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Homemade Oil Lamps are Easy to Make

homemade oil lamps

Yesterday, I wrote about alternate uses for rancid cooking oils.  One of the ideas was to make an homemade oil lamp.  This morning I showed one of my grandchildren how easy, it is to make one.

I took a small metal can that had contained hard candy.  The can was about 3 inches in diameter.  I punched a hole in the top with a nail, just big enough for some jute twine to fit through.  The bottom of the can was then filled to the brim with olive oil.  The jute twine was then dipped in the oil and threaded through the hole in the top. …

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