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  1. Calculations and Alternatives
    Just wondering...:confused: Is it cheaper to light a house for two adults/two children with oil lamps (and what kinds or oil and lamps) than to use electric? Has anyone figured out a formula for such based on the price of electricity per kilowatt hour? Or, is it more cost effective to switch to...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    How is it working for you? what type of bulb do you use? Yesterday I place a pie tin on top of the lamp to reflect the light down = do you thing I'll burn the house down? I know some people grow under light tubes...but I want my violets out where I can enjoy them and my house doesn't have...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    LED's as grow lamps. There seems to be an influx of propaganda propagating LED's as grow lamps. There is much sales hype that cannot withstand scrutiny. Most of the pictures on the Internet are most misleading. The have neither the spectrum nor the intensity to be effective. Is there any...
  4. Question and Answer
    I have an oil lamp that my dad gave to me. I was wondering if it would be cheaper to use the light from the oil lamp in the kitchen when it gets dark or to use regular electricity. I've burned the oil a few times to see what it's like and it doesn't look like the oil is disappearing very fast...
  5. Preparedness and Survival
    We made several of these recently and were soooo glad we did-- even though we have a couple of oil hurricaine lamps. I did set these inside clear glass bowls (one was in a fish bowl) and then either on, or against a mirror to enhance the lighting properties. Oil & Cola Emergency Lamp. What...
  6. Home Environment
    I have three. I do wish I had one more for lightening for when I'm quilting.
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    I finally found some that doesn't smell or smoke. I'll post the name in a bit. It was $11.00 for a large container, however well worth it.
  8. Hobbies
    My dmom and a bunch of her friends went through a kick of making those lamps. They would use a beach ball to form the shade, using fiberglass and resin (man that fiberglass was itchy.....hard to get off you too!). Then they would break all kinds of glass, coke bottles, old dishes (but...
  9. Home Decorating
    ...but I just adore these...:sigh: wish I could buy them! http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?MAIL=1&TID=CID55717&IID=PROLINK0:606293&PAGE=PROFRAME&PROD_ID=606293&CID=55717&fp=f#
  10. Hobbies
    http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/volcano.html http://www.psychicgoldfish.com/sub_page/whatido/lavalamp.htm http://www.oozinggoo.com/howto.html
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    Seeing as fall is now here, who has been using their oil lamps. When summer is here, we seldom use ours. I brought them out though this past weekend and will start to use ours in the evenings now. The kids love to use them especially when we have our supper. I need to get some lamp...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    Wow are some of these pretty!! http://66.221.154.248/cgi-bin/miva?/Merchant2/merchant.mv+
  13. Hobbies
    Here are three I made yesterday. The stones are from the beach in Cape May, the middle one is red jewel stones you get from the craft store and the third is potpourri with small Christmas balls mixed in (my mom's idea).
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    We love using candles for our meals during the long winter months. It has become a tradition in our home and once it begins to get dark in the evenings, the kids begin asking for candlelight suppers. Last night we used the oil lamp instead. What fun we had has the kids made shadow animals...
  15. Hobbies
    Check out MY Mason Jar Oil LampS (Added another one)(And a couple more) I kind of combined a couple of Lori's craft tutorials. :D Here's what I came up with!
  16. Hobbies
    What type of lid can be used on the jar? Can it be plastic (like on a mayo jar) or can I use the 2 piece canning top? Do I have to glue the 2 pieces together? Can the lid be painted? Do you have to pre-treat it with a solution so the paint sticks? TIA
  17. Misc. crafts
    Here they are ladies... Mason Jar Oil Lamps....Pictured are the items you will need to make these..... A jar with lid, filling ( pinecones, potpourri, Fabric, buttons, marbles, stones, dried fruit or chilies, glass ornaments, hard candies, ect..... The only items I know of that do not work well...
  18. Hobbies
    This has been my favorite craft for a while, of all the crafts I make, I give away and sell more of these than any..... These can be made from canning jars, recycled jars, painted jars, decretive jugs....They can be filled with almost anything, marbles, dried fruit, bunched up fabric, stones...
  19. Homesteading and gardening
    *sigh* I am on ebay looking at oil lamps. Not sure why I torture myself. LOL I just love oil lamps. I have a set of cheapie ones, but would love to get a nice set. Anyone else love oil lamps? Sara I need a hankie. LOL wahhhh I love this one.
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