To make a short story long.
I coached high school football for 17 years, so I know many of the local coaches. My nephew is starting high school this year and the school he will be attending has around 250 kids 9-12. It's small and rural. Two of the greatest characteristics for a school in my opinion.
Anyway to the point. I know the head coach well and he told me he has some helmets that can't be used anymore. He asked me if I could make them into lamps that he could sale for a fund raiser. He has around 15 helmets. I told him I didn't mind doing it and would look around for some lamp parts.
My question is for those of you that have made lamps in the past. Where's the most economical place to get the lamp parts?