to even attempt it. We're going to the Fort next weekend for 8 days and I hate it that it's another trip without these lamp posts that I want so badly! I want to find a couple before our Halloween trip. Anyone?
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:15 AM   #2
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I think they get them at Kmart. I too want one and someone told me thats who has them!

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Old 03-18-2013, 08:48 AM   #3
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Although JC Penny had a smaller version of the Mickey Lamp a few years ago, I have never seen one like you refer to in a store. They are all homemade, often reflecting the individuality of the maker. Plans for making one are somewhere on the forum. Cost usually run between 50 and 100 dollars, depending on just what kind of globes, mounts, and base you use. Some report a 2-3 hour assembly time, but your time could vary.
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You can see my version of the plans here: http://www.carol-anne.ca/Mickey Lamp.htm
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #5
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We attempted to make one and the saw blade was too sharp and broke our large globe :-(
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:24 AM   #6
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We attempted to make one and the saw blade was too sharp and broke our large globe :-(
It is best to use a hole-saw and cut slowly amd steadily.

Keep the saw moving at all times, you cut the plastic and melt it at the same time.
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After the pilot hole is drilled you can run the drill in reverse and basically burn the large hole in the globe. Probably better to do with a brand new hole saw. My issue is finding a pipe for the stand. All PVC is 3" ID and the globe base is 3" OD and won't fit. I don't want to use the metal one Home depot sells because I can't customize it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #8
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After the pilot hole is drilled you can run the drill in reverse and basically burn the large hole in the globe. Probably better to do with a brand new hole saw. My issue is finding a pipe for the stand. All PVC is 3" ID and the globe base is 3" OD and won't fit. I don't want to use the metal one Home depot sells because I can't customize it.
Reverse the drill . . . good idea!

I use a black 2" ABS drain pipe for the post. A connector, used to join sections of the 2" pipe, screws into the bottom of the globe fitter. Check my instructions to see pictures.

http://www.carol-anne.ca/Mickey Lamp.htm
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Yay my husband is going to make me one!!!
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These are the best instructions I have ever seen for this project, Thanks!
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Finally finished collecting all of our supplies over the weekend and got started!

Of course, I managed to break the large globe on my first attempt

Ran back to HD last night and picked up 2 more (just in case ) and will give it another go tonight. I did practice a few more holes in the broken globe, so I think I have the hang of it now. Using the drill in reverse really helps!
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Finally finished collecting all of our supplies over the weekend and got started!

Of course, I managed to break the large globe on my first attempt

Ran back to HD last night and picked up 2 more (just in case ) and will give it another go tonight. I did practice a few more holes in the broken globe, so I think I have the hang of it now. Using the drill in reverse really helps!
That's okay. I broke the large globe my first time and I know others have too. You're not alone.

I put a green light bulb in mine to give it the DIS look (and I left off the little lights in the ears).

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I've broken two globes in the dozen or so lamps I've made.

Keep the drill moving . . . don't stop until the cut is done. You end up half drilling and half melting your way through.

I like the ideal of running the drill in reverse, that would totally melt it's way through with little chance of a snag which might break the globe.

I'm going to try that next time!
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Got the holes drilled successfully last night and glued on the second ear this morning!

All my wiring is set and I have 3 of these coming this afternoon: http://www.amazon.com/Generic-Color-...nging+led+bulb

Don't know if it will be too bright, but our DDs are already arguing over what color Mickey's head will be.
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Got the holes drilled successfully last night and glued on the second ear this morning!

All my wiring is set and I have 3 of these coming this afternoon: http://www.amazon.com/Generic-Color-...nging+led+bulb

Don't know if it will be too bright, but our DDs are already arguing over what color Mickey's head will be.
Please post a picture when it's completed!
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