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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-07-20 10:20 am   Permalink

Looking great...your door framing project is fabulous. Cheers
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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
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From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2012-07-21 12:05 am   Permalink

I decided to give Tiki Bob a face lift since he will be standing guard at the side entrance.




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moki and duke
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Joined: Jun 07, 2011
Posts: 23
From: New Mexico
Posted: 2012-07-23 2:10 pm   Permalink

What a great sofa!!!

 
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gold zephyr
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Joined: Jun 29, 2010
Posts: 87
From: Los Angaleeze
Posted: 2012-09-01 9:25 pm   Permalink

Orale...nice tiki jungle

 
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jimsflies
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Joined: Jun 02, 2010
Posts: 241
From: Michigan
Posted: 2012-09-08 08:48 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-07-20 09:21, TikiVato wrote:
Took some evening shots. Lighting is from green patio light and red LED lights I attached to top of float.


Here's one with only red LEDs




Do you have a link to the LEDs you used?


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
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From: NJ
Posted: 2012-09-09 6:59 pm   Permalink

Looking sweet!!


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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
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From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2012-09-10 7:39 pm   Permalink

Jim,
I bought the LED's from a friend who purchased them from an online police surplus site. He doesn't have any more. I may have to try EBay and compare their quality. Maybe someone else may suggest a site.

Lori, thanks for kind words.

I am trying my hand at some router work on trim. I bought a stack of wood from Home Depot for a buck a piece. Not going very well. I think I am going to buy a smaller V router bit. Hopefully that will give me a little more control. Any suggestions from anyone?


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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2012-09-10 8:10 pm   Permalink

Not a bad start Joe! It just takes a bit of practice. Try bringing the router bit up so that it cuts more shallow. That might give you a little more control since the router will be easier to push.


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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2012-09-12 01:30 am   Permalink

I think that looks fine Joe. Once it's burned and stained it'll look even better.

 
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skootiki
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Joined: Oct 04, 2009
Posts: 462
From: fallbrook,ca
Posted: 2012-09-17 7:15 pm   Permalink

I've not tried to do any router work yet, but I think what you've done looks great!

 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2012-09-17 8:00 pm   Permalink

Just remember some of the techniques we discussed at the Crawl and Im sure you will be happier with the results.

What you have done looks fine but for even more control slow down the speed on your router speed a little bit and take your time when moving it through the wood.

I shouldnt take much effort at all to push and pull the router. Rest your arms on your work if you can and it will help you keep the router steady.

Make sure its clamped down well and only use your lines as a guide. In the end the router bit will pick its own path and you just need to be ok with that.

If you are working with narrow pieces of wood then be sure to place other pieces of wood beside it (the same thickness) so it wont rock and tilt as you route near the edges of your main piece (clamp the side parts as well to keep them from moving).

Try to make certain that the table you are routing on is super solid and you wont have to worry about the router moving the table or saw horses around.

It was nice meeting you and hope to see you soon.



 
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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 400
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2012-09-17 10:46 pm   Permalink

Scot, thanks for the kind words but those are just practice runs with home depot opps wood I purchased for a buck a piece. Adrian and Derek have given me some pointers that I will apply as my wife buys me a plunge router with variable speed and some new router bits. (Sometime this week)

Derek, I wrote down some notes on the tips you gave me right after the crawl. I can't wait to try them.
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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
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From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2012-11-05 9:37 pm   Permalink

My wife told me she would like a patio in front of the Tiki Nui to compliment her patio. My good friend Tony, helped me with this task. We took down the gazebo then cleaned up the wood to put in the brackets for the rafters.


We set the post brackets in concrete and then sold my Sago. We will be concreting most of that area to expand the patio.


I routered the posts that will support my beam.

I decided to paint the flowers on my beam once it was up.

Put up the rafters.

Putting up the roofing material was a chore.

Ripped the windows out of the Tiki Nui.

My grandson helped me install the window trim.

Exterior night shot.

Interior night shot.

I found this bar over the weekend and decided to give it a makeover and put it in our new patio.









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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3158
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2012-11-05 9:47 pm   Permalink

Fun progress pictures, great job.

 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 423
From: western australia
Posted: 2012-11-06 5:32 pm   Permalink

Have thoroughly enjoyed your Tiki transformation over the last
couple years TikiVato. The re-birthing of the various cabinets
etc. are remarkable and the new lanai is terrific, great to see
the young fellas lending a hand.





 
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