@PrintToLaser – I am gonna need to see a picture of this bar. I did a sci-fi themed bar but often wonder if I should have done tiki.
Kind of a quirky Caribbean/scuba/Navy/ pirate thing. Nothing special, just a collection of pictures, souvenirs and memories… with a couple of recent laser goodies.!
I draw your attention to the far right corner of the back splash. One of the Verde Butterfly granite slabs I bought to do this with had broken corner. I first thought I would just cut a tile for that, but being me - I went a different route.
Lost wax casting was something I did so I formed it up and poured casting wax to fill it and cast a bronze corner. The wax took the texture of the break so the metal just sits on it.
When you align it with the bar edge, the compass rose points magnetic North. (told you it was quirky…)
The picture of the hurricane on the side of the cabinet was Wilma, that made us refugees for an extra 3 days of ‘vacation’. The sponges you will see in a minute were courtesy of that monster storm.
There is a picture of the family next to a ‘Wayfarer’ plant, so called because they orient themselves North and South. The smallest one is that girl that is about to be married! The boy is the Father of my two granddaughters.
My First mate there keeping an eye on the bar.
Another keepsake is the ballast stone you see at the end of the bar.
a hundred yards away you could see it on the beach, because of its color. It is an igneous stone that has no business on a coral atoll. The white specks you see on it are a result of hurricanes banging it around on the coral rubble for a couple of centuries.
The Spanish Galleons would port at islands to take on turtles, who’s weight they traded for ballast stones in the bilge. A turtle could live for months in there without food insuring a supply of fresh meat for the voyage.
It’s quite dense, and the customs agent inspecting my bags looked at me like I had two heads for packing stone in my bag.
Months later I was looking closely and saw a few small green crystals in it. Well lapidary is something I did, so I took a diamond saw to it.
Because of the crazing, which is a characteristic of emerald, I speculate that’s what it is.
This is a collection of beach combing treasures. Coral corallum, red and black coral pieces, shark teeth, sponges, a bronze casting of a Moray eel I did, beach potatoes, shells and a picture of my Queen emerging from the Caribbean blue with new tales of adventure.
Finally two native Mayan artworks round out my weird conglomeration.
Sorry to inundate you with all that, but you asked, and it’s so eclectic a guided tour was called for.
OK @GrooveStranger, there you have it. Your turn!
I want to see a sci-fi bar!