oil lamps

oil lamps

Post by Michael David Sea » Wed, 30 Aug 1995 04:00:00



I was wondering about oil lamps.  does anyone have information regarding the
succesfull creation of a "suspended well" type lamp.  I have seen them
at the Nature company, it appears as though a molten tube is pressed through
the side of a cylnder...I assume that the oil well is then blown.
In my attempts I can't create the hole for the wick once the oil well is
within the cylinder.
I also have a hard time heating the glass once it is in the cylinder.
My one success has consisted of a 4 inch diameter lamp with a walnut sized
oil resevoir. I bought a fiberglass wick at a local smoke shop.