SteamPunk Lamp

Paul B

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I will sell all of them eventually. I was invited to put them in an art show this spring or summer and after the show, people can buy them. I have too many to keep around all the time and I am designing more. :)
 

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Maybe. I am not real interested in selling them just yet because I still like fooling around and tweeking them. But my wife is not too crazy about them and I have 7 of them with two more in the works. I love designing and building them so I am sure I will be covered in them soon as new designs fill my bald head.
 

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I am almost finished with another SteamPunk lamp. I know I keep saying this, but this new one is my favorite so far. It seems they are all my favorite as I am building them.
I found out that the art show they will be in is a month long. During the show people can bid on the items and buy them after the month. I am kind of excited about it and am anxious to know what people say about them.
 

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This new project is about half finished. It still needs the upper structure which will hold the "pull chain" that is coming from a hole in the bottle. That is not the correct bulb which will be a long thin one and it needs paint and antiquing. I think it will come out "interesting" if nothing else.


 

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No, I am waiting for some Steam Punk pulleys that will hang from the horizontal pipe above the light. The chain that turns on the light comes through a hole in the glass, over the pulleys to a weight that you pull down to turn on the light.
I think it will be extremely cool so I can't wait to finish it. I need a lot of time in between working on it because I am still designing it as I go along and something has to hit me so I can finish it
 

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Thank you, it seems my life is designing and building things. The Veterans Administration told me some of that is due to my PTSD. If that is so, it's not a bad thing except I wish I could also sleep. :scratch:
 

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For most of these I purposely rusted the new pipes by first washing them to remove the oil, then I brushed on a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, vinegar and salt. That combination starts to rust metal immediately. After a while, like 2 hours, I dry them with a heat gun and spray them with a clear coating.
 
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