so, a guy my dad works with has a screen printing operation on the side, but i guess all he does is actually physically print the shirts, he sends out to places to make the screens. he found out i silk screened, and i'm currently making a screen for him, just a test. thing is, i'm using cheapie speedball photo emulsion stuff. he sent over a lamp assembly that he never used before (it came with the printing machine i guess) and a couple of screens (they are super awesome industrial heavy duty super tight ones that i wish i could steal). thing is, the bulb is a thousand watts. it's the size of your head.
so my question is, does anyone have experience with industrial printing/making screens for industrial use? and thoughts on wielding this 1000 watt superbulb?
my dad has a late sixty-something austin healey sprite, a tiny little british car that he restored a long time ago. it's a really cool car. problem is, there is never ANY sprite memorabilia of any kind anywhere, ever! however, i found a photo online and thought it would make a great t shirt for father's day, and it came out great.
so i saw this travel show, and somewhere in a montage of shots of a vienna hotel room, i saw the coolest lamp ever flash across the screen. it seemed to be a bulb with a bunch of wires coming out of it, with binder clips at the end holding little pieces of paper with quotes from famous philosophers, et cetera on them. a while later i'm attempting this, and i think the progress is coming along fantastic. i can't decide if it's done or not, but thought i'd still share:
this is what it looks like lit up at the lowest setting:
to make it, i searched around for a touch lamp with a detachable shade at home depot. any kind of lamp would work, and i bet some cool vintage garage sale lamps would look really cool with this, but i really wanted a touch lamp. i found the perfect one for $20- it has three settings for brightness which works really well when you're switching different shades of paper or stuff like that. i bought a couple of 24 packs of simple black and silver binder clips from office max for like $1.50 each, and some bendy craft wire type stuff at a hobby store for another $2. all i did after that was wrap the wire around the base, just under where the bulb screws in, stick a bit out, bend the other end around a binder clip, and stuck some panels from some old comic book i bought for a dollar into it. i think this would look really cool if you used all sheets that were the same color, like post it notes or something, with little pen and ink drawings on them. it'd also be great for keeping reminder notes, hah
post if you make one, i'd really like to see some cool old garage sale lamps!
i made a couple of these; one i've been using for several months now and the other has just been sitting around. it's just a simple pattern i made up, nothing too fancy, but i like the fabric. should i post a how-to?
this is my first post, i hope these photos work
this is my first attempt at a wallet, or pretty much any sewing, actually, so the stitching's crooked, but the one i've been using has proved surprisingly durable, surviving 3 or 4 months' daily use so far with no ill effects!