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Larry (Omaha) 
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Larry (Omaha)
03-30-18 12:16 PM - Post#1677256    


Made this for camping at least 20 years ago.
All brass work starts with sheet brass except the handle. Hinges are store purchased. The wood horizontal pegs on top extract so the lid can remove. The glass on three sides (not door) slides down a grove in the upright rails. The ? shaped brass on top is a lock for the door. Up is unlock of course. Flintlocklar
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tenngun 
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tenngun
03-30-18 12:49 PM - Post#1677258    

    In response to Larry (Omaha)

Looks good , my old lanterns look a lot rougher.

 
zimmerstutzen 
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03-30-18 02:16 PM - Post#1677263    

    In response to tenngun

I have seen some real crap from Ikea and Target at rondys. A pink metal lantern was the one that took the cake. I'm not sure all the brass is PC, but it is a lot more correct than many I have seen.

 
Rifleman1776 
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03-30-18 02:25 PM - Post#1677265    

    In response to Larry (Omaha)

Except for the door hinges, once it gets dirtied up should be just fine. The hinges could be replaced with strips of leather.
BTW, nice work. Good craftsmanship.

Edited by Rifleman1776 on 03-30-18 02:25 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Loyalist Dave 
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03-31-18 07:27 AM - Post#1677358    

    In response to Larry (Omaha)

Nothing really wrong with that though I'd expect that to be on the mantle in a very prosperous home.

Mine is all wood except for the bale. You lift the candle base upwards and the candle pops through a hole in the top. You have to be mindful of not using too long a candle since when you carry it the heat from the flame comes upwards to your knuckles. It was a Track of The Wolf Lantern Kit. I bought the glass at a local store.

LD

 
Native Arizonan 
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03-31-18 11:11 AM - Post#1677393    

    In response to Larry (Omaha)

Nice! Good Work!

 
Nit Wit 
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05-12-18 06:07 AM - Post#1684243    

    In response to Larry (Omaha)

Fine job, I'd be proud to own it!
Nit Wit

 
Cruzatte 
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Cruzatte
05-12-18 07:22 PM - Post#1684396    

    In response to Larry (Omaha)

At the rendezvous I go to I think all you'd get is admiring glances, and complimentary words on your workmanship.

 
Artificer 
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05-13-18 08:34 AM - Post#1684492    

    In response to Larry (Omaha)

Larry,

As Loyalist Dave mentioned your lantern is such a nice piece, that one would normally expect it to be in a fine home rather than at rendezvous.

If you made that yourself, then Well Done!!

The hinges would probably have had Iron rather than brass wood screws, but most folks at rendezvous won't know or care.

Gus

 
Colorado Clyde 
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Colorado Clyde
05-13-18 08:53 AM - Post#1684496    

    In response to Larry (Omaha)

From a practical use standpoint, I question if the candle is too big and the vent too small.... I've seen many a charred and burnt lantern tops and even burnt up a few lanterns my self.


 
R.I.Jerolmon 
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05-14-18 06:20 AM - Post#1684621    

    In response to Artificer

I agree on all points. If the bright brass bothers you just rub it a bit with a used cleaning patch a few times. You might get better light if the candle was a little (1") shorter to drop the flame lower, but you can always adjust. Keep an eye on any candle lantern and do not leave one unattended!

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
05-14-18 09:08 AM - Post#1684634    

    In response to R.I.Jerolmon

The candle will shrink in use the brass will tarnish, I’m a let it age naturally guy. Sort of. I got a pair of tan high-lows and I had to wear them in the muddy woods one day before I took them to an event.
Light a candle in it and use it in your back yard a few times and it will color well.

 
pab1 
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05-19-18 01:02 PM - Post#1685410    

    In response to Larry (Omaha)

I have no idea on the rendezvous part but beautiful work!

 
jrmflintlock 
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jrmflintlock
05-29-18 04:56 PM - Post#1686998    

    In response to Larry (Omaha)

I have not been to Rondyvous in many winters. but I used to go quite a bit back in the early 90's. I made one similar but not nearly as nice.

Like Cruzatte stated, at most of the rendezvous I have ever been to, you will more than likely get compliments on such nice craftsmanship.

Yours sure is something to be proud of.

 
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