I believe that Steampunk is more than just brass and watchparts. It's finding a way to combine the past and the future in an aesthetic pleasing yet still punkish way. It's living a life that looks old-fashioned, yet speaks to the future. It's taking the detritus of our modern technological society and remaking it into useful things. Join me as I search for items for my house that combine the scientific romanticism of the Victorians with our real present and imagined future.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wire Cage Lights
If you've spent any time at RadioGuy's website, these will look familiar.
At $1000 and up, I suspect you could dig some out of your grandfather's shop or find them at a flea market and rewire them yourself.
From Rewire via ReModelista
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I friend of mine have made steampunk look clocks
Another alternative would be to make up your own cages for off-the-shelf sockets. A bit of brass rod and brazing would do the trick. You might even be able to get away with a high-temp epoxy, as long as nobody looks too closely.
Or more steampunk than epoxy use jewelers or light copper wire and then paint the wrapping wire with flux and apply heat and solder to fuse the wire for a more sturdy connection.
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