Homebrew steampunk lamp

Inspired by this post showing off the marvellous steampunk lamps of Etsy's "Dr Robert", Mike Pusateri set out to make his own and did a smashing job: "I used an old wooden cigar box, a few ceramic bulb mounts, a rheostat and few other odds and ends. I did get a little fancy and paint the ceramic mounts with textured copper paint. The wiring was trivial, but I got a chance to use an Underwriter's Knot. There's a lot more steampunk I could have thrown at it, but I like the simplicity of this. I used two 60 watt bulbs, so it can get quite bright. It's much more pleasant at a lower light level."

Steampunk Lamp