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Wood lantern
looking for the light…

This is from the Wood lantern, my go on a traditional old Danish lantern blog.
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/73482



At one of my visits to the Danish Frilandsmuseum, I fell in love with the old traditional lanterns and this was what started this project in my thoughts way back.
The simple way the lanterns were created and the few materials.
Also they can be made all by hand or with power tools - from recycle materials or all new.
So it was a road I had to take and now it brings Christmas light in Copenhagen.

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1. Found the light, lantern in use.
2. My sketch for the lantern.
3. Inspiration, old Danish lanterns.
4. Working wood.
5. Working, wire, glass and tin.
6. Just another day at the office.

Wish you all a Merry ChristMads and a happy new year.

Hope it can be an inspiration, perhaps even a light…

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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Merry Christmas to you and your family, Mads.
 

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Ahh, Mads ….... you always make LJ a little brighter place.
Lovely lantern!
 

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Great photo and even greater lantern. What charm I think it is very attractive and well worth making. As usual, well done Mafe! Who's your shop friend. (-;
 

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Another great job. His inspirations transmit inspirations. Their absence for a few months here in LJ was perceived.
Thank you for sharing.
A Merry Christmas, from Brazil!
 

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FANTASTIC PROJECT, but I'm always distracted by the details.
Now I have to find-or make-a "IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A SIGN, THIS IS IT" sign.
And then there's your glasses. Did you pick them up at a Philip Johnson or Le Corbusier estate sale? :cool:

Merry Christmas, MaFe !!!
 

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Just the project for this time of year. Merry Christmas / Glaedelig Jul!
Jim
 

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Wonderful lantern Mads and it is always nice to see your hand tool museum in the background. Have a terrific Christmas and a very happy new year my friend. Who's that cheeky chappy on your shoulder?
 

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Very nicely done project, and now we can also see your assistant.
In your research, have you found any of these lanterns that used a mirror for the back instead of glass?
Happy Yule.
 

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Great project and nicely done. Merry Christmas Mafe.
 

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Very nice way to project your light, my friend!!.................Cheers, Jim
 

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Mafe your lantern is a real delight. I really like the rustic old world charm of it.
 

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I see the light and it is fantastic!
No, really a good looking project well done.
 

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Nice to have you back. Your work continues to inspire. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
 

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If you are waiting for a sign…...

I just love Mads.

-Madts.
 

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MaFe,

I have one like that which my secretary's son made for me more than 30 years ago. Does your candle raise up through the top to light it? Mine is currently "put away" so I can't compare it directly, but as I recall it has an elongated candleholder with a small dowel attached at the end opposite the candle which can lift it through the opening to light it. Did this lantern design originate in Denmark?

Thanks for sharing.

L/W
 

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Merry Christmas, Mads! I'll say it again, simply beautiful lamp. You are so correct-less is more. Thank you for sharing. Is that Shave's Grandpa on our shoulder?
 

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that is a very good copy. that style of lantern was also used by the soldiers in the civil war. the only modification was a half round cover over the top to keep the wind from blowing out the candle. they also had the candleholder mounted on a dowel to raise it for lighting with a hole of the dowel diameter. thanks for posting
 

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Merry Christmas, Mads, and have a happy New Year as well. When a light goes on in your head there is no telling what will come forth from your shop. The lantern is very interesting and nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Nice Mads. It makes the world a little brighter.
 

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I appreciate your thoughtfulness and attention to detail. Best wishes for 2016!

Ken
 
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