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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 16 01:06 AM

Feb 16,2010: Used Light Bulbs

Continuing the crafty theme set by the bottle fence...
Assuming you're going all politically correct green, changing to compact fluorescent, or better yet LED light bulbs,
and of course recycling is foremost on your agenda, what are you going to do with the old bulbs?

Since you've screwed the pooch on the climate and you're snowed in, or in the southern hemisphere staying in out of the heat... get crafty.

Coat hook, terrarium, mini-garden, the possibilities are endless.

Sure you can, just follow the instructions here, here, and here, until you pick up the skills to get really creative.

Oh, and don't forget to come back and post pictures of your triumphs*.

*The first one to post a picture of a Triumph Motorcycle, is on report.

lumberjim  Tuesday Feb 16 01:12 AM

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 16 01:22 AM

An end run grumble snort spit

Pearcie (AUS)  Tuesday Feb 16 01:59 AM

Haha! Nice work lumberjim. 1st post too, impressive

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 16 02:06 AM

Aw, don't encourage him.

Pearcie (AUS)  Tuesday Feb 16 02:11 AM

I couldn't help it, you were basically begging for someone to do it by adding that footnote And who better than lumberjim

Back to the original post, I'd be a bit aprehensive about using a lightbulb for a coat rack, not the most durable of material. I like the little gardens tho.

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 16 02:13 AM

Well if the bulb is filled with concrete, you'd really have to abuse it to break the glass.

newtimer  Tuesday Feb 16 07:51 AM

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
...the bulb is filled with concrete, you'd really have to abuse it to break the glass.
The glass is broken and removed after the concrete hardens. That's step #6 in the directions.

Gravdigr  Tuesday Feb 16 10:27 AM

I thought concrete expands as it dries. Guess not.

ETA: If that's not glass in the first pic, that's some shiny concrete.

Pete Zicato  Tuesday Feb 16 10:30 AM

Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
I thought concrete expands as it dries. Guess not.
If that were true, I'd think that concrete forms would blow out.

Gravdigr  Tuesday Feb 16 01:05 PM

I've seen forms warped, but not 'blown out'. I've also seen concrete overflow the forms...I'm not trying to say anything...I'm just saying...

ETA: I'm not saying it expands much, but I wouldn't have thought a light bulb could've took it.

classicman  Tuesday Feb 16 02:10 PM

I understand that it actually contracts when it dries. Thats why they put joints in concrete to allow the concrete to crack in a neat, straight line at the joint when the volume of the concrete changes due to shrinkage.

Spexxvet  Tuesday Feb 16 02:27 PM

heh heh - You said "shrinkage"

classicman  Tuesday Feb 16 03:01 PM

Took you 17 mins??? You're slippin.

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 16 03:53 PM

If you'd rather make a terrarium, you could use one of those tiny frogs they sell at the supermarket... in the bags of mixed salad greens.

Pearcie (AUS)  Tuesday Feb 16 06:03 PM

Ah, that's what that stuff is. I should have read the info in the link. Didn't realise it was filled with concrete

jpc  Tuesday Feb 16 08:08 PM

Thats not a motorcycle

That is a spitfire not a motorcycle.
The note is asking for a mortorcycle -- so here it is.

limey  Tuesday Feb 16 08:12 PM

LJ's Triumph made me larf, so here's another ...

Pete Zicato  Tuesday Feb 16 08:45 PM

Triumph - with electrical system by Lucas "Prince of Darkness" Electric.

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 16 10:17 PM

Where the hell is the "On Report Form"? rummage rummage grumble snort babble

skysidhe  Tuesday Feb 16 11:49 PM

I think the little light bulb terrariums are cute.I've been thinking of doing one in a great glass vase I have.

Oh and that little triumph is cute. I would LOVE to drive it.

Gravdigr  Wednesday Feb 17 10:51 AM

Triumph cars don't actually run and drive. They just kinda sit there. Like Joe Biden.

Nirvana  Wednesday Feb 17 03:47 PM

@ gd

dmg1969  Wednesday Feb 17 03:59 PM

Those are actually pretty damn cool. I just might give that a try. If...a BIG if, I succeed, I'll post some pics.

xoxoxoBruce  Friday Feb 19 01:11 AM

Go for it, and let us know how you make out... good or bad.

SPUCK  Friday Feb 19 05:49 AM

Originally Posted by dmg1969 View Post
If...a BIG if, I succeed, I'll post some pics.

We don't want no stinkin pictures of success! We want pictures of abject catastrophic failure!

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