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How to make a simple alcohol lamp
    #24207174 - 03/31/17 05:17 AM (3 years, 10 months ago)

Simple & Easy Alcohol Lamp


Haven't seen to much floating around here on creating an alcohol lamp.

Step 1: Materials

  • A jar or container of your choice
  • Wicks
  • 70% iso alcohol or denatured alcohol.
  • A container to store the alcohol to when not in use.
  • A pocket knife or sharp object



Step 2: Creating the lid


I use an apple juice container, but just about anything will do.

Take a knife and drive it thru the lid like so



Then use a slight prying motion to make the slit big enough for your wick





We now need to feed our wick through our slit.







Voila


Step 3: Lighting dat bitch


Fill with iso



Flip it upside to begin the wicking of the iso.



Then simply light that bad boy up. :doublejointed:  done and done.



and here she is in action. this also works with exactos/scalpels



Step 4: Storing

If you leave the iso in the lamp it will evaporate out of the container slowly. I simply pour my iso into another container when I'm not using it.



Edited by Ziran (09/27/17 05:14 AM)


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Re: How to make a simple alcohol lamp [Re: Ziran]
    #24207444 - 03/31/17 09:44 AM (3 years, 10 months ago)


:thumbup:
I've seen this done with mason jars before it's neat if you need a lamp in a pinch.

I have a lamp I got off amazon for 4$, they're pretty inexpensive. I use denatured alcohol in it


I use a torch mostly as it only takes a couple seconds for my tools to glow red, especially since I like to get the handle too.

But I do still use my lamp for stuff like my inoculation loop, the torch melts the nichrome wire if you leave it too long


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Re: How to make a simple alcohol lamp [Re: Ziran]
    #24803304 - 11/24/17 05:22 AM (3 years, 3 months ago)

Hey there! I know this is a not so old thread, and ive been wondering...
Will it make a difference if I use paraffin mineral oil which is much cheaper here, instead of alcohol?


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Re: How to make a simple alcohol lamp [Re: cilasiah]
    #24803408 - 11/24/17 08:19 AM (3 years, 3 months ago)

Paraffin oil will burn fine with this type of lamp, but the main reason people use alcohol is because it burns very cleanly, with no soot formation on your tools. I'm pretty sure paraffin oil will form soot.


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Re: How to make a simple alcohol lamp [Re: Ziran]
    #24803420 - 11/24/17 08:32 AM (3 years, 3 months ago)

Iso alcohol will leave a lot of soot on your tools. Denatured alcohol is much cleaner.


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