Category Archives: Steampunk

Evil lamp unleashed.

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Do-gooders of the world seeking hobbits to wage battle against sinister scarlet orb of doom. Please send resume with cover letter to Gandalf Pedersen, 1225 Shire Lane, Minas Tirith, M.E.

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Evil Eye Lamp

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I just bought a neato old light fixture on ebay with a red glass globe that I’ll turn into a table top lamp. It reminds me of a vintage movie house light with its soothing red color, but Leslie says it makes her think of the eye of Sauron (lord of the rings evil overlord) and is slightly afraid of it. Either way, there has to be a market out there for something like that, right? I can see the etsy listing now: “vintage scarlet orb of doom lamp for your desktop…”

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It’s on, Etsy!

Finally got my act together enough to take proper product shots of my lamps and get them posted in my shop on Etsy.  It is amazing how easy it is to make something look better by just setting it in front of a white backdrop.  It was a little tricky to light the lamp and also set the camera exposure so that you could still see the glowing filaments of the bulb, but once i got my system down they turned out pretty well.  Lots of competition on Etsy, so good presentation is key!  Please check out my shop and feel free to favorite some of my lamps and photographs if you dig them: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JRPortman

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New lamp at Spartan

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New lamp at Spartan, awesome shop in Austin, on S. Lamar and Riverside. Stop in and check it out.

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More lamp progress

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Milled all the tops, now they all need to be sanded smooth, stained, finished, and wired up.

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