Hey folks! Been busier than a swarm of bees. Got lots to show you and reveal to you soon. It takes a while to edit all my photos (when I'd rather be in the garage working) so it slows things down a bit.
But, right now, I've got a new creation to reveal.
I found both of these main items at the same outdoor sale. The body is a vintage Sears electric fence charging box. I disconnected the inside so the terminals can't be charged anymore.
The side pieces are called paddle pushers. Fishermen in innertubes could strap these on their feet and use their feet to paddle while fishing or use them as rudders in a small current. The flaps close when moved forward and open up with drawn backwards.
The shaft is made up of a vintage flashlight body and a leftover piece from an old lamp.
I put these very disconnected pieces together because of the very similar paint each one had. They were made for each other in the repurposing world!
And the bright red light is like a target button that just draws your eyes right in. The board on the bottom originally came as the backing board for the older pay phone that I used in a recent, past project with the charger, light and bank piece. I custom aged, stained and sealed it.
This one will soon be in the Etsy shop as soon as I get back in on Monday or so next week. If you're interested in it, it will be $315 plus shipping.
Measurements: 23.5" wide; 35" tall/ 15" deep.