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

The Giant Edison - A Big Size Steampunk Lamp

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

The Giant Edison - A Big Size Steampunk Lamp
The Giant Edison - A Big Size Steampunk Lamp
The Giant Edison - A Big Size Steampunk Lamp

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

The Giant Edison - A Big Size Steampunk Lamp
The Giant Edison - A Big Size Steampunk Lamp
The Giant Edison - A Big Size Steampunk Lamp

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.

The Chocolatist

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