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Keith59

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I hope this is the right place for this topic. I was wondering if anyone had any plans or pics of Lantern Cases they have made.  I'm thinking of making some out of 1/2 inch plywood.  Any pics or suggestions would be appreciated.
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I don't have a pic right now but the last one I made was from a section of 12 inch pvc pipe! Cut a round plug from a scap of plywood to fill the bottom and cut holes in the top where I could insert a piece of heavy wire to hold down the lantern inside! Nearly indestructible! Also made a wire bale carry handle!


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1/2" plywood is going to be pretty heavy.  You can get away with much much lighter materials.

Here's the last one I made:



It's entirely too heavy to be a carrying case, but it does make a funny storage facility for the Coleman turd.  If it was me, I would look at 1/4" plywood, maybe smaller.  Especially if I had to carry it very far.

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Double duece how about a picture of the pipe carrier.
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I'll try to get a pic of it tonight! Post it back here tomorrow!
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Although I have more than 10 factory cases (Clam shells, Coleman plastic, nylon zippered etc..) I find that making them is a blast and a life long connection to whatever it houses! That being said here is one of my latest ideas!....campinut....















Sorry for all the pic's but it would be hard to explain!....


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I've got this one that came with the lantern. Home made by the PO. I can dig it, not much cushion but a sturdy box.






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I don't have a pic right now but the last one I made was from a section of 12 inch pvc pipe! Cut a round plug from a scap of plywood to fill the bottom and cut holes in the top where I could insert a piece of heavy wire to hold down the lantern inside! Nearly indestructible! Also made a wire bale carry handle!

Never thought of that...that would  be indestructible. Thanks for the idea!!
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right now, I cut up larger cardboard boxes to make a lantern box.
i have directions and can copy up later if someone wants them

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Some great ideas guys...!!  I know the 1/2 inch will be somewhat heavy, but not to bad I don't think.  Just plan on a short carry to the truck...boat...back to the garage... if you know what I mean.  I have some extra sheets of 1/2 already just collecting dust.
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right now, I cut up larger cardboard boxes to make a lantern box.
i have directions and can copy up later if someone wants them

Yes...please post.
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ok here's the pic:


To assemble: (fold), Crease the cardboard every 7" and at the last 1".
Cut the bottom 7" up every seven inches and trim the 1x7" strip on the end away.
Repeat along the top. If you want the handles, cut out the oval on opposite top pieces and fold the same top pieces 1/2way across.
Glue the one inch strip to the inside.
Fold the bottoms up and glue or tape.
Place lantern in and fold the top non cut pieces over the lantern and then the handle flaps last.
seal or clear coat like the old time suggestions or do what i prefer and just tape the bottom 1" and across the bottom with good packing tape and you have a mostly water proof carrier.

If you want inserts:.
Take two pieces and place one on top and bottom of the globe, trim to 1/2 larger diameter than the glass.
Take two more that are 8"x8" for this example. Place lantern on one and trace the outline of the fount. Next you will notch out a 1/2" square at each corner to allow the fold. Then pizza cut across the circle four to eight times. Fold so you have a 7" square with 1/2" on each end.  Place with fold down so you have a 1/2" raised platform and place lantern in. it will squish the pizza cut portion out to form a softer base just like they came from the factory


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3/8" ply wood works well. This one I made is very utilitarian; the lantern can be put away and taken out while hot and the box doubles as a seat.



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Lots of them here

http://colemancollectorsforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/Lantern-Boxes-6299174

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I modified a box I found in my Fathers business when we had an auction. The transom was missing. No need to let a good wood box go to waste.





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Bluestar, that's really cool! very sharp, and sweet logo on the front!
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Thanks, that was my Dads company. He sold it and retired at the age of 83. One of the reasons to rescue the box and save the logo.
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Made this one last year out of ½ plywood.


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this is one that i made. still need to finish it.












 
 

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I modified a box I found in my Fathers business when we had an auction. The transom was missing. No need to let a good wood box go to waste.<br><br><br><br><br><br>


Nice!
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this is one that i made. still need to finish it.<br><br><div></div><div><br><br><div></div><div><br><br><div></div><div><br><br><div></div><div><br><br><div><br><br><br><div></div><div> </div></div><div> </div></div></div></div></div>

This is awesome...! Great job!!
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Made this one last year out of ½ plywood.<br><br><img rel="lightbox[1278008220]" src="http://imageshack.us/a/img171/2850/photo008xu.jpg" class="bbc_img">

I like this a lot! Did you paint the Coleman Nd sunrise?
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Although I have more than 10 factory cases (Clam shells, Coleman plastic, nylon zippered etc..) I find that making them is a blast and a life long connection to whatever it houses! That being said here is one of my latest ideas!....campinut....<br><br><img rel="lightbox[1278008232]" src="http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy349/campinut/Coleman/002.jpg" class="bbc_img"><br><br><img rel="lightbox[1278008232]" src="http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy349/campinut/Coleman/021.jpg" class="bbc_img"><br><br><img rel="lightbox[1278008232]" src="http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy349/campinut/Coleman/018.jpg" class="bbc_img"><br><br><img rel="lightbox[1278008232]" src="http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy349/campinut/Coleman/020.jpg" class="bbc_img"><br><br><img rel="lightbox[1278008232]" src="http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy349/campinut/Coleman/023.jpg" class="bbc_img"><br><br><img rel="lightbox[1278008232]" src="http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy349/campinut/Coleman/024.jpg" class="bbc_img"><br><br><img rel="lightbox[1278008232]" src="http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy349/campinut/Coleman/012.jpg" class="bbc_img"><br><br>Sorry for all the pic's but it would be hard to explain!....<br><br>


This is neat!!!
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I made these last year out of scrap pine boards:


The blue, closed cell foam is cut out from sleeping pads sold in the sporting goods/campind dept. of most big stores.  These cases will hold a 242, 243, 200A, 202, 288, 286, etc.

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yea my cardboard boxes aren't in the same league as these
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i found an old apothecary box at an antique store it was too short for the 242 i keep in it so i cut the bottom off and made an extension and stained it as close as i could to the original finish i added the handle on to and the brass corners hope this helps





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Made this one last year out of ½ plywood.<br><br><img rel="lightbox[1278017245]" src="http://imageshack.us/a/img171/2850/photo008xu.jpg" class="bbc_img">
I like this a lot! Did you paint the Coleman Nd sunrise?


I did, made a stencil by hand and spray painted red.

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Curly - I think the cardboard boxes are inspired!  I will work on a few this weekend as I have a need for inexpensive carrier/case.  Do you have any pictures of nice finished ones?


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Here's mine







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Another thread with boxes...

http://colemancollectorsforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/Lantern-boxes-6223010

I've made a couple from scrap pallets.  There are pictures of them in this ^^^^ link.


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