Intro: The Giant Edison - a Big Size Steampunk Lamp
Dear Steampunkers, dear friends
This time a very short Instructable about a simple idea how to build a nice Steampunk lamp. I found the bulb at a flea market for a few bucks. It was used for industry lights and works with 220 Volts / 750 Watts.
Note: If you are not used to work with 110V/220V please ask a skilled collegue to get you a hand.
Step 1: Connecting the Dimmer and Testing the Bulb
First I checked the bulb with an old dimmer which I got from an other lamp from the junk yard. It worked well, so I blocked the potentiometer from the dimmer at a low setting, just that the bulb is shining in a warm orange light.
Step 2: The Wooden Base
I found an old wooden box in my storage which was just big enough to mount the bulb on the top. I drilled a hole for the cable and connected it to the dimmer. To hide the socket of the bulb I used a huge and heavy brass piece. I have no idea for what it was used before...
Step 3: The Finish
To finish this short project I mounted the heavy brass socket on the wooden base with power glue. That's a fast and clean way. Be sure that you remove all the fat traces on the brass before you glue.
I hope I could give you some ideas how to create your own Steampunk Lamp in a few steps. It's fun!!
I send you greetings from my laboratory in the Swiss mountains.
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