For the past few weeks I have been spending a lot of my shop time learning more about tinsmithing. I just finished a series of tin candle lanterns and have been trying to get them up for sale in my Etsy Store. I have been making a few different designs. The first is the classic Shaker tin lantern.
This single candle lantern has a lift up reflector back for lighting and changing the candles. I plan of a more detailed post about this type of lantern later on. I like this lantern and it is the first time I had tried to make the skirted top and handle like this.
The second type of lantern is another classic design with 3 glass sides and a reflective back. It is similar in design to the Shaker lantern, but with a domed top. I made one of these with the domed glass guards and one without.
The third set of lanterns is the Ship's Lantern that I have made before. This is another project I hope to write more about soon.