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#87844 - Wed Aug 01 2007 11:59 AM Re: July Globe Of The Month!!!
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Here is Savinsam on oldgas globe shelf. Sam writes "I used 1'x12" pine for shelf, then pieces of large corner round under the globes. This allows room for wiring underneath from globe to globe. Shelf sits high, can't see wiring."
Looking good!
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#87845 - Wed Aug 01 2007 12:00 PM Re: July Globe Of The Month!!!
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
I have seen many collectors putting cans with the globes.
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#87846 - Wed Aug 08 2007 07:58 AM Re: July Globe Of The Month!!!
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Any more?

Open to ideas of globe of the months before we go back to companys?
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#87847 - Wed Aug 08 2007 09:18 PM Re: July Globe Of The Month!!!
RARIN TO GO Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 28 2004
Loc: Longmont, CO
Thanks again JJ for bringing back GOTM. Wish I could help you with ideas but I think this months was great.
Here's what I did. My construction friends laugh at me but I used large corner braces for the shelving. Two reasons. One I aready had a bunch of them and two because it allowed me to put my can shelf and signs right under the globe shelf without dealing with the fatter shelf brackets. And they are strong. I could hang on them no problem when I put them up.


When I finished the garage I knew I would want to have some lighted signs, globes, tv, etc so I put a couple of outlets on the ceiling at each corner on their own switch.



[This message has been edited by RARIN TO GO (edited 08-08-2007).]

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#87848 - Wed Aug 08 2007 09:19 PM Re: July Globe Of The Month!!!
RARIN TO GO Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 28 2004
Loc: Longmont, CO
So when I put up the shelf for globes I used something I had read about in PCM. I used the individual lighted candles you can buy around Christmas time. They have a heavy brass base and use 7 watt bulbs. The lights, a few cheapo power strips, and some globe rings and the globes were up and lit in a few hours. The excess cord I just wrapped around the candle and covered with the globe. I ran the cord under the globe rings which are screwed to the shelf. You could use these without globe rings by cutting a groove in the shelf for the cord to go under the globe body without tipping it.


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#87849 - Wed Aug 08 2007 09:20 PM Re: July Globe Of The Month!!!
RARIN TO GO Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Aug 28 2004
Loc: Longmont, CO
The powerstrips and cords are somewhat visible but most people don't notice them. I thought they might be temporary but I don't really notice them either so they will probably stay.

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#87850 - Wed Aug 08 2007 09:21 PM Re: July Globe Of The Month!!!
RARIN TO GO Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 28 2004
Loc: Longmont, CO
I think they put out just the right amount of light. And with the candle the light is centered in the center of the globe.


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#87851 - Wed Aug 08 2007 09:36 PM Re: July Globe Of The Month!!!
powerlube Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 26 2006
Loc: Parker, CO
LOOKING GOOD! I love them all lit up!

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#87852 - Wed Aug 08 2007 09:46 PM Re: July Globe Of The Month!!!
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Copying this post from a previous one I did a few months back:

It started with my vision of making a globe shelf that met the following criteria (usually mutually exclusive):
1. Globes as close to ceiling as possible
2. Bulbs centered vertically inside globes

This design fit both of these criteria together. Plus, you can change the bulbs without touching the globes, and change the bulb height for different globes with little effort.

The shelf is supported by brackets on top, so there are no visible supports under it.

The globes are on a central dimmer, located in the back corner on the bottom side of the shelf.




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#87853 - Wed Aug 08 2007 09:47 PM Re: July Globe Of The Month!!!
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
The swing-down lower panels allow access to change the bulbs from underneath. You can also easily remove the individual "lamp modules" if they stop working or need to be switched to ones with different heights.



The shelves themselves each have Wiremold power outlet strips inside of them, allowing each lamp module to be unplugged, and preventing the flexing of wire nut connetions when changing bulbs.

Each lamp module is held in place by two thumb screws.





I guess the next step is to find more globes! The fantasy Oldsmobile Service has already been replaced with a Southern States Oil Co. on original red Capco.

Wes

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