Welcome to the Tiki Central 2.0 Beta. Read the announcement
Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop

Pages: 1 26 replies

M
Murph posted on Sun, Mar 21, 2010 1:49 PM

Kraken Rum is excellent but I really love the bottles.
So yesterday at the Tiki Chop I made this "old school" style beachcomber lamp
out of the Kraken Rum bottle we all finished off.





A

I LOVE IT!! Have a bottle as well, was wondering how to celebrate its majesty!

T

How bout a in the dark shot of that. I'm making one too. I already got the bottle.

Great job murph! Nice job on the aging it looks like it could be vintage

M
Murph posted on Sun, Mar 21, 2010 9:37 PM

On 2010-03-21 17:47, teaKEY wrote:
How bout a in the dark shot of that. I'm making one too. I already got the bottle.

Had to wait for the sun to go down. Here you go.

Good luck with your lamp.

G
GROG posted on Mon, Mar 22, 2010 1:27 AM

Now, how about a shot of it hanging in GROG' tiki room?

V

wow, that's beautiful !

T

Great job!
How's the rum?

Very nice Murph! Where do those giant piece of cork come from?

very cool murph!

TT

How did you get the shells in? Cut the bottom off? If so, how did you seal up the bottom?

The lamp is really awesome.....I've got a couple of cork floats and some driftwood. Shells and Sand. Light fixture. Rope. Bottle cutter from 70's. Just need a bottle! And answers to the above questions!!

:drink:
Tacky

M
Murph posted on Mon, Apr 5, 2010 3:07 PM

On 2010-04-04 17:34, Tacky Tiki wrote:
How did you get the shells in? Cut the bottom off? If so, how did you seal up the bottom?

The lamp is really awesome.....I've got a couple of cork floats and some driftwood. Shells and Sand. Light fixture. Rope. Bottle cutter from 70's. Just need a bottle! And answers to the above questions!!

:drink:
Tacky

You put them in when they're little babies....

  1. I cut the bottom of the bottle off
  2. Carved out the bottom float to fit the base of the bottle tightly.
  3. Working upside down I filled the bottle with the sand and shells.
  4. With my glue gun I sealed the bottom of the bottle with a round piece of cardstock cut to the diameter of the bottom of the bottle.
  5. Used the glue gun again to seal the float to the bottom of the bottle.
M

Ingenious !!!

Flippin TASTY !

M
Murph posted on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 1:55 PM

On 2010-03-22 06:29, MadDogMike wrote:
Very nice Murph! Where do those giant piece of cork come from?

I used one of the thick net floats from Oceanic Arts and cut it in half.

[ Edited by: Murph 2010-04-08 14:11 ]

G
GROG posted on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 2:12 PM

This would look great in GROG' Tiki room.

P
pdrake posted on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 2:56 PM

brilliant! did you use eli hedley's bottle cutting technique?

M
Murph posted on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 11:34 PM

On 2010-04-08 14:12, GROG wrote:
This would look great in GROG' Tiki room.

Bring over a bottle of Kraken and we'll finish it off and make you a lamp.

M
Murph posted on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 11:39 PM

On 2010-04-08 14:56, pdrake wrote:
brilliant! did you use eli hedley's bottle cutting technique?

We had a lot of fun practicing on beer bottles.
What was Eli's technique?

N

Lookin' good!

Murph, you forgot step zero.
Release the Kraken......Into MAH BELLY!

Looks great! I've wanted to make one of these too - do you have any recommendations re: glass cutters? I gotta get one!

Trad'r Bill

P

he used the hot wire cutting technique.

M

I got the bug a few months back and felt compelled to make one. I used the glass cutter hot & cold water method.


T

Looks good!

Remember these from the 70s?
Big craze was to make glasses from 7-up bottles ect.

M

K-Tel!!! Makes a great gift for the whole family!

T

Pages: 1 26 replies