The Swarfax Lamp

If my name is going to be in lights, I want it to be these lights: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/May07/swarf.lamp.sl.html
 
 
 
Jack and I machined the first one a few years ago- and as good as it looks in the photos, it looks even beter in real life.  I want one… or more than one.  They can be made relatively inexpensively with a CNC lathe, as aluminum is easy to work with, and it’s relatively easy to cut down the stepped top from a cylinder.  hollowing it out is also relativley easy with a CNC mill.
 
Next up I’d go for a conical mount-instead of the stepped.  it might not make as good swarf, but the concept can still be applied, especially with a CNC or using a fancier lathe.
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