A couple of weeks ago, I found a great tube bulb. It is 50cm long and has a central plug to mount it in a special holder.
I was infected by the idea of having a dimmer on the top of the lamp.

Here is the step by step instructable how to build such a lamp.

Have fun.

Horatius Steam

Step 1: The Parts

You need:
  • Some pieces of plywood
  • Some cabling
  • A dimmer modul
  • Some connectors
  • A mains plug and a mains cable
  • Some brass parts
  • Some screws and nuts
  • A mains switch

Step 2: Building the Stand

I glued some pieces of woof together for the top of the case.
Than I drilled the hole for the switch

After this I cut the inner part of the stand to have some room for the cabling.

Then I glued the top to the inner part and prepared the buttom plate.

Step 3: The Lamp and Dimmer Holder

I cut two round pieces of wood for the top of the case
Than I cut a round piece into two parts
I cut the inner part of one wooden pieces for the stand
(Picture one and two)

Than I glued the round pieces on top of the stand
After this I drilled the mounting holes and teh hole for the dimmer.
(Picture three to four)

At least i mounted the poti for the dimmer and mounted the parts together.
(Picture five)

Step 4: The Cabling

The cabling is easy:

From the mains switch to the dimmer module.
From the module to the lamp holder.

Have fun :-)
you should buy some of those bulbs and sell them on ebay I am in America and cannot even read German to order those let alone find a socket for one if you do sell them on ebay sell with a socket and let me know I would buy one in a heart beat
Hi Raven,<br><br>if you like to have one including the socket I can buy it for you and send it tho your address. <br><br>With kind regards,<br><br>H. Steam
Where did you find the Tube Bulb? It is so cool I have never seen one before. Are they expensive &amp; can they be ordered online?<br>
In Germany its called &quot;Stablampe&quot; and you can by it here:<br>http://www.manufactum.de/stablampe-klarglas-p1444184/?c=172314<br><br>With kind regards,<br><br><br>H. Steam
Would you be so kind as to post a picture of it in profile, I'd like to see the way the bulb stands out from the front.
Done :-)<br><br>Please see above...
Thank you for that extra effort, I like the effect that projecting the lamp away from the base has.
Beautiful as always! <br>I wonder though where did you get that metal (metallic looking) decorative plate that we see in the second picture in the first set of pictures... It's a nice design and looks like it could be brass...
The plate is taken from an brass earring... similar to <a href="http://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http://img.sayila.com/S2627.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.sayila-perlen.de/schmuck/ohrringe/brass-ohrringe-messing-rund-mit-blumen-mit-kappchen-64x43mm-s2627&usg=__u7ccZqorZTdl_8ceFiCxWlAZwyE=&h=289&w=400&sz=34&hl=de&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=6P8cI6ndhUHZQM:&tbnh=119&tbnw=159&ei=wydFT5rJEIf0sgbx1dTKDw&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmodeschmuck%2Bohrgeh%25C3%25A4nge%2Bmessing%26hl%3Dde%26safe%3Doff%26biw%3D1350%26bih%3D761%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=483&sig=101716134830920205771&page=1&ndsp=28&ved=0CIoBEK0DMBI&tx=35&ty=60" rel="nofollow">THIS.</a><br> <br> I hope this will help.
Ah ha! I see! <br>That reminds me quite a bit about some of the premade beads and charms you find at a lot of arts and crafts stores... Now if only I could find some that are genuine brass... the less expensive ones are either plastic (yuck!) or some cheaper metal, like aluminum. <br><br>Thanks for the tip and as always,<br>Best Wishes and Happy Making!<br>~ (DJ) Electfire <br>(Amongst many other names)<br>
Wow! Yet another museum quality work of art! Is there a steampunk museum in Germany yet for you to show your wares?;-)

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