This section covers what equipment and materials will be needed for building your own Light Island. This version of the Light Island is a durable model requiring power tools to build.

EQUIPMENT

  • Table saw or hand saw
  • Saber saw (portable jigsaw)
  • Small, circular handheld saw (can also cut the wood disk if a band saw is not available)
  • Drill with 7/16", 1/8", and 1" bits
  • Screwdrivers (Philips head and standard slotted head)
  • Wire cutter/stripper
  • Safety glasses
  • Large C-clamp
  • X-Acto blade
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Thin black marker

 

SUPPLIES

  • Tubes: Burke or Sono Tube (10" diameter). These tubes are normally used for concrete construction and are sometimes sold only in 10-foot lengths. You will need a 9" length. They cost about $2 per foot.
  • Sandpaper (medium grade)
  • 3/4" plywood for circular disk (at least 12" by 12")
  • Heavy-duty 8-foot electrical cord with switch and plug attached
  • 4 (3/4") #6 pan head sheet-metal screws
  • 3 (1/2") #6 pan head sheet-metal screws
  • 1 wall bracket bolt and hex nut (1/2", 6/32" diameter)
  • 1 standard porcelain lamp fixture
  • 8 brass fasteners (#4)
  • 2 plastic cord fasteners (P-straps)
  • 200-watt clear bulb with an axial filament
  • Black construction paper
  • Rubber cement
  • Colored gels: We recommend #27 Medium Red, Roscolene #866 Dark Urban Blue, and Lee #139 Primary Green. These gels are available at:

      Phoebus Co., Inc.
      2800 Third St.
      San Francisco, CA 94107
      (415) 550-0770

      or
      Stagecraft Studios
      1854 Alcatraz Ave.
      Berkeley, CA 94073
      (510) 653-4424

 

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