Handmade Copper and Brass Lantern

This is my first Instructable so go easy. I'm more of a video/demo kind of guy so I have provided greater detail in that format. This project was a fun opportunity to create a functional and nice looking handmade copper and brass lantern. The video demonstrates everything that is needed. This project was made using the following:

  • Thin copper sheet
  • Plumbing fittings
    • 1/2" female adapter
    • 1/2" plug
    • 3/4" cap
    • 1" x 1 1/4" coupling
  • Glass bottle( I used one of those Starbucks glass bottles)
  • Brass sheet
  • Solder
  • Flux
  • A wick for your flame
  • Hand tools

Overall, it was a fun project and I'm pleased with the end result.

***If I were to revisit this project I would suggest providing more holes in the top. It is too restrictive and results in a small flame. Also, you don't need a lathe but I used it because that is just one of the several tools and machines that I own.***




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    4 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Stunning workmanship!


    2 years ago

    Wow, this is an amazing project and a fantastic video too. Awesome workmanship, with major skills on display!

    I echo what Swansong said - if you ever feel inclined to do full step-by-step write-ups to accompany your videos, this would definitely be featured and probably included in the newsletter too.

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    2 years ago

    Having a video in your instructable really helps, and overall I would call this a great first 'Ible. Keep up the good work!


    2 years ago

    This is fantastic! Just for reference if you would like to break down the steps into written instructions and add some progress/step photos so that others can replicate your projects then it will receive more attention from the community and be possible to be featured on the site. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Fe...