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The latest lights are cool (as usual). Nice to see you making them again!

[ Edited by: jimsflies 2019-10-30 12:11 ]

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"I think Iv finally cracked the whole paining glass thing!"

You know I did those same things.
Trying to swim upstream, fighting city hall ect,, but in the end I found that I spent more money and time trying to make a wrong thing work when just waiting and finding the perfect thing was the way to go.

But I hope it works for you, one thing I did find was that some of the ways to color glass are not long lasting and start to peel ect.

And thanks jimsflies have a lot of light parts that I found over the years that I need to use.
You know as I look at the new lights coming out I can see that tiki bar lighting has gone from lights made from rattan and other things people find to a bigger production like you would find a Disney imagineer making.

They are cool don't get me wrong, but places like the old joints were focused on getting opened and did not have lots o cash to spend on tiki lights, in these bars you need LOTS of tiki lights.

The newer bigger production type lights must be in the 300 to 400 dollar range and the shipping on that would be kinda high.
But it can take a long time to make those and they would need to know months in advance to fill that big of an order you just don't go in and say two of those five of those and walk with the lights in hand.

At the old joints you would see a few of the production lights from Bensons and OA but then much of the stuff was made by the local people that they could find.
I was told once that the local art school helped with some of the Kahiki décor don't know if that's true or not.

Kahiki also had Bernie Altonbach and Corban Morgan who did that kind of thing for a living.
They also had a few guys that did nothing but repairs all day to keep that stuff working.

Definitely some cool stuff coming out these days.

BS

I definitely know what you mean skip! It’s much easier to find true coloured glass! But sometimes it’s juts not that easy to find the perfect piece in the colour you want. Plus I like the challenge of up cycling something that would probably end up in the bin if I didn’t use it. I definitely like the older style lamps! Especially the fish trap type! Those are my favourite! I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Keep up the good work skip.

BS

I definitely know what you mean skip! It’s much easier to find true coloured glass! But sometimes it’s juts not that easy to find the perfect piece in the colour you want. Plus I like the challenge of up cycling something that would probably end up in the bin if I didn’t use it. I definitely like the older style lamps! Especially the fish trap type! Those are my favourite! I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Keep up the good work skip.

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Hey, thought I would post this here so you can go to this you tube show that has a tiki light how to make a light.

It's a cool light and a good how to so check it out.

Not my show, just thought it would help would be tiki light makers out there. Have no paid interest or a son working as a high paid consultant for this guy, no money or Diamonds changed hands FYI.

A Moment of Tiki Episode 45: Tapa Light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf_ZvGgJKhQ

[ Edited by tikiskip on 2022-08-05 03:16:42 ]

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