Thermometer repurposing

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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. Advertisements

Calibrator lamp

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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

Making another lamp

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Current lamp project.  Here are a few parts, mostly found items.  Hopefully will complete it soon.  I’m excited about this one.  Found some killer knob and tube switches in my basement that I am using on this and another project.

Task lamp

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My latest finished lamp.  Misc parts from a shoe factory.  The bakolite lamp socket was broken, took some thought, but retrofit with a g4 lamp base which happened to just fit inside the socket.  Love that cloth covered cord.  I just bought more in two colors for upcomming projects.