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Posted October 30, 2013 - 08:06 PM

Been out playing some in the wood shop the last couple of weeks, due to the cooler weather, and the fact I need a break from tractor items.

 

I go to pre 1840's rendezvous when I get the chance, and decided to make up some items for use in my camp, when I get one setup. This is only the test model. Have a few changes to do to it yet, as I don't like the way parts of it worked out. All and all its a pretty good repo of an antique style of lamp, with very few parts. Puts out an amazing amount of light also.

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Posted October 30, 2013 - 08:07 PM

Looks good. I like things like that.


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Posted October 30, 2013 - 08:17 PM

 That looks good. 50 years ago my brother had an old lamp from the later 1800s. It had mica for its sides. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 31, 2013 - 06:47 AM

I really like it! Can I buy your plans when you figure it out?


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Posted October 31, 2013 - 09:59 AM

Really nice looking lamp. :thumbs:



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Posted October 31, 2013 - 11:24 AM

Looks nice. Is there a reason on the top that the ends protrude farther past the vertical  pieces than the other two. I use to do a lot of reproduction wood pieces & sometimes I had to explain myself many times but that was the way the original looked. I use to get laid off a lot on my job when my wife & I first got got married. These projects kept the bills paid & is what eventually got me into woodworking. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted October 31, 2013 - 07:31 PM

I haven't written down anything so far, just grab a piece of wood and cut it. I'll have to put something to paper at the end.

 

The reason you see a shorter side, is that the glass on that side slide up past the top, so you can lite the candle. Some of these lanterns have a thing that raises the candle up. I didn't go that way as I wanted the least amount of parts involved. Wanted to put a mirror on the door side but the glass for them is a little thicker and wont fit the groove I made without resawing it.


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