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Aloha Theater and Tiki Bar!
MaukaHale
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2015-11-13 10:27 pm   Permalink

W8N2Surf - Thank you for the comment. I'm glad you like the thread.




This is a project I started last summer for the TC Art Swap. Because of time constraints I knew I was not going to finish it on time so I submitted these two pictures for the swap. They were test drawings for the larger black velvet picture:



I'm now working towards finishing this project. Mounted on top of the picture will be a black light and there will be a timer that switches the black light off and on. There will be a cover over the light so it won't be visible. I always liked the windows in the Enchanted Tiki Room that simulated lightning and rain. When I saw the volcano window in Trader Sam's at Disneyland Resort I thought maybe I should have my own magical window.



Here is the previous progress from last summer and as I near completion I'll post more pictures

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Here's the sketch of the painting.



Like everything else I had no idea in the beginning how to do this so I needed to do some testing. The body of the painting will actual be oil pastels with UV paint over the pastels. The first attempt was on paper that's for acrylic paint but the pastels didn't adhear that well.



Here it is with the UV paint.



My next test was on a sample of the black velvet fabric.



And here it is with UV paint.





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hiltiki
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Posted: 2015-11-18 6:37 pm   Permalink

I love your decorating skills, looking forward to the black velvet finished piece.

 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2016-01-20 8:46 pm   Permalink

Its been awhile but I'm making progress on the black light black velvet picture.

The next step is to finish the shield that goes in front of the black light. This was a project for the art swap with The Enchanted Tiki Room as the theme. I thought I would use an element from The Enchanted Tiki Room sign.







I just need a few more layers of the UV paint and the painting will be done.



Now I know what Robb Hammel meant when he said you need to make the paint stand up on the fibers. If you put it on too thick the paint goes below the top of the fibers.



I just need to stain the wood and mount everything. I'm working towards having this done by Saturday and hung on the wall. We are having a few guests over for a small party.


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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2016-01-23 5:53 pm   Permalink

The picture frame was completed in time for the unveiling party on Saterday.



I uses a hydroponic timer so the UV Black Light would go on for 40 seconds and turn of for 40 seconds.



There was a good turnout for the unveiling.
















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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2016-01-24 5:59 pm   Permalink

Looks great. I love the idea of the light on a timer. The whole place looks fantastic.
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2016-01-25 10:16 pm   Permalink

Thanks Slacks Ferret, the black light and the UV paint remind me of what the dark rides at Disneyland used to look like. Especially Mr Toad's Wild Ride and The Rainbow Caverns Mine Train. Its kind of like having my own magic window like they have at Trader Sam's. I'm going to keep working in UV paint and see if I can come up with a unique volcano and lagoon scene. It would be nice to have something as large as the mural you have behind your Kanaloa Lounge Bar


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Shot-Tiki
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Posted: 2016-01-26 09:40 am   Permalink

LOVE the velvet picture.

What model black light did you use?

Can you provide a link?

Thanks.


 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2016-01-26 10:08 am   Permalink

Shot-Tiki,

I bought the black light based on the size I needed. Its an 18" Chauvet. I purchased it from Guitar Center.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Chauvet/Blacklight.gc


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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2016-02-18 8:41 pm   Permalink

I had an opportunity to see John's space first hand, and boy-howdy, is it ever a nice one! Love the impressive tikis, the art, the pinball machine, the Monkeyman tables, the tapa cloth, and all the painstaking details (especially those details which were routered) that have gone into his Aloha Theater. He's also a fantastic host! Mahalo Mauka Hale! I hope I can see it again some day!

 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2016-02-22 07:31 am   Permalink

Slacks Ferret, I'm glad you took the time to stop by, It always has been enjoyable to meet other members of the Tiki Central community. Perhaps I'll make it to Calgary some day.

 
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Aloha Daddy
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Posted: 2016-02-24 10:42 pm   Permalink

Mauka, you are outdoing yourself, this is really great! I love how the picture glows, it's a great effect. You continue to inspire, thanks for sharing your how-to's, always keep me motivated! I am in the middle of a re-build of parts of my bar as well, getting it ready for the spring/summer season! Aloha and keep up the good work!

 
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bobtiki
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Posted: 2016-03-04 7:39 pm   Permalink

MaukaHale, thank you for posting so much information about your build I just got sucked into reading all of it over the last half hour. Really looks like a warm, inviting space!
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2016-03-06 7:55 pm   Permalink

Bob, Thanks.

Its a great place for me. After my wife goes to bed I'll make a cocktail and watch old Adventures in Paradise episodes or Hawaiian Eye Episodes.


 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 6 days ago; 9:34 pm   Permalink

Now that the weather is warmer I can get outside and use the router.

I want to build carved frames to go around these two pieces of tapa cloth.



Right now the tapa Cloth is attached to the wall with only two small needle point steel harden nails. They are very small and leave a small hole that can't be seen when poked through the tapa. The idea is to make frames that will hang over the tapa but won't be attached to the tapa. The nails and the pressure from the weight of the frame, against the tapa, will hold it in place (I'm a minimalist when it comes to attaching things to the wall and ceiling).

Since the tapa doesn't have straight edges it takes a tight fit to cover the material but not the painted design.



The boards are 1"X4"s and are too wide to fit into picture frame clamps. To join the ends I used spring miter clamps.



The corners are held together with wood glue and #10 Wood Biscuits. The biscuits are inserted by cutting a slot with a plate joiner.





One final check to make sure the frame does its job before I spend time with the router,



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