Step 3: Hey, our rusty fellow's got new clothes.

I've cleaned and repainted transformer and covered it with acrylic protective coating.
Should stay hundred years more, I guess.

As electrodes I've used couple of brass glass hangers from bar equipment.
I've found them in scrap bin near local restaurant which was closed for renovation.
They are two feet long and have such a right geometry so I've used them without modification.
Beautifully done.
Lol, replace that wimpy metal toggle switch with an SPST safety cover switch! THAT LIGHTS UP!!!
Wow now this looks good though I doubt it would fit in with my furniture but I'm sure I can find a spot
well, um... i'm speechless really looks like a must have in a mad scientist's lab :D outstanding, just simply outstanding
Could you also post schematics. this would be helpful. Thanks.
It's on step 16
Thanks i missed that link
What was the total price of this project?
its nice, but the nst lack the power you need. see how, at the top 3rd of the ladder, the arc ceases to rise smoothly? instead, one side rises, then the other. this is caused by instability of the arc. as it gets longer, it needs more current to sustain itself. although the current does not drop too low for the ladder to work, it causes the arc to become unstable. i recommend a higher amperage supply if you can get one. otherwise, it looks nice.
That is simply beautiful. One day I hope I'll have the time/patience/effort/resources to make something like that.
While this isn't an original concept the craft work and presentation is beautiful....by far the nicest looking jacob's ladder I've seen. Good work!
Very nice.
Most excellent project and documentation! I love your attention to detail. Very well done, thanks for sharing.
Wow! I never knew it was so easy to make something so beautiful. Wow!
Wow, great job! That 1st picture is <em>awesome</em>.<br/>
truly one of the most polished instructables i have seen. If I saw this, I would think that singer was in the ladder business at some point.
Super nifty, I like. Dig the illuminated switches. Ever use neon indicator lamps for such a purpose? They have such a lovely orange glow to them.
Steampunk science toys- full of win. You've clearly put a lot of effort into the presentation, and it really shows. +
i see a growing number of steampunk gadgets around here, which delights me on every occasion i see another. go Steampunk!
nice work there :) really well made :)

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