Saturday, October 16, 2010

New lamp,The Octagon.

Following the fun I had with making the two previous lamps,I'm now working on another one.This is not made with brass or copper,my favorite materials but with wood and aluminium.The aluminium came off an old oscilloscope and was cut in 20 x 5 cm pieces.The two pieces of wood were sawed in an octagonal shape.
The lighting will probably be a white LED powered by a 3V button cell again.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Making Arabic lamps/lanterns part II

I have finished two of my lamps and am now starting on the 3rd one,and have already ideas for a 5th and 6th..........Anyway the second one which is finished is this one:

As I've said in the previous post materials used were a brass plantpot,part of a oil lamp chandelier,the chains used I made myself(except for the black ones,the decorations hanging on the chains were cut out of scrap brass and copper.
For the lighting I used a white LED with two 3V button cells.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Making Arabic lamps/lanterns

Or you could call them Moroccan....Anyway,I'm a big fan of those types of lamps.You know the kind that project all kinds of interesting shadows on the wall when lit.But since these can be quite expensive I decided to make them myself.Gives me a good reason to abuse metal again.
So,as usual I'm working on multiple projects at the same time.One might even turn out to become a Pummer.
The first one is made out of a brass tea can with the top removed.On the four sides I hammered out different designs:star and moons,a mosque,a hand of Fatima and a random Arabesque design.

The second one is more complicated and consists of more parts:a copper plantpot,and a part from a oil lamp chandelier.I'll be making most of the chain myself and of course the copper and brass decorations.
And the third will probably the Pummer.......