Hello friends!

Today I'll show you, how I made this medieval style lantern!

I made it as a cool camping equipment for larp and historical events.

Step 1: What you will need?

  • rawhide (I used canvas, but I hope I'll have some rawhide from my friend soon)
  • wood plank
  • wooden sticks
  • wire
  • leather
  • thread and needle
  • hinges
  • nails
  • hook
  • glue
  • drill
  • saw
  • hammer
<p>Very Nice. I like the versitiliyy of the build, you can interchange the<br> fabric patterns for a fresh look every few months. For the fire <br>concern people had mentioned in comments; I would take some tin or old <br>pop can and put a thin sheet of Al on the underside of the top to help <br>disapate heat and act as a fire stop for the wood. Puls it would be <br>easyier to clean if any soot build up.</p>
<p>Great for the atmosphere in my living room. Perfect for these darker days. :)</p>
<p>Very interesting. I would be afraid of starting a fire though, so might have to use an LEDcandle. </p>
<p>Thank you! Well yeah, you must be very careful. You have to make the lantern high enough and make really big ventilations holes. But LEDs are great solution too ;)</p>
<p>Well.... LEDs are pretty much the only kind Im alllwed to use. And for good reason. </p>
<p>A good alternative to rawhide is really thin horn. Cut the rough shape from the cow horn, boil it for 10 minutes, pull and flatten. Weight it with something really heavy while it cools. Once cooled, it will remain flat. You can then run it through a planer or hand plane as you see fit. Horn was the plastic of pre-plastics. </p>
<p>Wow! Thanks for information! I didn't know that :)</p><p>But I don't have a cow horn as well :D (in fact I'm looking for one for drinking ). Anyway it's so interesting, that I would like to try it sometime.</p><p>Thank you for comment! :)</p>
<p>Another source is chew toys for dogs. Soak in a sink or bathtub to make pliable, and then cut / reshape to your preference. (I learned this making drum heads for ren faires)</p>
<p>This is so cool!</p>
<p>Thanks :)</p>
<p>Perfect! I'll make it soon!</p>
<p>Good luck! ;)</p>
<p>Always nice to see your projects. It would have been more authentic if you hadn't used power tools - try chisel &amp; axe next time, or fire, or a sword, I'm sure you'll love it - but that's just a note in the side. Well done my friend, keep that fire burnin'!</p>
<p>Thanks!</p><p>Well, that's an interesting idea! I kinda like carving the wood with my knife, so maybe my next lantern will be made the old way :D</p>
<p>Awesome :), Loved it.</p>
<p>Thank you Tarun! :)</p>
Do you think it'd be possible for a small lightbulb to be wired on the inside? It would make a great table lamp.
<p>Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's possible ;) In fact that's a great idea!</p>
cool, thanks for another great instructable!
<p>Thanks a lot! :)</p>

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