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Turbine inspired lamp shade Turbine inspired lamp shade

Turbine inspired lamp shade

By Cults on February 25, 2019 20:20

Since I have not yet bought proper lamps for the new house, I thought I'd make a nicer lamp shade. I looked around for one, but decided to make my own. Being a mechanical engineer, I thought, "Why not something that's well engineerd?" Then I saw that a proper and functional turbine would not look even remotely ok, so I modified it for more of an aesthetic look. This is the result. If you choose to make one, keep in mind NOT to use it with an incandescent light bulb. Flourecent or LED bulbs would be wiser. You don't want the heat to melt it or set it on fire. Having said that, use at your own risk. Update: I added a PlainLampShade that can be used with the same MountingBase. It was originally going to be a simple lamp shade, but it evolved slightly. I guess you could roll your own lamp shades, if you really wanted to. Let me know if you are interested in that and need any dimensions. Update 2: I just added another version with 14 blades. This other version uses shorter but wider blades, and also have a thinner base. These blades use the different BladesBase_x14, but can work on the 16-blade BladesBase. Update 3: Replaced the X3G file for the "Blade - Shorter" with the STL version. Update 4: Added 2 pics, now of the shorter blade, on the 16 slot BladesBase. Update 5: Added STLs for the whole assembly for both versions. Probably useless for printing because of the size, but good for seeing the model as an assembly. You could also get overall dimensions of the shades once they're put together.
3D file format: STL