Candle Lantern

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Project by Garys posted 03-23-2009 07:04 PM 1688 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This Design was used by George Washington. It is held together by hand carved pegs. Construced out of walnut, it had to be able to take apart or break down to travel. The brass top is so wind will not blow the candle out. Everything was made from scratch. My father and i cut the class, turned the candle holder, etc..It was finished with Velvet Oil. Over all a fun project.

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#1 posted 03-23-2009 08:35 PM

Cool. You think you could light it and get a night pic of the lantern in action?

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#2 posted 03-23-2009 11:31 PM

That is nice. Is the top just an open hole with the brass tent? What keeps the wind from blowing in the end?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-24-2009 06:13 AM

Pretty cool, but you have to get some brass or glass between that wood and candle. Sorry just one of my things with candles and wood projects. No matter how big the candle. Just my opinion. Really cool lantern though.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 03-24-2009 05:14 PM

I like the way it looks a lot, but agree with Jack about the wood and flame.

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#5 posted 03-25-2009 01:01 AM

how would you go about doing that???

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#6 posted 03-25-2009 01:12 AM

Don’t know if you are working an exact replica or not. I have searched my local second hand stores and found different old candle holders and removed the part that the candle sits in for different projects. Some interesting ones out there. Any old brass furl should work. Instead of the wood holder maybe a small glass candle holder glued down. Good luck.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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