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Converting netted glass float balls into hanging lamps
TikiGabe661
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Joined: Oct 01, 2009
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-10-02 3:17 pm   Permalink

I've also been looking on the web for corks n stuff and I came across this website: http://www.the-corks-store.com/. Aparantly they can make any design out of cork to any spec. Of course it will be brand new cork but nothing a little knife work and a torch can't handle

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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-10-03 10:04 am   Permalink

Yeah that company does not offer the type of corks I have shown in my pics .

 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-11-28 12:06 pm   Permalink

Will be posting pics very soon of my finished glass floats lit up at night.

 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-08-05 9:52 pm   Permalink

Here are some more pics of outdoor night shots .
More pics to follow soon of other colors available.











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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-08-05 10:11 pm   Permalink

Puffer fish and glass balls = puffers lite up inside glass float balls ...of coarse !
Stay tuned.


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2010-08-06 05:21 am   Permalink

Looking forward to seeing that!!!

 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-08-06 7:28 pm   Permalink

Here is a light blue and green glass cut and ready for the next stage of being frosted inside.



 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-08-11 4:17 pm   Permalink

Here's what you haven't seen .I am so damn frustrated lately.I am having one out of
every four glass balls break.There are no two pieces of glass the same since they are
hand blown .Some glass is thicker, others are thinner .Some glass floats weigh more
then others do .There doesn't seem to be any consistency what so ever .I guess I must
really consider the source.....China .My glass cutter as stated the glass has blown
like there was air or pressure in them ...which I guess is possible since they are
hand blown.I just have not had this many break before.I guess you could say I have
really been busting my balls trying to get this done the right way !
Stay tuned.... puffer fish inside the glass float lamps are in the works.
If If am real lucky I will have several completed for Tiki Oasis .
BTW Velvetglass or any of you that work with broken glass as a tiki art ,
I can save this broken glass instead of tossing it .




 
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tikigodz
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Posted: 2010-08-11 7:02 pm   Permalink

Looks like a broken HEART I feel your pain brother>
Walk away and taake a deep breath.


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2962
Posted: 2010-08-11 7:24 pm   Permalink

That's why I gave up on putting holes in glass floats.
I think the blown glass just breaks so easy.
Kinda think it's the small air bubbles in the glass, they heat up
and then crack the globe.
You can not microwave blown glass for this reason.
I know this because I microwaved my wifes deperssion glass and got kinda depressed
when it cracked up in the microwave.
Plus when I did get one "good" hole cut their would be small cracks forming
around the edges of the hole that was cut.
I was afraid these cracks would soon git bigger and I would have one pissed off customer.
So I said enough of that.
But you are right there is a lot of money spent trying to get these lights or any art type
thing right.
Good luck!
Can't wait to see yopur Blowfish light.



 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-08-11 8:31 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tikiskip for your kind words .Yes I have gone thru alot of $$$ trying to make
these right.Everytime glass breaks...it's $$$ money .I get a sudden pain in my gut .
I will try to remain calm and not blow a head gasket .I will say the ones I have
completed.... look and light up fantastic!


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2010-08-11 8:38 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-08-11 20:31, 1961surf wrote:
I will try to remain calm and not blow a head gasket .



Like how you did to my Turkish shop neighbor?...


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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-08-11 9:27 pm   Permalink

Oh you must be talking about the mean guy that left his car parked in the middle of the
aisle locked up,and I had five cars stacked deep behind me honking ...yeah that guy .
Guess he won't be your neighbor much longer ...will he !
Nuff said on that subject Ben .







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1961surf
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Posts: 1932
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-08-25 11:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-08-11 19:02, tikigodz wrote:
Looks like a broken HEART I feel your pain brother>
Walk away and take a deep breath.



I have taken your advice tikigodz , and have taken a break for a few days and got some
surf in .Really helped me cool my jets over all the broken glass lately .
Thanks for the good advice .


 
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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 745
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2010-09-27 6:23 pm   Permalink

Don't give up Bill, I am one satisfied customer. I love my big green float lamp!

Chris




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