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tiki help needed..
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Joined: Jul 17, 2004
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Posted: 2004-07-29 9:13 pm   Permalink

Hey everyone I have been working on turning this cheap bar I bought into a tiki style bar and I think its coming along real good. I carved this tiki mask out of foam and I want to attatch it to the front of the bar. The problem is the front of the bar is a thin mesh like material that dosent have any support behind it. Does anyone have any tips on how I should go about attatching it to the bar. I was thinking of just using a real strong glue but if anyone has some other ideas i'd love to hear them. thanx alot

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Satan's Sin
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 729
From: Imperial Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-07-29 9:36 pm   Permalink

Go behind the bar and try drilling a small (like 5/16s) hole through the bar. Then put a long screw through the hole. Then put a nut over the screw and tighten it down flush against the bar's exterior. The screw should just be sticking out. If your mask's just foam, simply jam the back of the mask onto the screw.

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Bamboo Dude
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Joined: Jul 05, 2004
Posts: 164
From: Orange Countiki, CA
Posted: 2004-07-29 9:41 pm   Permalink

Pictures might help. You may consider screwing a piece of lath to the mask from behind the thin mesh using some long drywall screws... that's my guess. Good luck, and may the tiki gods be with you.

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Joined: Mar 09, 2004
Posts: 1095
From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2004-07-30 01:56 am   Permalink

If the mask is foam I can't see why it can't be glued on. Just make sure the glue is compatible with the foam.

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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-07-30 04:57 am   Permalink

You could also use Velcro. You can buy it in long strips and it holds really well and won't damage the bar.

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