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My name is John AKA Tikiskip.
Living in Columbus, Ohio.
I make and sell tiki lights for bars.
Below is my logo By Sam Gambino.
Here are some of my past works.
Most are sold.
Going to number theses lights so that if you have a question about a
light or other you can just give a number.

My first light here has to be the "Skip float"
I call it this as it was my creation have never seen a light like it.
It comes in red and green even made a gold one once.
Green is hard to find.
This is the one lots of people want and I sell a lot of them.

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FLOAT LIGHTS:



RESIN TIKI LIGHTS:



Maker of TIKI bar lighting, Let me make one for you.

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TIKISKIP lights worldwide, "over 200 made" next one to you.

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"Let TIKISKIP Yaba Daba Do" you a light......

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"Roses are red, these floats are blue, Send me some money and they belong to you"..."TIKISKIP"

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Fish float lights.

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More Fishing float lights.

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TIKISKIP: Basket, Fish Float and resin TIKI lights for your bar!!

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I call this light "Shark Week"
Made with jaws from the Kahiki.

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"Roses are red, these floats are blue, Send me some money and they belong to you"..."TIKISKIP"

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TIKISKIP lights worldwide, "over 200 made" next one to you.

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Damn good stuff! You and Kahaka make the coolest lamps. What size are the float lamps?
Your rope tying is excellent.

Skip, I've been a fan of your lamps fo evva. Your love of detail, your aging techniques, the visible time spent on each piece make them the only lamps I would hang among my vintage ones. One day I am gonna get me one of those cork ones!

This is the thread of complete awesomeness. your lamp making skills and net tying skills are incredible and very inspirational.

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Thanks Bongofury man!
And Big Bro Wow! if I were to write down what I want
people to say about my lights, that would be it!
I showed Bill Sapp one of my lights once and he thought it
was from his restaurant the Kahiki!
And Polynesiac You and Tiki Diablo got me started
on these lights.
I would look at your floats and say i'm going to do that one day.
Was talking with Danny at Coon tiki bout rattan and he said just heat it and bend it.
So thanks all, very cool!!!


"Let TIKISKIP Yaba Daba Do" you a light......

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On 2011-07-15 22:24, bigbrotiki wrote:
Skip, I've been a fan of your lamps fo evva. Your love of detail, your aging techniques, the visible time spent on each piece make them the only lamps I would hang among my vintage ones. One day I am gonna get me one of those cork ones!

Although I do make most of my lights from the ground up sometimes I get lucky and find old parts
that help with that old look. (as seen below)
Because they ARE old, it's hard to get that patina.
And that is THE goal, to get them to look like the old lights.
The book of Tiki was the guide I used to
get ideas for lights.
Plus that book threw gas on the small flam that was tiki and kept it
going and getting bigger so I could sell lights!!
So Thanks Sven!!!!


Maker of TIKI bar lighting, Let me make one for you.

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Ok much more to show.
Here is the Boylan Barrel I named it after the
person who called and said "look John I need something
more nautical than tiki" (Think super cool NY accent)
Amy I could talk to you for hours.
She is a supporter of many tiki artists.
I have lights in every home, tea shop and rest type stop she
has and that is a great honor.
THANK YOU AMY!!!
PS most of these have a different message on the inside of the copper
sleeve(the part you can't see unless you take them apart)
That's probably for the best for now.
You can see one message here. (made 15 of these lights for Amy)

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Made two of these for the Treehouse.

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Largos bar booze rack.






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One of these sold on ebay and one hangs in the Great Tiki Ti.

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Skipster, thank you so much for that amazing lamp, it is so boootiful! It now hangs next to an O.A. lamp in my library:

Besides everything else you do on your lamps, I was looking at your rope and knot work, and can only compare it to the genre of Sailor's Fancy Work, the kind of craft projects that sailors kept themselves busy with during long sea voyages.

Unlike well-known Scrimshaw, rope and knot fancy work is an under-appreciated art form well suited for the Tiki Lounge.

I found this piece, converted from an empty rum bottle, in my home port of Hamburg:

There are a few folks who appreciate this handicraft:

http://despawson.com/Museum.html

All I can say is keep up the good work, maybe some day it will be in a museum...

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You hit the nail on the head Sven.
When my wife and I went to San Diego
I went to the ship museums there.
Being on those old ships and seeing the rope work
was so awesome. ( I shold live near an ocean)
You are cheating yourself if you don't go to these musems at some
point in life.
Came home with tons of close up photos of knotts.
Found this book while there.
It's not cheap but worth the money.


And I love those old roped bottles!

The Light looks great there.
Enjoy!

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fantastic display and work.

Incredible work skip!!!

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And now we must hear some sea shanties! I can almost smell the salty air and hear the seagulls!

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On 2011-08-05 11:35, Swanky wrote:
And now we must hear some sea shanties! I can almost smell the salty air and hear the seagulls!

No gulls, but how about puffins instead?

Bear

For all the rope art enthusiasts (forgive me if I digress, Skip), here is another great use for the material I haven't seen that often:

In Santa Monica there was a street with TWO Tiki-titled apartment buildings. The first one was the TIKI, of which I believe I published this photo in my books:

Now rope FRAMING is cool, but what I really liked was what they did for the TIKI TOO, down the street from the Tiki:

Unfortunately, by the time I got to document it (in Sept.'93), the lettering had somewhat decayed, so I never used it for publication.
But I often wondered about the way it must have looked in its heyday, hoping an original photo would surface some day.
Probably as cool as this rope font:

Next: Anchor chain art... :wink:

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Sven that rope sign is very cool!
The rope needs to be treated to keep that
shape.
Like every year.
Here is Mike Rowe tarring ropes on the Star of India.
Also rope can stretch a whole lot when outside.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTPflPrv3L8&feature=fvsr

These are all awesome!

I want to go to there.

Updates?

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Me too Chuck.

Hang10 I do this stuff out on my hot tub, so it's a warm weather thing.
In winter I collect the stuff needed to make lights with.
This year I have found A LOT of stuff.
Plus I have many lights ready to sell now, Need to sell at an event as some are too big to ship.
Come spring I will post more.
Thanks for asking.


TIKISKIP lights worldwide, "over 200 made" next one to you.

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Great
All your work is awesome
Workin on my bar so stuff needed
Love all the floats

On 2012-02-27 14:52, tikiskip wrote:
In winter I collect the stuff needed to make lights with.
This year I have found A LOT of stuff.

Ha, I can imagine Skip, dressed like a trapper, foraging in the woods, mumbling to himself...

Jeremiah "skip"Johnson

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Ha! I do mumble to myself.
I'm turning into my dad!


"Let TIKISKIP Yaba Daba Do" you a light......

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Your my Hero Skip,now maybe you'll let me on to all your trade secrets,really like all your creations! Skippy! Skippy!

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You are too kind Mudbone.
And I will do more how tos soon.


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Like your burnt paper and your heavy netted floats,that's what float lamps are suppose to look like! So,any clues on the burnt paper? Neil

Thanks again Neil,
I would say it's less about the paper and more about finding different kinds
of things to make lights out of.
There are Sooo many papers you can buy now, it's all about finding that paper
you really like to use.
Two of the papers I use are ones you can't find anymore, But then I buy lots when
I find one I like.
Anybody can take $80.00 dollar a sheet tapa and make a light thats cool, but then you add like $20.00
to make it a light well you are not going to make much on that one, I can't get $200.00 plus ship
for a light in Ohio.
I try to keep my price low so people can aford these lights, heck you need like 20 or more for a good bar.
There are some tips here on the paper here though.
http://www.tikicentral.com/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=40109&forum=18&start=30
Good luck and stay tuned.


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Hello TikiSkip!

I've been admiring your tiki lamps! I may be in the market for a fish float light. Do you have any currently available? I noticed these posts are a bit dated.

Thanks for your time!

Regards,
TODD

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I do have some.
Will PM you.
And thank you!

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Bring on the fish floats....



















TIKISKIP, Maker of TIKI bar lighting, Let me make one for you.

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Look Ma! no glass.





"Roses are red, these floats are blue, Send me some money and they belong to you"..."TIKISKIP"

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Holiday floats!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS from TIKISKIP!

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The first light on this page is called a Skip float with a full cage.














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