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« on: September 17, 2007 07:58:38 PM »

Anyone have any idea how they make these? (without catching the books on fire?)


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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007 08:05:19 PM »

no idea...but it is uber cute!
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007 08:06:25 PM »

it looks like they have just cut the middle of the book out. maybe you can get special low heat bulbs or something. i really wish i did know because they are incredibly uber. i <3 <3 <3 them.

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007 08:07:36 PM »

from here, it looks like the pages are cut around the bulb, so that they don't catch fire.  I think it's similar to how people make a book to help hide something.  You cut out an indentation of sorts to hold whatever you want to hide. 

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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2007 08:09:12 PM »

I think the fan part works something like this:
Drill two holes through the whole book then strung some like of string or wire through all the pages with a bead between each page.

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2007 08:21:10 PM »

Oh, that is cute! I need, need, need that for my room. Wish I knew.
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2007 08:34:49 PM »

i was going to say the same thing, that it looks like the book was cut so it would envelope the lamp..

i know they have fire-proof sealers for things. perhpas if you were too worried about it catching on fire, you could find something like that to spray the book with. though i'm sure a very low-wattage bulb would be just fine.

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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007 03:54:08 AM »

Low, low, low watt bulb, and something like this:  http://www.dharmatrading.com/featured_products/frtqt.html


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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2007 06:55:55 AM »

Hey I have made one of those before!!!!

you will need

1 water proof book (non flammable) found at hiking/ birding stores
or a normal book sprayed fire proofing spray(found at most hardware stores)
 a ruler
painters tape
a jigsaw or insanely sharp exacto knife
a small drill or an awl
wire or thick fish line
metal beading spacers
hanging lamp kit

1.  open book to the middle
2. Draw in two equal rectangles of squares on pages
4. Out line rectangles in painters tape and bind pages and cover together so they wont wiggle
3. Mark threading holes
4. Carefully drill out holes going through the cover
5. Carefully cut out rectangles though all pages and the cover with jigsaw  (highly recommended)
6. make small incision in the middle of the book binding (to thread lamp kit )
7.  peel off painters tape
8. thread wire though guiding holes putting a metal spacer on the top and bottom of each page and crimp with pliers. This creates the fan look
8. work your way around so that you begin to get a fan shape
9. half way through thread and set up lamp kit
10. finish creating the fan shape
11. tie off

I hope this helps
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2007 07:29:29 AM »

Fabulous!  Thank you!  I'm doing our nursery in book/library theme and I had to do one of these!

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