Cobra Lamp

I had a bunch of copper, hot water heater, flex tubing around the shop. From time to time I would pull a piece out, heat it up and hammer it flat. I loved how it looked but couldn't find the right project for it. This idea came to me after gathering some pieces and parts that were left over from other old projects.

I started with a flattened piece of tubing and bent it into an arc. The lamp head was created from tubing that was lightly hammered to give it
a little more texture. A piece of hemmed, copper screen was rolled and inserted into the tubing. I created a pivoting connector, with a right and left stop, to the top of the flattened tubing. Small strips of copper were formed into eyelets (light on a fishing pole) and soldered onto the back of the arched, flat, tubing. These eyelets guide the twisted wire down the back and into the base. The copper has a rich, warm, hand-rubbed, patina.The two piece base is fabricated from another piece of hammered copper tubing, with a soldered cap. It was installed on a small piece of Paperstone (a "green" counter top material) that was sanded, oiled, and waxed. Extra weight was added to the base for more stability. There is a hi/lo, inline dimmer, on the cord.

Dimensions: 14" high x 4" wide x 12" deep.

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