Making Miniature Tiki Lights, Part 4

Making Miniature Tiki Lights, Part 4

Letting the glue dry

chat para conocer gente queretaro Letting the glue dry This is my favorite miniature tiki lamp. I know I took more than one picture…but I can’t seem to find the rest. I’m guessing it has something to do with being forced to reinstall OS X in the middle of writing this entry.

site de rencontre pour windows phone It’s pretty simple – I covered the tubing with bamboo scraps, cut some bits of dowel with angled ends (inspired by a lamp in Oceanic Arts’ catalog) and stained them darker than the bamboo, and made a thatched top (not pictured), this time using raffia. To get the cuts precise (especially the angled cuts!) I used my Easy Cutter.* (I own a mitering box, but I haven’t used it in years. The Easy Cutter is MUCH faster and easier.) I added some rope trim as well.

site de rencontre pour ado sans s'inscrire et gratuit You’ll love the finished result when I show the entire room, trust me.

opcje binarne taktyki There is one more miniature tiki lamp, but, again, I can’t find some of my pictures. I simply glued “tapa” around the tubing and added a thatched raffia roof.

official source And here’s how I installed the wiring:

Threading the "rope" through...

site de rencontre pour les gens beaux Threading the “rope” through…

...And pull!

online dating mobile numbers …Knot and pull!

flirten waage I threaded the crochet-thread “rope” through the top of each lamp, tied it to an LED, and used it to guide the wires through the top of each lamp.

senior singles dating blog To keep the LED securely in place (and to keep the knot from coming untied), some adhesive was necessary. The LED supplier specifically says not to use hot glue (it can damage the lights), but I had great results with quick-drying fabric glue.

When the glue was set, I wrapped each set of wires in the “rope”, tying securely after a few inches, and threading through holes in the ceiling.

I’m still working on the wiring, but the lights have all been tested and work perfectly. I can’t wait to show them off.

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