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Alternate for Glass Float Lamp
kingtiki
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Joined: Oct 17, 2005
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From: Sandy Eggo, CA
Posted: 2005-11-11 2:32 pm   Permalink

Sorry if this has been discussed already or if I'm putting this in the wrong spot - I'm relatively new to TC.

I, like most, want to create a glass float lamp but worry about breaking my beloved floats in the cutting. I found an alternative at a place called Culpepper & Co.
http://www.piecesofship.com called an Onion Jug - basically round with a spout (hole) in the top already. Just wondering if any of you have already looked at these or used them in the past? Wondering if they are worth trying as a lamp?



Any help appreciated


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heelgrinder
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Joined: Oct 10, 2005
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From: deep in the jungle of san antonio, texas
Posted: 2005-11-11 3:32 pm   Permalink

wow, that seems like a *great* alternative. if you tackle it, keep us posted and let us know how it's done!
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-11-12 06:27 am   Permalink

Cool lamps idea!

 
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turbosickboy
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From: Malmoe/Sweden
Posted: 2005-11-12 08:33 am   Permalink

Welcome to TC. cool idea, i think these floats can be easily transformed into lamps

 
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chisel slinger
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Joined: Feb 23, 2004
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From: columbus,ohio
Posted: 2005-11-17 09:39 am   Permalink

oh yeah, I got one of those jugs from culpeppers a couple years ago. dropped a light in the top, and hung it in the lounge. looks great. that culpeppers is awsome.

 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-11-17 09:47 am   Permalink

I found one similar to that but a little smaller I think. I cut the spout off and tied a net for it.

Mine is blue and clear mainly, so I found that when the light was inserted the clear parts were too noticeable. Yours looks much more solid in colour. Nice net work!
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2005-11-17 10:53 am   Permalink

wow, total conicidence, i saw those for the first time in my life last weekend at an antique shop in bethany beach, maryland. i was thinking the exact same thing. the prices were about $100, though, i didn't want to commit yet.
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kingtiki
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From: Sandy Eggo, CA
Posted: 2005-11-17 12:52 pm   Permalink

Johnny Dollar - if you still want to get one be sure to check out the Culpepper site - I ordered the 10" for $40 and he has some that are 13" for $55.

Mine are in the mail as we speak so I'll post some pictures of the finished lamps and overall thoughts if you wanna wait a bit - He still has several in stock.


 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2005-11-17 12:55 pm   Permalink

cool - mahalo!

 
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the drunken hat
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From: Modesto, CA
Posted: 2005-11-17 10:21 pm   Permalink

i used a red one to make the lamp over the bar. i then covered a chinese hat with tapa to create the shade that covers the neck.



here is another look.



the finished product fools everyone. they think it is a real float!

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kingtiki
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From: Sandy Eggo, CA
Posted: 2005-11-18 10:03 am   Permalink

DH - that looks great. I was trying to figure out how I would cover the spout. I might have to borrow you idea - with full credit of course. - thanks
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2005-11-18 10:06 am   Permalink

on the culpeper's site it says they were used for holding water or rum. a crafty person could make a pretty sweet rum dispenser out of one
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danatwo
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Joined: Sep 21, 2005
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From: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Posted: 2005-11-28 04:44 am   Permalink

Hi,
Check out these glass float jug lights. They are 17" tall!!! Wow!! There are 2 listings.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7368313378&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

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