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    Cheap, simple telescoping led light fixture

    -LED or Halogen Work Flood Light +/-10$
    -Paint Roller telescoping handle extension, i have a few around the garage, can be bought for 5$
    ---Floor base mount
    ----Scrap 2x4s FREE
    ----Scrap angle or other small 90* metal bits FREE... but if u dont have something that would work a couple bucks at the hardware store will get u set up
    ----Worm Clamps FREE
    >>>Table mount fixture
    >>>>Scrap round with the ID just big enough to fit the paint roller extensions OD FREE
    >>>>Scrap rectangular tubing FREE
    >>>>C-clamp depending on your table.. 1$ ?

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    Not much to it really. Function over Fancy

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    This shows the precision that went into making the floor base mount using your 2x4s, 90* metal bits and worm clamps

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    get your cutting tool of choice and cut to whatever length needed to keep the extension pole from moving around

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    use your favorite finger caliper to get the pole sleeve nice n center

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    Shoot some wire on it

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    Hang up your gear

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    grab a clamp, position where is convenient and give that clamp a good twist er 2

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    Now your workbench has a fair amount of light and can position where is going to work the best.

    I had all this stuff laying around the garage, what i used could be considered bottom of the barrel.. Surely there is far better ideas and materials to be used. but this will do what i need it to for years to come.

    i was hoping to at least get a "what the" or a good chuckle out of someone.. the things that manage to accumulate in my garage even makes me wonder sometimes.

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    Thanks ShopSurfer! We've added your Telescoping Light Fixture to our Lighting category,
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