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Tikiskip's / Kahiki lamp,Tiki bar lights, fishing float light
Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
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From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2008-01-16 08:01 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-16 06:41, tikiskip wrote:
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.



Thanks Skip! I have ceilings like that (with fake black hollow "support beams" that are twice as wide as yours) I was thinking of running the wires along the grooves to one of the black "beams" (which are hollow) and run all the wires into there and out a hole down to a piece of split bamboo that runs along the wall to the outlet. But I'm worried if that will be too many wires abd cause heat to build up. Is there a way I can splice them all into a single circut with one outlet (or a few)?

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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-01-16 08:34 am   Permalink

As long as your total wattage of bulbs stays low, no reason not to run them all on one cord. I have a few vintage lamps that have multiple sockets and bulbs that are all on one cord. There is a max wattage I am sure. I don't do more than 7 watts in most of my tiki lamps, so I should be able to split a cord 14 ways if it normally handles a 100 watt bulb! And if I do my more normal 4 watt bulbs, I can hang 25 lamps off one cord!
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2008-01-17 06:49 am   Permalink

Yeah Swankys right.
Here are some pics.




You need to keep an arsenal of light bulbs.
Each one of these will give a different light.
You won't know the right one till you try it.
In the middle of those bulbs is a adapter that you
screw into a standard base to make it a candelabra base,
or a medium base. (C7s or C9s Christmas light bulb type)
I just got an order for some lights where fire was a concern,
As his house caught fire. From a tiki light.
Small Bulbs both in size and wattage is the answer.
Along with good distance from any flammables.


 
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Unkle John
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From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2008-01-17 08:26 am   Permalink

Thank you Skip and others, you have been most helpful!
Hopefully this spring the bar will be ready to show off.
I wanted it to be complete enough before I unveiled it.
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Jeff Central
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Joined: Jul 23, 2002
Posts: 1576
From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2008-01-17 12:07 pm   Permalink

Hey skip,

I got this really cool cabinet light that attaches anywhere with NO cords. All 4 lights can rotate 360 dregrees which makes it perfect for lighting certain things in a Tiki bar.

My problem is they use these little led's for the light which looks different than the soft light we get from regular light bulbs. I'm thinking this can be fixed by placing colored gels over the led's. 2" round pieces of amber gels would probably work.

Any idea where I can get something like that. Lighting is EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-01-17 5:41 pm   Permalink

That depends on how hot the bulbs get.
Led not so hot I guess.
Here in town go to Shell scenic studio.
They are in the book under theatrical supplies.
In other towns look up theatrical supplies as well I guess.
Or go to Rossco or Gam color on the web they make gels.
You can get glass gels for hot lights, They are high dollar though.
There are thousands of colors. At about $10.00 a sheet? 2'by 3'
Remember darker colors cut the lumen or light output way down.
Be sure to let all lights get some air.
Hot bulbs not only start fires but they burn out quickly.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-01-27 4:06 pm   Permalink

Here are some lights I'm making.
It is a custom order.
I am almost half way done.
Can't wait to see these in place!

SOLD


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rugbymatt
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2008-01-27 7:37 pm   Permalink

John,

Those look awesome. You gotta post a picture when their installed.

Matt
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irishf
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From: Athens, Georgia
Posted: 2008-02-03 08:54 am   Permalink

Tikiskip is King!

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-02-10 12:05 pm   Permalink

Here are some ear rings I made for my wife a while ago.




 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-02-23 8:00 pm   Permalink

Ok I'm Done!!!!
I must say I'm glad to see em go.
Sorry it took so long, but you should have them by Tues.
Let us see pics of them in your bar.
Thanks again!



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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-02-23 8:12 pm   Permalink

Here's one I sold a while ago.
Don't know if it ever made it to Forbidden Island or not.



 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-04-07 8:24 pm   Permalink

It was so nice out this weekend I got out and made some stuff.






 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-04-25 6:01 pm   Permalink

Ok so I'm like BLOWN away right now!
Mr. Sam Gambino just sent me my hang tag art he did
for my tiki stuff.
Mostly lights.
Thank you Sam!!!

PS he was great to work with.
I've been Gabinoized!!!!




 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-04-25 6:09 pm   Permalink

Here we have a new light for a table.
But stay tuned for I have other plans
for this light.
And the last two are trap markers I made.





 
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