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MtnDon wrote:
Changed my avatar; Smile does that confuse anyone???

Not me. I often “recognize” well-known members by their avatar, rather than by name. So, when reading a thread, I see the avatar at each post to know who’s talking. I saw your new avatar and thought “hmm… somebody’s already made their avatar look like MtnDon’s lantern”. Then I saw your name there and thought “Aha! Of course!” Cool Thumbs Up

In other words, in my mind, your lantern already represents you better than the name does. So, it deserves to be your avatar. Crown

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I liked watching all the woodwork you have been doing, and you got a really nice result! That is a very goodlooking lamp Smile

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Beautiful Shocked Blushing
Great work !!!

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The lipo battery is rated at 3000 mAh.

I ran the lantern on the 50% which is theoretically 700 mA.

After slightly more than 4 hours the light output seemed somewhat dimmer. At 4 hours 15 minutes, the light had dimmed more and the driver went into its blinking, low voltage mode. The voltmeter read 2.91 volts.

It appears the battery is pretty much the advertised 3000 mAh capacity. That makes me happy.

During the recharge the copper strip heatsink was barely warm to the touch. I guess I could have used a 2 amp charger, but didn’t have one on hand and was not sure one would arrive from CN in time. The PO tracking shows a package should arrive next week, so it could be here in time to swap, but I don’t think I’ll do that. The 2 amp is slightly larger and the connection points are in different locations. I’ll save the 2 amp for a second one I may build.

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The 2 amp is slightly larger and the connection points are in different locations. I’ll save the 2 amp for a second one I may build.

Can you link the 2 amp charger you ordered. 1 amp are easy to find but can’t find a decent 2 amp. I’m in the process of building a lantern myself, but nothing compared to your skills.

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GreenLights wrote:
MtnDon wrote:
The 2 amp is slightly larger and the connection points are in different locations. I’ll save the 2 amp for a second one I may build.

Can you link the 2 amp charger you ordered. 1 amp are easy to find but can’t find a decent 2 amp. I’m in the process of building a lantern myself, but nothing compared to your skills.

Yes, it could be paralleled with the 1 amp charger board. Finding a place to mount the second board would be the challenge. A 2 amp would need a heat sink for certain. I have used one before. I thought I had a spare but could not find it. That’s why I ran into a time crunch to order a 2 amp. I could maybe mount it externally under the bottom cover piece. ??

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GreenLights wrote:
Can you link the 2 amp charger you ordered.

MD, that may be a request for a hyperlink. Even if it wasn’t, it would hurt to give the link for us curious individuals. Thanks!
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Facepalm Total misinterpretation of the statement / question about “could I link”….. I’ll look that up and get back here and post it. Thanks for making that clear to me. Getting old or something….
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Sorry I wasn’t clear with my request. The hyperlink is perfect. Thank you.

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Well, it is funny how the mind works. At least I think it is funny how mine works at times. Facepalm

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Beautiful Work! Cool

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OK. It is completed. No changes or additions, but I dusted it off a bit and polished the external copper discs. Then I took a few more pictures.

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Very nice sir Thumbs Up

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I think its been mentioned before but when does the group buy begin? I’d be up for a few. Smile

 

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Smile I am thinking of making another with a few changes in design that would make construction easier. The appearance would be about the same. The number of hours invested in this light makes it a tad costly.
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Nice job Don. Some chinese company will copy it, and we will probably start seeing these for sale on Banggood in short order… lol

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Looking good! I think the only thing I’d change might be to carefully hide the driver under the top plate. But granted you only see that when opening the lantern, which should practically be never, right?

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Yes, the driver could have been hidden above the copper plate in a recess carved into the underside of the upper wood plate. That’s one of those things that would likely be changed if there is a second version built. That would be a little tidier looking. There’s no practical reason to ever remove a panel. The main reason the panels were made removable was to make assembly easier. Sticking the paper on the inside of the grids would have been awkward at best if the grid assembly was a more permanent part of the unit. Facepalm

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For Christmas my lantern project was gifted to our son. Here it is at it’s new home. (He has the bookshelving with the matching Shoji style doors.)

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What a beautiful gift!

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Looks great there, MD. Pairs nicely with that wine rack – another one of your creations?

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No, I did not make the wine bottle rack. It is a Jaanese styled item as is the lantern, though. I did help paint the back wall Wink and tile the (unseen) floor.

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Exceptional piece of work there Don! Love it! Smile

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your son is fortunate to have an artist like you around

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Excellent gift and composition. I would also like such a gift. Smile

It would be good to see the final location of this unique work …

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djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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Ok, I’m impressed.

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