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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
Posts: 1528
From: MD
Posted: 2005-02-02 7:50 pm   Permalink

After a miserable 4 month tiki-less drought here in suburban Maryland I finally happened across a mug! This OMC Hawaii Kai "peanut guy" mug cost me a whopping buck! I know he's not ultra rare or anything but when you've been dying to get your hands on anything slightly tiki related and you come across this, you feel as if you hit the jackpot! Maybe the slump is over!




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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
Posts: 1528
From: MD
Posted: 2005-02-03 12:55 pm   Permalink

Another bit of luck today...found a set of OMC unmarked barrel mugs at the Goodwill for $5.00...would have been better if they were from the Mai Kai or something but you gotta take what you can get!


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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 1207
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2005-02-03 2:21 pm   Permalink

You're on a hot streak!

Today I found this Bora Bora incense holder:





 
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bigbadtikidaddy
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 442
Posted: 2005-02-03 3:20 pm   Permalink

WAHOOO!!
After years of searching & refusing to pay ebay prices, it finally happened...
Minty fresh Tiki Bob scored for $2 at the local Salvation Army! I've had the Bali Hai version for a long time, but I have been holding out for an original "Bob".
It can still happen kids!


 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-02-03 3:42 pm   Permalink

Great score!!
Wow that's two Bobs in the past month!

There IS hope for me!

(and if you ever feel like selling yer old one...)
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Doctor Z
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Joined: Aug 01, 2002
Posts: 1617
From: The Hale Moana Lounge, Torrance, CA
Posted: 2005-02-03 3:53 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-02-03 14:21, Juno wrote:
You're on a hot streak!

Today I found this Bora Bora incense holder:







Incense holder?? I've had one similar to that for years, and I was told it was a musical instrument. Hmmm... most curious...
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-02-03 3:56 pm   Permalink

Is it not a slit drum?

That would be wayyy cooler than an incense holder.



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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 1207
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2005-02-03 4:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:
Incense holder?? I've had one similar to that for years, and I was told it was a musical instrument. Hmmm... most curious...



Thats what the tag on it said...I admit I had my doubts. How do you play a slit drum? Let me try a drum roll on it.


 
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2005-02-03 4:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-02-03 15:56, Tikiwahine wrote:
Is it not a slit drum?

That would be wayyy cooler than an incense holder.



Yes indeed, that is a slit drum. Mine came with a little drum stick and as far as I could make out you hold it around the head with the slit up and strike the drum across the slit. You'll sound just like the guys on the Drums of Bora Bora album! Drives my dog crazy.


 
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2005-02-03 4:22 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-02-03 16:08, Juno wrote:
Thats what the tag on it said...I admit I had my doubts. How do you play a slit drum? Let me try a drum roll on it.



As far as I know you strike it like this:



But holding it, not on a table. I may be wrong but it sounds pretty good.


 
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Kenike
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Posts: 1207
From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2005-02-03 4:32 pm   Permalink

Thanks to everyone for the info. Yes...much cooler than a incense burner. I'm glad I didn't try to burn incense on it.

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3673
From: HELL
Posted: 2005-02-03 7:16 pm   Permalink


Today I found this Bora Bora incense holder:



It's actually not an incense holder but a musical instrument. I sold one on ebay in december of last year. It has a smooth stick like a drumstick that you rap on the side to get that hawaiian wood block sound. the trough carved out of the center of it creates the hollow sound.......since the stick is missing from yours, use a drumstick or piece of 3/4 round wood dowel....or just burn incense in it.


 
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joefla70
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Joined: Jan 17, 2005
Posts: 358
From: Fort Lauderdale
Posted: 2005-02-03 9:35 pm   Permalink

Ok... I know this isn't really "tiki", but I saw this online the other day and was seriously thinking of buying one and putting it on my bar as mood lighting. Its terrarium for reptiles shaped like a volcano that lights up with a red glow and emits a foggy mist. How cool is that? Check it out: http://store.yahoo.com/pet-king/97612940107.html

Here's some pictures:






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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 926
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2005-02-03 10:41 pm   Permalink

Joefla
Thanks for the heads up on this. My iguana's 6ft tall x 4 ft wide terrarium makes up one of the walls of my tiki bar. i have been talking for years about painting a backdrop of the islands on the back wall of the terrarium for the sake of my iguana to having something more visualy stimulating and to make this wall of the tiki bar more interesting; these volcanos will greatly help with the illusion. also i have a hard time keeping the humidity up in the terrarium for Lester, so these volcanos are really killing two birds with one stone. Thank you


 
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joefla70
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Joined: Jan 17, 2005
Posts: 358
From: Fort Lauderdale
Posted: 2005-02-04 2:36 pm   Permalink

No problem, 'Tanked. Glad to help! I Hope that Lester enjoys the volcano in his new tiki-fied terrariam... Tiki-rariam. Hell, I don't even have a reptile and I want that volcano! Hey, the baby's room needs a humidfier. I wonder if i can use the volcano instead!

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