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littlegiles
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Posted: 2014-05-02 12:30 pm   Permalink

Great looking like and love the bar decor!

- Dale


 
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Tiki501
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Posted: 2014-05-02 8:41 pm   Permalink

Thanks Dale

 
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Tiki501
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Posted: 2014-11-12 6:47 pm   Permalink

Hello,
I wanted to share a couple pics of my work. The first one is of a lamp I threw together over the weekend and the 2nd pic is a sketch of an idea I came up...a blowfish in a bottle. Progress photos coming soon.

Thanks for looking!
Jamie



 
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SandraFremgen
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Posted: 2014-11-13 09:14 am   Permalink

Gorgeous lamp, Jamie! It's so different than what's out there, yet still very tiki!

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Tiki501
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Posted: 2014-11-13 1:48 pm   Permalink

Thank you, Sandra! I was trying to come up with something original instead of copying lamps that have already been done.

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-11-13 4:37 pm   Permalink

It is a cool lamp.
Look at Sven's home bar page you will get ideas there.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=45415&forum=20&start=75
I think some aging could help, or just wait 10 years.
May be you could place it in a bar in an Indian casino when people can smoke.
Used to own on of the smokingest restaurant diners in town but did not make lights then, could
have aged them in a week there.
My sister would smoke in the ladies room and the walls were yellow, would age in two days there, HA!

Would love to see the blow fish light come to life.
I have a book where I put all my crazy ideas for lights in, it helps me remember as
it can be many years before I get to them, if ever.

Keep it up!!!

[ This Message was edited by: tikiskip 2014-11-13 16:44 ]


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Tiki501
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Posted: 2014-11-13 6:48 pm   Permalink

Thanks Skip!

Your work is amazing! I really dig your float lamps, the nets that you tie are insane! I need to get one for my bar one of these days.
I'll do a search for Sven's bar. I am sure it's very inspiring. All that talk about cigarette smoke and aging reminded me of a Seinfeld episode I just watched. Ha ha! I'll try to post some progress pics of the blowfish lamp this week....if it turns out decent enough to share. Ha!

Jamie







 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-11-13 8:27 pm   Permalink

Thanks, not doing much these days.

I leave cork outside in my pond to age it.
The chain can soak in salt water,
Shellac and fire are a big help in aging too.
Bleach will give you that total white out thing going on.

Even the old tribe type people used to use dirt and fire, coal, ash ect as a paint of sorts.
It's the small touches that make these things come together.

Good luck!!


 
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SandraFremgen
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Posted: 2014-11-13 9:49 pm   Permalink

I feel the same way about trying to come up with something original too, Jamie. When I paint tiki bars in my paintings, I always think "instead of putting in another puffer fish lamp, is there something more original I can come up with?" Then I end up painting lanterns instead, ha!
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Tiki501
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Posted: 2014-11-15 08:07 am   Permalink

Skip,
Thanks for the aging tips! I'll have to go out to my lab and do some experimenting later today. Below is a pic of a OA Kooboo lamp I scored on eBay. I think your version of the lamp blows theirs away!

Sandra,
I think if you put pufferfish in all your paintings they would still be original because your style is so unique and one of a kind!






 
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Tiki501
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Posted: 2014-11-15 09:52 am   Permalink

Here's a photo of a panel that I poured yesterday for another lamp. This one is going to be hexagon shaped with 6 volcano panels.




 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-11-17 04:43 am   Permalink

The 6 volcano panels look good Tiki501.
So what if you put a main light in your 6 volcano panel light of say 40 watt
or lower, and then right in the volcano lava area you put a flicker flame bulb
right behind each of your six panels.
Behind the panels it might show through, would need to do a test first.
Or even one of those blinking Christmas lights you know the C7s 4 watt.
But his could add life to your volcanos.

Here's some info you may use.
Go to thrift stores, antique shows ect... and look for old light fixtures and part them out.
Here's a photo of what I got for Three dollars.
Just the 10 feet of chain would cost that much.
Plus when you do this most of the aging is done as this stuff IS old, not new and shiny.
Now I don't reuse old wire or the sockets even if they look good really
it's just wise to get new on those, plus when I sell my lights they sell better if
I can say all new sockets and wiring.

Show photos of your light when done.
Keep em coming.






 
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Tiki501
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Posted: 2014-11-17 8:34 pm   Permalink

I like the flickering bulb. Idea, Skip!
My dad found me some vintage swag chain and lamp parts at an estate sale not too long ago. What a difference compared to the new stuff I get at the hardware store, lol.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-11-17 10:03 pm   Permalink

Jamie = Tiki501. We love our lamp. Your craftsmanship is outstanding. I should have found your thread sooner. I hope to see it often with more of your work.

tikiskip that was really terrific advice. Wendy
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Tiki501
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Posted: 30 days ago; 09:37 am   Permalink

Thanks, Wendy!!!!

 
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