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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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Old 03-19-2013, 09:13 AM   #7
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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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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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Old 03-20-2013, 05:34 AM   #9
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Yay my husband is going to make me one!!!
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