How to: Make a CD Spool Lamp

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We've got spools of CD-Rs we don't need any more or that went bad. Perhaps we should try and make our own desk lamp like this one that uses a 13W twin tube fluorescent bulb...

Creator Jim Watters had already proven his DIY geek cred with his first CD Lamp, but this second version improves on the first design by adding a plug-in feature and a brighter lamp. For all the details of making your own, read Jim's step-by-step directions here.