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mattfink
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Joined: May 05, 2003
Posts: 579
From: Detroit
Posted: 2004-07-06 10:22 am   Permalink

Where can one purchase such a machine???!!!

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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
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From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2004-07-06 10:35 am   Permalink

"TIKI-MATIC 2000"

 
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mattfink
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Joined: May 05, 2003
Posts: 579
From: Detroit
Posted: 2004-07-06 10:58 am   Permalink

Wouldn't that be da bomb!!

 
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kingslod
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 173
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2004-07-07 8:28 pm   Permalink

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looks kind of like this bookend i found:

GECKO has the same one too. he sez it's machine carved. as you say, probably a automatic "wood in one side, tiki out the other side" machine...




I have one of those as well...hard to believe a machine could carve this. They must be cleaned-up by hand after being machined.



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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-07-08 03:18 am   Permalink

I have an Old Sears Router/Duplicator that will duplicate in 3-D, any carving you put into it. However it only produces rough blanks and I haven't gotten it to work yet. One of these days if i can get ti to work I'll sell benzart blanks.?
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2004-07-08 06:33 am   Permalink

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On 2004-07-07 20:28, kingslod wrote:
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looks kind of like this bookend i found:

GECKO has the same one too. he sez it's machine carved. as you say, probably a automatic "wood in one side, tiki out the other side" machine...




I have one of those as well...hard to believe a machine could carve this. They must be cleaned-up by hand after being machined.




interesting... compare and

you can see how the overall design was worked out, but the longer one must have been from a longer blank, so they added the "XX' design... i must agree with kingslod's theory...

although now comparing them side by side, they are slightly different designs... sigh...

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Johnny Dollar
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From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2004-07-08 06:34 am   Permalink

oops

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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 3006
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2004-07-08 09:09 am   Permalink

I just got a set of 4 of these Paul Marshall mugs from a friend's estate sale after his Mom died. She knew I liked Tiki & wanted me to have'em:


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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-07-10 8:59 pm   Permalink

I'd taken a break from serious thrifting and antiquing but I did a little bit of hunting the past week and a half and found:



A two foot tall moai torch lamp. He's made of fiberglass or something similar and he has a metal screw top that opens to a container that holds your torch oil. I first spotted him months ago but he was finally marked to half off. He's not vintage btw but he was in an antique store. Also got an old polynesian painting with some guys in outrigger canoes and a hula wahine in a grass skirt. The natives are dancing restless around a fire in the background.



A Les Baxter and two Esquivels in near mint condition at a sweet price. The mug looks just like Cool Manchu's "The Tikis" mug that he put on
ebay recently but it has no markings. Got it real cheap cuz it's got a ding in the back. Displays nice though.

EDIT: I forgot, I also got a tablet of stationery from the Mai Kai. There's a little scene from the restaurant on the bottom of each page.

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FreakBear
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 361
From: Springfield, Ohio
Posted: 2004-07-10 9:14 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-07-06 10:22, mattfink wrote:
Where can one purchase such a machine???!!!

Matt



In the Phillipines! These guys churn out tons of this stuff!
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 3068
From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2004-07-12 07:13 am   Permalink

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On 2004-07-10 21:14, FreakBear wrote:
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On 2004-07-06 10:22, mattfink wrote:
Where can one purchase such a machine???!!!

Matt



In the Phillipines! These guys churn out tons of this stuff!




mega supreme props to the first person who posts pictures or more info on phillipine tiki carving machines!!! my research brought up nothing...
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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2004-07-12 11:29 am   Permalink

I got by someone who was going to trash it 2 framed pictures from tahiti (Tahoa island and Bora Bora), with no dates but the lady told me it was from the 40's. the pictures are signed Pierre Landry.










 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2004-07-12 3:01 pm   Permalink

Great pictures Virani,
They're beautiful.
Aloha,


 
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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2004-07-12 9:05 pm   Permalink

is that a picture of Sabu?!

 
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 825
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2004-07-13 04:44 am   Permalink

Johnny Dollar wrote:
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mega supreme props to the first person who posts pictures or more info on phillipine tiki carving machines!!! my research brought up nothing...


Labor is cheap enough in the Philippines that a manufacturer might not feel the need for the cost and maintanance of such a machine. I've always thought of such economies *as* machines.


 
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