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Oak Candle Lantern & Oak Ratchet Candle Stand

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Project by FJPetruso posted 2331 days ago 3887 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Candle Lantern for my re-enacting. I have seen similar candle lantern’s in pine but decided to use oak instead. The bale handle is made of brazing rod & has a loop in the center to hang the lantern & the shield on top is of sheet brass. I made about a half dozen others for other re-enactors. The Oak Ratchet Candle Stand is made from plans I found in “Thing-a-ma-Jigs”.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2331 days ago

Frank

This is a nice project. It looks like a really interesting build. I like the way you signed it as well.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 2331 days ago

Hi Frank

Very nice job on this piece. Interesting how it was lifted up and down. Thank you for posting.

Great vedio of cannon. Thanks!

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 2331 days ago

something new.. How cool

-- making sawdust....

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#4 posted 2331 days ago

Interesting. What do you use it for? Re-enacting what?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 2331 days ago

That adjustable stand is really neat.

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#6 posted 2330 days ago

Most of the time the candle lantern & stand stay in my den. But I take it sometimes when we’re camping. When we camp we try to make it look as though it’s about 1800 +/-. So there’s no green canvas & aluminum poles and no Coleman or battery operated lights. If we do bring something modern, ice chests & water coolers for example, they must be hidden or camoflaged as a wooden chest or box. The idea of the ratchet table is that as a candle stick burns down you can raise the flame back up. Especially good when reading.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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