Have a small space you'd like to illuminate? Upcycle PVC pipes into column lights to add a soft glow to any space.
Step By Step Instructions
Mark the area that you would like to cut away. We used tape to mark the area so as not to leave behind any marker on our lamps. For the "V-shaped" design, start your cut by making a plunge cut at the bottom using the Dremel 4200 Multi-Tool and the Multi-Purpose Cutting Bit 561. Set your tool to high speed and with your tool at a 90 degree angle, plunge straight into the PVC. Tilt the tool side-to-side to widen the cut area just slightly.
Make the long running cuts up both sides of the "V" with an SC476 Plastic Cutting Wheel. For this accessory change mount the SC476 accessory onto your EZ SpeedClic Mandrel. Set the tool to high speed, and cut along your marked line of cut. Remember to let the speed of the tool do the work and do not bear down on your accessory.
Clean up the edges of your cuts and give the top of your columns a soft, rounded edge using an SC407 Sanding Drum equipped with a 408 Sanding Band.
Notch a small opening for the cord of your spotlight to run through to ensure your column will sit flush against the floor with the SC407 Drum and the 408 Sanding Band. Insert your spotlight and your project is complete!
To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.