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Pinto509

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Hello everyone, I'm in search of plans to build a wooden carrying case for my lantern.  Or, even a double carrying case.  I'd like to see all ideas.  Please no suggestions for cat litter buckets or 5 gallon buckets, or PVC.  I'd like it to be plywood plans.  Let me know.  Thanks!
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I'd just like plans or templates so I could make my own! 
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Cool, Thanks Mpars!
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http://www.colemancollectorsforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/Homemade-Lantern-Cases-5916764?highlight=wood

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What I did was : put the lantern on a surface a mark the base, then with a square ruler mark the perimeter ( make sure you take into account the vent) then add the thickness of the walls, and cut two identical pieces ( squares), then put the lantern on one of the squares and measure the height, you may want to put some padding under and over, then cut two pieces opposite to each other, set them and measure the size of the other two sides, once you have the six parts, assemble them with glue/nails/epoxy, whatever you have...I made one sort of custom with honeycomb material, very light weight:






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i thought i replied to this but here it goes again i made one for two 220's and a gallon of fuel actually a lot easier that you think here are some pics






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Great! Thanks guys!
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Cooler, I think I remember that one on eBay.


Nope, not this one. I have never purchased a lantern off eBay but I have sold plenty.


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Made with a sheet of galv, some pop rivets, some packing foam I "borrowed" from work, a piece of steel wire and a small piece of rubber carpet for the grip. Everything was bent with a steel ruler and hammer.








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I reenact WW II so here is mine can hold 3 lanterns and can of fuel.



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Not a very good picture of it, but here's the homemade case I just got along with a 220bx


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Made these with my Son a couple of years ago, they are still holding up well. These are the lanterns that stay in the trailer all the time. I have since added a case that holds a Gallon of fuel, a funnel, 2 x 1lb Propane Bottles (for the BBQ) as well as matches, lighters, a wrench and mantles, sorry no pics of that.


 

 

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Great guys!  Thank you for the ideas!
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I reenact WW II so here is mine can hold 3 lanterns and can of fuel.



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That is awesome.  I need to build that for the milspecs.  Maybe build a separate compartment for 520 stoves, too.

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Here is a nice wooden case that has been protecting a nice 220E 5-59 for many yers longer than the 10 I have had it.  I haveb been wanting to sand it and paint - but the straps are nicely attached now - and I am not sure it could be put back together again the same.













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Excellent!
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I've made a number of them for 242's, 220's and a 500 speedmaster.  No plans are necessary.  Take your lantern, get some dimensions on it and just build a box.  I put in a couple of curved pieces in the bottom to receive the fount, a couple of patches of felt to protect the vent from banging and some on the base to protect it.  I also use a patch of foam so when I close it, it holds it in place.  Nickle protective corners and latches can be bought from Woodworkers.  Also as a side bar...the latches from Woodworkers also work for certain stove latches.  I also use rubber bumper type feet underneath each.

Those shown are in leftover mahogany from a boat project, but just about any decent wood will work.  Wall thickness on these is 1/4", with a 3/4" top and base.  I've done them with box joints, but that's unnecessary.  I used a piece of material for the corners as a fillet. The real trick is getting an angled edge between the top and the base, but that's not necessary.  

Stain and finish as you want, I used epoxy and auto clear, but then I've got that stuff in the shop all the time.  A small binder clamp attached with a screw and washer works great to hold things like spare mantles in the lid.  Just an idea.  Doug


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Some very nice carrying cases in this thread.  Thanks all for showing them!
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WOW, Doug, you're not just a great restorer of stoves, you make beautiful cases, too!
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Thanks Steve....and if you can indulge me for a second....here's the boat that the excess ply came from....I was into building boats before I got into building teardrop trailers.  Sorry if it seems self serving... but I'm pretty proud of it. It's my most involved/ time intensive project.   Doug


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You should be more than proud of that boat. It is beutiful in fact I think we need to see more pictures of it. Got any pics of it on the water. I have always loved the look of the old wood boats.
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There are alot of ideas for cases here and alot of craftsmen in this group. 

Daisydog- Yes, please indulge us with a few more pics of that boat.  That Sir, is a beauty!

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Dang! Those are very nice!

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Pinto...I apologize for walking on your thread, but since someone asked, here's a couple more pics of that boat.  Skip....I really dig the look of the storage boxes you did up, nice "military" appearance!  Doug






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No apologies needed! That boat is amazing!
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I love that boat! It reminds me of the old Chris Craft barrel backs. Beautiful! The lantern boxes are gorgeous too!
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There have been a number of topics about wooden cases, but they have been purged. If anything is going to last, it has to be requested to be moved from Just Bull.

I've built a few boxes over the last few years, from rustic to gift boxes for birthday lanterns. Here are some of the nicer ones:



200A on the left, 242 on the right. The red ones were gifted along with birthday lanterns. The 242 boxes were mistakes that had have coves cut along the inside to accommodate the vent. The bail has to be removed too. I made a hole in the lid with a Forsner bit to allow the ball nut to fit. That came about because of another miscalculation. The decal comes from fellow CCF'r Jim Hogg in Canada via eBay.



I made this one to fit two 220 size lanterns and a gallon of fuel. I made a box for tools also. The box fits on top of the gallon of fuel. For some reason it is over size, I'm not sure what I was thinking. I might have been planning to put a tool tray on top of the lanterns. I keep Sears 220 style lanterns in it.



This 500 box is built in a more rustic style. All of my boxes use a hinge that has a rest built in so that the lid doesn't fall all the way back and break.





This very rustic box holds three 220's or two 220's and a gallon of fuel. It was slapped together with scrap lumber in a hurry before a campout. I also use it when I think I'm about to score some lanterns and need to bring them home without crashing into each other. It's pre-distressed so I don't have to worry about beating it up.

As someone said upthread, you just take a lantern, measure it and build something around it. You need to take into consideration the bail though, or you'll end up with something like my little green box above. I didn't even take the vent into consideration (duh!).

I made a box for a CQ lamp with metal shade because I used to take one camping. This time I actually put vertical boards around it to measure exactly what I'd need for the dimensions.


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Forgot this nicely done one by others. 


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