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The show me your Witco thread.
TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2010-06-22 4:17 pm   Permalink


these may be GALE HANER.,but they can still 'hang' with the WITCO.



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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-07-04 3:50 pm   Permalink

Witco today...




Tiki barstool missing the cushion!






A couple of different Witco kitty cats!

Later,

PTD


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2010-07-09 03:05 am   Permalink






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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-07-11 11:42 am   Permalink

Just scored this wahine chair today. Not a bad find for a small town in the middle of southern Michigan. I would like to clean it up a bit and cover some of the scratches in the wood. I am going to leave the original paint alone as I love the old patina to it. I was wondering what I should use on the scratches? Would Old English Scratch Hider be a total no? I was thinking of using this on the wood areas and not getting any of it on the painted areas. I don't want to do a full on restoration with stain just get it looking a bit better. Is there a better product to use? Also the seat needs a new cushion and the back rest will need to be redone with the appropriate fabric. Thanks












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exquisitecorpse
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From: philadelphia
Posted: 2010-07-19 11:12 pm   Permalink


found this guy today


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-07-20 06:16 am   Permalink

I was hoping someone could help with the approximate value of these two items?


Witco "God of Fortune" fountain.


An eight foot tall Witco pole that essentially looks like two of these shorter ones stacked on each other, although the four tiki faces are different?

Both pieces look like new, the fountain is complete with the larger base, bowl and stand.

BTW~nice find on the mask!

Thanks for the assistance.

PTD

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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2010-07-20 4:23 pm   Permalink

Hi PTD,

Nice score on the fountain and post! I think the prices listed seemed fair. The post seemed like a custom piece, eh?

Here's a similar one I saw
online:



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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-07-20 11:27 pm   Permalink

Hey, I saw that too....on page 198 of Tiki Modern

 
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Trad'r Bill
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Posted: 2010-07-20 11:33 pm   Permalink

Oops! Yeah, I was wondering where that Japanese blog found that picture - heheh

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-07-28 06:38 am   Permalink





 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-07-28 09:50 am   Permalink

Trav, that is a well-made Wahine chair, congrats. I don't really know how to fix the blemishes. I use Feed'n'Wax wood preserver, but the lighter, scuffed spots always stay a little lighter.

For you, for PTD, and for all the other Wahine chair holders, here is the Eddie Kendricks album cover I bought at Chub's yard sale a week or two ago:



Now this is exactly the kind of image I KNEW existed somewhere but could not find anywhere for my Leopard print chapter in Tiki Mod, where I talk about "that some of the offerings by Witco Inc also struck a chord with young African Americans who were looking for their roots during the black liberation movement of the 1960s and early 70s"

I scoured Blaxploitation film collections and other black pop culture sources, but came up empty. Now here it is, the visual proof of my supposition. Here is the back cover with Eddie and his "tribe":



The title track on the album varies from the album title in that it is called "MY People Hold On"...was that too political for the album title? The track has a lot of drumming and chants about brothers and sisters and that time has come when the lion must take on the lamb....the kind of stuff that got lil grannies scared of our new president.



It is most unfortunate that Eddie has his legs crossed in both photos, so the face on the front of the chair is not visible. Was he perhaps embarrassed to pose in such a kitsch throne?

I say: My people, the time has come to be proud of our Witco!



 
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Tikinomad
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Posted: 2010-07-28 10:27 am   Permalink

Word Up Big Bro!

 
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2010-07-28 11:27 am   Permalink

sven quote;
"Trav, that is a well-made Wahine chair, congrats. I don't really know how to fix the blemishes. I use Feed'n'Wax wood preserver, but the lighter, scuffed spots always stay a little lighter."

use a little Min-wax special walnut stain on the scuffed spots first ,then the HOWARDS feed and wax.
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2010-07-28 1:01 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the tips on touching up the finish guys. Sven, WOW!!! fantastic post and info on the Wahine chair. Puts a whole new outlook on the piece for me. Fantastic job. I have done a bit of work on the chair but still a way to go. I posted pics here
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=37273&forum=18&0 and thanks again for the new insight into the chair.
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leleliz
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-07-28 4:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-07-28 06:38, Psycho Tiki D wrote:





love this fountain!


 
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