I went to my local auto repair shop and asked my friend, the manager, what old parts he had for me. He just pointed out the back door, and told me to take what I wanted. This part, he told me, was from a steering column. I like being able to take a piece of junk, mount it on a cool piece of wood, and call it a ‘sculpture’.
I’ve mounted this sculpture/lamp on a beautiful, interesting Walnut Burl base.
These bulbs can be found at http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/antique-light-bulbs.
Often, my pieces design themselves. After I had mounted this piece on the base, I realized that I had mounted it upside down from what I had planned on. I first started to think what I would have to do to ‘correct’ this mistake. I quickly decided that it looked ‘right’ and better than my original plan!