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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 730
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2018-06-11 1:11 pm   Permalink

Nice!

 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4963
Posted: 2018-06-11 3:34 pm   Permalink

They look great.
The globes are what is hard to find and what costs the most when making these lights.

You made these as cheap as you could ever hope to find the parts to make them with.

Good job!
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Bam Bam
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Joined: May 13, 2016
Posts: 240
From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-06-11 3:49 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys!

And yeah, I lucked out big time with both globes. Retail prices for these things are crazy!


 
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Bam Bam
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Joined: May 13, 2016
Posts: 240
From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-09-11 8:26 pm   Permalink

I thought about making a new thread for this, but I suppose it kinda fits the tiki-on-a-budget theme.

Sometimes you sit down to record and realize that, you just don't have an instrument or even a household object that makes the sound you hear in your head. In this case finding that sound came down to building an
Ipu Heke:

Start with two clean, large dried gourds. Ideally one should be rather tall. These were not exactly ideal gourds.


Slice off the top of the larger gourd. This becomes the base. The other gourd has holes cut in both ends, such that one end fits tightly over the mouth of the first gourd. Clean out the seeds and papery membrane.


Glue the two gourds together. I found I needed a form to hold them in place while drying.



Once dry and cured, tie a decorative cord around the neck as a handle. In this case, I finally found a use for those honor cords that have done jack squat for me since graduation.


If desired, the Ipu can be sanded and sealed, and decorated either by carving into the skin, or painting.

You Ipu is now ready to play!

Total cost for gourds: $6 at a fall flea market.
Gorilla wood glue and cord: on hand.



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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 820
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2018-09-12 1:20 pm   Permalink

Well done! Very cool

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 9266
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-09-12 1:50 pm   Permalink

BamBam I have three big gourds like that that I bought a couple years ago. Two days ago I got one out and plan to make a lamp from it. Waiting for my Muse to bring me design inspiration

 
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