Old pool thermometer turned old-school thermometer. I needed a thermometer for my beer/wine cellar. Took a pool thermometer from a box of junk, added some fittings, etc… ended up with a steampunkish fixture. Nice 1/2 hour project.
Standing Lamp. Made from a old rusty stand that was in my house when I bought it. White acrylic shade from cut off scrap sheet we used for a trade show. Fabricated the shade pieces, metal top, switch, etc… Can’t … Continue reading →
Here is a sketch of the lamp I hope to finish this week. Second picture is the vintage base. This was in my house when I bought it 12 years ago. Had a flash of inspiration on how to use … Continue reading →
After my original ipad case broke, I made this last minute before a week of travel. We get this cool rubber diamond plate as packing with raw materials on occasion. I may try a couple more with real clasps instead … Continue reading →
Just finished this lamp. Started with a calibrator for plastic tube extrusion (stacked rings). Added a knob and tube switch from my basement. Walnut base from a tree that grew on my parents property. Great socket from another fixture at my house. … Continue reading →
Here is another project on my workbench. This was a gas/electric fixture originally hanging in my kitchen. I was quite surprised that under 7 layers of lead paint, is some really nice brass. I’m going to polish this up and … Continue reading →