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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-12-15 1:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-12-15 08:40, TikiVato wrote:
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On 2013-12-15 07:58, tikiskip wrote:
Nice nui 'umi 'umi.
I like the blue net as well, plus is has a story behind it making it much better.
Also do you think that globe would transmit light?
If it would, plastic like that can be cut with a dremel tool.
I have even used a hole saw before, would make a cool light.
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TikiSkip, My brother was kind enough to tell me about his Christmas ornament find. I too wondered if the globe would transmit light so yesterday I went down to the place and picked up only four of them. I came home and drilled a hole and then used a jig saw to make the hole wider. I put in a 25 watt light bulb and liked what I saw. The place is closed until Tuesday so I will be there and buy their remaining stock. They had 36 left when I left yesterday.



I tried it with a yellow and a red bulb.



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TikiVato





Yes, Yes that's it.
"36 left when I left yesterday"
Dam you are going to have floats everywhere!

One more idea for you.
If you have that many why don't you put a light in a few and
then place in your landscape, tuck the net under the globe and it will look like
a float that has washed up on the beach type o thing.
Kinda bury the globe in ground some to look best.
Then just bury the cord that goes to your light.
Great find on these.
Are they new or old?
THIS is what the old time tiki joints used for their lights as they did not want
to spend a ton o cash or mess around with drilling holes in glass that would break.
Now all these need are YEARS of cig smoke and dust to look perfect.
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2013-12-15 1:50 pm   Permalink

Here's a float from the Kahiki auction.
Well I think this is decorator glass made for décor not for
being in the ocean on a fish net as it is too thin to last in the ocean.
BUT it is very cool and it sold for $134.00 plus 10% on top of that.
I can't buy things like that and then sell you a light made from
such high dollar glass, the light with ship would be over $250.00 bucks!

So this is what makes Globes like the one you found so attractive for tiki bar lighting.
The people who want glass globes most of the time don't want to
pay glass globe prices for a light.

But then most of the lights I make are glass globes.
If I find a globe glass, plastic or resin I tie it.
Heck the coolest globe I ever tied was PAPER and that is in Svens house.

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exquisitecorpse
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Joined: Feb 26, 2009
Posts: 246
From: philadelphia
Posted: 2013-12-16 03:40 am   Permalink

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On 2013-12-13 00:01, Fez Moai wrote:
Today's thrift store finds. A couple of Harvey's mugs and a Cheeseburger Tiki.



It took me three trips to vegas to get a cheeseburger tiki mug.


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-12-16 6:24 pm   Permalink

Hit a few thrift stores












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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2359
From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-12-16 7:09 pm   Permalink

I have seriously neglected posting my Tiki Finds, this year. I'm gonna try to get caught up, before the New year.
Spring:







 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2013-12-16 7:11 pm   Permalink

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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2013-12-16 7:17 pm   Permalink

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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4427
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-12-16 7:44 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-12-16 19:17, Big Kahuna wrote:
Fall:





BK,

Nice stuff, where is this swizzle from? Can't quite read it.



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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
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From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2013-12-16 7:59 pm   Permalink

I believe that's from the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas

 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2013-12-16 8:16 pm   Permalink

Yep! Imperial Palace. The only other one I've seen was in Tiki Kate's collection.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2857
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-12-16 8:39 pm   Permalink

This week's stuff:


Maori patu:


Ballast point Tiki Farm mug:


Kon Tiki for kids book:


Lava lady head


Buzzy Out!


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AdOrAdam
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Joined: Jun 16, 2013
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From: Wolverhampton, UK
Posted: 2013-12-17 2:43 pm   Permalink

I lost track of who 'said' this

Quote:
I came home and drilled a hole and then used a jig saw to make the hole wider



Other than 'use a arrow head tile bit & go slow', any other advice on how to do this?

What size drill bit etc?
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ron-tiki
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Joined: Feb 24, 2007
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From: los angeles
Posted: 2013-12-17 6:00 pm   Permalink

try using a hole saw drill bit.

 
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TikiVato
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Posted: 2013-12-17 6:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-12-17 14:43, AdOrAdam wrote:
I lost track of who 'said' this

Quote:
I came home and drilled a hole and then used a jig saw to make the hole wider



Other than 'use a arrow head tile bit & go slow', any other advice on how to do this?

What size drill bit etc?


I put a step by step in "other crafts". TikiSkip added a tip which you should consider. He is a master of lamps and has constructed a ton of high quality lamps.


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-12-18 07:50 am   Permalink

Yesterday's


Two Hobbyist Duncan Home stackable mugs
























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