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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-03-10 08:30 am   Permalink



MAKING A SMALL UMBRELLA PICK INTO A SMALL LANTERN PICK.
By Tikiskip


Ok so here we will do the same thing we did in the first part of making as small umbrella pick, that is to take the paper off to about one inch.


Now instead of cutting off the rest of the paper you cut down along the ribs right to the one inch mark of where took off the paper.


Next glue each one of the side tabs back into the bottom of the umbrella, these will be glued to the ribs on the bottom of the umbrella using white Elmer's glue.
NOTE: you will need to trim a bit of the paper that you fold back under the umbrella so it will fit nicely.


Cut off extra long rib parts.
The one bad thing about these is they no longer fold down as they are glued.



Add to drink and serve:



These look really cool when you put three together for a tiered look.

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2016-03-11 04:45 am   Permalink

WOW those picks are fantastic. I have a question about one of your lamps shown way back on page thirteen. The way you aged the lantern glass is amazing. It gives off an eerie warm glow with the grungy red and black colors. Could you give a few pointers on how you did this? I would like to get that look for the glass in my mini diving helmet lamp.





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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-03-11 07:22 am   Permalink

Ok Trav for that one I used black testor's model paint, and amber shellac.
BUT the shellac was kinda old so that means thicker than regular.
With that said I used old thick shellac and new thinner shellac.
(shellac gets a more darker amber color when it gets old as the denatured alcohol
evaporates)

Sooo I painted the outside with new shellac, then painted the sides with old shellac but on the inside of the glass.
The inside was only painted in that oval shape.
Let that dry.

Next use the black paint to go around the edges and make that same oval but a bit smaller than the inside shellac oval. kinda dab the paint on like a small splash.

NOTE only one coat of shellac went on outside and no black paint went on outside.

So you do this in small layers over and over till it looks the way you like.

Remember it is best to go very slow put many small layers of shellac and paint so it looks natural.
Put it on the way it would have built up over the years, something gets splashed on light then get wiped off in the middle by sucky lazy pirate bartender.

Good luck!!


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2016-03-11 12:47 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the help Skip. I will give it a try. The glass in the helmet is very small but I think the effect will look good.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-03-12 3:14 pm   Permalink

Three together for a tiered look.




 
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Posted: 2016-03-18 09:27 am   Permalink

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swizzle
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Posted: 2016-03-19 6:57 pm   Permalink

Pretty awesome so far Skip, i look forward to seeing the finished piece.

 
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JenTiki
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From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 2016-03-21 06:29 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-03-12 15:14, tikiskip wrote:
Three together for a tiered look.





Did you get those glasses from a certain etsy seller who posted the links on TC? I bought the shorter ones she was selling with the same design!


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-03-21 08:43 am   Permalink

Ha!
No Jen my wife got those at an antique show.
Dam don't let her know about the small ones or she will want those too!
I love em but she would fill our house to the rafters with cool old glasses if I did
not stop her every now and then.

The really cool ones like that get by the old glass moratorium.

Still need to post that how to on the custom picks.


 
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2016-03-21 10:45 am   Permalink

Here are the shorter ones. There was a set of 7 (we assume one got broken before the seller got them). They have the perfect capacity for a mai tai, although the pic with the drink in it is a Ginger Sling (my riff on a Singapore Sling). She had a set of 8 tall ones like yours. I don't know how much they sold for.




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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-03-21 11:29 am   Permalink

Dam Jen what did they call those, they are cool.
Maybe an Xmas gift for wife.

I like a glass you can use.
Many times they are like shot glass size, too small.


 
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2016-03-21 12:57 pm   Permalink

They're no longer available from that seller since I bought the set of 7 shorter ones and somebody else bought the set of 8 taller ones. This was the title of the listing, but it doesn't really say anything about the manufacturer or style name: SET of 7 FABULOUS Pink Black Mid Century Mod Vintage Bar Glasses Gold Trim.

Good luck finding more.


 
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2016-03-21 1:00 pm   Permalink

Here's an overpriced set of 2: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Glasses-1950s-Drinking-Glasses-Pink-Black-Gold-V-Retro-REDUCED/111925218703?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35625%26meid%3D4559b7f7ce1b489e8602080e12e99975%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D7%26sd%3D111742155379

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-03-21 2:55 pm   Permalink

I would pay that, but the shipping is US $14.15!
That's more than the glasses.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-04-13 09:29 am   Permalink

Here is the photos you asked for.
You know who you are...
Looks like I have about 18 lights at this time.
Thank you for your interest.






 
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