Steampunk desk lamp. Brazilian cherry, plywood and pipe cobbled together for a little industrial illumination. Finished with wipe on poly, hammered grey spray paint and little bit of metal nonsense cobbled together from my shed...

I added some gears and bits from carriage bolts and electrical fittings. 
<p>Thanks Herb. I need my fingers and so I try not to be cavalier with my tools. I'm glad you appreciate it! </p>
<p>great job!) </p><p>but I think you should've made the switch on the &quot;foot&quot;of the lamp.</p><p>and an additional 90degree joint would make the look complete. but that just my thoughts. :) </p><p>PS. what light bulb is that?))</p>
<p>Yeah I am not too keen myself about those wires just hanging out. Lamp needs a reducer to some threaded lamp pipe, or something.</p>
<p>I had one on, and all tightened up and it just felt too &quot;done.&quot; It didn't seem cobbled together enough for me. <br><br>I just bought some vacuum tubes for my next lamp, so maybe I'll tried the more completed look on that one. </p>
Thanks. I certainly plan on making changes for the next one, but I'll most likely let this one stand as a first attempt.<br><br>I agree, a cool toggle switch on the base would look better!
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>

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