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incognito
2006-02-21, 21:50
Here is my version of a unidirectional lantern :confused: , stove and torch combination.

It's bright enough for me to see and identify objects 40 to 50 feet away in the dark of night. It is held in the hand or can be placed on a flat surface using the two leg screws on the front end.

Uses a micro torch made by Bernz-omatic.

Tin can with hole (drilled with hole saw in reverse, slow speed, in drillpress) is support for cup that holds 1 cup water.

The head I designed using an older model shower head, drilled and tapped to receive the two screws used as support legs.

The part that burns bright is coleman lantern mantels encased inside the shower head.

I'm working on larger models as material becomes available.

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/obijiwa/microcombo045.jpg

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Mutinousdoug
2006-02-21, 22:55
Incognito (and all you other stovies),
Wash your hands well after handling these wicks. They are mildly radioactive so that you don't want to ingest any of their dust or fragments. The excited free ions are what glow so brightly.

Mutinousdoug
2006-02-21, 22:57
(Otherwise) It would be a pretty neet cigar lighter.

Iceman
2006-02-22, 00:23
Radio-(cough) active?(cough, cough wheeeeeeeeez) What are you talking about? (hackkkk). I have been blowing (kuff kuff) the spent and broken mantles from my laa-aaa-(cough)-nterns (kuff) for years! :bawling:

dropkick
2006-02-22, 06:27
Not all mantles are radioactive. If they were made with yttrium oxide instead of thorium oxide they aren't. I can't swear to it, but I think all Coleman mantles are yttrium now.

Iceman
2006-02-22, 10:03
I was a general contractor for 10 years, crawling thru attics and crawlspaces, remodeling alot of old structures, and am now occasionally feeling the effects of inhaling all of that dust. I can't wait until I am older, to find out what real damage I have done to my lungs from not protecting them from years of airborne crud.

Lanthar
2006-02-22, 14:05
wow... that's pretty clever... very interesting...

incognito
2006-02-22, 16:39
You tellum dropkick!!!!!!!!

Have you noticed how there is something wrong with everything i make??

It does'nt matter, I like tinkerin. Gives me more to figure out how to correct it

oops56
2006-02-22, 17:41
Well its like this if you just sit on your a-- thinking its not going to get done but you learn by doing just dont make the same mistake twice fix it

weekender
2006-02-23, 08:03
Hi hey oops i love the ideas you come up with that is one active mind you have there.

I myself have just lost my viginity, stove virginity that is, and have just compleated a red bull chimney side burner stove. Found the info on zen stoves well impressed with it and myself for actually getting round to making something like that. :biggrin:

dropkick
2006-02-24, 03:03
You tellum dropkick!!!!!!!!

Have you noticed how there is something wrong with everything i make??

It does'nt matter, I like tinkerin. Gives me more to figure out how to correct it
I like the stuff you build.





Especially the ones that aren't lethal.:biggrin: