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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
bigtikidude
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 9186
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2006-07-29 08:23 am   Permalink

Uh OK , this is all news to me,
Glad to see you here??????

Jeff(bigtikidude)


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On 2006-07-29 01:49, LilTikiDude wrote:
Hey everyone!

I finally decided to join this site to get in on the info. Many of you might know my older bro, bigtikidude (aka Jeff). Since I am the little brother, I decided to follow the trend and thus my username. I have a great love of anything tiki, surf, tropical, or Hawaiiana, so this is the perfect place for me. I currently am not real in-depth in the surf or tiki scene, but I intend to become very knowledgeable and widely seen.

Keep chilling and live the TIKI life,

Rev. Jacob R. "Lil Tiki Dude" Hanson



 
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Thortiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 373
From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 2006-07-29 2:44 pm   Permalink

Greetings from the semi Tiki wasteland of Maryland,Ive been a lurker around here for about four months.
In process of converting back porch into Tiki room & Tikicentral has been a real inspiration of ideas
& know how from other members via their posts & pics.

Thortiki


 
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moondog426
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 26, 2006
Posts: 210
From: Carmichael, CA
Posted: 2006-07-30 08:04 am   Permalink

I found this place by accident.....and cannot stay away from it....I guess I should have known there would be a great place like this on the internet. I just never looked. I am into my second tiki bar and love many types of music which include exotica, rockabillly and Jimmy Buffett to name but a few. I was dating a woman who gave me a string of tiki lights and tiki swizzle sticks for my birthday in 2002. I was so impressed with that, that I married her. We are in Sacramento area and hope to attend a gathering soon. I've got a tiki bar and I'm not afraid to use it!

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blurry photos....ooopsadaisy

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ThreeTikis
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 24, 2006
Posts: 65
From: Las Vegas, Nv
Posted: 2006-07-30 4:58 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-07-30 08:04, moondog426 wrote:
I found this place by accident.....and cannot stay away from it....I guess I should have known there would be a great place like this on the internet. I just never looked. I am into my second tiki bar and love many types of music which include exotica, rockabillly and Jimmy Buffett to name but a few. I was dating a woman who gave me a string of tiki lights and tiki swizzle sticks for my birthday in 2002. I was so impressed with that, that I married her. We are in Sacramento area and hope to attend a gathering soon. I've got a tiki bar and I'm not afraid to use it!



Hi and Welcome, Moondog.
We live in Visalia but nothing Tiki ever happens around here and we do travel up north often, so let us know if there are any fun things happening in your area. We are Buffett fans too but we try not to mention it much on this forum. Some folks are kinda sensitive about him for some reason.
Like your pics. You can see some of ours on the link below.

Threetikis (Bradys)
https://threetikis.smugmug.com/gallery/1596223

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Daisy May
Member

Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 4
Posted: 2006-08-01 10:28 pm   Permalink

I'm actually kinda old, but I never post anymore, so I'm kinda new too. What can I say, I'm a lazy asshole. Well actually I'm lazy and busy at the same time. And I'm a flake, so call me on it. And I ramble. And I myspace. And I tiki. And I have another profile named tikijen. I'm not organized.

My apartment aint all that tiki, but that's only cause the landlord doesn't want me nailing thatch to the walls.

I look forward to hearing from y'all oldtimers...













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FlatEarthTrading
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 02, 2006
Posts: 105
From: Tucson,Az
Posted: 2006-08-02 10:24 am   Permalink

Hello everyone. My name is Greg and I am the owner of a Tucson based business called the Flat Earth Trading Co. I manufacture and import a wide range of craft items from Indonesia and have a retail site on ebay(www.flatearthtrading.com) I now have some tiki masks in stock, however in approx 2 months I will be recieving a container full of awsome tiki products, from a line of mahogany sculptures to hand carved stone tikis, wall hangings and more. I am so excited to be launching these poducts soon, that I plan some special promotions for the members at Tiki Central. Although I just recently found this forum, I've been a Tiki enthusiast for a few years. I plan on running over to Tucson's infamous Kon Tiki today to pick up their new Tiki Farm collectors mug, and journey over to Los Angeles this weekend to attend Tiki-Invasion, and hope to meet many of you Tiki Nerds like me! Aloha!
Greg



 
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Hula Cat
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 14, 2006
Posts: 171
From: Bellows Falls Vermont
Posted: 2006-08-02 1:18 pm   Permalink

Welcome flatearththing(er trading) ! I'm fairly new here also but have been tiki sympathetic for many years. Good move ,hooking up with these folks . Your business and personal sense of worth won't suffer from it. It's the Great rebirth and we are part of it! (I'm buying stock in rum!).....as if I could..as long as you are fairly priced your sure to find many a costumer here. enjoy , Mahalo , another Greg .....Daisy mae ,moondog and lil bro' more of the love .....
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Ohanafour
Member

Joined: Aug 03, 2006
Posts: 1
From: California
Posted: 2006-08-03 10:27 am   Permalink

Hi everyone! New to Tiki Central.....my husband and I have been collecting tiki/Hawaiian for several years now. Look forward to meeting other collectors....

 
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BFoxG8r
Member

Joined: Aug 03, 2006
Posts: 1
Posted: 2006-08-03 12:13 pm   Permalink

I've been lurking here for a while now. Moved into a new house with an extra room. Seems like it was meant to have a tiki bar in it. Still under construction, but it's coming along(at least the built in kegerator is working).

Thanks for all the good info on the site!
Brent







 
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Bongo Bill
Member

Joined: May 20, 2006
Posts: 3
Posted: 2006-08-03 6:14 pm   Permalink

Hi Tikiphiles:

I'm a relatively new tiki fan in the DC area (though I went to the Honolulu for years without knowing it was "tiki").

Thanks for all the great info and pics.


 
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freddiefreelance
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 3006
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2006-08-04 07:16 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-01 22:28, Daisy May wrote:
I'm actually kinda old, but I never post anymore, so I'm kinda new too. What can I say, I'm a lazy asshole. Well actually I'm lazy and busy at the same time. And I'm a flake, so call me on it. And I ramble. And I myspace. And I tiki. And I have another profile named tikijen. I'm not organized.

My apartment aint all that tiki, but that's only cause the landlord doesn't want me nailing thatch to the walls.

I look forward to hearing from y'all oldtimers...


Hi'ya DaisyJen! If you can't tack thatch to the walls maybe you could glue it to thin plywood & attach that to the wall? You'd only need a couple screws to mount the plywood to the wall. If your Landlord has a problem with the flamability of the thatch you can apply flame retardant before mounting it.
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Ojaitimo
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 1317
Posted: 2006-08-05 1:44 pm   Permalink

Hello everyone,
My name is Tim Keenan and I am a photographer and film maker. I live in the Ojai Valley about 70 miles north of LA near lake Casitas. I have loved Tiki since I was a child when my mother was the designer for the Trade Wind's in Oxnard. I have a Tiki bar that I am building in the spirit of the Trade Wind's which was always my favorite place. Rain at the window's, boat floating in a lagoon lit by tiki torches with 30 foot carvings and trees. Beautiful place, so in the Trade Wind's spirit I am completing the Trade Wind's II and though it will be totally different( I think Tiki eclectic) I hope to bring some of that magic I used to feel going there as a kid, it was like Pirate's of the Caribbean at Disneyland. Are there any places like that anymore? I will post the progress of Trade Wind's II and look forward to getting to know you all.







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Retroslik
Member

Joined: Aug 06, 2006
Posts: 1
Posted: 2006-08-06 1:30 pm   Permalink

Hello,

My name is Rob and my wife and live in South Florida Home of the Mai Kai and the Hukiluau.


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el Stingray
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 06, 2006
Posts: 53
From: Oslo, Norway
Posted: 2006-08-06 3:12 pm   Permalink

Hei Tikis!
Im a guy that has had an interest in tikis for a while now, but the actual interest in wood carving did arrive just some months ago.
In May, my neighbor cut down a tree that was blocking the sun, and the stem was left naked on the root, standing there, yearning to be ornamented. I asked if I could have it for making a tiki, and I got it without question.

My issues then started to build up, cause I know nothing of wood, carving or tools. So Ive had to do my fair share of research through the web. After looking at massive amounts of websites I also did find Tiki Central.
It seems like Tiki Central is one of the better places on the Internet when it comes to info on how to make a tiki, so Ive kept coming back here several times to gain knowledge before starting on the real deal.

I have, like so many others, to thank Buzzy for doing what hes doing. I have read about half of his discoveries, noting down and sketching a lot the last days. Brilliant stuff Buzzy! I also actually went to Canada in July to research totems of the First Nations People in British Colombia. They are amazingly great woodcarvers. I have also been to New Zealand and done research on Maori carvings earlier this year. I really love that stuff.

What I need is help.
Since I still know (almost) nothing about carving I hope its possible to get in touch with tikis here that are interested in throwing some ideas and suggestions out.

The log I have been so lucky to get a hold on is from a noble pine-wood tree. I have understood that the tree makes a bad one for the fireplace, since it burns so fast, but hope its still workable for carving. The size is 2,45m long and 60,5 cm fat. And yes, it weights more than a ton, so I thought to hollow it out (like the First Nations do it) might make it lighter, and then, easier to move.

Heres some pictures of the log and me.






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Ojaitimo
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 1317
Posted: 2006-08-06 7:06 pm   Permalink

I have moved these pictures to Creating Tiki- other cfafts



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