This swedish torch is more of an accident than a planned project. When making the beam lanterns my first idea was to use a large drill to hog out material to create the opening that the finished lantern has. As it turned out, it did not work as planned – the sheer amount of wood you need to turn into sawdust alone made this idea pretty much a nonstarter. It did end up with a kind of a smily face, though, so I decided to take pity and set it on fire.

After the original Beam Lanterns and the video on fire danger, the swedish torch is the third one in what I have chosen to call the Beam Cycle. And as with every successful series you might ask “will there be sequels?” Well, who knows… As a matter of fact, I do! There is another step in the process, and you can make good use of beam lantern leftovers!

Now if you want more things smoldering check out my tea light holders. If you are looking for something more general, I got you covered as well. And if you want to improve your workshop, have a look at these projects. If you enjoy what you see please subscribe to my newsletter so you never miss a new release.

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