Oak Candle Lantern & Oak Ratchet Candle Stand

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Project by FJPetruso posted 04-04-2008 04:39 AM 6188 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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#1 posted 04-04-2008 04:46 AM


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 04-04-2008 04:53 AM

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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 04-04-2008 05:24 AM

something new.. How cool

-- making sawdust....

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#4 posted 04-04-2008 08:42 AM

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 04-04-2008 10:41 AM

That adjustable stand is really neat.

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#6 posted 04-05-2008 02:20 AM

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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