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*A vessel - search your local [[op-shop]] for a shallow bowl, ashtray, fake lamp, beaker or similar in [[glass]], [[stone]], [[ceramic]] or [[metal]].
 
*A vessel - search your local [[op-shop]] for a shallow bowl, ashtray, fake lamp, beaker or similar in [[glass]], [[stone]], [[ceramic]] or [[metal]].
 
*some wicking- apparently [[cotton]] mop heads work as well, if not better than commercial wicking (and a lot cheaper)
 
*some wicking- apparently [[cotton]] mop heads work as well, if not better than commercial wicking (and a lot cheaper)
*[[oil]] - buy some cheap [[olive oil]] at the supermarket. Don't worry, a small bottle should last you plenty of time
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*[[oil]] - buy some cheap [[olive oil]] at the supermarket. Don't worry, a small bottle should last you for a long time.
*a way to hold up you wick - you can just drape your wick over the side of the vessel, or you can wind a triangle out of some wire around an eyelet shape to hold the wick, or with some work and a washer create a flowating wick, both of which work better for hanging lamps
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*a way to hold up your wick - you can just drape your wick over the side of the vessel, or you can wind a triangle out of some wire around an eyelet shape to hold the wick, or with some cork and a washer create a floating wick.
*a saucer - if you drape the wick over the edge of your vessel, it will drip oil. A saucer underneath your lamp will save the tablecloth, and keep the autocrat happy at feasts.
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*a saucer - if you drape the wick over the edge of your vessel, it will drip oil. A saucer underneath your lamp will save the [[tablecloth]], and keep the autocrat happy at [[feast]]s.
   
 
Assemble your components and test out your new lamp. Tell your friends.
 
Assemble your components and test out your new lamp. Tell your friends.
   
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==Internal Links==
see also:
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''See also:''
 
*[[oil lamps]]
 
*[[oil lamps]]
 
*[[lighting]]
 
*[[lighting]]
 
*[[candles]]
 
*[[candles]]
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== External Links ==
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* [http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=569 Atlantian A&S Links: Lamps]
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[[category:SCAism]]

Latest revision as of 05:43, 10 September 2007

To make an easy modern recreation of a period oil lamp you will need:

  • A vessel - search your local op-shop for a shallow bowl, ashtray, fake lamp, beaker or similar in glass, stone, ceramic or metal.
  • some wicking- apparently cotton mop heads work as well, if not better than commercial wicking (and a lot cheaper)
  • oil - buy some cheap olive oil at the supermarket. Don't worry, a small bottle should last you for a long time.
  • a way to hold up your wick - you can just drape your wick over the side of the vessel, or you can wind a triangle out of some wire around an eyelet shape to hold the wick, or with some cork and a washer create a floating wick.
  • a saucer - if you drape the wick over the edge of your vessel, it will drip oil. A saucer underneath your lamp will save the tablecloth, and keep the autocrat happy at feasts.

Assemble your components and test out your new lamp. Tell your friends.

Internal Links

See also:

External Links