I have designed a 3D model of a Victorian style hurricane lamp. It holds a small battery-powered tea light.
It comes in a number of pieces and screws together. Depending on which pieces you use, the lamp can be tall (26cm if you use all the pieces) or shorter with a combination as shown in the gallery. Tea lights used should not exceed 4cm in diameter.
This is part of an experiment for myself to show that Blender can be used for models that require some precision work. The threads were built in OpenSCAD using the library by aubenc(http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:8796), but the assembly and design was done in Blender alone,importing the threads when needed. This model was also designed to push my printers further regarding clarity and overhang. None of the pieces require support to print.
NOTICE: I finally got around to uploading the swirly base with a whole load less geometry. This should make it easier to work with:
this is now just over 5mb.
Also, a user requested a version with a 7mm hole down the middle. This has been uploaded too. Sorry for the delay.Been a bit busy xx
The components for this model will print without support. As the model is quite large, I recommend you print with a low infill. The models shown in my gallery were printed with .1 and .15 infill.
The lampshade is a solid model. You will need to print this with 0 infill and no top or bottom layers. This is a far more efficient method than me providing a hollowed out model and allows you to decide how many perimeters you want to use. The lampshade is designed to fit snugly around the light holder, so may require a little twisting to get in place.
However, if you don't want to mess with this, fellow Thingiverse user:
made a hollowed out version for download:
How it fits together is demonstrated in the gallery. You will need to use the light holder with the castle regardless of whether you print and use the shade, otherwise your light will not be held securely.
Please do not use anything more powerful than an LED tea light in this model! Please.