2 Days 4 hours 25 minutes 

i wanted to do something steampunkish but i couldn't come up with enough gears to pull it off A friend of mine recently turned me on to a heavy stock of lamp parts and all sorts of goodies to build with so this may be the first of many such Adventures .

For this adneture i used 

Several lengths of 3/4" and 1/2" copper pipe 
Lamp Parts 
2 Glass shades with brass cups 
2 no switch lamp sockets 
2  Single Pole light switches {for lack of any good looking toggle switches}
2 Candle sockets
12 feet of lamp wire
1 mini 110 volt lamp {for the temperature turret} 
1 12" bent lamp pipe 
1 lamp hickey
1 lamp topper
2 lamp pipe clamps {brass}
4 large wire nuts 
13 brass lamp tubing nuts
1 Battery powered clock "Because all my electric ones were to big to fit "
1 set of weather dials including temperature , Barometer and Humidity scale {Got several sets i get them cheap at yards sales }

I used cedar for the box wood good smelling red cedar is always a plus and i build with it a lot 
Most of the Joints are glued but i used a brad nailer on some parts for extra strength 3/8" thick cedar is not very strong unless well glued and sometimes even nailed.

All Angles cut are cut at 30* Angles including the weather head temperature turret 

Step 1: The Airship Captains Desk lamp

Layout your wood measure and cut to your spec as i didn't lay this out on paper first i don't have all the lengths for short sides but the long sides are 16" and 9" respectively 
Absolutely fantastic! I would be proud to have this sitting on my desk!
Thank you very much....
Seen this in person, my dad is an awesome fabricator. Pictures look neat but lit up in all it's glory it's amazing. Great job dad.
Thanks son your a pip !
Awesome - great build!
Thanks it was fun ...

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