It seems I have a difficult time getting things done. Not just me but I can't seem to find people that want to do anything either. After my late Father passed away, I noticed this swing arm lamp had a short in the socket. Apparently, he would pull on the knob while reaching for it. In any case, when trying to repair it I twisted the wires off when removing the socket. I take it to a lamp store where they are known to do repairs and the guy tells me that it would be "tricky" to run a wire through the swing arm. I'm not a patient man so I said okay thanks and left. It's not an expensive lamp but I just wanted to attempt to save it. At first, I used a wire that was too heavy gauge and wouldn't bend where the arm hinged. Then I tried a lighter weight wire and it would break at the turns when pulling the electrical wire. Eventually, I used the lighter gauge wire and pulled nylon thread through the arm. Then used the thread to pull the electrical wire.
It was a good job to do over the wet and chilly weekend. A lot of trouble for a 20 year old $75 lamp from Marshall Field's. But I felt good all over afterwards. lol