Sunday, September 11, 2016

Geared - Artisan Lamps

On my recent road trip with Fiona's dad I bought a couple of vintage geared hand-drills. I had a couple of lamps in mind. I have been able to create a pair of sibling lamps from the two slightly different hand-drills.
©2016 Barry Smith - Cleaning the gear boxes of geared hand-operated drills
There was a lot more work making these than meets the eye. I needed to strip the section out that takes the drill bits; drill a hole down the shaft; thread the drilled out section to take the threaded pipe for the light fitting; and drill an entry point in through the thread under the head of the drill.

I wanted to cover the cord; so I brought it in through the silky oak base and threaded it through an antique gas pipe that has a flat ornate profile. I think it worked.

©2016 Barry Smith  - Brass gas light pipes for the cord
©2016 Barry Smith  - Brass gas light pipes for the cord
With the addition of stop-cock handles, silky oak bases and other brass bits and pieces I think they have worked out well.
©2016 Barry Smith  - Geared Artisan Lamp
©2016 Barry Smith  - The sibling geared Artisan Lamp
©2016 Barry Smith  - Sibling geared Artisan Lamp
©2016 Barry Smith  - Sibling geared Artisan Lamp
©2016 Barry Smith  - One of the geared Artisan Lamp - side view 
These Artisan Lamps will go to Entangle gallery in Dayboro. Today I also started making making the floor lamp for Rhonda McK as a thank you for the stash we collected from Bundaberg;l but more on that another time.

5 comments:

  1. so these. well, i think they are really really fun. good job, barry.

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  2. Amazing vision you have, Barry, and such ability to carry it off. Really great!

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  3. Brilliant design, Barry! You've outdone yourself with these lamps.

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