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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-07-27 8:30 pm   Permalink

I'd forgotten about this thread...Kahaka - great use of thick bamboo. Bamboo has so many uses...

Here are some fishing float lamps I made:


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Kava King
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Joined: Sep 20, 2002
Posts: 217
From: Kensington-on-Avondale
Posted: 2004-07-29 08:38 am   Permalink

"I just made"?!? C'mon and spill- those are some swinging globes you got there!
We need close up photos, blueprints, step by step instructions, etc.. From your photo it looks like either you've figured out how to frost glass AND perforate those globes for lamp installation or you've got a great source for frosted, pre cut floats. These are the most traditional looking float lights I've ever seen on Tiki Central, especially if they're "homemade"!


 
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hazmania
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Joined: Dec 29, 2003
Posts: 35
From: Dallas, Texas
Posted: 2004-07-29 11:15 am   Permalink

Kahaka, I'd like to take a look.

 
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KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
Posts: 824
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2004-07-30 10:35 am   Permalink

Yeah, Polynesiac, how did you frost the floaties? Doesn't look like you used paint.

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-07-30 11:27 am   Permalink

He put them in the freezer for an hour.

 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3288
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-07-30 11:49 am   Permalink

Polynesiac, is that jute(hemp) you used to tie that big boy?

My first attempt was with that stuff, but it's nasty. Splinters all over the place. Oh and it really doesn't hold a knot well at all, you've got me very courious!


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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-07-31 1:31 pm   Permalink

I can't give away too many secrets... but the floats are all repro floats. I buy them pre-tied with that nautical rope (sorry I don't know the exact name of the rope, but I do get splinters occasionally) and can supply you with them too (with or without lights) - send me a PM if interested. Yes, I add the holes and all the light fixens...


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chefgrey2
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Joined: Aug 13, 2002
Posts: 168
From: Elon, NC
Posted: 2004-08-09 12:04 pm   Permalink

Aloha, Alnshely! Great work...I've got a ton of old barkcloth lying around...my question is about the mod-podge...I know it's some sort of matte? yeah? Why do you coat both sides with it? does it preserve as well as adhere? Thanks, Grey
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Alnshely
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 974
From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2004-08-09 4:27 pm   Permalink

Chef,
ModPodge acts as a finish, like varnish, it comes in both Glossy and Matte varieties. It also shrinks the Tapa a little so it dries real tight, so getting both sides real well is important. It is a glue, a finish and a dope.
Mahalo,
Al
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Alnshely
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2004-08-13 11:12 am   Permalink


This lamp (on the left) was made by Oceanic Arts for the Mai Kai. The Mai Kai never collected it, so it was eventually aquired by Martiki. I added the tapa and the rain cape as per Martins detailed drawing. This is a cool big bowling pin lamp.
Mahalo,
Al
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5813
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-08-13 11:57 am   Permalink

Excellent job Al.
You can almost see the Mai Kai in spirit.


 
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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2004-08-14 8:57 pm   Permalink

good job Al as usuall.

 
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-08-16 12:17 am   Permalink

i wanted one (or two) of those tiki lava lamps, but i already had two ordinary ones. so, i tikified them by mod podge-ing tapa scraps onto the bases and caps. i made good use of a vintage lampshade by Fleckstone-ing a Marshall's suffering bastardoid bottle.



 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-08-16 4:01 pm   Permalink

Very cool, dogbytes!
those Marshalls bottles are just screaming out to be made into lamps...nice one!
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KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2004-08-16 9:14 pm   Permalink

Wow, Al... that looks super sweet. A+ cool.

Wow, Polynesiac... your lamps are looking sweet as well.


 
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