Extreme DIY: Gas-powered chainsaw lamp is one of the manliest (and most ridiculous) inventions I have ever seen

July 13, 2018

Pro: It will work even if the electricity is out. Con: It sounds and smells like a chainsaw.

Proper lighting is an essential but sometimes overlooked component of any DIY project. If you can't see what you're doing, your cuts won't be straight, your measurements won't be accurate, and your whole project might just fall apart. While shop lights come in many unique shapes and sizes, if you want a truly custom lamp, you need to make it yourself. YouTuber Colin Furze had the awesome (and foolhardy) idea to create a gas-powered lamp using the motor from an old chainsaw. Pro: It will work even if the electricity is out. Con: It sounds and smells like a chainsaw.

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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