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Industrial/Steampunk Bankers lamp with Mahogany lampshade and base

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Project by MJR posted 11-14-2017 12:37 AM 3688 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this lamp to match the writing desk I made awhile ago (You can see the desk and story of the reclaimed Mahogany on my project page) It has a water valve on/off switch and 2 double contact bayonet base 35 watt equivalent LED bulbs. The finish is Danish oil and Gloss lacquer top coat .





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BobFrankly

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#1 posted 11-14-2017 12:58 AM

Hey! I just posted a lamp also!
Nice work,I love the steampunk vibe!

-- BobFrankly, California

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richardchaos

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#2 posted 11-14-2017 02:03 AM

Did you do the WATER GATE VAULVE switch yourself?

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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MJR

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#3 posted 11-14-2017 02:15 AM

Yes, You have to use a “Stop valve” it’s internally different from a “Gate valve “

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richardchaos

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#4 posted 11-14-2017 02:48 AM

I have made a few myself!


Yes, You have to use a “Stop valve” it s internally different from a “Gate valve ”

- MJR


-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 11-14-2017 03:31 AM

Great looking project. Thanks for mentioning what kind of valve to get.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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richardchaos

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#6 posted 11-14-2017 01:07 PM

You can use either type valve really if you know what to do. ALSO you can buy them on E-Bay ready made if you want.

Just remember these words…. JB WELD!

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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richardchaos

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#7 posted 11-14-2017 01:09 PM

ALSO I went to Hobby Lobby the other day and they had cheap knock offs of these Steampunk lamps. What Waslaughable was they actually sort of had the same set up as yours here BUT the Valve was just decorative and the real switch was on the cord in the back… WTF?

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#8 posted 11-14-2017 03:27 PM

All of the plumbing supply houses gotta like the steampunk designs. A while back I had some renovations done in our house and the plumber commented about the use of galvanised and black pipe being way down due to the use of pex pipe and fittings.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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MJR

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#9 posted 11-14-2017 03:51 PM

I use JB Kwik, 6 minutes! No overnight LOL

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 11-14-2017 05:27 PM

You did a beautiful job on this desk light.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 11-14-2017 06:58 PM

I really like how tightly the lamp sockets are integrated into the plumbing! Very clean and solid construction.

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richardchaos

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#12 posted 11-15-2017 07:57 PM



I really like how tightly the lamp sockets are integrated into the plumbing! Very clean and solid construction.

- splintergroup

I epoxy my sockets into/to the plumbing.

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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MJR

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#13 posted 11-15-2017 09:00 PM

When I decided to use the bayonet sockets I got the ones with a 1/8 IP thread and got the brass bushing to go from 1/2 black pipe to 1/8 IP

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