Surveyor's tripod lamp

October 23rd, 2009 in member junk     
dohlman dohlman, member
11 users recommend

My son brought home a set of surveyor's "sticks" that once held a transit.  The metal tripod head was missing, so I fabricated one out of wood--which made it really easy to make it into a lamp.  The lamp rod is fixed on both ends with a lamp nut with just enough sticking out of the top to screw the socket onto it.  I also had a threaded loop from an old hanging lamp that I attached below the head and then suspended a plumb bob from the loop just for looks.  Then to accompany the lamp I mounted an old camera on another old tripod below and beside the two placed an old Craftsman transit and tripod. Never throw away a lamp part!

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, living room, brown, lamp

Comments (7)

junkermidge writes: Love, love, love these! You have so many great projects! I'm glad to see someone not only from MI, but from the GR area (I'm from Hudsonville). I look forward to seeing more of your projects.
Midge Posted: 3:02 pm on October 31st
shabbychick writes: Have you gone into the lamp building business??? You should!

Very nice work.

Kathy Posted: 3:21 pm on October 27th
suewhitney writes: Love!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:39 am on October 25th
RobJ98167 writes: ANother cool tripod! Save some for the rest of us! Posted: 2:15 am on October 25th
MimiToria writes: Love this one for sure. Awesome! Posted: 8:35 pm on October 24th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: Love the grouping of the items!


Posted: 11:37 pm on October 23rd
suewannabeinkc writes: I like the wood tripod you made. It gives it a little bit softer look than the metal tripod would have had. Very warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing this great piece!
Joanne Posted: 7:20 pm on October 23rd
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