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    lightning rod globe holders

    The original globe broke due to hamfistedness on my part and because the globe was loose on the rod, so I made a set of holders that keep the "new" (antique) one in place and prevent rattling.
    Two NIBCO 1/2" to 3/4" reducing couplings and two 1 1/2" tube caps, shortened and slightly re-profiled on the lathe, soldered together, then buffed with Scotch Brite. Left raw to oxidize.
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    I may accelerate the oxidation like I did on the globe holder next to it.

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