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Through the mouth of an enlightened one
My friend Joe gave me this mask which I held the entire time I was at his his house, I wouldn't let the thing go, I was so enthralled with it lol. It's been hanging on my wall for the better part of a year now and I've always had aspirations for turning it into something great. My original plans were to make it into a stand up lamp but for budgetary reasons I could not get a hand on some gas conduit. So I thought hmm, perhaps a wall mounted lamp?? I unscrewed the breathing apparatus and removed the seal inside that allows you to expel your spent breath. I was given a cord with a light at the end, the kind that you put under a cabinet or inside the cabinet. I fed the wires through the mouth hole to see if this light and lens would fit in, alas it did not. I took out my dremel stylus tool and put a bit in it and started grinding out the plastic. NOTE: I removed the wires before this. I removed the lights outermost casing and carefully trimmed an outer flange of metal off of the light. I fed the wire back through the mouth hole/ breathing majiggy and replaced the plastic cover, it doesn't thread down all the way but that doesn't bother me too much. Now is the time for CAPS rage REMEMBER THAT ANY HOMEMADE LAMPS OR ELECTRICAL DEVICES MAY MALFUNCTION AND CAUSE ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR RISK OF FIRE DAMAGE. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND FOLLOW ANY AND EVERY SAFETY PRECAUTION AVAILABLE.

Posted by Azraels Requiem from Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States • Published See Azraels Requiem 's 46 projects »

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DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
I love gasmasks (i wish someone would give me one; lucky!). This would look perfect in my room. lol

So obviously, i thought this was freakin awesome sir. Bloody brilliant job.
Risa.Hanae (JapZilla)
Risa.Hanae (JapZilla) · Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, US · 180 projects
Also I love the tag line 'Through the mouth of an enlightened one'. Very clever. Happy
Risa.Hanae (JapZilla)
Risa.Hanae (JapZilla) · Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, US · 180 projects
This is the most awesome thing ever... O_O I absolutely love it.
ErsatzEpiphany · Seattle, Washington, US · 105 projects
this... is AMAZING!
Dark Plumed Angel
Dark Plumed Angel · Bridgeport, Connecticut, US · 3 projects
I'm glad you finally figured out how you could turn the gas mask into a lamp
Azraels Requiem
Azraels Requiem · Bridgeport, Connecticut, US · 47 projects
Another alternative would be to have the bulb sticking out the mouth Uncle Fester style lol and that gives you the option to add a harp and lampshade, I opted for the easy approach
Joy K.
Joy K. · Garland, Texas, US · 80 projects
Too cool~! I've been coming up with so many ideas for lamps, but never thought of this! Very creative <3
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
love it!! wow it a really good idea!
Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Watch out for any post-apocalyptic goths. They would have this away faster than you could think about it.....brilliant!

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