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« on: September 29, 2009 04:58:23 PM »

So, while I've given up trying to do this for the upcoming competition, I'm in need of straws. Or straw advice..

I'm trying to make a lamp base and I figured that using crazy straws would be most excellent. The problem with that is that they're just so thin.. how could I wire them without pulling apart my wire? ..Assuming that half the wire could fit in there. I'm still doubtful of that.

Solution... maybe bubble tea twisty straws?
Problem... I don't think they exist.  Angry

Now I could be wrong but so far all I've been able to find are the normal bubble tea straws, or normal twisty/crazy/bendy straws. I don't want to give up! Has anyone seen anything like what I'm looking for?

Or maybe someone has an idea of what I could use to make said 1/2" diameter twisty straw? (or larger, larger is good too!)

If you can help me I promise pretty pretty twisty lamp pics with a tutorial. I'm making my own lampshades too, the whole lamp from scratch really but it won't be nearly as cool without your help guys.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010 09:36:16 AM »

maybe a sketch of what you plan to do would help?

i don't exactly know what you mean, but there's these riffled uhm. pipe-stuff that's bendable and comes in different colours
picture i found:

i haven't used them, but i loved playing with this stuff when i was a child. the ones i used to play with were about 1-1-5 cm in diameter (about 1/2 inch)
so maybe if you keep them in shape with some wire?

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010 12:39:37 PM »

depending on what kind of lamp you want to make of course. but if it's not meant for a high watt bulb you could try the kind of electrical wire that exists of 2 coated segments (attached) you could take them appart and wire the lamp trough 2 straws. Or check out a special electrical store,they usually have more stuff than a person can imagine. You could also check out miniature model stores for special electrical wires.

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