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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
sandsea05
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Joined: Jan 16, 2006
Posts: 1
Posted: 2006-01-16 10:25 am   Permalink

Hello to all! This is my first day here and I am excited to share information with you all. I do have a quick question for anyone that could help. I am new to the tiki carving business/hobby. I bought a few palms but I have noticed that some seem noticably wet. Will they dry out, and if not, could this present a problem for my carving? Thank you!

 
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TikiJosh
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
Posts: 735
Posted: 2006-01-16 10:56 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-01-14 00:16, pdrake wrote:
yes, it's from trader dick's. it has the original omc sticker on the bottom. i paid $6.


ah, trader dick's. $6, pretty good, especially with a sticker on. Good job! I can't find anything around here. I hit the jackpot at a garage sale a few months ago, but none of my thrift shops ever carry anything.
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JackLord
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Joined: Jan 18, 2006
Posts: 170
From: Washington, DC
Posted: 2006-01-18 6:11 pm   Permalink

Hey everyone,

I learned about this place from the link on Lotta Livin and have lurked for around a year.

I love Tiki, but reside in that near-Tikiless place known as the Nation's Capital. But my sister lives in LA, so I am frequently able to indulge my interests in Tiki, Googie, MCM, etc.

Glad to be here,

JL


 
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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 839
From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-01-19 1:16 pm   Permalink

Man I hear ya. I'm from the DC area too - pretty dry here Tiki wise, especially after the Honolulu restaurant closed in Alexandria last year. I heard a rumor - Trader Vics in Shirlington? I think they really meant Trader Joe's. If anyone can verify this - I'd like to know.

I'm a newbie here (as of today, thanks!), and I'm carving tiki's and making pretty good mai tai's. Where do Tiki-philes (?HUH!?) congregate in this boring town? (I've consulted Tiki rroad trip already - not much in there about Washington).

I've been thinking of putting together a junket to Atlanta for about 5-6 couples to head down to TV's for a weekend... but it's still too expensive. Any ideas would be appreciated.

GAP

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On 2006-01-18 18:11, JackLord wrote:
Hey everyone,

I learned about this place from the link on Lotta Livin and have lurked for around a year.

I love Tiki, but reside in that near-Tikiless place known as the Nation's Capital. But my sister lives in LA, so I am frequently able to indulge my interests in Tiki, Googie, MCM, etc.

Glad to be here,

JL



 
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Bargoyle
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Joined: Mar 18, 2004
Posts: 1032
From: Tolland, CT
Posted: 2006-01-19 1:40 pm   Permalink

Welcome all!!

Tikigap & JackLord: I feel your pain. There's pretty much nowhere here in CT either, but you never stop looking. Hit every chinese resteraunt you can find...keep your eyes out. You might discover something no-one on here knows about!! It the thrill of the hunt! Also, you might want to goto the EVENTS section, and see if you can get some more DC TC'ers to meet & make some tiki trips. Thats what we've done up here in New England, and its gaining some momentum!

SandSea05: Check out the creating tiki threads. More stuff about carving than you can shake a stick at, but it seems that the general consensus is that carving palm sucks. It cracks when dry and is very pulpy to carve. SOme guys have moved to white pine and countless other woods. Just goto a Benzart thread and revel in what a master can do with the right tools. Live, learn, enjoy, and be sure to post your work!! We love seeing new carvers "come of age"!



 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-01-19 2:11 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-01-18 18:11, JackLord wrote:
I love Tiki, but reside in that near-Tikiless place known as the Nation's Capital.



You live in Ottawa, Ontario?
Just kidding!

Welcome JackLord & tikigap!

I'm up in Canada, where we have more beaver than tiki. I mean beavers. Well, that too.

I hope you enjoy Tiki Central as much as I do.
If you see me chatting on Shout!, stop by and say hi!

Cheers!
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JackLord
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Joined: Jan 18, 2006
Posts: 170
From: Washington, DC
Posted: 2006-01-20 12:09 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the welcomes.

Tikigap- You can travel an hour or so south to Lusby, MD and visit Vera's White Sands. The food should be approached cautiously but the drinks and decor are fantastic. There are trip reports and photos in another section.

In the alternate, both the Yenching Palace (Cleveland Park) and the Shanghai Garden (Van Ness) have Polynesian drink menus which will "get you there". The Yenching is fantastic; genuine art deco like a gangster movie. And some of the negotiations over the Cuban Missile Crisis were done there secretly.

But...it has been many years since the heyday of Trader Vics and the Diamond Head.


 
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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 839
From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-01-21 7:43 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the warm welcomes and the tips from JackLord for the DC Area. I do know of a Chinese Restaurant in McLean Virginia that makes a great Zombie. It's called 'Forbidden City', run by Henry Wu. I've been going there for way too many years now. When in the Northern Virginia/DC area, a trip to "FC" is highly recommended. Let me know when you go and I'll meet you there and introduce you!

GAP


 
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rippa
Member

Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 7
From: Hawaiian in Stockholm
Posted: 2006-01-22 7:13 pm   Permalink

Howdy!

Just back home to Sweden from former home Hawaii. Time zone & climate changes are tough.

I'm new to Tiki Central. One of the few Polynesians in Stockholm (wonder why...) I've lived in Sweden for more than ten years, and in the UK for four years. It is survivable because I travel a lot.

aloha to all!


 
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tikimon
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 12
Posted: 2006-01-24 11:18 am   Permalink

BIG Aloha from the far-off frozen and completely tiki-less nordic wonderland of Norway!

I miss all things tiki and tropical and am glad and thankful to have this opportunity to connect with all the other fellow Polynesiacs out there.

I'm a Hawaiian who's been living and working up here in the Norwegian and European music business for the past 10 years now.

Pretty improbable I know but I work with a great collective of ace musicians in Hawaii known as Don Tiki. Together with these kings of EXOTICA I have also made my own CD which is called the Hawaii Project which even more improbably is about to receive a major release here in Norway and Europe respectively this summer or autumn.

I am therefore VERY curious to know how the current feeling is: What is everyone out there feeling with regard to the tiki scene. Does anyone else out there feel that it is in fact slowly growing and gaining ground and momentum?!

My friend Otto of the Tiki News tells me that there are steadily more and more tiki bars popping up all over. This can only be a good thing.
In these turbulent and overly hateful times we could sure use a great tropicalian escape to warmer, friendlier, Polynesian climes.

Well, I just wanted to get the impressions, insights and viewpoints of the vast Tiki Community.

So here's Tikis to ya!!!

TikiMon


 
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StuTikiUK
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 14
From: Leeds, UK
Posted: 2006-01-25 5:47 pm   Permalink

Aloha folks!

Stu from Leeds in Yorkshire UK here... been a reader of this forum for a wee while and thought it was time to take the plunge. I suppose I am a Tiki newbie but I'm starting to make moves into the Mug market and the wife loves the idea of a Tiki bar in our living room, so yay! Been drawing Tiki's for about a year now and will stick some of my artwork up when I can get it scanned in... can't afford a scanner need to buy mucho bamboo.

Take care all.
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 3006
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2006-01-26 05:57 am   Permalink

Tikimon, you know the Kon-Tiki Museum's in Oslo, right? And you can legally buy Havana Club Rum & Absinthe, too! I'd say there's as much Tiki in Norway as there is in Indiana, so buck up and enjoy a real Dr. Funk with all the ingredients that're illegal in the US.
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1287
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2006-01-26 06:04 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-01-25 17:47, StuTikiUK wrote:
Aloha folks!

Stu from Leeds in Yorkshire UK here...




Hi Stu, welcome to the tiki ohana. Hopefully we'll get to see ya at some of the UK tiki events/bars.


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StuTikiUK
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Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 14
From: Leeds, UK
Posted: 2006-01-26 06:12 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-01-26 06:04, Kon-Hemsby wrote:

Hi Stu, welcome to the tiki ohana. Hopefully we'll get to see ya at some of the UK tiki events/bars.


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Mahalo nui loa! I look forward to it... where are they held usually?

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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1287
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2006-01-26 06:36 am   Permalink

Just sent you a PM Stu.

'Events' are generally ad hoc, but there looks like there might be another London Luau planned for this year. Keep watching on TC.


 
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