Some days ago I presented my first project to you. The first incomming comments asked me to be more detailed in my next projects.
I thought a little bit and now I want to present you a very detailed description of constructing of a nice and universal usable Steampunk Light Tube.
Are you ready to follow me?
We now build a Steampunk Light Tube with E14 brass sockets, acrylic tubes and copper fittings.
Later on we also create a tricky light using a drinking straw with two LED inside;-))
Step 1: First preparations
Brass sockets from broken down bulbs and tubes.
To protect your eyes and your hands when working with glass please use leather gloves and eye protection.
The next step is to break the glass bulbs. All parts of the bulbs have to be put away.
Step 2: Cleaning the sockets
Step 3: All pieces you need to build the tube
This is what you need for the tube:
-two brass sockets E14
-a copper tube connector for soldering with 15 mm diameter inside
-an acrylic tube with outside diameter 15 mm and 13 mm inside . The length deopends on what will come iside the tube but try it first with a piece of about 5-6 cm.
-a cork from a wine bottle
-some brass screws and nuts M4 and washer
As the tools you need a tube cutter from a plumber or a small saw with a blade for cutting metal like copper.
First you cut the connector. The two copper parts fit exactly in the brass sockets, and the acrylic tube fits directly in the copper ring.
If you now put these three parts together the Steampunk tube is build.
But tis is only the beginning, see next step:-)))