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Kahaka's Tapa Tiki Lamps- Some of the Lamps I'll Have at Tiki Oasis
tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2014-02-11 6:33 pm   Permalink

That looks beautiful! That lamp would really catch a person's eye with all of the details.
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Murph
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Posted: 2014-02-12 1:08 pm   Permalink

Lovin' the tutorial!

 
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Monkeyman
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Posted: 2014-02-13 12:28 pm   Permalink

Inspiring as always.....

 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2014-02-13 5:05 pm   Permalink

Can't get any better.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-02-13 7:04 pm   Permalink

Now your giving away all your secrets, looks great!

 
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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2014-02-14 4:06 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words ya'll!

Next up... Edging. I use this woven material found at Oceanic Arts and Benson's.

I iron it flat before hot gluing it on. I iron it again after I've glued it to spread the glue around and to get a tight fight around the bamboo.
















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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2014-02-14 4:12 pm   Permalink

Then I coat the bamboo with a few coats of this matte clear to bring out the color in it and to protect it.





And that's a wrap! Lotsabamboo with the Shipwheel Resin Bottom, headed to Texas.

Mahalo!
Woody
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2014-02-14 6:30 pm   Permalink

Regardless of the fact that you sign your posts "Woody" I never put it together that you were the same Woody that is Notch's friend until recently.

Yes...I catch on quick!

Awesome lamps as usual. Crazy how much work you put into these things but man does it pay off in the end!

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Tiki Tonie
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Posted: 2014-02-14 8:01 pm   Permalink

Wow, they're all so awesome!!!! Do you do any table lamps?

 
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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2014-02-15 10:39 am   Permalink

Hey thanks SandraDee... ya Nacho is one of my best buds. I taught him everything he knows (ya right!). Ha. Do you live in San Jose?

Tonie... Thanks! I've only made one table lamp... It was made from a Suffering Bastard bottle I found at TJ Maxx and converted it into a lamp. My wife keeps telling me to make floor lamps, but I've never gotten around to it. I like makin' the hangers!
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The Sperm Whale
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Posted: 2014-02-15 10:45 am   Permalink

The step by step is very informative ! You must have a ton of patience !!! I love your lamps !!

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2014-02-15 4:07 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the step-by-step instructions! Maybe one day I'll give making my own lamp a try. If I do you'll get all the credit and I will only construct for my personal use.
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2014-02-15 6:47 pm   Permalink

Another home run! Looking forward to more step-by steps.

 
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TikiPops
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From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2014-02-18 3:49 pm   Permalink

Hey Woody,

Great step by step. The resin tips were great, but the best tip was ironing the trim to get it flat & spread out the glue. Guess I'll be thrift store shopping for an old iron next time out.


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2014-02-19 06:02 am   Permalink

Great stuff! I may give up on trying to recreate a UFO shell lamp and get you to make me one for the Hideaway instead.

Do the resin pieces ever come out? DO you rough up the wood to help them grip in there?
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