I scavaneged parts from a floor standing japanese lantern and some small wattage bulbs... the problem is when you want to turn it hoizontal.... hard to get it to stay in place..... Ill post some sort of tutorial if I dont end up breaking it and burning my house down in the process.....
I have to remind myself to turn off all my homemade stuff before I leave the studio/workspace. I have a dog who sleeps next door to it. My wife will skin me alive, if I ever have a fire in that junk hole.
Those retro on my site go all the way back from the fifties style all the way to the 1850 style and yes it is fun. It is easier if you have retro cameras to work with. Making a dead sharp modern camera look like something made with an old kodak folder is hard hard work. All my stuff is cobbled together but most of the lenses are off old old cameras.
I like to see a guy building his own equipment. Not many of us do anymore.