Lantern Project


Wildwood's December woodworking project is beginning to take shape.  What started as a slab of redwood is now a recognizable lantern.

The hood, or top of the lantern, required the most work, by far. We used a skill saw to make the initial cuts on the larger section of the hood.  Then, we chiseled away pieces of the wood before finishing the cuts with a handsaw.  The chiseled away sections allowed us to push against the block and maintain the angle of the cut all the way to the bottom. 

Of course, there's still quite a bit of sanding to do!  Then, treating the wood with a protective coating of tongue oil.  Then, assembling the lantern...

We can't wait to light it up.