As I have been designing a little power supply myself of late, I decided to make myself a little box to hold a pair of light bulbs wired to standard 5-way binding posts. For some reason, I decided to make something nice, and to try to improve my woodworking skills at the same time.
I am a fan of all things steampunk, and so I decided to try to make something with a similar old-time feel.
Step 1: Electrical Parts
My original plan was to simply mount all these parts to a board and get back to work on my power supply. The problem was that the binding posts expect rear connections. The light sockets are more flexible, but they do allow rear wiring.
I quickly came to the conclusion that I would need a box.