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This instructable will show you how to make a simple recycled oil lamp.

Step 1: Materials

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For the materials you can use all old stuff lying around the house.  You need any kind of old oil from frying (i think olive oil works the best),  An old cotton sock,nail clippers with file,and any kind of old glass bottle with a metal cap.
The easiest way is to to get a nail and a hammer... The rest is obvious. It makes a neat hole the size of the nail you used, and no batteries needed! Nail files and knives aren't very... clean.
tjesse4 years ago
Looks good!
nathanya (author)  tjesse4 years ago
thanks and thanks for sending the DIY patch
flyingpuppy4 years ago
Your lamp is brilliantly simple, but it will probably blow out in a hurricane because it lacks an upper shield. Here is the same type of lamp with a glass shield. And, no, these cannot be used as a molotov cocktails cuz they are accident proof. Here's a safety test of the same basic lamp. I recommend everyone learning how to make these for blackout days. Thanks for the instructional.
nathanya (author)  flyingpuppy4 years ago
Ya I have not wind profed it yet but it works great without wind
Weldeon4 years ago
Another great instructable! I look forward to seeing more awesome light-related stuff from you :D
nathanya (author)  Weldeon4 years ago
Thanks I am always trying to think of more projects
boaslad4 years ago
Could also be used as a Molotov Cocktail in a pinch. just add the words "throw and run" to the last step. LOL.

Seriously though, This seems like an interesting way to make reusable "tiki" torches. You'd just need a sharpened stick, and a coat hanger. You'd be amazed at the number of things you can make with a sharpened stick, and a coat hanger.

I wonder if this would work with some of that anti-mosquito oil.

Nice instructable.
Dr. Who4 years ago
another great instructable. im going to make one of these for the hurricane irene.
brilliantly simple.
nathanya (author)  Dr. Who4 years ago
ya so simple to make and all u need is old materials lying around the house