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Davez_tikiz
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
Posts: 333
From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2008-03-02 10:40 am   Permalink

thankns for the info... got the stuff and started today... I'll post some pics. Made one major mistake... forgot to spray the mold with Pam.... should be interesting to see how big of a problem that will be when it comes time to remove it

 
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Davez_tikiz
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
Posts: 333
From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2008-03-02 1:51 pm   Permalink

Here's some progress pics from today...

First made the box with some 1 x 8s, added some construction sand.



then put the vaccuum mold in and built the sand around it



Then mixed up the stuff...1 pt. portland cement, 1 1/2 vermiculite, and 1 1/2 peat moss. Added some liquid red coloring and added to the mold (forgot to spray with pam or add vaseline )



 
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Davez_tikiz
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
Posts: 333
From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2008-03-05 06:32 am   Permalink

Ok... two days later. The tiki came out of the mold easy enough. Here's some pics. It looks really brown, and the vermiculite os kind of obvious.









These pics are kind of cruddy... took em too early in the morning. I'll take better ones. I'd like to figure out what I did wrong.


 
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Tiki Zen
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Joined: Mar 15, 2007
Posts: 352
From: Too far from the beach Bowling Green, KY
Posted: 2008-03-05 10:01 am   Permalink

Glass float-style lights made from close-out christmas lights and craft store decorative netting. Posted earlier in another thread, but thought I'd put it here as well, for the budget-minded.



Covered the cord with twine and used split bamboo as a cover.








 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1564
From: Mass.
Posted: 2008-03-05 10:38 am   Permalink

Great idea!

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-03-05 7:24 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-03-05 10:38, pappythesailor wrote:
Great idea!



Ditto - they look really cool
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Tiki Zen
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Joined: Mar 15, 2007
Posts: 352
From: Too far from the beach Bowling Green, KY
Posted: 2008-03-06 09:41 am   Permalink

While I'm at it - some "pirate chest" speakers a friend built for us using home decor chests:





He installed a gasket between the lid to improve the sound, and quick-connects on the back for the speaker wires.


 
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beadtiki
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Joined: Aug 24, 2007
Posts: 929
From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2008-03-06 1:58 pm   Permalink

Tiki Zen - I REALLY like the float lights you created - who woulda thunk it?!

 
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Musubi Mom
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Joined: Jan 11, 2008
Posts: 22
From: Oceanside, CA
Posted: 2008-03-08 11:55 am   Permalink

Hi Dave, The color of your tiki will change as it dries out. It probably wont be red though. Ive had better luck with the powder colors. Vermculite comes in different sizes. Fine, Medium and Coarse. You might like the fine grade better. When you fill your mold you need to smush and pat the cement into all the nooks and crannies. If you pat the cement while filling the mold the vermculite will float up and away from the surface of the tiki which is the bottom when you are filling it. Dont give up, I know you have more cement and the tikis make great Christmas presents.

Musubi Mom


 
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jpmartdog
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Joined: Mar 27, 2005
Posts: 650
From: Amesbury, Mass
Posted: 2008-04-03 3:25 pm   Permalink

Aloha.... for those of you in desperate need of Tiki bar art, I picked up this cool FREE poster from the NH State Liquor store. Sailor Jerry spiced Rum is giving them away - just tear 'em off the cardboard point of purchase display.. and its yours. It would look quite nice in a wood frame.
It's 16" x 20". I assume its a promotion, wherever Sailor Jerry spiced Rum is sold, but definitely aavailable at the New Hampshire State Liquor stores...FREE! Now, that fits the budget!


 
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Surf tiki
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Joined: Jun 28, 2005
Posts: 268
From: Va Beach
Posted: 2008-04-03 7:39 pm   Permalink

Killer poster, and I just finished the last of my Sailor Jerry tonight. Even more reason to go to the ABC store tomorrow.
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1564
From: Mass.
Posted: 2008-04-03 8:12 pm   Permalink

Dang. I was just there last week... Good score, though.

 
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TikiPhil
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 149
From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2008-04-03 10:29 pm   Permalink

http://www.sailorjerry.com/d/desktop3_dec07.jpg

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blindy the pirate
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Joined: Jan 21, 2008
Posts: 160
From: Tallahassee FL
Posted: 2008-04-07 12:56 pm   Permalink

It rained here all weekend, and I wanted a tiki fix.


I made these out of old shampoo bottles. The one on the left is a totem made up of various faces I had drawn and the right one is a shag tiki with a fez hat.


 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 809
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2008-04-15 10:17 pm   Permalink

I had a couple of old broken ukes lying around, a whole bunch of empty cigar boxes, a dollar store spring mounted bobbing hula girl, a glue gun, a dremmel, and a nice warm Spring day out in the backyard to work. Here's what I came up with, and it plays better than a few of the crappy ukes I've got lying around here!







She dances while I play!


 
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