The Kukowski Chronicle

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I’m feeling Creative!

Written By: Joe - Jan• 26•17

Today I decided to do something I have been thinking about for years. I made a lamp out of an acetylene generator. Dad bought this thing some 40 years ago and I always thought it would make a cool street lamp.

While I was at Home Depot I found a solar powered yard light. Better yet, it was on sale for about $10.  It had three lamps and a solar cell/battery pack.  I started off by pulling the lamps apart. Not too tough to do. A few min with a saw and that was taken care of.

I soldered  the laps together and to the wire that connects them to the battery pack. Then put hot glue over the connecting and glued on some extra strong magnets.  I placed the light inside the glass top of the generator, using the magnets to attach them to the steel rode going through the center. The other end of the light was connected to the battery pack and that was mounted to the steel base. The end result came out looking kind of cool.

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