I used a different gun than the one they suggested so I had to bring it with me to the hardware store to fit the different pieces to it. The guy thought I was insane/retarded but it was a learning experience...now I know what a "knurled nut" is.
Hehe, I totally relate! Whenever I go to home depot and I start asking people where stuff is they always ask me what is it for and I'm always reluctant to tell them because they always look at me like I'm crazy! And by the way your lamp turned out great. I picked up this issue of Reaymade and I think I might have to try it. I know my boyfriend would really love it. Thanks for posting it!