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Old 09-19-2022, 01:55 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Is there only one arm broken? I'm just waking up.

Pretty lamp and shade. You won't be able to replace either, or may not be able to. Look on ebay to see if there are any available before you touch it.

I personally would use the lamp the way it was if it is only one broken arm. No one is going to see it. I do know how to solder, it is not hard. If you are a handy person, there's no reason you couldn't do it. You hold the solder iron to the broken piece, touch the solder wire to the tip of the iron, it melts on.

Others mentioned various glues that may work. You may also be able to use floral wire or a bread tie to tie it back together.

Just be very careful what fix you do since you probably can't replace that lampshade that makes the lamp.



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How about cutting the one remaining "spoke" out, buy one of these rings, and just use tiny pieces of wire to loop the old ring to the new? (like sewing, but with wire instead of thread)

https://www.amazon.com/Lamp-Shade-Ri...c-891e95133f20


Nice find. This is a good alternative if she is not going to damage the lamp shade getting the old ring off.

I have one damaged lamp shade where the ring is. They are 15 years old. I guess the glue just let go. I tried to repair it but it is not right. My fear is the OP could damage her shade like my shade was damaged. That's why I would just use it with the broken arm or try to solder it.
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:28 AM
 
Location: In a Really Dark Place
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Nice find. This is a good alternative if she is not going to damage the lamp shade getting the old ring off.

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I'm thinking she should leave the existing ring in place, cut out the "spokes" only, and then tie the new and old rims together with a fine wire.

Trying to solder on the existing is sure to discolor the fabric. Alternately, she could try an adhesive such as "JB Weld"....but I think that might be prone to future failure in a "please never touch that" sort of way.
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Old 09-19-2022, 06:56 PM
 
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I'm thinking she should leave the existing ring in place, cut out the "spokes" only, and then tie the new and old rims together with a fine wire.

Trying to solder on the existing is sure to discolor the fabric. Alternately, she could try an adhesive such as "JB Weld"....but I think that might be prone to future failure in a "please never touch that" sort of way.

I can't get both broken spokes on the rim, only one at a time and I can solder, but don't have the equipment to do so.


I think this idea of "breaking" the last spoke and trying to connect a new spoked ring to the old has the most merit with the least possibility of destroying anything.


And yeah, the original shade was paper bag brown. DH destroyed it while moving and I felt like I won the lottery when I found that one to replace it.
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