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beadtiki
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From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2010-07-23 10:08 pm   Permalink

Are you folks using those cheap-o puffer fish with the goog-goog-googly eyes you can pick up in seaside novelty stores? And thanks for the info about using a mask - I have a hyper-sensitive sniffer and would hate to have THAT stuck in my sinuses for a week - yuck!
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spiked
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Posted: 2010-07-24 08:56 am   Permalink

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On 2010-07-23 21:37, ka'lenatiki wrote:
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On 2010-07-23 12:57, TikiTres wrote:
Spiked, those look great! Where did you get the globes? I have an extra puffer that's waiting to be stuck into a globe like that



Check back on page one of this thread.....
did mine in blue, must get pics posted.........



First one I did, I used the fish tank, the second one- I found an acrylic globe for it, it is more round and safe, so I liked that better. I actually have the second one up on evilbay right now...


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2010-07-24 9:31 pm   Permalink

"First one I did, I used the fish tank, the second one- I found an acrylic globe for it, it is more round and safe, so I liked that better. I actually have the second one up on evilbay right now"

Nice.



 
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TikiTres
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Joined: May 28, 2008
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From: Forney, TX
Posted: 2010-07-24 10:41 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-07-23 21:37, ka'lenatiki wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-07-23 12:57, TikiTres wrote:
Spiked, those look great! Where did you get the globes? I have an extra puffer that's waiting to be stuck into a globe like that



Check back on page one of this thread.....
did mine in blue, must get pics posted.........



Doh! Didn't see that, mahalo! When I was typing that I was actually thinking "seems like I saw a globe like that at Michaels"


 
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TikiTres
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From: Forney, TX
Posted: 2010-07-24 10:44 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-07-23 22:08, beadtiki wrote:
Are you folks using those cheap-o puffer fish with the goog-goog-googly eyes you can pick up in seaside novelty stores? And thanks for the info about using a mask - I have a hyper-sensitive sniffer and would hate to have THAT stuck in my sinuses for a week - yuck!




Yeah, I picked up a couple from Bosko a couple of years back, made one into a lamp right away and have been saving the other to do as a globe lamp. And I can also verify that as the others said, they are STINKY when you cut them open I wore a respirator, but the smell lingers on long after the cutting is done, even outdoors.

Edit to add- I was thinking I had written a how-to on lamp-i-fying a puffer, I just searched and found it on page 3 of this thread (from '08):

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=7028&forum=18&start=30

[ This Message was edited by: TikiTres 2010-07-24 22:48 ]


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spiked
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Posted: 2010-07-25 12:47 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-07-24 21:31, tikiskip wrote:

Nice.




Thanks! You were right when you said that things get better with more practice. Thank you for the encouragement!


I turned about 6 puffers into lamps, globes or by themselves, and another thing that is really annoying is the stuffing inside. Tricky to get it all out. Please wear gloves especially when you dealing with stuffing . Puffers make me bleed, lol! And wear goggles, one of the spikes flew into my eye, all ok, but it was unpleasant, so bottom line, just be careful


 
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beadtiki
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From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2010-07-26 5:53 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the info and links - I'm gonna make my dad do all the cutting - especially since all the equipment is at his place!
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