Sunday, December 6, 2015

Hot lights and giveaway result

I had a request to make a couple more Artisan Lamps - one from an old standard blowtorch and one from a candle stick. Given that both lamps were connected to fire I thought I might make a couple of other fire connected lamps from two slim, similar but different, solid fuel soldering irons I had in my stash.

©2015 Barry Smith - Hot filament of Edison style light globe
The candle stick lamp started with the original painted candle stick and an old part of a brass light fitting. I added in: a couple of brass doorknobs, copper pipe, light fitting and brass screw capping piece. In sanding back the candle stick I discovered a couple of brass trims which I highlighted. A reasonably classy conversion of the candle stick.

©2015 Barry Smith - Candle Stick Artisan Lamp
©2015 Barry Smith - Candle Stick Artisan Lamp
The blowtorch was in a very bad state; but has come up reasonably well with a lot of grinding and polishing.

©2015 Barry Smith - Blowtorch Artisan Lamp
©2015 Barry Smith - Blowtorch Artisan Lamp
I made the two  slim solid fuel soldering irons into a pair of reading lamps. I used a couple of dome clock bases for the bases and added in some gas welding bits as highlights. These are quite tall lamps - about 55-60cm tall.

©2015 Barry Smith - Soldering Iron Artisan Lamp 1
©2015 Barry Smith - Soldering Iron Artisan Lamp 1
©2015 Barry Smith - Soldering Iron Artisan Lamp 2
©2015 Barry Smith - Soldering Iron Artisan Lamp 2
The candle stick lamp will become a present; and the other three are likely to head to Redcliffe to be part of the December  Steampunk Christmas exhibition in Jo St Baker's studio-gallery.

Fiona and I used a random number generator to select the three winners of the peace dove giveaway. The winners are: Gaby Bee, Julie Hauritz and Rick Forrestal. iI the winners can send their mail address to me at wbarry.smith@bigpond.com the peace doves will wing their way to you during the week. Thanks for all who visit my blog and who leave comments - that is much appreciated.

7 comments:

  1. OMG Barry, what a fabulous surprise! I am so delighted to be a winner. Thank you for being so generous.

    These Artisan Lamps are absolutely amazing! I love them all, but especially the blowtorch. You are a genius, Barry!!

    Sending big hugs your way,
    Gaby

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  2. Lovely work Barry as usual :)
    Judi in Victoria

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  3. Congratulations to all winners!!!

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  4. Your lamps are very innovative, well done to the winners of your give away.

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  5. I do love your lamps, Barry! You seem to have the ability to make something beautiful out of otherwise discarded objects! And congratulations to the Peace a Bird winners. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  6. Your lamps are so quirky and fun. Congrats to the dove winners.

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  7. Hi GB, J, P, C & JM - thanks for your visit, comments and generosity to those who will receive a peace dove. GB - the Artisan Lamps, particularly the blowtorch ones,m are a real hit with the public - can't get enough of the discarded ones to recycle. J - thanks. P, C and JM - as you know the found objects themselves are part of the innovative creativity. Peace. B

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