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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
jdarvizu
Member

Joined: Mar 05, 2009
Posts: 3
From: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posted: 2009-03-05 10:15 am   Permalink

Hey There,
just introducing myself. Great Site!
Just started carving Tiki in my spare time, we have a lot of palm wood here in Beautiful Scottsdale. Here's a sample, i'm working in a few different styles now. I also do custom Tiki culture illustrations for just about anything from in store dispays to Apparel, you name it. Guess thats it, check out my website if you're interested, i'm going to be posting a Tiki section in the portfolio soon.
Cheers!
~jon



 
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jdarvizu
Member

Joined: Mar 05, 2009
Posts: 3
From: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posted: 2009-03-05 10:44 am   Permalink

Oh yeah, and here's an illustration i created a while back. The carving i posted is based on this guy.

Cheers!



 
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ilovetiki
Member

Joined: Mar 06, 2009
Posts: 1
Posted: 2009-03-06 08:42 am   Permalink

Hiii! New here...

 
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bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11585
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-03-06 08:50 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-05 10:15, jdarvizu wrote:
Hey There,
just introducing myself. Great Site!
Just started carving Tiki in my spare time....
~jon





Jon, my goodness, you are starting very young! I hope you are wearing gloves while carving, or you get splinters in your lil' soft paws!



 
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bigtikidude
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 9184
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2009-03-06 08:55 am   Permalink

and he learned to type very early.
good for you young grasshopper.

Jeff(bigtikidude)



 
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tikiyaki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2721
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2009-03-06 09:20 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-05 10:44, jdarvizu wrote:
Oh yeah, and here's an illustration i created a while back. The carving i posted is based on this guy.

Cheers!





I like it !

E Komo Mai


 
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bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11585
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-03-06 09:33 am   Permalink

Yes, nicely done. Another great use of the Stephen Crane Luau/Hanalei Tiki:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=30653&forum=4&vpost=426223

Some day I gotta do a post about its original carver. Keep up the good work, Jon.


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Marty
Member

Joined: Mar 08, 2009
Posts: 6
From: Long Beach, California
Posted: 2009-03-08 8:24 pm   Permalink

Hello everybody! I've been lurking around for a while trying to learn a thing or two about tiki carving. Here is my first one. What you see on your screen is actual size(unless you have a huge screen). It started as a piece of pallet I found at work(thus the nail hole through the side). I used a pocket knife and a razor blade to carve it out and then used a red hot nail to outline everything. After that I toasted the whole thing with a torch then sanded the teeth down to the original color. I finished it off by staining it with a few coats of coffee and then rubbed it down with gun oil. I want to make a big'un so I cut down a palm tree at work that needed to come down anyway. I also included a picture of some other crap I've carved at work(on my lunch breaks). The white and yellow are railroad chalk and the black one is another piece of pallet that I blackened by holding it a few inches above a zippo so as to cover it in soot and not burn it.









 
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timetotiki
Member

Joined: Mar 09, 2009
Posts: 8
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2009-03-10 1:01 pm   Permalink

Aloha..........Coming soon will be the hottest mobile tiki bar available. As soon as we go live, I will post the link to the website, so check back for updates. We'll see ya in the tropics B-)


Cheers,
Tropical Todd
Time to Tiki

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ash77
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 18, 2009
Posts: 11
From: London, UK (by way of Denver)
Posted: 2009-03-11 05:46 am   Permalink

Greetings,
Long-time TC looker, but just joined last month. I'm in grad school in London working on my dissertation on American Polynesian Pop-Culture at Mid-Century
--Ash


 
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VeroTiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Mar 11, 2009
Posts: 43
From: Vero Beach, Florida
Posted: 2009-03-11 4:03 pm   Permalink

Aloha from Florida,
Finally joined TC after enjoying the site for a while. Interested in everything Tiki, especially mugs. I started collecting off of Ebay six months ago and have gotten some nice ones. Also have a large collection of tiki cocktail books, because what is a tiki mug collection without a cocktail????? We are also looking forward to the Hukilau in June--already made reservations for the Mai Kai. This forum is great--the resurgence of Tiki Culture is awesome--I am looking forward to what comes next! Have a great day everyone.


 
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mp
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 12, 2009
Posts: 458
From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2009-03-12 02:20 am   Permalink

Hi Everyone, My name is MP, I have been checking out Tiki Central since the last Forbiden Island parking lot sale and I think the whole tiki community thing is awesome. I paint and carve with my spare time and want to share some my art with all of you. I am not a tiki artist yet, but I do have tiki's in my art and love tiki's and polynesian style. I'm a happy husband and father and hope to get involved in some way in o9.

I'm Looking forward to talking and
hopefully meeting some of you soon!

Mahalo
MP


 
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Bongo Bungalow
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-03-12 03:11 am   Permalink

Mmmmm... welcome creative newbies! jdarvizu, marty, mp... nice stuff.

 
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Lightning Steve
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Feb 09, 2009
Posts: 98
From: London Ontario Canada
Posted: 2009-03-12 11:50 pm   Permalink

Aloha all

New member in London Ontario Canada, eh.
My Grandmother was born (1908) in Hawaii and raised there, so have always had Tikis and other Hawaiian/ Polynesian/ Japanese art and stuff around. Even have an original Leeteg painting! As a kid I use to spend ALOT of time studying that picture,lol.
I have just recently started on the Tiki mug collecting. I'm kind of oblivious to things till it catches my eye and really didn't know about them.
About four months ago my girlfriend of seven years dumped me (this gets better, I hope?) and to ease my sorrow was doing some E-Bay'ing. I happened to run across the Tiki Farm O'opu Hue mug/bowl. Back story here…two years ago the girlfriend and I were in Hawaii and went scuba diving (first for both of us), she was really nervous but went down. Well the whole time she was down there, there was this Puffer fish that hovered right on her shoulder. The dive instructors took our picture under water and sure enough there was the Puffer fish on her shoulder in the picture. So after seeing this Tiki Farm O'opu Hue I had to get it for her. She really loved it. Still didn't help, but I had discovered the wonderfull world of Tiki mugs! Well we have been talking the last couple of weeks and she even came over to my house a couple of times. By now I have about 32 Tiki mugs and she thought (like me) that they are the coolest things. Well she told me tonight she would like to see about us getting back together. I don't know if it was due to the power of the Tiki or not, but I'll run with it,lol!
So that's my story so far....


 
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McSwanky
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Mar 13, 2009
Posts: 11
From: The Glass City
Posted: 2009-03-13 09:37 am   Permalink

I've been lurking on these boards on and off for a good 2 years now, and finally decided to register. I have been collecting tiki goodies for about 10 years, but within the last year or two I have become a more active collector. I look forward to connecting more with people now that I am officially registered!!

 
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