Planet Gear Switch Plate

Bring mechanical steampunk style to your home with this gear-turning switch plate cover.
created by

Lance Nybye Jr.

$40.00

Lance Nybye Jr. created by

Lance Nybye Jr.

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Victorian Voltage

These geared-up mechanical light switch plates transform an ordinary device into the perfect flourish for your secret library, steampunk chalet--or wherever your imagination lives! The fabulous contraptions are the brainchild of Lance Nybye Jr.. He crafts the mechanisms from decorative plywood, often leaving the alternating colors of wood left exposed at the edges. They're finished with brass hardware and laser engraved decoration inspired by the swirling lines of Victorian ornamentation. The switch installs easily in your bedroom, workshop or office--simply attach it over an existing, standard switch plate using the existing screws. Made in San Diego, California.

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Made in California

Lance Nybye Jr.

created by

Lance Nybye Jr.

location

California

Lance Jr. & Sr. stumbled upon the idea of jewelry design after a fire consumed their previous business of laser engraving bats. The bat business never made a full comeback, but they found a creative way to reinvent themselves. While attending weekend craft shows and weeknight street fairs, they had the idea of using the equipment they already owned to make wood laser-cut earrings. In addition to winsome wood accessories, the duo also creates brilliantly designed light switch plates, clocks, and other earthy and artful accents for the home.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
metal, plywood
Measurements
5" H x 5.25" W
Ingredients
Care
Clean with dry cloth; do not wet.
Notes
Planet Gear Switchplate may be a little stiff upon receipt. Run the switchplate back and forth a few times before installation to break it in and ensure a smooth toggle.
Item ID
26720

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also by Lance Nybye Jr.

Even Cuter in Person

4

This is a gift and makes a great impression when it's opened because it's so cute. It seems sturdy and the wood is good quality. The movements are a bit sticky, but I think that will work itself out when it's installed.

Columbia, MD

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Looks Good, But ...

1

I had previously purchased the Toggle Switch Plate and absolutely loved it. It was installed in our hallway and we have had so many compliments on it. I then decided to purchase the Planet Gear Switch Plate to use on a switch that we only use once or twice every few weeks because I was kind of concerned about the gears and if they would work well or not. Well, I was right to be concerned. As soon as the switch plate was installed I turned the light on and one of the gears broke off. I thought maybe it would still work minus one gear, but when I turned it on a second time, two more gears broke off and that was the end of that! We couldn't have been more disappointed! Although a unique idea, it is just not very durable.

Tacoma, WA

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Artwork functional!

5

Not only beautiful this is fun to use.

Fort Worth, Texas

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So cool

4

These switchplates are absolutely delightful (we have two of different varieties). One thing to note, though, is that the instructions say to install them over your existing switchplace, but neither of the two we purchased is actually large enough to do so (too narrow in one case, too short in this one).

New Haven, CT

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Very creative!

5

My son loved it for his office

Denver

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This gift was a big hit!

5

My dad loves this light switch cover. I also bought for him another one of the light switch covers made by this same artist. He has shown them off to all his fellow word-working friends. Probably one of the most unique, fun gifts I have found for him. Uncommonly Good!!!!!

Madison, WI

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Unique

5

Great gift. All loved it well crafted All ages from Tweens to Seniors I tie Bible verses to my gift--- first creation -light to make physical life possible and Christ as Light of the world for our spiritual life

Starkville ms

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Very nice.

5

Adds a nice touch to a wall.

Ohio

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Unique and conversation piece

5

We were visiting our son in Corvallis, OR and came across these one-of-a-kind light switches. Brought it home and everyone who visited us were intrigued with the switch plate cover. So the next trip to Oregon purchased 3 more, and one as a gift. So here's my next order because it's Christmas in July and we need to stock up on these amazing pieces of "wall art"!

Pittsburgh

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Awesome gift from my husband

5

Installed in the Living Room last week. It works great. I am not sure if it is raw wood or sealed. I'm hoping it can be cleaned easily. The kids love it too.

Indianapolis

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Planet Gear Switch Plate

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