Wednesday, December 30, 2015

How to Create and Install Xenon Pucks into a Bedroom Light Tier - Part 2 of 8 - The Tools

Fig.1 Ryobi drill
By Gary Boutin
Tools and Supplies: 
18-Volt Ryobi Cordless Screwdriver
Aviation Tin Snips
Bit holder with Phillip bit
Claw hammer
Commercial Electric® 3 Light Xenon Task
          and Accent Light Kit (surface mount)
Electrical tape (black)
Galvanized flat sheet metal (36 in by 48 in)
Jewelers Precision Screwdriver Set
Marking pen (any color)
Metal Hole saw kit
Nail setter (pointed end)
Needlenose pliers
Spring clips (small)
Ryobi Titanium Drill bit 1/16 inch
Ryobi Titanium Drill bit 3/8 inch

Early in our marriage we received a bed set with a light tier over the bed. It had side drawers tiers tall enough to hold over the mirror a bridge that housed 3-incandescent lights that could be dimmable from a switch within the headboard. Over time the electrical wiring started to crack and was deemed unsafe. This posts shows the tools needed for this project.  

This post shows eleven steps that shows all the tools needed to get this project finished.  

Step 1: Fig.1 through fig.3 shows the 18-Volt Ryobi cordless screwdriver with 2-inch circular metal hole saw kit, aviation snip, and #8 coarse metal screws. These tools will be used to drill a hole in the galvanized steel which is the foundation of the lamp.
Fig.2 Sheet metal
with snips
Fig.3 Metal screws
Step 2: Fig.4 and fig.5 shows a Ryobi cordless screwdriver with Dewalt 3-inch circular saw. These tools will be used to cut through the galvanized steel to allow the electrical plug to go through the middle to the light base. The spring will hold the base in place.
Fig.4 Circular saw
Fig.5 Spring clamps

Step 3: Fig.6 shows a claw hammer and a nail setter. These tools will be used to place a screw hole in the galvanized base plate.

Fig.6 Hammer 
and nail setter
Step 4: Fig.7 shows the a Ryobi titanium drill set, will be used to drill through the sheet metal.
Fig.7 Titanium set
Step 5: Fig.8 shows a screw organizer. This kit stored the #8 sheet metal screws.
Fig.8 Screws chest
Step 6: Fig.9 shows a bit holder. The bit holder will hold the drills, and Phillip bit to cut and screw into the sheet metal to hold the lamp in place.

Fig.9 Bit holder
Step 7: Fig.10 shows emery cloth used as sand paper for metal to remove any sharp metal shards.
Fig.10 Emory cloth
Step 8: Fig.11 jewelers precision screwdriver set.
Fig.11 Screwdriver
Step 9: Fig.12 and fig.13 shows a generic metal hole saw kit that includes the arbor and the base nut to make the hole saw. This kit will be used to cut through the metal lamp.
Fig.12 Generic Hole
Saw Kit
Fig.13 Harbor and nut
plus hole saw
Step 10: Fig.14 shows black vinyl electric tape. The tape will be used to prevent the lamp wires from being damaged. Fig.15 shows the Xenon
® light kit.
Fig.14 Vinyl tape

Fig.15 Commercial 
Electric® Xenon kit

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