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Tikiskip's / Kahiki lamp,Tiki bar lights, fishing float light
tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-17 5:41 pm   Permalink

Here's the original shade.
All mine needs is some soy sauce stains.



 
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-08-17 5:46 pm   Permalink

That looks really cool skip - could we have the backstory on this piece? I assume you've got an old/original lamp you're modelling it from? I love the varied forms tiki art takes...I can't think of another genre or style where making lamps is such a crucial part of the look.
Edit: , nevermind, the original just mysteriously appeared above my post!

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croe67
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Posted: 2007-08-20 9:10 pm   Permalink

Looking AMAZING, Skip!!! Looking forward to seeing your progress

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-21 9:00 pm   Permalink

Thanks Croe67.
Am waiting on wire rings for lamps.
Then I can start the mold.
It was great meeting you!
You and yours are welcome in our home any time.
Congrats on the room crawl award!
You and Skitiki look like two fun girls.


 
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2007-08-22 02:30 am   Permalink

Now that's cool. I don't usually go in for most of the lampshades 'round here but that one is winner.

 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2007-08-22 12:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-08-17 17:30, tikiskip wrote:
Hey look at this.
Just put the black on.






Damn John!!!!

That looks freakin' awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers,
Jeff


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-22 8:02 pm   Permalink

Thank's Jeff. Wait till you see em.
"could we have the backstory on this piece?"
That's funny cuz I went to the Tropical Bistro today to
show them the shades.
Theang the owner (he used to work for the Kahiki)
told me he threw away 50 of those lamps!
He also said that the last owners did not care about
the stuff in the Kahiki.
They saved none of it for themselves.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-25 3:30 pm   Permalink

How I made a mold of a Kahiki lamp.
Ok this ones going to take awhile.
So here goes.
First make sure that all parts on original is sealed.
ie Painted or shellac this will help keep the rubber mold
stuff out of the original.
It will also help your mold release when the time comes.
Then make a box to cover half of the original.





 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-25 7:36 pm   Permalink

My original was painted and sealed so I did not need to seal mine.
And I did not want to mess up my original.
Now I made a template to separate the lamp.
Then you need to affix the template with clay like this.




 
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Tiki Diablo
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Posted: 2007-08-25 9:07 pm   Permalink

Ooh coolio Skip! Your lamps are the best, I love this one.

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-26 09:45 am   Permalink

Thanks Danny! Coming from an old school tiki pro like you that
means a lot.

Here's what's next. You are making half of a box.
You need to make sure that the box will not leak when you pour in
the rubber mold.
But you also need to make sure that the rubber stuff does not
stick to the thing you are molding or to the box.
You do this with clay, shellac and a release agent.


This is how your boxed piece will look.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-27 07:49 am   Permalink

One thing I forgot to mention is that you need to
make a guide for the two mold halves to fit together.
This can be made of clay.
Four nubs with a ring going around the lamp piece.
as seen here.



Here you also see brushing on the release agent.
You must put this on all things the rubber will touch.
That is the piece to be molded the sides of the box (inside)
And the clay joints.
So the rubber will not stick.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-27 1:57 pm   Permalink

Next you mix and pour in the rubber mold stuff.
Here is the stuff I used.
It's kind of expensive.



Make sure you pour it in slow.
This is so you don't get air bubbles in your mold.


 
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frostiki
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Posted: 2007-08-27 2:01 pm   Permalink

Wow, the lamp shades are incredible. Did you say you were screen printing them? Are you planning on aging them as well? I can't wait to see more.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-27 2:05 pm   Permalink

Thank you.
Yes they will look older than that one. I will shellac them.
And yes I am silk screening them.

After the mold dries, 24 hours. you take off the one side only.
then you start to build a box on the other side.
Be sure to keep the one side incased in the rubber mold.





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