A Second Amendment Chanukkiah

 

The casings are 30-06, the same round from the M1 Garand, from WWII. “If you want to bring a light to the world, why not use the cartridges that brought freedom to Germany?”

This is the work of #2 son, @blessedblacksmith, who also works with wood and a range of other materials.

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  1. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    May the light from it shine for you and yours throughout the year, iWe. Chag urim sameach! 

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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    It has both a modern and ancient sense about it. Beautiful work!

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  3. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Lovely work.

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  4. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    My sister would be appalled!  Violence!!  But I love it!  Does your son sell lots of them?

    Bless you and your family.

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  5. Sage Wolkenfeld Member
    Sage Wolkenfeld
    @BlessedBlacksmith

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    My sister would be appalled! Violence!! But I love it! Does your son sell lots of them?

    Bless you and your family.

     

    I think the purpose of a bright light is to show the world that you are not afraid. The purpose of a big stick is to ensure that nobody tries to find out why. Violence shouldn’t be a factor.

    Building it was rather simple, if a little time consuming. I drew up the pattern, and used a drill, scroll saw, and router, made the pattern in the wood for the main structure and the base. I punched the primers out of the brass, and screwed the brass into the wood frame. A touch of wax helps keep the screw hole sealed, and then I just put a wick and oil into the cartridge.

    I expect to make another one in the future for my wife, with minor improvements, such as a better attachment method, to allow the cartridges to be removed for cleaning and refueling without putting oil everywhere. 

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  6. Ekosj Member
    Ekosj
    @Ekosj

     Beautiful!

    Reminds me of the old saw…

    There ain’t many things that a man can’t fix
    With 500 dollars and a 30 aught six

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  7. Sage Wolkenfeld Member
    Sage Wolkenfeld
    @BlessedBlacksmith

    These rounds light off differently.

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  8. Manny Member
    Manny
    @Manny

    Well done!  

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  9. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    wow! That’s beautiful!  

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  10. Mad Gerald Lincoln
    Mad Gerald
    @Jose

    I think Judah the Hammer would approve.

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  11. Mad Gerald Lincoln
    Mad Gerald
    @Jose

    Sage Wolkenfeld (View Comment):

    A touch of wax helps keep the screw hole sealed, and then I just put a wick and oil into the cartridge.

    Neat.  I think I just found a use for some non-reloadable steel cases (Mosin Nagant).

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