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Offline Des Miles

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steampunk attempt
« on: January 28, 2018, 05:12:28 PM »
Been fascinated of late by all the different shapes and sizes of carbon filament lamps that are now available. I just think vintage when I see them. Decided to try and make a steampunk theme light using some. Below is my 1st. attempt, so please don't (LOL). Hey! I tried.
Anyone else on the forum that's into this kind of thing?




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Re: steampunk attempt
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 05:17:22 PM »
Nice one 👍🏻

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Re: steampunk attempt
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 05:35:18 PM »
I think it looks awesome, would fit perfectly on my bar counter.

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Re: steampunk attempt
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 06:12:12 PM »
Looking good.
At Blaauwklippen market (Stellenbosch) there is a guy selling similiar, great designs etc, not allowed to take photos though.

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Re: steampunk attempt
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 07:14:18 PM »
Brilliant! Not into this yet but I have a strange urge to begin...  ;)


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Re: steampunk attempt
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 08:00:43 PM »
That looks like a twin flex wire . Please rather use a 3core and earth the light.

The light fitting is also brass so potentialy leathal


Just to add 15 years my first boss was killed when he changed a light bulb without  switching off the lights first. He was an Electrical Engineer.
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steampunk attempt
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2018, 08:06:03 PM »
Nice ... I saw somewhere a guy running his AV cabling up the wall using a similar concept .. nice


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Re: steampunk attempt
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2018, 08:20:15 PM »
Looks great! +1 re that earth.  :thumbs:
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Re: steampunk attempt
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2018, 09:13:54 PM »
That looks like a twin flex wire . Please rather use a 3core and earth the light.

The light fitting is also brass so potentialy leathal


Just to add 15 years my first boss was killed when he changed a light bulb without  switching off the lights first. He was an Electrical Engineer.
If it really is twinflex I would not touch it with a 10ft pole.. unless it's a nonconductive pole.

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Re: steampunk attempt
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2018, 09:42:34 PM »
Hey - nice one  :thumbs: I don't see solder, what did you do?
I am also into it, did my first one a while ago. Have some globes and ideas for number two.

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Re: steampunk attempt
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2018, 11:23:29 PM »
If it really is twinflex I would not touch it with a 10ft pole.. unless it's a nonconductive pole.
That looks like a twin flex wire . Please rather use a 3core and earth the light.

The light fitting is also brass so potentialy leathal


Just to add 15 years my first boss was killed when he changed a light bulb without  switching off the lights first. He was an Electrical Engineer.

Relax guys! I just did this to see what it would look like. It's not going to be used or given to anyone, I'll be pulling it apart again to try some thing else.

Hey - nice one  :thumbs: I don't see solder, what did you do?
I am also into it, did my first one a while ago. Have some globes and ideas for number two.

Also was not keen to have to solder. Found an epoxy that bonds copper and brass together through chemical reaction. It starts setting in 4 minutes , so you have to work fast! Forms a very strong bond, but can be undone using high heat (flame from a blow lamp).

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Re: steampunk attempt
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2018, 02:51:01 PM »
Very nice, now earth it!
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Re: steampunk attempt
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2018, 03:46:59 PM »
Some great ideas on google as well




..and then there's "Dieselpunk"..




And very nice examples on Pinterest - https://za.pinterest.com/pin/444308319473833921/
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Re: steampunk attempt
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2018, 04:07:08 PM »
My favourite:


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Re: steampunk attempt
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 04:08:26 PM »
My favourite: