Sunday, March 23, 2014

Weekend bits and pieces

The weekend was given over to progressing a number of projects: the Steampunk Lamp; our decks; and slatting the underneath of Fiona's folks' house.

I added a few bits to the lamp design; and moved a few other elements around. The photo below shows that I'm ready to assemble the lot now that I have completed the drilling, threading, grinding and polishing.

©2014 Barry Smith - Bits polished and ready for assembling.
And this is what it looks like now that it is assembled. I did not have a lot of time to work on it today so left the final wiring and lighting up until later in the week - I don't want to rush it and fry myself. The top section of the lamp is wired. I need to get a smaller round light bulb.

©2014 Barry Smith - Steampunk table lamp - polished
©2014 Barry Smith - Steampunk table lamp - polished
©2014 Barry Smith - Steampunk table lamp - polished - detail
I got the hand rails and decking of the southern deck, off our bedroom, sanded and painted; and as you can see our Camellias, bottom left, have started to blossom like crazy.

©2014 Barry Smith - bedroom deck looking south - with Camellias
The drop posts for the slats at Fiona's folks are bolted and cemented in place after a mornings work. We will put up the slats next weekend.

©2014 Barry Smith - Posts for slats - next Saturday's job
So you can see that creativity took many forms again this weekend.


  1. I love your table lamp. The way your mind works to take a pile of metal and turn it into something stunning just amazes me - wonderful as always

  2. Your steam punk lamp has turned out beautifully. Clever chap!!

  3. lordy this looks terrific. what an amazing deck view!


  4. Hello, Barry.

    Good feeling works.
    Thank you for your support all the time.

    From Japan, ruma ❃

  5. Hi Ro and R - thanks for checking out my latest assemblage. I thane got to the stage of wiring the lamp - will turn it on when we have a fine day and I can do it outside in case it wants to fry. Interesting what one can make from recycled stuff. Go well. B

  6. Oh, the lamp is stunning! How clever you are, B! As for the view, just staggeringly beautiful!


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