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How can I match a broken, vintage lamp globe?

I've found an awesome mid-century lamp in great condition EXCEPT for the fact that it's missing a globe. I've found a seller on Etsy who has a different lamp with the exact same globes. They've got these 2 inch screw fitter bases. I've looked - oh how I've looked for ones, at dozens of sites and struck out everywhere. Screw threads on lamp globes seem to be as rare as hen's teeth. In lieu of buying two lamps to have one functional one - who can point me to a place where I can buy a replacement or have one made?
posted by The Giant Squid on Jan 10, 2016 - 6 answers

Kid's snow globe craft hack

I'm in charge of a second grade Christmas craft and would love to have them make snow globes. One problem, how to make objects adhere to the bottom of the globe in the absence of glue. [more inside]
posted by waving on Dec 16, 2015 - 15 answers

How to Globe-Trot with Dog

My (new) husband and I have decided it’s finally time to live the dream by stepping back from our jobs and traveling the world for the indefinite future. We would like to spend at least a month each in cities all around the world. Difficulty level: 14 year old Scottish terrier. Looking for advice of all stripes. [more inside]
posted by fiery.hogue on Sep 27, 2015 - 23 answers

Help me make this rotating globe

Making a desktop clock out of a 24-hour clock movement, a globe, and an LED. Help me design it within! [more inside]
posted by rebent on Apr 8, 2014 - 2 answers

How do connect a neckless globe to this light socket?

DIY Light Fixture: I want to connect a neckless globe like this to a swag cord like this. [more inside]
posted by mullacc on Apr 4, 2014 - 2 answers

Please help me identify this globe cluster chandelier

I'm trying to replace this lighting fixture and need a match. [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Sep 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Longitude lines in perspective, what shape are they?

I'm drawing/painting a globe (in time lapse, so the sun appears to rise) and trying to figure out what shape, exactly, the longitude (not latitude) lines are when a globe is flattened into a circle (I know I can just trace them, but I've gotten curious). So, the outermost longitude lines are tangent to the circle, they are half-circles, and the centermost line is a straight line from pole to pole, it's the progressively flatter curves in between that I'm trying to figure out. Do they have a name? Are they catenaries? Are they the curves of progressively larger circles? How do I construct them (easily)? Example image: HERE
posted by sexyrobot on Jul 26, 2013 - 11 answers

Vectoring from Cairo to Kinshasa.

I'd like to produce an offset-print-quality map, modeled after airline flight path maps, which graphically reproduces hundreds of point-to-point connections: in this specific case, between radio transmitters and reception locations. What software is capable of producing some variation on this, perhaps by putting in GPS coordinates? (OS X please.)
posted by mykescipark on Feb 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me make my nerdy rock collection look classy and victorian!

Calling all nature and geology collectors! Help me find a rock/mineral display stand like this one. [more inside]
posted by JuliaIglesias on Nov 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Giant Dymaxion Map

I can't find a high resolution dymaxion projection map. Assuming none exists, I'd like to make my own. How? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Nov 14, 2011 - 15 answers

I keep seeing these strange diffusion globes.

Does anyone know what these lamps are called?
posted by lazenby on Aug 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Battery powered LED light for my illuminated globe?

I'm looking for a battery powered LED light to replace the corded light in my illuminated globe. I'm transferring my globe from a single axis mount to a Gyro-matic (dual axis) mount. It's no longer convenient to have cord in this configuration, so I'd like to illuminate the globe with an LED light that can be switched on from the bottom base plate. I'd probably have to drill out a hole in the base plate to expose the switch. Any ideas are on lights or installation are much appreciated. Here's a link to the bulb replacement instructions.
posted by Bushmiller on May 6, 2011 - 4 answers

help me travel the world!

looking for a nice personalized/custom travel map [more inside]
posted by sabh on Mar 2, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I find which cities around the globe are hot and sunny right now?

How do I find which places in the world are hot and sunny right now? This is for the purposes of a vacation. I'm not interested in seasonal averages. I'd like to see a globe with sunshine icons on those cities that are currently actually hot and sunny, and I guess stormcloud or snow icons on those cities with precipitation.
posted by skylar on Dec 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Looking for a standing globe in the Boston area

A friend is looking to buy a floor-standing globe (something kind of like this). They're not hard to find online, but she'd prefer to see one in person before buying. Does anyone know of a store in the Boston area that carries such globes?
posted by komilnefopa on Jul 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Is there any reason to keep an inexpensive student globe from the 1980s?

I have a student globe, dating from before the fall of the iron curtain (USSR intact, Germany in pieces, etc. etc.). I believe that it's from the early 1980s. I also need to free up some space in the hall closet, so I want to get rid of the globe. I think its worthless and can be given away without a second thought; my father disagrees. Who's right?
posted by .kobayashi. on Jul 8, 2010 - 13 answers

Where in the World is...

I need a fresh start, and want to move somewhere else. But where? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 - 64 answers

Governator in Better Days

I'm looking for a B&W 70s picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger in a tuxedo with a large buck-toothed grin and bad hair backstage after winning an award (for, I assume, Stay Hungry in 1977). [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Jul 31, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I figure out how scorpions are invading my bathroom fixture.

Help me figure out how these scorpions are getting inside the bathroom light fixture. [more inside]
posted by snoelle on Jul 9, 2009 - 14 answers

Pre Globe Theater restaurant in London?

Where to eat before an evening performance at Shakespeare's Globe in London? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Apr 24, 2009 - 16 answers

Please help me find some old logos that incorporated some kind of a globe!

Please help me find some old logos that incorporated some kind of a globe! [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Jul 21, 2008 - 15 answers

Vector map of United States

Where can I find a free, vector map of the United States, with outlined states? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Feb 14, 2008 - 10 answers

You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows

Does the atmosphere rotate? In other words, is there a net shift in air around the globe, east to west? [more inside]
posted by conch soup on May 9, 2007 - 13 answers

Looking for a stripper snow globe. Help me find one.

Looking for a Snow Globe with a stripper in it. Preferably with dollar bills as snowflakes. No luck on ebay so far. Any suggestions where I could find one.
posted by govtrust on Dec 10, 2006 - 3 answers

How to turn a map into a globe?

Mapmaking: I want to make my own globe. Does anyone know of any software or method (for winXP, cheaper/free is better) that will take an image of the map (ie cylindrical projection), and turn it into a paper template ready to print, cut, and stick onto a sphere - BUT - preferably one that is centred on the poles, like commercially-made globes, rather than the (much less effective) strips centred on the equator. Failing that, anything that works :) [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Nov 16, 2006 - 3 answers

Exact opposite of a lat / long position?

If I know the latitude and longitude of where I live, how would I find out the name of the place exactly opposite it on the globe?
posted by reklaw on Dec 21, 2004 - 14 answers

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