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Basement Kahuna -New Maori Bone Pendant 3/04
Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-10-04 12:18 am   Permalink

Also...here's the first of the Samoan Knife reproductions for the Mai Kai shop. The task given me was to do a good looking knife completely out of wood; no metal. I selected the style in the middle of the first photo (taken by manager Kern Mattei of actual Samoan knives in the Samoa roon at the Mai Kai). I made the blade out of black walnut sliced to the right thinness by a Japanese saw (shown). It is a very, very hard wood. getting that thing cut and working around that delicate hook with a scroll is tricky. The completed blade is fitted into a fruitwood handle, then shimmed and pegged. The bindings are Lauhala strap, and the grip cords are hand braided jute fiber. Then I age and apply simulated hand wear. My knife is the one shown in the last two photos....I think it turned out fairly good, though strictly a wallhanger!



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Tiki Lee's
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Joined: Aug 23, 2003
Posts: 794
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2003-10-04 01:01 am   Permalink

B.K., your stuff is Freakin' AWESOME!!!

GOD I wish you lived closer to Vegas so I could carry your stuff in MY shop! Shipping kills any and all profit margin, so I'll just have to keep drooling over the pics and wish away....

Don't EVER stop carvin' and postin'!!!


 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-10-04 07:49 am   Permalink

Thanks, Lee. I'm not stopping anytime soon barring any acts of nature. Gotta keep the faith, man.

 
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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-10-15 01:32 am   Permalink

got your package brah....funnnny! thanks for da book too! um ya ya your stuff is alright....

Good job my friend.

I haven't had time to look at all of everyones stuff lately and since I finshed early today I figure I could tell all da creative peopo on creating tiki to keep em coming that way I got something new to look at all the time.

have I reached 1000 post yet?...all da typing I did feels like it!


 
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Rain
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Joined: May 27, 2002
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From: Providence, RI
Posted: 2003-10-18 12:33 pm   Permalink

f'ing sweet. i really regret not getting to see your stuff (and gecko's) in person at hukilau this year. oh well, there's always next time!


 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-10-24 10:18 pm   Permalink

Man...nobody got to see much of Gecko's stuff...it was all sold out before it made it down here to the sunny south!! I did get a cool Gecko Hawaiian story panel...visible in his thread.

 
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Kreaky Tiki
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Joined: Apr 19, 2003
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From: Goleta the good land
Posted: 2003-11-07 10:34 pm   Permalink

BK, I just saw this and figured that that you may be interested.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3249506648&category=13765

Cheers,

KT


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Rattiki
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Joined: May 03, 2003
Posts: 422
From: Key West, FL
Posted: 2003-11-08 01:09 am   Permalink

Man I am stunned and humbled, your work is amazing! NOW I understand why you are so serious about Tiki! Do you seel any of your work on ebay, or is it just at the Hukilau and Mai Kai?.....damn I hope that PNG style Tiki lives up to your standards.


Also that Samoan knife rocks BK! Where can you find one like the ones hanging on the matting? I did a web search and only found all metal ones for pro knife dancers.

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Tiki Mon
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Joined: Oct 28, 2003
Posts: 71
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2003-11-08 7:31 pm   Permalink

BK,
I'm impressed, thanks for sharing. Your careful attention to craftsmanship and detail deserves much praise. And yet they are not just museum-quality Oceanic art reproductions. While still staying true to the original forms, your work reveals glimpses into your own personal interpretation of Tiki. Creativity is a good thing, let it flow.


 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-11-08 8:46 pm   Permalink

Rattiki-thanks...didn't mean to get so haughty on that long-winded Minn. post. I sell by appointment here at my home, at Hukilau, and at the Mai Kai. I have some Samoan knife reproductions there right now. The real deal can be found through searching "fire knife" or "Samoan Knife" sometimes, but not often. Those I do are copied from real examples hanging in the Mai Kai, true to the place that sells them. I'm sure that PNG tiki will be great...I'm just passing it on to Brad at cost for the Hale Tiki backbar next year. Mon-the weapons are exact dupes of old styles, but on the tikis you'll see some degree of artistic license. I always try to be mindful of tradition as well....I respect the mana of the true, old Polynesian carvings and the amazing art of the South Pacific; I barely do it justice. I look at the effort a Maori with stone tools put into a hair comb, and it makes the efort I put into a house panel seem miniscule.

 
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Tiki Mon
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2003-11-09 06:14 am   Permalink

BK,
Yeah, I've often times wondered how slow and tedious the carving process would be without power tools, or even steel. Imagine trying to burnish a tiki without a propane torch? Exact dupes? Did they have black walnut trees in the Pacific?


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2003-11-09 10:22 am   Permalink

My daughter and I watched Mortal Kombat last night and I noticed that in the final battle when he called up the dead warriors to fight, one of them was Polynesian and was using your Samoan knife! That hook is what keyed me into it.
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-11-25 3:02 pm   Permalink

Two of my standards; the large, sharp-serrated Akatara (Cook Islands)I just finished and is for me own self (it's a difficult carve)...The Sali, or Strike Of The Snake (Fiji) is an example I did a while back and never photographed. I like this Akatara...The eye of Tongaroa (on the ricasso)is open on one side and closed on the other. Has a lot of palm tool work, too, I've had some shaky hands lately but they lent nicely to it's primitivity. A lot of the cryptic Cook Islands line carving on the butt-end, too, along with the phallus. The phlanges on the butt end served as a counterweight...this is a heavy weapon, over six feet long. The Sali is sort of an old standby on the walls of tiki bars..This one is a little more refined than my "decorator" versions, with a lot more decoration.

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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-12-14 8:59 pm   Permalink

Here is yours truly (I'm the guy in the middle) with a new 7 foot-6-inch pole I just finished in the theme of my Hale Tiki railposts, Marquesan cartoony style, along with the second, more refined railpost done after the prototype I showed earlier. Hey, notice that wierd eye-shaped light "orb" near the bottom of the photo? That's the second time one of these has showed itself near a tiki I just carved (I'm dead serious)...The camera lens was CLEAN AS A WHISTLE. When photographing the Imperial Luau tikis a while back the same orb showed up near the left eye of the top face on -each- tiki from very different angles in a couple of shots.. Wierd...the ghosts of Donn Beach and Trader Vic coming to impose their great mana on the tikis here? Who knows....

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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-12-14 10:51 pm   Permalink

Hey BK, is it just me or are you Marquesan's getting BETTER? Wow, I love that double-painted one on the left! How tall is that?

I'll be placing an order come February when I get my tax return!!


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