Monday, 26 September 2016

A ship's lantern for Christina.

While mooching around the Kettering Steam Rally, I found a sorry looking ship's lantern. on my third visit to the stall, I cracked, coughed up £20.

After an initial clean.
As I cleaned, it became obvious that the lamp was not made of tin, but copper with brass fittings.

The copper and brass start to shine through.

I fixed a temporary bracket to get an idea of how the lantern would look in place.
 The plan is to put a soft LED light inside it, so that in tunnels it will light the stern of Freyja without blinding me or casting a distracting shadow. Then by switching on the workshop lights, the workshop skylight will illumunate the tunnel ceiling.