Thursday, December 31, 2009

Kickin' it 1800's style yo!

Tonight I tested out this hurricane lamp that my uncle gave me a few months ago. I used olive oil as the fuel with a few drops of orange essential oil. It worked great for about 4 seconds. I think the wick needs to marinate in the oil for a while for it to work better. I used some rancid olive oil I had laying around (I saved it as a potential furniture polish) and the smell ended up making me nauseous. guzz guzz. I will try again soon. I need to buy more wicks. Next time I will use some (non-rancid) cheapo olive oil instead. I got the idea to use olive oil as a fuel from this site- LINK.

Here is a DIY version- LINK

Have a great new year!


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