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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-09-29 2:08 pm   Permalink

I've spent a lot of time looking into flicker control boxes, and was leaning towards building my own. That price is very good, especially when you consider that each box gives you three independent channels of "flicker." I've spent a lot of time looking at the flicker effects at Disneyland, and while it's well done nearly everywhere, I've seen a few cases where they've strung a bunch of lights into a single control, which gives a strange throbbing effect as they all flicker in unison. Thanks for the great tip.

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stentiki
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 892
From: Huntington Beach
Posted: 2005-09-29 2:34 pm   Permalink

Awesome tiki hut! Congrats Tiki Lee and props to Bamboo Ben. Love that tapa and outrigger carving. Ben's da man!
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tikitony
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Joined: Aug 18, 2002
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From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2005-09-29 4:08 pm   Permalink

WHOOOA. The richness of that hand twined bamboo ceiling, and the natural thatched "roof" underneith the bamboo slats are freakin amazing. The carved tapa panels are so hitmotizing all lined up. Nice orchestration of the materials. It looks like an elaborate Polynesian hut for a great Chief. A full on walk-in installation. Nice work Bamboo Ben and congrats Tiki Lee.
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2005-09-29 7:16 pm   Permalink

HOLY SHIT, ben, you do some damn fine work. I've not seen any of your installations until these fine photos. I'm FLOORED. Not just a kick ass bar man....

lee - you are one lucky dude to have a custom BB and I really thank you for sharing with the rest of us. I can't wait to see the crazy al tiki in there...it's gonna be awesome!
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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
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From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2005-09-29 7:42 pm   Permalink


Astounding.
BB - all I can mutter is an awed arrrrrrrrrrrrr.


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2005-09-29 7:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-09-29 13:39, Tiki Lee wrote:
Add to that some incredible Papua New Guinea masks, figures and spears,



p.s. Tiki Lee forgot to mention that the above masks, etc. are the "real tiki deal" and he hand picked them out/up from the Trader Vics warehouse in Oakland.

Glad you're all diggin' the room.

Arrrrrrrrrrr!!!



 
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Tiki Lee
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Joined: May 30, 2002
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From: Kentfield, CA
Posted: 2005-09-29 8:16 pm   Permalink

Yes, I did neglect to mention that I got some amazing things from the Trader Vic's stash. I added five photos to the gallery of some of the masks and spears. After we finish the shell of the room, and we see what we have to work with, we'll probably head back and pick up a few more things.

http://tiki.unkrich.com/tiki_hideaway/index.html

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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-09-29 9:22 pm   Permalink

Just a Minor Oversite, but we'll forgive you. I believe everyone is still in shock and you could get away with more yet.
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stuff-o-rama
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Joined: Nov 20, 2003
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From: Central Coast of California
Posted: 2005-09-29 11:18 pm   Permalink

All I can say is Luckee!

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kirby
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Joined: May 04, 2005
Posts: 1600
From: SoCal
Posted: 2005-09-30 12:30 am   Permalink

Bamboo ben is the greatest tiki cunstucter in the world...

 
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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1548
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2005-09-30 08:58 am   Permalink

Very nice Tiki Lee.......Bamboo Ben does some great stuff!

 
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Rob Roy
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Joined: Dec 03, 2004
Posts: 354
From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2005-09-30 10:06 am   Permalink

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On 2005-09-29 19:46, RevBambooBen wrote:
p.s. Tiki Lee forgot to mention that the above masks, etc. are the "real tiki deal" and he hand picked them out/up from the Trader Vics warehouse in Oakland.




Is the TV warehoure in Oakland open for the public or do you need to know sombody to buy items from there?

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Tiki Lee
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Joined: May 30, 2002
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From: Kentfield, CA
Posted: 2005-09-30 10:36 am   Permalink

Unfortunately, you gotta know someone. Or know someone who knows someone, which in my case was Ben.

Which is why I didn't mention the TV stash in the first place, but since Ben mentioned it, what the hell...

It's actually not as dramatic as what you might be envisioning. I had been envisioning something along the lines of the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, but it's actually just a back room full of shelves in the rear of an Asian antique business. Apparently the turnover is so high with stuff coming in and then going right back out to new TV's that they don't need much stoarge.


 
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DawnTiki
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Joined: Sep 01, 2002
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From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2005-09-30 11:05 am   Permalink

Consider my timbers shivered! Arrrrr-mazing!

 
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tikinoobie
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Joined: Jul 10, 2005
Posts: 28
From: telestar
Posted: 2005-09-30 11:54 am   Permalink

Is the man in those pictures the man who makes the Bamboo Ben tiki things? My mom and I went by the Bamboo Ben store but they weren't open. I wondered if the man who is working is from that store. Maybe that is why the store was closed. It looks like he needs some help when he is on the ladder. It is very pretty with all those decorations. That seems like a lot of work, but it is really neat with all the shapes and the things that look like they are carved with a knife.

 
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