Step 5: The Finish

After finishing the body I installed the bulb. Be sure to clean the bulb after with a soft towel. This bulbs become very hot, so it's very importent that they are really clean!

This Steampunk lamp is an eye catcher - and when you start this powerful light machine you will be impressed about the power of Light!

I hope I could give you some inspiration for your next Steampunk light.

Steam ahead!!!

The Chocolatist


<p>AAAAAAAAACK! you committed the greatest sin of all time!! YOU TORE APART A COFFEE GRINDER!!!</p><p>you should be flogged 1000 times!!!</p><p>And did you know that Ra was an evil Egyptian god? His goal was to enslave the people of Egypt for a millennium but another Egyptian god got in the way &amp; stopped him. when all was said &amp; done, Ra was sentenced to live forever on the surface of the Sun.</p><p>Hence why he's called the sun god,</p>
<p>Thanks for your comment and the explanation concerning the Egyptian Gods.<br>Not every old coffee grinder is worth to keep it for the next 100 years. I own a nice collection and I would never take them apart. Because hey are really antique.<br>The one I used was nothing special and the mill was rosty (see pic). Now it has a new life and is shown in many exhibitions and Steampunk conventions... nothing better could happen!</p>
That was my lame attempt at being humorous....<br><br>Yes I drink a ton of coffee per day, but in reality, coffee grinders do not excite me...the coffee might if it's good enough, but the grinder? where's my hammer?? LOL<br><br>That lamp you made was very cool looking.<br>I do not have access to my workshop at the moment....PFFFFFFFffffft, because of where I am living(not by choice mind you) I've not seen my workshop in over a year. 8 (<br><br>I apologize if you took my comment as a wee bit harsh and/or disrespectful...as I said, it was my lame attempt at be humorous.
<p>A lot of bulbs that I thought to be no longer obtainable are available new, I was trying to find a type that had 2filaments low in the bulb with a mesh up high in the bulb and found this catalogue which is still current </p><p><a href="http://www.dr-fischer-group.com/img_pool/file/Catalogue201011.zip" rel="nofollow">http://www.dr-fischer-group.com/img_pool/file/Cata...</a></p><p>I found also your phillips bulb in there by specification. Prices? I have no idea!</p>
<p>Thanks for your comment and the link. They have a few nice bulbs there. I found the company as I searched for the data of my Phillips bulb...</p><p>Sincerely yours The Chocolatist a.k.a. Dani</p>
Where did you acquire the brass ring I have everything else including an identical bulb but I cannot find a brass ring if you could post a link or if anyone could post a link would be much appreciated many thanks <br> <br>Jamie
Hi Jamie <br>Thanks for your comment and your interest. The brass ring I used is from an old Bakery machine from the junk yard. So no way to get the same one again. May you could use the lid from a brass or copper cooking pan, and then you cut a hole in for the bulb base... <br>Hope this idea could help you. <br>Sincerely Dani aka The Chocolatist
Using some sort of pipe flange or floor flange might work. This is the type of thing I am referring to: <br>http://www.homedepot.com/p/Mueller-Streamline-3-4-in-Galvanized-Malleable-Iron-Floor-Flange-511-604HN/100120677#.UnMMHpR4ZvU <br>though the threading inside of this is probably too small. A larger one painted a brass color would probably work. Great Instructable!
Thanks for your great comment and the very interesting link! That would fit perfectly!! A very good idea!
They had an old coffee grinder at the Good will,I knew I should have picked it up.Although coming across a bulb like yours,I could have used it.
Since we all can't get a cool vintage bulb...you can get a close replica at home depot: <br>http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202245668/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&amp;langId=-1&amp;keyword=vintage+light+bulbs&amp;storeId=10051#.USiAeVeLcYE <br>Less than $10 and in either 40 or 60 watt versions
Hi. Thank you for the link. I'm sure that will help a lot of people... here in Switzerland it became very difficult to get nice bulbs, because it became illegal to use them in your home - really sad! So, I keep searching...
Great work.I really like the look and the functionality. <br> Don't you just love the role of serendipity in what we do? How one finds things that just somehow fit together as if they were made to do so. <br>One question, how do you adjust the dimmer switch? I might have missed something, but I can't see it on the pictures.
Hi. Thanks for your feedback. The dimmer just fitted between the wood of the top of the mill, a small crevice. On the bottom I used two small screws. For the knob I drilled a hole. The knob is a 70 years old one from an old radio. <br>
Great lamp! <br>But... wasn't your granny upset that you used her coffee mill? <br>How will she make her coffee now? :D
Thanks. My granny would never give me her coffee mill!! But I got this one from a good old friend. His granny had still three of them in her Mountain Chalet high in the Swiss Alps...
Nice job! I've got an old grinder to do this mod. Might 'Punk' it more by attaching the old grinding handle on the side...
Great idea. I planned to do that too, but the distance between switch and full throttle of the dimmer was too long for the handle...it touched the ground...
Another great invention from Switzerland! <br>5 stars and a glass of Champaign. <br>I hope we will be able to drink one together in the near future. <br> <br>Greetings from Denmark (only for two days).... <br> <br>Horatius Steam
Thank you very much, Mr. Steam. <br>And thanks for all the great suggestions, inspiration and help you give me. <br>Greetings from Switzerland <br>The Chocolatist
You wrote that you used a 230 V dimmer. Do do you mean you actually have this hooked up to a 220v circuit? Why not just run 120 VAC through it and use a conventional dimmer? 220V is a bit dangerous I think for a lamp. Your thoughts?
In most of the European countries we have 220 V AC on the net. <br>We like living dangerously... ;-)
Hi. Thanks for your interest in my project. The answer to your question is very simple: I life in Switzerland, and here we have a 220VAC/230VAC at home. Greetings from the Swiss Mountains.
Awe inspiring! I imagine the Nautilus could spot this from leagues out at sea;-)
Thanks for your nice comment. This lamp would be a great help in the darkness of the deep ocean...
Dear Sir <br> <br>What a genius invention. I am blinded by the light...and by your genius talent <br> <br>Great job <br>Yours Aeon Junophor <br>Greetings from the northern coast of germany ;-)
Dear Mr. Junophor <br> <br>Your feedback is very precious for me. You know, I'm an admirer of your fantastic work! <br> <br>Greetings from Switzerland!!
Nice. Any ideas where to buy antique bulbs?
Never mind...I found something on Google: <br>http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/antique-light-bulbs/
Wow...thanks for the link. Here in Switzerland it became very difficult to find nice antique bulbs. May it's possible to order there...

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