Metal Floor Lamp Repair
I have a metal floor lamp that consists of a pole that is attached to the base by means of a screw passing through the base and into a ‘nut’ that is positioned on the bottom of the pole. The bottom is now broken and consequently not now possible to re-attach to the base. A local welder (at a car repairer) has tried to do a welding job but was unable to do so - indicating to me that the metal was not ‘weldable’ (he suggested that it was an alloy).
Does anyone have an alternative suggestion for the repair, rather than replacing the entire lamp?
The three images are of the broken base of pole, broken base of pole with the screw as it should be placed, and the metal base of the floor lamp that the pole sits upon.
There does not appear to be very much surface area of the base to be able to glue the screw collar to, but any further comments would be very much appreciated.
Two further images submitted as very kindly requested. Does that help you at all?
At this point, I am wondering whether it is possible to place a washer inside the base and another (larger diameter) one outside the base passing the existing screw through both and securing in place with a reasonable quantity of Epoxy Resin adhesive. Would that work, do you think?