One year ago I started my first real DIY project, and nearly at he same time I realised that I`m a Steampunker in my thoughts and doings.
DIY means to me "Keep it short and simple K-I-S-S" in its best way. So I chosed this first DIY-Project also to my avatar.
The "K-I-S-S" Tools: You only need a folder rule, a small screw driver and an universal pliers, nothing more!!!
Now I want to present it to you. This instrutable is very !!! detailed and contains two parts.
In the first steps you will see how to build one single festoon lamp module.
In the second part I show how to make a very stylish festoon lamp for steampunk craftsmen using four of these modules. If you watch this short video you can get an impresssion of its impressive light.
Step 1: The festoon lamp
In the following pictures you can see the festoon lamp. This minature light I saw first in my life when my father built a dollhouse for my sister in the early sixties. Since then I was always fascinated of this wonderful warm and glowing light.
Nowadays I use several of them taken from the indoor light of wrecked autombiles. As an instructor for volontary fire fighters in Germany we need a lot of wrecked cars to train with. So I get these lamps for free.
If you like to buy them there are also festoon lamps with LED inside on the market.