I wanted to make a lantern for another project and this was the mock up but it went so well and worked with the oil canister I used it as is .
I had been wanting to make an instructable for some time so here t is.
This is not a spot light but could be brighter if modified .

Step 1: tools

For this project you will need a few light tools .
When I travel I take along a small tool box the boat box that I keep my get into trouble tools in .
I dont need them all just the medical sheers ,pliers , swiss army knife  modified hammer and a firm stick. I used two hammers sharpie, and a screwdriver. whatever type of screws you use.
and one long nail.
How could you make the lantern brighter without burning more fuel?
By using L.E.D.s
you could use the more reflective surface from a coke can as a mirror<br/> LEDs are OK but oil is available from so many sources &quot;the nasty grease in a can of vienas&quot; and brand and size doesn't matter &quot;aa ,aaa,c,d&quot; you could also up the air intake but I didn't want the lamp to blow out in a breeze.<br/>but as a rule the hotter&quot;or brighter&quot; the more fuel it will burn .<br/>maybe there is some item that can be used to produce more light like a lime lite.'<strong></strong><br/>
Cool! Fellow could maybe keep himself in chickens in his village once the Pocky-Lipps gets here by making and trading these. I'm filing this one away for future reference. Nice Job!
Nice work! A small collection of these baby's would look amazing at night time along my garden fence:) I will definitely try and make some of these when the snow clears
This lantern looks pretty cool man.I have a question about the oil.Does it matter what kind of oil you use.
Thank you its supposed to be styled after an old model t tail light , or one of the bicycle lamps from the 1800's
That looks great! Cool use of recyclable materials.

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