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Topic: That 70's Lamp or Who said there's no good use for old 8-tracks?  (Read 66410 times)
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« on: March 19, 2006 01:40:51 PM »

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So the hubby finally decided it was time to get rid of the 8 track tapes and the player.  They'd been taking up closet space for far too long and it was time for them to go!

While boxing them up for a trip to the Goodwill collection box, I was struck with an idea; you might say a light came on.

Here is the results:



By the way, the 8-track player still works!

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006 01:48:05 PM »

That's pretty awesome looking! and the fact that the 8 track still works is a plus  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2006 01:54:04 PM »

Thanks!  It was a lot of fun running down an old lamp to deconstruct and then making the perfect shade for it.

And drilling holes in 8-tracks is very theraputic!  (But there are still more in the box.)

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2006 01:54:55 PM »

what a great idea for a lamp!
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2006 02:15:57 PM »

ah!this is so awesome! i want one!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2006 02:27:57 PM »

That's just fabulous-- Jethro Tull would be proud  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2006 02:30:06 PM »

Fidget, I love it!!! 

I think it's brilliant that you were able to discover a new purpose for something that would have otherwise ended up being tossed out in the process of cleaning out your cupboards Smiley 

So, technically, does that still count as 'de-stashing' if you didn't actually get rid or it?  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2006 02:48:24 PM »

Loves2experiment, it's de-stashing in that it no longer takes up closet space and now has a place of honor on the dresser in my bedroom.   Grin

Sonjaboo, I was trying to pick my favorites out of hubby's collection.  And the Tull and ELP tapes were the most colorful.  Wheee!   

Hope there's not an 8-track lover out there seeing this and banging their head over a destroyed Tull collection.   Tongue 


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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2006 04:48:02 PM »

Very original, and you didn't have to throw them away, instead you can look at them and bring back some great memories relating to your music
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2006 06:10:35 PM »

Thanks, DevilGirl1977. Smiley  It's fortunate that the hubby and I had/have similar taste in music, or these probably would have gone straight to Goodwill without a second thought.  My 8-tracks got tossed when I totalled my 1974 Gremlin (with the in-dash 8-track player.)  (Roll Eyes I was such a nerd!) So it was just a bit of nostalgia that hit when I was getting ready to toss hubby's.
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