3e. Mix the epoxy as per product instructions, and spread
generously over the bottom end of the washer and threaded
nipple. Center the socket assembly into the upturned lantern
top, and nestle the crumpled newspaper around the bulb to
keep the socket assembly stationary while the epoxy sets.
3f. Once the epoxy has dried to full strength, remove the
newspaper and unscrew the socket from the threaded nipple.
3g. Cut a piece of lamp cord to 2' in length. With a pair of scissors,
make a 1" snip down its center at one end, and pull the 2 separated wires apart, about 3". Cut around the end of each wire,
only deep enough to slice through the insulation, and slide the
insulation off to expose 1" of the stranded copper wire. Twist each
wire individually, to keep its strands from fraying.
3h. Loosen both terminal screws on
the light socket. Curl the twisted end
of one of the cord wires around
a terminal screw, and tighten into
place. Repeat with the remaining cord
wire on the opposite terminal screw.
Slip the cardboard sleeve back over
3i. Snugly screw the wired socket back onto the threaded nipple,
and draw the cord through one of the top vents of the lantern.
Screw in the light bulb.
3j. Pull the spring-loaded lantern top as high as possible, and fit the glass globe over the bulb and back
into its wire cage, raising the side lever back to its original upright position. Repeat Step 3 to electrify the
remaining 2 lanterns.