Here is my super easy, "homemade" candler. I purchased the desk lamp from Walmart for $9.44. I used the box the lamp came in and cut out the bottom. Then I cut out a little opening for the neck of the lamp to fit through so that the box would lay flat, then I cut out a little hole for the egg. I lay the lamp down with the bulb facing up. The box puts the egg high enough to not be affected by the heat from the lamp if not left there for too long. Plug it in, set egg on top, turn it on. Tada! As you can see, it lights up the entire egg quite well (this is just a store-bought egg). The only thing easier would probably be to just hold a flashlight up to the egg - I didn't go this route because I have quail eggs to candle as well and I want to see the entire egg. I also like that this is a nice little functional desk lamp that I can use for other things as well if I want (multi-purpose!). For quail eggs - I have another little piece of cardboard that will fit on top of this with a smaller hole cut out. It would be really simple to make a little box like this out of wood, if so desired. Hope this is helpful to some of you!