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The show me your Witco thread.
mrtikibar
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From: Neskowin, OR
Posted: 2010-05-28 4:48 pm   Permalink

Either I've spent too much time in Bilge or I need to hit the books. I just checked Amazon and there is a two to five month shipping wait for Tiki Modern. Anyway, I bought this in Waldport last week. Looks like a Monk.




 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-05-28 5:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-28 16:23, TIKI DAVID wrote:
I'M sorry,
I just have no response for that Don.



How about "Check out Tiki Modern page 188" as a response?

Thanks for lining up all those different versions of the Fortune god (x-ept the last one, which is a Mainlander), David. Now I am ever less certain that that first Tiki might not be Witco-made, after all.



Over the years so many people must have tried their luck at carving one at Witco, who knows. Maybe even Bill would say "Heck if I remember if we did that!"

Quote:

On 2010-05-28 16:48, mrtikibar wrote:
I just checked Amazon and there is a two to five month shipping wait for Tiki Modern.



Probably means that it is finally out of print now, too. I warned ya, kids! Watch it go up in price now!
But I bet there are other booksellers that still have it.


[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki 2010-05-28 17:24 ]


 
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Spaceboy
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Posted: 2010-05-28 8:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

I'M sorry,
I just have no response for that Don.




Well, I take it those are Witco. I just couldn't tell if the chair was part of it or not. They look like they might be connected.

You could start by explaining what they are specifically. Give me a little background on them. I don't collect Witco.


 
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Spaceboy
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From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2010-05-28 9:10 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-28 17:23, bigbrotiki wrote:

How about "Check out Tiki Modern page 188" as a response?



Thanks, I will. I just happen to have it out from the library right now.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-05-29 09:42 am   Permalink

Here is another interesting God of Good Fortune study to bring into the discussion. Note the eyebrows and lines on the forehead.




 
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Coco Joe
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Posted: 2010-05-29 10:01 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-29 09:42, bigbrotiki wrote:
Here is another interesting God of Good Fortune study to bring into the discussion. Note the eyebrows and lines on the forehead.






still my favorite!


 
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mrtikibar
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Posted: 2010-05-29 11:53 am   Permalink

That does it. I'm taking a class and carving one of those.

 
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sputnikmoss
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From: Portland OR
Posted: 2010-06-04 6:14 pm   Permalink

Found yesterday in Linnwood WA Value Village...



 
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TikiVato
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From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2010-06-14 10:48 pm   Permalink

I found these two witco looking tables at a thrift store today. I put a thread in tiki finds but later found this forum. I have read about witco in Tiki Modern and seen many pieces but I am still a rookie. These two tables are heavy and well made and do not appear to be made by a typical do it yourself-er. Can anyone help with the time period or maker? Perhaps a copycat??? I don't have a clue. I liked the look and and for $12.50 each, will put them in my tiki bar.






 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-06-15 07:37 am   Permalink

They look like the real thang to me. But just because it's a Witco, it's not necessarily a must-have. I deem 97% of all TIKI Witco collectable, and most of all of the modernist Witco is cool. But you don't see these tables in Tiki Modern because not EVERY piece of hacked wood they made is worthy to be in a book, or fits into a Tiki environment.

This said, these tables will fit much better into your home bar than let's say a glass table with chrome legs. They have a generic "primitive", dark wood look and texture, and with a couple of Tiki or 50s ashtrays and a copy of Tiki Magazine and Tiki Modern on them, they'll do just fine - for that price especially!


 
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TikiVato
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Posted: 2010-06-15 07:45 am   Permalink

Thank you for your expert opinion. I do plan on putting some of your books on my tables along with a few tiki paraphernalia.

 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
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Posted: 2010-06-15 10:08 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-15 07:37, bigbrotiki wrote:
They look like the real thang to me. But just because it's a Witco, it's not necessarily a must-have. I deem 97% of all TIKI Witco collectable, and most of all of the modernist Witco is cool. But you don't see these tables in Tiki Modern because not EVERY piece of hacked wood they made is worthy to be in a book, or fits into a Tiki environment.

This said, these tables will fit much better into your home bar than let's say a glass table with chrome legs. They have a generic "primitive", dark wood look and texture, and with a couple of Tiki or 50s ashtrays and a copy of Tiki Magazine and Tiki Modern on them, they'll do just fine - for that price especially!



WOW!
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-06-15 10:28 am   Permalink

Why wow, have I ever expressed a different opinion than this?

 
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cincyjeff
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Posted: 2010-06-21 4:43 pm   Permalink

Is this a fire dancer witco or shitco I hope this post was done correct


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-06-21 4:46 pm   Permalink

That's the real thing, very cool. Don't get him to close to the fire though, or the fire dancer will become fire wood.

 
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