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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving My first public tiki bar installations... Fountain added 4-20-05
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My first public tiki bar installations... Fountain added 4-20-05
Chongolio
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Posted: 2005-03-21 11:28 pm   Permalink

!NICE! Now get get off the box, load the player with tunes, pick up them chisels and start chippin'
Progress pic when you have time please.
Congrats lake,
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-03-22 05:19 am   Permalink

Get to work Lake, Just don't let the time deadline influence your work.I'm sure if the guy sees Quality work coming (rather than quantity) he will give you all the time you need. Tikis are items that can be added as they are created and the purchaser has to know from you that quality means more than the deadline. Just have him figure which ones are the most important to have before opening day and do those first. That is IF you have issues with the deadline.
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2005-03-22 08:09 am   Permalink

Awesome Lake. Have fun with this as well.

 
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chisel slinger
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Joined: Feb 23, 2004
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From: columbus,ohio
Posted: 2005-03-22 09:29 am   Permalink

great news for you bro! the wife and I are very happy for you. good things come to those who make it happen.

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2005-03-22 09:49 am   Permalink

Congratulations, Lake

I've been waiting for your hard work and talent to create a market out there for you. And now it looks like it's starting. I guess no surfing for a while, eh?

Sabu

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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-03-22 10:57 pm   Permalink

Finally. The wife and I just finished a move into a new upper flat about a mile north of where we were. And today I moved the last of my logs from the old place to the new. Spent the afternoon setting up the new workshop.

Time to get to work.

Thanks again for the kind words of support!


 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-03-22 11:07 pm   Permalink

Hey, good luck LS. Is this gonna be your new "day job"? (Something we all dream about).
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2005-03-23 12:24 am   Permalink

Naw, could never make a living here in the midwest doing tikis... I just got lucky finally and someone decided to open a tropical theme eatery. Being in their backyard gives me a chance to make a little pocket change.

 
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docwoods
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Posted: 2005-03-23 05:26 am   Permalink

Great news,Lakesurfer! Where in Wisconsin is this tropical paradise going to be?Tell,tell!

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2005-03-23 07:21 am   Permalink

So this fountain is going to be made of wood? And is it going to be hollowed out some for the wet work to go into it? You will have to tell us where the opening day is and then some TCs can have drinks and the place will have a spike in business cause of you.
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2005-03-23 07:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-03-21 11:25, purple jade wrote:
I am so shickled by this piece of news...



"shickled" ?

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Lake,

Happy to hear about your project. Must be a great feeling to have an entire restaurant as your canvas. Future tikiheads will be debating, discovering, discussing who carved for this place on Tikicentral.MKII.

Congrats! Can't wait to see your fountain.

-Z
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purple jade
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Posted: 2005-03-23 08:05 am   Permalink

As in "shickled titless".

 
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Mr. Dale
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Joined: Jan 26, 2004
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From: a garage somewhere in Arvada, Colorado
Posted: 2005-03-23 08:44 am   Permalink

Congratulations Lake, Long time coming.....Maybe now there will be less of "whats a tiki" thing going on up there.
Lake Surfer..........expanding the frontiers of tiki.


 
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-03-23 10:40 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-03-23 07:21, teaKEY wrote:
So this fountain is going to be made of wood?



Yes... inspired by Keigs as of late and my obsession with the Witco Fountain... and since I haven't had the time or space for one of my own I thought this would be a great opportunity to finally get one done. If it works out good I will do more... and I might even have one or two for sale at Exotica.


Location?
For now I'll just let you know that the location is within a 30-45 minute drive from Milwaukee... More info to come!

[ This Message was edited by: Lake Surfer on 2005-03-23 10:48 ]


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2005-04-01 11:12 pm   Permalink

Yesterday I went shopping for supplies for the fountain and a gallon of new stain and poly...

Today the work began. I got the 7 foot log all sanded and ready for it's transformation into a tiki pole... it will stand next to the hostess stand in the front of the restaurant.



Back in the shop I drew out the pattern...



With the surf tunes on the stereo I cranked out some progress over three hours today... this is a delicate carving in many spots and I have to resist the urge to go swinging away at it like I do on the big logs...



More work to continue Saturday morning... updates to come...


 
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