Oil Lamp

Oil Lamp

Step 1:

Mark up the strip of tin (in this case aluminum)

Step 2:

Cutting the workpiece

Step 3:

Bend the edges of the strip

Step 4:

Finally bend the lamp.

Important --- The bottom tray serves for safety and must be wider than the top tray.

Step 5:

insert wick

Step 6:

Pour oil

Step 7:

- Let there be light!

Step 8:

We use the lamp.

Step 9:



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    6 Discussions


    3 months ago

    Hey there! Your photos are easy to follow along with, but I'd love to know more about the materials you used, and why you made this. I like the shape of the design a lot, looking forward to seeing more details added to this project :D

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    Reply 3 months ago

    "You'll laugh," but it all started with the fact that for experiments on optics, I needed a remote source of weak infrared radiation. It turned out that the best candle was suitable for this role. But the candles quickly burned, and the optical center of the radiation shifted from the candle. Therefore, I decided to make such a lamp.

    From the materials - a strip of tin, in this case aluminum, a piece of tow and sunflower oil. Of the tools - ruler, knife, pliers.

    Well, a little fantasy multiplied by engineering calculation.




    3 months ago

    Looks really easy to make...what did you use for the wick?

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    Reply 3 months ago

    As a wick, I first used scraps of regular tow that are used in plumbing.
    But such a wick lasts only a few days, so I replaced it with pieces
    (fragments, remnants) of the wick from an old spirit lamp. What they are
    made of I do not know. But certainly not asbestos, because the stove is
    certified for school. Some kind of fiber densely interspersed with
    magnesia. But I don’t know more specifically ...