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TikiPops
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Joined: Jan 11, 2008
Posts: 253
From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2013-04-11 09:49 am   Permalink

Gwen; Skip is correct. These are found at thrift stores & yard sales. The search is the fun part. Trying to find the right shape or color is sometimes a little difficult.

TikiSkip: Yes, the router work is time consuming since I have to do both sides of the wood. I am really enjoying working with the router, so it's not so bad.

Thanks again to both of you.


 
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2816
Posted: 2013-04-11 2:59 pm   Permalink

"the router work is time consuming"
I don't think some people understand (not you Gwen)that you have to really enjoy
making this stuff as the time you put into each piece is a lot,
too much to say I do this for the money.
But you need to find stuff that is cheap enough that you still make some profit.
The stain glass on that globe alone would muck up any profit, then the glass and time.

But then part of the fun is the hunt for stuff to make other stuff with.
It kills me when a person says where do you get.....
Well I can tell you 99% of the time it's never the same place.

It's not as hard to take gold and make fine jewelry, But show me the person making
fine jewelry out of pop cans and there is a true creative genius.

Keep up the good work.


 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 247
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2013-04-15 3:55 pm   Permalink

Just wanted to drop by and say thanks again to TikiPops for turning my thrift shop find, into this beautiful work of art.

I know you put your heart and soul into this and it shows in every little detail.

I'm not sure I have a spot worthy of this piece, but I'll get you guys a pic when I do. For now, here's a pic of the artist with his masterpiece.

Keep up the great work, Brotha!




 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2013-04-16 07:19 am   Permalink

Tikipops, that latest light is incredible! Great work.

Dale


 
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TikiPops
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Joined: Jan 11, 2008
Posts: 253
From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2013-04-16 10:08 am   Permalink

TikiRootsRocka: (Mike) I am so glad my vision of your request was just what you wanted. Enjoy it & post a picture once you have it hung.

littlegiles: Thanks for the kind words.


 
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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
Posts: 1410
From: So Cal
Posted: 2013-04-24 12:22 pm   Permalink

great lamps! I love the different designs....

 
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TikiPops
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Joined: Jan 11, 2008
Posts: 253
From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2013-07-22 6:59 pm   Permalink

Hello all,

I haven't posted in a while. Here are some lamps made for the last two ITMP.

I found 3 small blue mosaic glass candle holders. I made a pair of these lamps to hang together.

Here is the other one. It kinda looks like a tiki satellite lamp.

Next is traditional with bird of paradise bark cloth.

An awesome orange mosaic vase was just crying out to be turned into a cool lamp.


I am feeling better with my routering. I made this for lamp for The Tonga Hut's 55th Anniversary. I gave it them yesterday.
It has 3 side panels carved with their logo, Big Mo & their dates.




Thanks, Mike



















 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2013-07-22 7:18 pm   Permalink

You are really putting out some great looking stuff! You can really tell you are getting comfortable with the router because you are really pulling out some detail work.

Great job on all of them. I think my favorite is the tiki "satellite" lamp. Very cool.

- Dale


 
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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2013-07-25 7:26 pm   Permalink

It was great to meet you at the Marketplace this past weekend TikiPops!

Your lamps were beautiful!


 
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TikiPops
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Joined: Jan 11, 2008
Posts: 253
From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2013-07-26 4:14 pm   Permalink

Dale - Thanks for dropping again. I'm enjoying the router work. Practice makes better!

SandraDee - It was nice to put a face with the name & to meet you. You really worked your butt off at Tonga Sunday.
Thanks for the kind words on the lamps.



 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3820
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-09-25 9:59 pm   Permalink

Pops- what are ya working on???

Jon


 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1257
From: Calgary
Posted: 2013-09-26 08:01 am   Permalink

Cool Lamps! I dig 'em!

 
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TikiPops
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Joined: Jan 11, 2008
Posts: 253
From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2013-10-03 08:32 am   Permalink

Slacks - Thanks for checking out my lamps. The Kanaloa Lounge is awesome!!
Hang10tiki - Haven't done much lately, been busy with work. I am working on a couple of custom orders, will post some new pictures soon.

I also have come out of the dark ages. I now have a TikiPops Facebook page. Go check it out.


Here something for the next International Marketplace sale. A couple of router carved signs for Christmas.

Christmas colors.


This one will be in tropical colors.





 
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Tele295
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Joined: Mar 22, 2013
Posts: 111
From: RinKonTiki, CA
Posted: 2014-01-01 10:38 am   Permalink

Those lamps are very cool. I like the ones with the tapa cloth best

 
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TikiPops
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Joined: Jan 11, 2008
Posts: 253
From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2014-01-07 9:42 pm   Permalink

Hi all,

I haven't posted in while. The Holidays were a little crazy. I'm really getting into router carving. Here are some items from the December International Tiki Market Place.

Router carved Tiki face lamp.



Bark cloth drum lamp.



Here are some router carved Christmas signs.




Router carved Tiki



I also did a project for the last Art Swap. The theme was "Album Cover". I made mine up. I did my favorite band at my favorite place. I think it turned out pretty good.

Here is the start.



Here is a close up.



Here is the finished piece.



Thanks again for checking in.

Mike














 
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