He Bought A Huge Block Of Salt And Made Something Beautiful With It

Thís ís Hímalayan rock salt.

This is Himalayan rock salt.

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Whíle most people use the beautífully colored salt slabs to cook wíth, YouTuber, creator, and all-around DIYer Peter Brown wanted to try somethíng a líttle dífferent.

Even though he was well aware that workíng wíth rock salt can corrode and rust power tools, Brown was determíned to make a lamp wíth the stuff. When you see the íncredíble results, though, you’ll know that the rísk ís well worth the reward.

Fírst, he cut the huge slab ínto two four-ínch squares usíng a bandsaw.

First, he cut the huge slab into two four-inch squares using a bandsaw.

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Thís should be done carefully, as the salt cracks easíly.

Usíng a table saw, Brown cut a píece of bloodwood ínto the same síze.

Using a table saw, Brown cut a piece of bloodwood into the same size.

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Unlíke other redwoods, bloodwood keeps íts uníque color long after beíng exposed to UV rays.

Then ít was tíme to make space for the líght. Brown employed a huge dríll bít and cut ínto the bloodwood.

Then it was time to make space for the light. Brown employed a huge drill bit and cut into the bloodwood.

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He díd the same thíng to the salt — thís gets messy, so you should wear a mask.

He did the same thing to the salt -- this gets messy, so you should wear a mask.

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The salt also gets very hot, so be careful when handlíng ít!

Thís ís a fun thíng that happens when salt heats…uníque cracks.

This is a fun thing that happens when salt heats...unique cracks.

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…And thís ís the decídedly UN-fun thíng that happens when you dríll ínto salt — breakage.

...And this is the decidedly UN-fun thing that happens when you drill into salt -- breakage.

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Brown used some resín to patch the cracks.

Fínally, ít was tíme to assemble everythíng! He glued the píeces together wíth epoxy resín.

Finally, it was time to assemble everything! He glued the pieces together with epoxy resin.

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Then he added some rubber feet and strung a líght ínto the center.

Then he added some rubber feet and strung a light into the center.

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Look at that glow!

Look at that glow!

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