TV Guide (August 20, 1955)

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I I I J I u URSELF How To Turn Coffee Mill Into A Decorative Lamp By Howard Chamberlin Mr. Chamberlin conducts the Home Fixin’ show on WLW-TV, Cincinnati. Making a lamp from a coffee mill is fun, and a fine way to use an antique with highly decorative results. Use a piece of %-inch (outside di¬ ameter) copper pipe or tubing long enough to extend from the top or back of the grinder to a center spot over the box. Thread each end with a Vs- inch pipe die, the thread on all stand¬ ard light sockets. Your auto repair¬ man or plumber can thread the pipe. If the lamp support is to come out of the top the mill, drill a hole, insert the pipe and hold it in place with a nut screwed firmly down on either side of the top. To make a graceful or unusual sup¬ port use a pipe bender, or make a template out of wood, to shape the pipe to the desired form, taking care not to flatten it. Run a standard 10- foot cord up through the pipe and connect it carefully to the socket. The lamp support also can be fas¬ tened to the back of the mill with a 1-inch-wide C-shaped steel bracket. Drill a %-inch hole in the horizontal flange at the top and bottom of the bracket. Fasten the back of the bracket to the mill with two wooden screws, run pipe through the drilled holes and hold in place with nuts, as above. The lady of the house can make an effective shade with dress material and the frame from an old shade. A lace petticoat is very effective to fluff out the “skirt.” Ha ndyman Chamberlin: he advises the wife to make the shade.