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post #21 of 46

bow that's a great idea to put electrical tape on the hole. I was worries abot scratching my eggs on that rough metal edge. Thanks!


Edited by marytoast - 2/12/09 at 6:28pm
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post #22 of 46

I just have a small 9 led light with some foam taped around the end to cushion the egg from the metal and glass of the flashlight. It's bright enough to see into Welsummer eggs.
http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww350/grundail01/Picture016.jpg
http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww350/grundail01/Picture017.jpg
I just replace the foam after each batch eggs i candle, i have a 50' roll of it lol

post #23 of 46

We use our old slide projector.  I taped a piece of cardboard with a small hole in it over the lens, maybe 1/8 inch diameter hole.

It works really well.  We have done Blue shelled eggs and Brown, but nothing as dark as Maran, yet...


Edited by Ryu - 2/12/09 at 8:27pm
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post #24 of 46

Just on the subject of candling, and admiring the ingenuity of all ....

I personally prefer a candler where the egg can stay still, and the lamp moves around it.

Doing it this way minimises any risk to the egg.

On that basis, the high power flashlights, Surefire and some Maglights, work extremely well.

I use an LED 3W Maglight .... it's brilliant even on midbrown eggs, but I'd love a 5W Surefire

post #25 of 46

Where are my electronics geeks?    Anybody think I should take 5 SUPER bright 5W Luxeon LEDs , set them in an array in an enclosed holder and make the brightest cool light candler in the world!?!?!  wink

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post #26 of 46
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Originally Posted by Nifty-Chicken 

Where are my electronics geeks?    Anybody think I should take 5 SUPER bright 5W Luxeon LEDs , set them in an array in an enclosed holder and make the brightest cool light candler in the world!?!?!  wink


That might even work on emu eggs ... you can buy the batteries tho lau

post #27 of 46

Took an old coffee can:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/34566_candling-6.jpg

Drilled two holes in bottom and added a cord and switch:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/34566_candling-7.jpg

Added a light bulb receptacle to the inside of the can:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/34566_candling-5.jpg

Screwed metal brackets to bottom for legs.  Attached to plywood for stability.  CAN GETS TOO HOT TO TOUCH!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/34566_candling-8.jpg

Drilled a 1 1/2" diameter hole in the lid.  Covered rough edge with a rubber gasket:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/34566_candling-9.jpg

Put the lid back on.  Turn on light.  You need to be in a dark room of course.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/34566_candling-10.jpg

Candle your eggs!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/34566_candling-11.jpg

Good luck!
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post #28 of 46

hi

i made this one with a LED flashlight,

a piece of cardstock covered with electrical tape then i cut a hole in the center of that  to go on the lens of the flashlight,

i put the core of an empty scotch tape roll, wrapped with electrical tape over then metal surround around the lens

all of this i had in my house

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/79557_candler_13.jpg

i'm at day three of my second hatch, going to try this tomorrow

chicken beginner, having a lot of laughs with my bbs orpingtons
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post #29 of 46


CLOSE-UP pic of this candler Please......droolin

 

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post #30 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThreeBoysChicks 

Here is mine.  Coffee can and a light base.  I put some electrical tape around the hole to protect the eggs when candling.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj22/Familyofanimals/bCandler_1.jpg

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj22/Familyofanimals/bCandler_2.jpg


this one is totally awesome and PRO looking, going to see if hubby can whip me up one tomorrow.

 

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