Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Coal Miner - Part 2 - Changes?
That green looking rock is a piece of mine tailing we picked up last fall which 4wheeling up in the mountains near St. Elmo, CO. If I can locate a piece of coal I'll swap it out. Making the lantern was really fun trying to come up with ways and material to create it. The body was just a piece of dowel whittled to the shape and the front reflector was made with a ball-peen hammer and a piece of cooper, pounding it into a dished shape. The flint striker is just bent wire and the center flame mechanism is wood. The hat bill is TUPELO. Let me repeat that TUPELO! I don't know how I came up with Catalpa last time as I don't have a piece of that wood in my shop.
Anyway, there are a few more photos in the Gallery and I'll try and get things back on track here real soon.