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Tikiskip's / Kahiki lamp,Tiki bar lights, fishing float light
tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2007-12-02 12:56 pm   Permalink

Here is a pair of lights I picked up.
They look good but they needed something more.
Here is the before and after.





 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-12-06 05:34 am   Permalink

Merry Christmas tiki people.



 
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rugbymatt
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 1201
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2007-12-06 08:33 am   Permalink

Mele Kalikimaka to you too my friend!

 
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irishf
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Joined: Aug 19, 2007
Posts: 97
From: Athens, Georgia
Posted: 2007-12-09 3:20 pm   Permalink

Thanks so much tikiskip! I ordered the rattan book you recommended and am going to try making my own lamps. Your photos are a tremendous inspiration. THANK YOU THANK YOU for describing how you achieve your effects, so that others can try as well. I really appreciate it.

Just yesterday we found a fabulous rattan chair at a resale shop. Now I will be on the lookout for things to make into lamps.

So creative what you did to that clear lamp in the latest post, painting it red and blackening the edges. I would have never thought to do that. Much appreciation for your sharing and the photos.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-12-11 2:55 pm   Permalink

Thank you irishf.
Just keep looking and stock up on lamp parts.
Before too long you have a top to go with a bottom.
Line it with paper and boom you have a light.


 
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irishf
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From: Athens, Georgia
Posted: 2007-12-14 10:22 pm   Permalink

Tikiskip, I found a new brass nautical lantern with a dark green glass window, and the brass is embossed Starboard. Do you have tips for aging brass, besides exposing it to the elements and allowing a patina to develop? This lantern is pristine shiny. It has an oil lamp inside.

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-12-15 05:59 am   Permalink

Yeah I do.
Or at least I will tell you how to find some help.
Go to a craft store ask them what to do.
They have brush on stuff that can give you the patina
you are looking for.
They have paint on patinas that are green, black, ECT
A stain glass store may be able to help as well.
Take the lamp in tell them the look you want.
You can paint that copper patina on ANYTHING.
If you don't have a glass/craft store
hit the internet you can order the stuff there too.
Also hit the net for info on patinas.
You can do you own with lemon juice, salt, ECT
Last do a test on the back of your light to make sure you like it.
Or on a piece of metal. IE don't mess up your light.
Always test first.
Good Luck!!!


 
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irishf
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From: Athens, Georgia
Posted: 2007-12-16 11:23 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tikiskip, you know everything!

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-01-13 7:42 pm   Permalink

No I don't know everything.
I do like to help out when I can.
Making this stuff is trail and error.
I've done a lot of both.

One thing that really helps is to get ideas from the old stuff.
I take pictures of things I like and think I can recreate.
Like this cool ladder I saw at an auction today.
It sold for $80.00.
I'm now going to spend $100.00 and many hours to recreate it!




 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2008-01-14 1:06 pm   Permalink

hey skip - those pop up on ebay occasionally and sell for around $40-60. I think your recreation will look much better than anyone you could purchase. Have fun!!!!

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-01-14 5:22 pm   Permalink

Ha! Thats good to know.
I was thinking you could strech out the foot rails
And make a mug shelf, or even a speed rail for your bar.


 
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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
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From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2008-01-15 06:27 am   Permalink

You know, I was thinking about making some of these for mug shelves, but I'm worried that they aren't stable enough. Meaning I fear they way "wobble" too freely from side-to-side, or am I wrong?

I would still like more photos of that beachcomber lamp, I have a few parts I would like to throw together to make my own.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-01-15 07:00 am   Permalink

You could mount it to a board in the back of the shelf.
Make it just like a cabinet.
With rope sides, and an open front.
Beachcomber lamp? Is that the one at the top of this page?


 
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Unkle John
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From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2008-01-15 1:13 pm   Permalink

Yeah a backer board may work.

I was referring to this thread:

Beachcomber Lamp

3rd post down, posted by BigBro.
I do love your puffer in the globe lamp, Skip.
Hell I love them all! I would like to also know how you run your wires along the ceiling.

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-01-16 06:41 am   Permalink

That is a cool lamp.
Not too hard to make though.
You just need to find the stuff.



Our ceilling is T1-11 wood siding very popular in the 50s
ranch style homes.
And works well with the whole wire thing.


 
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