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Old 07-27-2018, 10:49 PM   #1
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How to cut the bottom of metal lantern


I want to change the big lantern into a chandelier so I need to cut the metal bottom of the lantern .


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What tool I can use to do it or who are the professionals should I ask to do it for me?
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:23 PM   #2
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Just use something like this.
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:14 AM   #3
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Re: How to cut the bottom of metal lantern


If it is used I would probably add some water before I cut it. Kerosene is no where near explosive as in gas fumes but why take a chance.
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Re: How to cut the bottom of metal lantern


I'm a hack so I'd use a Hack Saw with a 32 tpi blade.


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Well I must be dumb, I need to know why you need to cut it, before I will say how to.


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I am even more inquisitive. What is going to support the 4 structural vertical rails of the lantern, once the bottom of it is cut off ?
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Re: How to cut the bottom of metal lantern


oops. did not look at the image and assumed it was a real one.


I suspect he will merely cut the sheet metal and leave the bottom frame intact. I sorta think he could buy one cheaper and much easier. I know I've seen that style somewhere.
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Just the sheet metal so light can shine down.

I have looked at many similar style lamp and none I like.
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Then I would get a metal cutting " hole saw", and X for the center of the panel.

Then mount the fixture securely in a holding clamp of some kind.

And chuck the " hole saw" in a variable speed drill, and saw the panel out in a circle.

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I think this is still the easiest just draw lines on the bottom 1/2" from the sides and cut the lines.
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