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Tikiskip's / Kahiki lamp,Tiki bar lights, fishing float light
tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-27 6:20 pm   Permalink

Let me stop with the mold and give an update on the shade.
The first picture is the shade I made.
The next picture is the original lamp shade.
I'm going to shellac the shade I made to see if it ages it some.
I want to give a thanks to Captn Skully for helping me get this
shade pattern on a disk and cleaning it up for me.



The new shade shows the pattern much better when the light is on.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-28 9:16 pm   Permalink

Ok back to the mold.
After making the box you seal and soap like you did the
first time.
Then pour in the rubber mold stuff.
After it dries you can take apart the mold.




When you make these molds you will always have mold stuff left over.
If you have other things ready to mold you can try and use up
any leftovers.





 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-29 07:20 am   Permalink

Now you can mix your plaster.
The first thing you do is put on a release agent.
Brush it all over the inside of the mold.
You need to hold the mold together, I tied mine up.
Slowly pour in the mold mix.
tap the sides to get out any air bubbles.
Let this dry. Then demold.
This parts like Christmas you don't know what you will get.









 
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Capt'n Skully
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Posted: 2007-08-29 07:36 am   Permalink

Sweet Jebus, It LIVES!!! Glad to see you moved forward with this project. Lookin' good!!!


_________________
~Skully



 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-29 2:49 pm   Permalink

Before it gets too hard you will need to carve some
of the extra plaster off.
At the seams and other spots.
Then you will need to fill in the air bubbles or voids
you may have.
I used this to fill in the voids.
It worked better than the plaster did for me.



 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-30 07:07 am   Permalink

The shade is done!
The first shade is the original. The second shade is
a copy I made with no shellac.
And the third shade is one of the copies with shellac.



 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-30 07:17 am   Permalink

Back to the base.
Now you need to drill a hole through the base
for a cord. The plaster will be wet inside.
It takes a long time to dry.
Then carve out the top for the light fixture.
Plus the bottom for the cord.






 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2007-08-30 09:53 am   Permalink

awesome job skip!! i knew if i held off long enough you would figure out how to create copies of that damn monkey lamp yerself without me involved!! LOL ya done good, skipper....now when can i get a lamp??

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-30 2:15 pm   Permalink

Ha! Ha! Thanks David.
But if you had helped they would have been in stores everywhere.
I have had more than a few people ask if I was going to sell these.
I am going to sell these I just don't know when.
I'm not a very fast worker.
But I will start with the shades because someone said they needed some.
Here is how these shades look on other style lamps.
I am just waiting for the plaster to dry now.
So I can paint it.
Then I will be done.
Thank you for your interest.

Trader Vic lamp

Don The Beachcomber lamp


 
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harro
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2007-08-31 07:51 am   Permalink

hi skip

just read through your entire thread - great stuff! love the work you do and the great progress posts, keep it up!

cheers, harro.
PS did you finish that rattan hanging chair?


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-09-04 08:57 am   Permalink

Funny you should ask we went to the store
that sells the rattan binding that I need to
finish that chair on the day you asked about it.
But no I did not finish that chair yet.
Split firewood all weekend.
Should be able to get back to tiki projects now.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-09-05 10:23 am   Permalink

Ok I'm trying to nail down the paint color on this lamp.
It's not easy.
Here is my test tiki.
I'm going to need to replicate years of dirt in the cracks.
Or was it painted that way?



 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2007-09-05 11:05 am   Permalink

Awesome job skip!!!

Your work is truly impressive!!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2007-09-05 11:27 am   Permalink

Nice work. You make it look easy but I'm scared to follow your example.

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-09-06 08:47 am   Permalink

Thanks pappy,
It's not hard.
But it does take some time and patience.
Here's the next challenge. Get the paint right.
First is the new paint.
The last pic is the original lamp.
This is how I want it to look.





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