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Topic: That 70's Lamp or Who said there's no good use for old 8-tracks?  (Read 55340 times)
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2006 10:01:21 AM »

awesome lamp, though I cringe at the ruined Tull tapes... o_o  (saw them in concert in 2000... i was 18)  would have bought them off of ya if the 8-track in my husbands 66 mustang still worked Wink
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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2006 02:39:23 PM »

That is the most ridiculously grossly awesome lamp I've ever seen. Love love love.

I also love how you keep referring to the band as "Tull." I used to work in a music store back in high school in trailerpark-land and confused rednecks would always be like "I can't find the Jethro Tull CDs, shouldn't he be inder 'T.'" Oh lord.

I have a special place in my heart for lamps, especially the reconstructed kind...so this ROCKS!
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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2006 06:17:50 PM »

That is the most ridiculously grossly awesome lamp I've ever seen. Love love love.
Why, thank you!  Shocked LOL  Subconsciously, that may have been the reaction I was going for.   Grin

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I also love how you keep referring to the band as "Tull." I used to work in a music store back in high school in trailerpark-land and confused rednecks would always be like "I can't find the Jethro Tull CDs, shouldn't he be inder 'T.'" Oh lord.
Ha!  That's a good one.  Falls into the "which one's Pink" catagory doesn't it?

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Thank you, thank you!  I'll take that as high praise coming from someone named "rocknroll"   Cool  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2006 06:20:06 PM »

That is SO cool! My dad has some Jethro Tull records.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2006 05:57:00 AM »

Great LamP!! Using 8 tracks is just too cool!!!!! Now I know what to do with my hubby's old 8 tracks.  If only he will let me drill holes in them!!  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!
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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2006 01:08:45 PM »

Mimi, good luck, hon!  It took me 20 years to convince Mr Fidget that he really didn't need to hang on to his 8 tracks.  Smiley

If you do make a lamp, or any thing else for that matter, please post a picture!
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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2006 01:11:31 PM »

Mimi, good luck, hon!  It took me 20 years to convince Mr Fidget that he really didn't need to hang on to his 8 tracks.  Smiley

If you do make a lamp, or any thing else for that matter, please post a picture!

You had to convince Mr. Fidget?!? 
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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2006 01:16:33 PM »

i just might have to make one for myself. the colors on that lamp are so beautiful. a lamp like that would look great in my room.
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« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2006 11:35:41 AM »

Mimi, good luck, hon!  It took me 20 years to convince Mr Fidget that he really didn't need to hang on to his 8 tracks.  Smiley

If you do make a lamp, or any thing else for that matter, please post a picture!

You had to convince Mr. Fidget?!?
Oh, yes.  He was busy living in the past (hehe sorry for the pun) and was holding on to them for dear life.  Gee whiz, it was just last year I talked him into giving the Commodore 64 and Vic 20 (printer, software etc) to our friends' son.   Roll Eyes  No, we weren't using them; yes, they were taking up mucho closet space.
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« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2006 11:43:31 AM »

i just might have to make one for myself. the colors on that lamp are so beautiful. a lamp like that would look great in my room.

The parts I can give you guidance on are the lamp shade came from Lowe's and the braid came from Wal-Mart.  Sorry, the pink and bright green 8 tracks you'll have to scout out on your own. Smiley  The lamp parts came from a $6 Goodwill lamp that I disassembled and used for parts.

If you do use an 8-track player (or other piece of electronics) as the base, either totally gut it or slide everything out and plan where you can drill holes and not hit anything.  There was a surprising amount of empty space inside the 8-track player.

Good luck with it!
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