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Tikiskip's / Kahiki lamp,Tiki bar lights, fishing float light
PutiTiki
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Joined: Jun 08, 2009
Posts: 34
Posted: 2010-02-04 07:40 am   Permalink

Skip - Love the Sailors Jerry work.

My friend makes lamps out of empty alcohol bottles and used one with a paper label. There is this sray can he purchased at Home Depot or a craft store that "fogs" the glass, making it cloudy so you can't see the wiring he runs through the bottle but clear enough to see the label. The biggest problem he runs into is drilling out the bottom of the bottle without breaking the glass. He uses a special bit but has broken plenty of bottles doing so. I'm looking to make one out of a Sailors Jerry bottle soon so I'll keep you posted.

-PutiTiki


 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3664
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2010-02-04 11:27 am   Permalink

Skip I've been looking at your balls and I think you have some of the nicest balls on TikiCentral. But I really think that you netted is superbe where the netting trails up higher than I've seen anywhere else. I have even seen a vintage float the other day that had easy to do netting that is easy but no one has done before. I wish I could pick your brain about them though.

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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 1062
From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2010-02-04 11:51 am   Permalink

OK, so while I Soooooooooooooo agree with how EXCELLENT t.skip's floats & other lights are, the following made me totally LOL & just couldn't go by without some commentary......

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On 2010-02-04 11:27, teaKEY wrote:
Skip I've been looking at your balls and I think you have some of the nicest balls on TikiCentral.



Good to know that you get around, teakey, to look at the many balls of TC



 
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Jeff Central
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Joined: Jul 23, 2002
Posts: 1564
From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2010-02-04 12:06 pm   Permalink

Actually, the last time skip came to The Dock for dinner he brought some lights and a customer complimented that he had the biggest blue balls she had ever seen.

I'm NOT kidding!!!!!!!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2612
Posted: 2010-02-04 1:33 pm   Permalink

Ha! Ha!
Those ladies were great!

Hey Teakey the top part on these are the hard part.
Its easy to get mixed up and tie the wrong rope to the
wrong rope.
But if you look at old floats they dont tie them like I
do.
They kinda finsh much shoter than I. (Ha! more sex talk)
I like to tie them long so that they come down off of the ceiling.
But then theirs are made for floating, and mine are made for lighting.

"Some balls are held for charity, and some for fancy dress,
But when balls are held for pleasure thats the balls that I like best!"
Angus Young


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2612
Posted: 2010-02-06 2:11 pm   Permalink

Ok so how you going to hang those cool lights ya just got?
Here are some ideas.
The first pictures are some fancy chain.
This stuff is high dollar though. $6.00 to $8.00 bucks a foot!
But its all about the details I think.
The last photo is some rattan chain that I made.
I used to look all over for this rattan chain, almost never found it.
Then I thought I can make that.
Just made some nice pendant lights that all this stuff is for.
Cant show em yet as they will make their debut in the spring.
First lights of 2010.










 
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LOL Tiki
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Joined: Sep 06, 2007
Posts: 932
From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2010-02-06 2:37 pm   Permalink

Nice work on the rattan chain!

 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2612
Posted: 2010-02-06 8:30 pm   Permalink

Thanks!
Ok here is what I will do....
If there is enough interst I will show how the chain is made.
So if say 12 people post on this thread I want to know how to make the
rattan chain, in say one weeks time I'll show you how to do it.
Right here, same bat time, same bat channel.



 
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TIKIVILLE
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
Posts: 635
From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2010-02-06 8:50 pm   Permalink

How?
I have a fresh bag of it but yours looks better?!
How?


 
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Murph
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Joined: Jul 11, 2006
Posts: 716
From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-02-06 9:58 pm   Permalink

I want to know how to make the
rattan chain.

Thanks


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1706
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-02-07 05:03 am   Permalink

Show and tell...please.

 
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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 1062
From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2010-02-07 07:35 am   Permalink

show us!

 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-02-07 07:35 am   Permalink

I'm prolly too inept to accomplish this, myself, but I'd still like to konw how you did it.

 
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teaKEY
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From: The thumb !
Posted: 2010-02-07 08:15 am   Permalink

I'll take a guess at how the chain was made. Soak? Then start with a loop, next keep going around the loop by twisting around and around and around. Next twist around the loop for a third time, Tuck the loose in into the fold of the twist. Now you have one link. Just my guess.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2010-02-07 09:00 am   Permalink

Thats close Teakey.
But there are small tips and tricks to make
it go more smoothly.
7 more I wanna see how its done posts to go.
Then I can give you those tips.


 
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