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Its not really romantic, but I figured I would take the opportunity to grab credit for something i was going to do anyway ?. I had bought a WTKirkman reproduction hurricane lantern about 5-10 years ago and used it in the woodshed at my grandparents. It has been dry from oil for long enough you couldn’t even smell it. I wanted to have some bedside lights for reading or whatever that weren't lamps cluttering up the side tables. I plan to get a wrought iron style hanger and mount it on the wall. Also i will get some “antique” led bulbs to go in them. I tried to buy another to match from the shop i got it from but they no longer carry the brand.i was able to order one directly from Kirkman . When it arrives ill do the same thing for the other side of the bed.

i added a candelabra base socket and a rotary switch on the light, but they plug into switched outlets anyway. I personally like the braided cord, i have been ordering them from Amazon, i think it gives a nice look. I didn’t like the galvanized look for the bedroom so i took it downstairs and dusted it up with a bronze paint i use a lot for light fixtures i make. 

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4 minutes ago, m.c.farmerboy said:

I tell the ball and chain every year, You have me and that's all you need. It's been working for 40 years!!

Low expectations is how I roll also....

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You don't expect much, you don't get much, you're not disappointed.?

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I ought to go get flowers. I usually don't do anything but I sent her flowers 20 years ago Sunday to her college room and the rest is history

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I got a roll of Teflon insulated silver tinned 19X32 AWG 22 hookup wire  100' long. It is milspec MIL-W-1687815 Has to be the perfect gift because the little thread spool roll of wire cost over $100. with shipping. 

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Do they still make the Coleman pump-up white gas lanterns. Giant white light from a  flame "mantle".  Shape much like your retro style electric.  With the efficiency of LED lights today you could make it rechargeable and totally portable just like the original kerosene version.

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you should leave that kind of highly sophisticated electrical work to the professionals!

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Got my wife this combo in 2018. She couldn't have asked for any more. 20200510_144213.thumb.jpg.9d5dcb5512a932aa2b0daa5d4c249d58.jpg   or at least she hasn't  lol.   

Ps. the tractor and pan. 

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2 hours ago, Ihfan4life said:

What are these light fixtures that you make?

 

Ive done a few, made a set of coach lamps from Deitz driving lights from???? Who knows what. I did pendant lights for my kitchen to accommodate my giant bulbs from1 gallon “decorative” mason jars, these, my ideas aren't totally original, just the ones i see i like i can’t afford 

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4 hours ago, Ihfan4life said:

What are these light fixtures that you make?

 

 

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14 hours ago, oleman said:

Do they still make the Coleman pump-up white gas lanterns. Giant white light from a  flame "mantle".  Shape much like your retro style electric.  With the efficiency of LED lights today you could make it rechargeable and totally portable just like the original kerosene version.

YES COLEMAN STILL MAKES A PUMP-UP WHITE GAS LANTERN. YES THEY MAKE A LED BATTERY LANTERN THAT IS RECHARGEABLE.

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