I began the construction of my upcycled materials to make something that forms to the Aesthetic of sailing. A couple weeks ago I ran into this real old bottle of Seagrams Canadian Whisky and the name Seagrams made me think of the Sea and I decided to make the bottle the base of my aesthetic design.
I also found a random metal base shown here in the lower left and the parts to make a lamp. These parts include wire guide rod, lightbulb socket, and cord.
I decided many parts need a little paint job. But before all the parts get paint some need holes!
This is a hole through the lid of the bottle! Had to be big enough to fit the cord rod through it.
This is me drilling a hole through the bottom of the bottle. Notice the water-bottle to the right. That was to keep the glass cool while I drilled so it didn’t shatter.
This was a metal piece to make sure the parts stay tight in the bottle. But now some paint! I painted the brown base, black and the gold cap, black as well.
Here I started constructing the pieces!
This involved some soldering!
This is the almost complete for the progress so far however I need a means to attach a mast to the side of the bottle and add a sheet metal sail that will hold up the lamp shade.
I decided to weld on a peg that I could attach to in the next couple days.
After I welded that on I painted the base again and tested it out with a light bulb! I am super excited to see what the rest of this will look like!
I used some black light bulb so it didn’t white out the picture!