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turbosickboy
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Joined: Aug 05, 2005
Posts: 137
From: Malmoe/Sweden
Posted: 2005-12-01 6:36 pm   Permalink

Had a really boring day, its cold outside and nothing to do.
So i decided to be creative for half an hour or so.

It started with a bamboo torch and a cord


took it apart:


took off the bottom with a can opener and turned it upsidedown to attatch the cord


Cut the bamboo to make space for the cord



replaced the "can" and put a lamp inside of it



Wired some rope around...


And finally...


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3589
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2005-12-01 6:45 pm   Permalink

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=2651&forum=1&hilite=wiring%20tiki%20torches http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=3381&forum=6&hilite=wiring%20tiki%20torches http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=4822&forum=1&hilite=wire%20torch

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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2598
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2005-12-03 06:24 am   Permalink

This is an excellent post for it's step-by-step factor, very useful for those seeking some How-To-Do-It type information. It's this sort of post which really adds to the quality content of Tiki Central.

In one of the other threads on this topic (links thoughtfully posted above by Basement Kahuna) RevBambooBen advises using rebar to ream out bamboo. That technique works great. No splitting, no splinters.


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10358
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-12-03 07:24 am   Permalink

Hey Tsickboy, you hit the nail on the head with an Excellent way to relieve the boredom of those cold wintry days. Ofcourse I am in the deep, tropical, Sunshining South where we have no need for such relief. However wecould use it on those post hurricane, un-electrified weeks while waiting for our power to be restored.
Thanks.
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turbosickboy
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Joined: Aug 05, 2005
Posts: 137
From: Malmoe/Sweden
Posted: 2005-12-03 07:58 am   Permalink

Thank you all and keep me inspired...

 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2005-12-03 09:49 am   Permalink

Here's another step-by-step too.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=7522&forum=7&vpost=76497&hilite=How%20to%20make%20an%20electric%20tiki%20torch


nice looking electric tiki torch, turbo
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3492
From: HELL
Posted: 2005-12-03 10:18 am   Permalink

Quote:

In one of the other threads on this topic (links thoughtfully posted above by Basement Kahuna) RevBambooBen advises using rebar to ream out bamboo. That technique works great. No splitting, no splinters.



a threaded lamp pipe works well too....just insert it into the bamboo pole and tap the end with a hammer..this knocks out a nice opening for your lamp cord to pass through.....when the pipe is through all the knuckles of the bamboo pole, slide your wire through the pipe, remove the pipe and viola!! the wire is now running through the bamboo without having to thread it through each knuckle by hand......


 
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1594
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-12-03 9:15 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the excellent step-by-step, TSB! Nice electric torch.

 
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Tiki G.
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
Posts: 380
From: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Posted: 2005-12-03 9:22 pm   Permalink

Yes, nice torch!

 
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