Steampunk Desk Lamp

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Introduction: Steampunk Desk Lamp

About: Come spend some time in the shop. I'm a hobbyist woodworker and professional computer geek in Northern California. I guess my projects will vary widely, and I have no clue what I plan to make next...

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. 

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    Thanks Herb. I need my fingers and so I try not to be cavalier with my tools. I'm glad you appreciate it!

    great job!)

    but I think you should've made the switch on the "foot"of the lamp.

    and an additional 90degree joint would make the look complete. but that just my thoughts. :)

    PS. what light bulb is that?))

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    Yeah I am not too keen myself about those wires just hanging out. Lamp needs a reducer to some threaded lamp pipe, or something.

    I had one on, and all tightened up and it just felt too "done." It didn't seem cobbled together enough for me.

    I just bought some vacuum tubes for my next lamp, so maybe I'll tried the more completed look on that one.

    Thanks. I certainly plan on making changes for the next one, but I'll most likely let this one stand as a first attempt.

    I agree, a cool toggle switch on the base would look better!