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Kahaka's Tapa Tiki Lamps- Tangaroa Lamp
mp
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From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2011-01-12 8:27 pm   Permalink

So clean and so Fresh! Another sickkkkkkkk lamp!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-01-13 01:23 am   Permalink

Kava Kava Man looks trippy back there staring out!

Another great lamp Woody! Your resourcefulness with materials and ability to make it all come together is incredible.

I'll trade 1/2 of my carving talents with 1/2 of your lamp making talents any day! Lighting is such an important part of the tiki bar, and you've got skills my friend!
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Tiki Kaimuki
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Posted: 2011-01-13 4:02 pm   Permalink

I agree with Dave, ya got the skills to pay the bills! I should keep my eye out for stuff you may be able to use for lamp production. Oh, and you shoulda come to the Cove. Drunk hilarity in full effect.
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gold zephyr
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Posted: 2011-01-14 9:17 pm   Permalink

Pretty sick looking lamp Kahaka. Just of curiosity, what was the name of that glue that failed to stick? Want to make sure to avoid

 
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KAHAKA
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2011-01-15 07:07 am   Permalink

Thanks you guys. You're some talented mofos yourselves!!!

Gold Z, I use spray glue to adhere the tapa to the fiberglass skin that goes around the frame, and hot glue for the detail stuff. If you're gonna coat with polyurethane (which I would avoid unless you're going to put your lamp outside), coat the tapa first and let it dry before you do the detail work with the glue gun. Might add sn extra day or 2 to your project, but it'll be worth the wait.

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Custom Tapa Swag Lamps and Sconces Built By Kahaka

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2011-01-16 9:55 pm   Permalink

Looks great!
Been wanting to do tapa lights.
But it's harder to get in Ohio.


 
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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2011-02-24 10:59 am   Permalink

Here's my latest... I call it "Tapa Marquesan Rattan Face with Aqua, Blue, and White Sea Glass in Four Circles on the Bottom of It" swag lamp.





Now off to Nacho's bar to take some pics of it lit up. Man I love vacation.









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WestADad
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Posted: 2011-02-24 11:21 am   Permalink

Woody, your lamps are absolutely SICK!!

Love em'

Chris


 
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mp
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Posted: 2011-02-24 11:33 am   Permalink

Killer!! LOve it!

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2011-02-25 06:07 am   Permalink

You could have called it "wine rack no more"
Nice job!


 
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KAHAKA
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2011-02-25 07:04 am   Permalink

Thanks guys!

The rattan is actually scrap from an ottoman and a breakfast in bed tray. I pulled some pieces, reshaped, torched, and stained them. The circles on the bottom were cut into plywood.

Now off to look for a rattan wine rack! Would have made this one simpler.

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2011-02-25 4:37 pm   Permalink

So nice when a found object can be made into
a light.
Heck tiki bars were green BEFORE there was a green movement.

You know the wine rack I'm talking about.
Hard to find those anymore.
Great job!!!


 
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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2011-03-06 2:39 pm   Permalink

Totally, Skip. I get excited when I can find something to piece together into a lamp.

Both of these are for sale.

















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Posted: 2011-03-06 10:34 pm   Permalink

Wish I was Rich!!!!!!!

 
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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2011-03-28 8:57 pm   Permalink

Here are a few new ones for a customer that wanted lots of blue.













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