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TIKISKIP : How to make tiki light, Lamp 101
cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2016-12-07 08:28 am   Permalink

Received the Junolux LED flickering bulbs yesterday skip, one big the other smaller, and had a similar reaction...OK, but not great. Not sure whether they remind me of a flame or just an amber colored bulb that is about to expire. I will still use one on a project I have going as the bulb will be hidden but accessible to tiny hands and they do run nice and cool.

 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2016-12-07 10:15 am   Permalink

Well yeah I knew that the bulb could not be seen for a good effect, heck it's a bunch of dots going on and off.

BUT when I did see it the bulb was in a house light that had a frosted glass hiding bulb.
It looked great in that fixture.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-12-09 04:01 am   Permalink

Well I have an update to the “(New Advanced Edition) Lakes LED Flickering Flame Light Bulb.
It looks like this bulb goes in and out of Flickering Flame mode.

I do have it outside in a Blow mold, so it could be the cold, it could be it is heating up trapped in the mold.

Wonder if the "New Advanced Edition" model is a fix to the first one that did not work well.

One can only guess as the only thing in the box is a note asking you to tell everybody how great this bulb is and to let them know of any problems.

THIS is the biggest reason I most times don't like new stuff, it does not work.
Have never had the old type Flickering Flame bulb not work and heck they cost like 10 times less than this bulb does.

But $26.00 bucks for a 5 watt bulb is not a great deal.

Will bring this bulb inside and see if that helps, looks like this bulb goes to no flicker after being turned off but with no instructions don't know if that is a "feature" of this bulb.

Too bad this could be cool.

Wanted to let you know before you run out and get this that this could be a problem.


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-12-10 07:55 am   Permalink

Skipper
Wish u lived closer
Found a float recently
No rope on it


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-12-10 1:20 pm   Permalink

How big is it?
Basket ball hoop net may work.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-12-10 6:12 pm   Permalink

8 in
I'll check it out
Thanx


 
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Mashuka
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Posted: 2016-12-10 7:31 pm   Permalink

I used a basketball net on an 8 inch float. It works just fine.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-12-11 08:55 am   Permalink

Right on

 
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Adam Aku Aku
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From: Portland
Posted: 2017-02-06 01:55 am   Permalink

I'd like to know your opinion on repurposing tapa into lampshades or anything else.. I've been buying small scraps when they pop up on eBay which I have no problem using, but over they last couple years I've tracked down tons of tapa on Craigslist and in vintage shops but I have a hang up when iit comes to cutting this stuff up.. I just can't bring myself to do it sometimes. I've now got pieces that are 12 x12 inches and pieces that are 12 x 12 feet. All too beautiful!

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2017-02-06 11:20 am   Permalink

Well I too had a hard time doing this but was pleased with what I made out of the Tapa I did end up cutting.
If you think about it cutting it up and using small bits and pieces of it lets you stretch it and use it even more I guess.

Using Tapa makes it easy to make a light as the Tapa says tiki right there, so
it's kinda hard to fail using Tapa.
The only thing better than Tapa is GLOWING lit Tapa.

Have lots of Tapa things in the wings that need to be finished, maybe this will be the year.
Here is a thread I did on Tapa....
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=49260&forum=5&22

Here are a few things I have made using Tapa.
Good luck!!















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Brian K
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Posted: 2017-02-06 6:24 pm   Permalink

Really digging the shrunken head lamp! Where did you find the shrunken head?

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2017-02-07 07:49 am   Permalink

Thanks Brain.
That light is in fact called Brian, if you knew my family you would know why.

I look for the shrunken heads and other things that will work
all year but Halloween is the best time to find them.
Found that one at one of those pop up Halloween stores.

They do make really cool good ones but they cost $100 bucks and up.

Do have other heads waiting in the wings.

Now is the time to find Bamboo at nursery stores as they buy just a small amt because it cracks and splits thus making it harder to sell.
Once it's gone, it's gone.
At least that's how it works in Ohio.

Good Luck!!


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2017-02-10 07:03 am   Permalink

Need to make my new shiny nuts old and black looking.
When I see some cool old looking décor in a tiki bar and then see new shiny hardware on it or a white cord on some old tki light, well it’s like your mother in law calling during sex, unless your mother in law is Christie Brinkley.

Sooo I needed to age the brass I used on this new light.
Here are ways to do that.

1. In a plastic container pour some vinegar, apple cider also works really well, add a tablespoon or two of salt, mix well.
2. Put your pieces in mixture and let them soak for a few minutes or longer.
3. Take them out and dry with paper towel.
4. Place them in either a cookie sheet and put in oven to 350 or put a piece of tin foil over your stove burner (electric) and place pieces over them on med to high heat.
5. Watch them turn dark in a few minutes. Remove (with pliers) and let cool.
6. You can polish the pieces with #0000 steel wool (hardware store) and polish to give desired look.
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For brown-black, use a sulphide solution. An easy one used to be selenium toner from KODAK, but thats really hard to find with the decline in photo processing. Another easy source is "Patina Black" by Novacan used by stained glass artists. You should be able to get a small bottle for about 8 bucks.
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For Green-white use JAX Green Patina. Produces a permanent antique green finish on Copper, Brass & BronzeMade in the USA.












 
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