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  • Magpie
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    Hey, I didn't know about the LED candles I want to make these for my son for his birthday, he is crazy about candles. Thanks for the excellent advice!

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  • CanadianScroller
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    You cannot have anything on the top of the lantern, you would be amazed at how much heat even a little tea light will produce.
    When I have made candle sconces I have used a forstner bit to drill a hole for a tea light.

    If you are using votives I would recommend using a glass holder.
    Tea lights on the otherhand usually come in small aluminum or plastic holders.

    I have used plain printer paper in lanterns before that I have rubbed with mineral oil. I wouldnt worry about using sand. That could get messy.
    The real safety precaution here is to not leave the candles unattended.
    I did pick up some solid state LED candles that run on batteries. They look quite good when illuminating through paper. You may want to try this apporach too.

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  • Magpie
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    Lanterns

    I am making the lanterns from this month's SSW, only I want to make them candle holders instead of electric lights. What safety precautions do I need to use? I suspect the glass votive candles are the safest candles, but I'm afraid of fire with the rice paper. Do I need to use a layer of sand in the bottom or anything like that? Any advice is deeply appreciated Thanks!

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  • NC Scroller
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    I am guessing that your clamps have probably spread due to usage. I am not aware of any aftermarket clamps that fit your saw. Did you look at ereplacementparts.com to see if they sell clamps for your model? Sorry I could not be of more help.
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  • Daddy's scroller
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    by Daddy's scroller
    I have a craftsman saw. The blade just slips out.
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  • Daddy's scroller
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    No. I haven't tried that yet...
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  • Chance13
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    I put those on my 20" Dewalt a couple years ago. Big improvement from the one Dewalt had....
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  • Rolf
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    We need to know what saw you are using, as they have different clamps.
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