So let me guess, you’re staring at that crusty, air-cooled, VW, flat four lump of a motor you’ve got laying around the house and wondering…how can I better use this to accent the home?
Well just do what I did, take the reciprocating assembly, crankshaft, connecting rods, flywheel, then add some custom bent half-inch conduit, the camshaft sprocket from a mid ‘70’s BMW, some lamp guts new and old…
OK, well this may not be a scenario you’ll ever have reason to contemplate…but it’s one I more than contemplated. Martha Stewart may not come calling, but this lamp never fails to elicit a response. Check out the pics. And thanks again to Big Joe for most of the material and some damn fine design consultation.