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Thread: Added an overhead lightbar to my longarm

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    Super Member Eddie's Avatar
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    I added an overhead lightbar to my longarm this evening. Using parts from Home Depot, the total came to about $160. A stock one from Gammill would have been about $800, but I'm cheap. :lol: Anyway, have lots of good light now!
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    Nice touch! Your room and longarm are wonderful!

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    Lookin' good! Now you have $640 left for thread.

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    Very clever and creative :D:D:D

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    awesome!

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    What an awesome setup!! Guess another trip to Marshall's is on order now, huh? :lol:

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    Great lighting Eddie! Happy quilting

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    By the way your not cheap, you are very cleaver, by getting home depot light you saved hundreds of dollars which can now be spend on fabric and such. I think that was a smart move, my friend.

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    I love it! Great thinking.

    Don't you just LOVE OUTSMARTING major manufacturers by coming up with ways to do things 'less expensively' and get the same results.

    A pool store wanted us to purchase a new filter part for $55.00 (they didn't just sell the pipe we needed)- we got a 3 foot piece of pvc pipe for under $3.00 and fixed the problem. Imagine . . . when the thought occurred to me at the store the clerk said 'ahhh that won't work' LOL LMAO still today!

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    Cheap (thrifty) is good! More money for fabric!

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    Great idea! I love your space, longarm and lighting! I'm sew envious of you! Can't wait to see your next project!

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    You are not cheap, you are frugal and very wise, now go fabric shopping, because if I was you that leftover money would be burning a hole in my pocket.

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    What a great idea!!! You are cheap......you are smart to shop arouond. Just think of the extra money you have to spend on fabric. I would go to Menards for a light bar though.........my son is a department manager there.

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    Wow, that looks great; and am sure you will love it!!Cheap is good....can't argue with more money for fabric lol.

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    Very nice set up Eddie! Just when I thought it couldn't get any better you add all that wonderful lighting.

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    Great idea Eddie!!!

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    I want lights like that!!

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    What a great idea. It looks great. You are a handyman as well as a wonderful quilter.

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    Good job Eddie.

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    I have a 14 foot table, did you have to add a support to attach the light bar to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by creatquilt
    I have a 14 foot table, did you have to add a support to attach the light bar to?
    Yes, I used some U-channel to make the upright supports on each side to connect to the lightbar across the top. The U-channel is sold as SuperStrut at Home Depot and can be found back by the electrical conduit area. I attached the uprights to the longarm frame using U-bolts. Here's a few more pics showing closer details.
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    Thank you for the pictures, it always help to see things.

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    Thank you for the pictures, it always help to see things.

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    WOW! How awesome is that! :shock: Never would have thought to do this. Great thinking Eddie. :thumbup: We are all for saving wherever you can, so you can spend the money elsewhere. :wink: You have a wonderful setup. Thanks for sharing the pics. I want DH to see these tomorrow. :wink:

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    you are my hero! lighting has been an issue in my quilting room since the beginning...that is GREAT! now, to make it happen :thumbup:

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