Making a Japanese Stone Lantern

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Considering the price of some of the authentic Japanese Stone/Granite garden ornaments...I explored the possibility of making my own...see how I got on

Wooden base and post moulds

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Wooden mid section and fire box window moulds

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Wooden post mould with plastic conduit pipe to thread cables to solar bulbs in fire box

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Mortar mix 3:1 worked pretty well

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Capstone mould...just a large dish lined with cling film

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Top out mould...ball with a hole cut in

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