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Coleman lantern box

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Project by Ed posted 02-18-2016 02:03 AM 669 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend of mine collects Coleman lanterns. This one was made in 1945 and he asked me to build a show box for it. So I came up with this.

-- Ed Cutler Rock Hill SC- My day to day life goes away when my tools come to life.





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#1 posted 02-18-2016 06:03 PM

Nice! What stain did you use?

-- Mat

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#2 posted 02-18-2016 11:01 PM

Nice job.

-- Doug...

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#3 posted 02-20-2016 02:35 AM

Very nice box and lantern. That one’s a classic. To avoid sideways pictures, always take them in landscape orientation the lumberjocks site isn’t smart enough to handle portrait mode.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#4 posted 02-20-2016 06:07 AM

Thank you, It was driving me crazy that the pictures were coming out like that.

-- Ed Cutler Rock Hill SC- My day to day life goes away when my tools come to life.

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#5 posted 02-20-2016 06:12 AM

Mat,
I used MinWax red mahogany with MinWax tongue oil finish. I was going for an antique look to match the age of the lantern.

-- Ed Cutler Rock Hill SC- My day to day life goes away when my tools come to life.

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#6 posted 02-20-2016 06:17 AM

Very nice. The trick is to keep the pump up for sideways operation! Lol

I like the drawer and how the front door covers it.

Just an aside: did you know you can get a radiation burn (thorium I think) from a new Coleman lamp filiment bag? The wood in the drawer will stop any radiation. Just don’t carry the filiments in your pocket.

Is that glass or lexan?

M

-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com

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