How to Make an Oil Lamp

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Introduction: How to Make an Oil Lamp

Make an oil lamp from a light bulb

Step 1: Materials & Tools

You'll need a light bulb, a washer, a wick or rope that fits into the washer, and fuel such as rubbing alcohol or lamp oil. For tools you'll need some sort of wire cutters, gloves, and a hammer. Here's a somewhat instructional video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFDenYsyMbA&feature=player_detailpage

Step 2: Make a Stand

You can make a stand for it by using the cardboard ring of a roll electrical tape. Or you can bend a coat hanger/copper wire into something similar to the images below.

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    2 Comments

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    galeb
    galeb

    6 years ago on Introduction

    disaster waiting to happen, the glass in a light bulb is very thin and fragile.

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    Skwurlito
    Skwurlito

    Reply 4 years ago

    you could rubberize or use a rough duty bulb for drop lights. they handle alot of heat and take quite the beating.