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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Ho-Tep-Nefti
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 06, 2013
Posts: 18
Posted: 2013-07-07 10:52 pm   Permalink

I was first introduced to Tiki culture by my favorite older brother, who carved a Tiki necklace in woodshop, around the time I was born. He was shipped overseas in the Air Force, when I was eight. I asked if I could have his Tiki necklace until he returned...assuming that if I had one of his most prized posessions, he HAD to return alive. I named the necklace Hotep Nefti, from a Gidget episode, where a Tiki broke a curse. My brother returned 18 months later, and let me keep his Tiki, which I had worn almost every day while he was gone. My brother passed away ten years ago, and my life situation changed, where I had to put a number of things in storage. Hotep Nefti was safely placed in the jewelry box that my brother brought back from Asia, for me. Last year, I discovered that the storage unit had been broken into and ransacked...and my jewelry box was among the items missing...and I assumed that Hotep Nefti was gone. A good friend of mine, gave me a silver Tiki necklace that he used to wear, to ease my pain. Last month, while going through boxes in storage, I found Hotep Nefti...and we have been celebrating it's return to my life ever since. If I could have ANY item to best remember my brother by, it would be Hotep Nefti. I do Tiki to honor my brother and the bond we had.

In the near-future, I am looking forward to attending the Tonga Hut 55th Anniversary, the new Ven-Tiki, Tiki Oasis, visiting The Spare Room, Cruising on The Tiki Mermaid, and many other upcoming events.

Native Angelino, having grown up "on the beach."

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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 7131
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-07-07 11:49 pm   Permalink

Great story.

Welcome new Tiki Central members.


 
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Footloose Tiki
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Joined: Jul 08, 2013
Posts: 4
Posted: 2013-07-09 07:45 am   Permalink

Hello to all. I have just signed up after reading an article about someone who turned their garage into a tiki bar. I am in the process of making one for an outside area next to my swimming pool. It was going to be a surf shack but after a trip to the states for Viva Las Vegas in 2012 (where I got my first tiki tattoo) it has been changed to a tiki bar area. We started with an old bar and added some bamboo and a thatch style roof. We have bought a few tiki statues and even had a local nursery, who do carving, make one out of sandstone. I have taken some photos along the way and will try to attach them to this post. The next step is dressing up the area with all the tiki things we have collected, mugs, signs and various other items. Any suggestions would be appreciated. We are off to Hawaii in September and hope to get more items.

The raw bar


Stripping it down


With no top


Adding bamboo


The top sanded back


The roof section


The chosen area


The surf theme is changed


The bar is set in place


Preparing the area


Bamboo wall all done




 
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Hale Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1799
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-07-09 08:04 am   Permalink

Footloose. Looks like you've got a good start there. If you want, make yourself a thread over on Home Bars. You can post updates there. There's lots to explore on the site, and countless hours of reading. Take some time, read, join us!

A-LO-HA!


 
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Grapplr
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Joined: Jul 09, 2013
Posts: 1
Posted: 2013-07-09 08:06 am   Permalink

Hi, I am a new user. We are on vacation in the Orlando, FL area and looking for tiki bar materials and accessories in the area. Any suggestions?

 
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Ho-Tep-Nefti
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 06, 2013
Posts: 18
Posted: 2013-07-09 11:13 am   Permalink

Footloose Tiki,
your bar and room look great so far!


 
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tikimatanzas
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Joined: Jul 09, 2013
Posts: 12
Posted: 2013-07-09 12:30 pm   Permalink

Hi guys I have been poking around on tikicentral for a few weeks, awesome forum I'm inspired to make my own home tiki bar now thanks for all the great ideas !
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juliaghoulia
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Joined: Jun 27, 2013
Posts: 3
From: St. Augustine,FL
Posted: 2013-07-09 5:20 pm   Permalink

Footloose that bar is great! One of my neighbors has an old beat-up bar sitting in their garage - I may have to make it mine!

 
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cueball446
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 06, 2013
Posts: 15
Posted: 2013-07-09 8:53 pm   Permalink

Hello, I found this site one night staying up late looking for a way to make my backyard better. I saw a picture of an "adventure land" backyard bar, which led me hear. Saw some great ideas and started to ad to my backyard. I will post some pictures as soon as I can figure this whole thing out. Love this. Thanks

 
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theRestlessNative
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Joined: Jun 28, 2013
Posts: 3
From: The Big Island (Los Angeles)
Posted: 2013-07-10 1:08 pm   Permalink

Hi All,

My name is Jeremy Costello. I'm a woodcarver and watercolor artist. I've always loved Polyneisian themed and tiki art, and have relatively recently jumped in with some work of my own. In fact, I'll be in attendance with some of my goods and artwork at the Tonga Hut's 55th Anniversary Celebration on July 21st. I've been working on a variety of pieces, and I would love to know what you think. For a preview, stop by my website:
www.jeremycostello.com - and if you are in the LA area on the weekend of July 21st, definitely stop by the Tonga Hut and say hi!



jeremycostello
theRestlessNative
www.jeremycostello.com


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Bruddah Bear
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 07, 2011
Posts: 629
From: Los Angeles Basin, Westside
Posted: 2013-07-10 2:12 pm   Permalink


Nice work on those tikis. I like how you used the natural feature of the knot indent for the mouth on the one that looks like a moai, it gives the impression he's whistling or having an "Oh my!" kind of reaction.


Welcome to TC all you new folks.



 
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Hale Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1799
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-07-10 3:04 pm   Permalink

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jeremycostello
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http://www.jeremycostello.com




Dig, man. Looks like you better start a thread under Gallery, and Crafts!


 
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Ho-Tep-Nefti
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 06, 2013
Posts: 18
Posted: 2013-07-10 9:41 pm   Permalink

Really great Tiki work! I'll be at the Tonga Hut's 55th...and looking forward to seeing your artwork in person!

 
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Silly Idol
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Joined: Jul 12, 2013
Posts: 8
Posted: 2013-07-12 3:13 pm   Permalink

Hello!
Have been a member of Ooga Mooga for a while and thought it was time to join up here. We are a husband and wife team in New Orleans that share a love of tiki culture. We collect tiki, create modern and not-so-modern tiki art and furniture and partake in DIY tiki projects. I thought we could make a little introduction here before we started posting some of our finds and projects on the other forums. Glad to have joined! If you're in NOLA give us a shout!


 
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mastrmike
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Joined: Jul 13, 2013
Posts: 7
Posted: 2013-07-14 10:34 am   Permalink

Hello all,
I am a newbie on this board but a not so newbie in life. I live 30 miles North of Chicago. I am a collector of alot of different mediums. I appreciate all forms of art. I have some velvet paintings, a few cheap tiki cups and just took ownership of the cannibal tikis I posted in the appropriate section (i hope). I did look through alot of postings before I posted the pic of my tiki but there are an aweful lot of them. I apologize if I offended anyone or broke any rules.
Thanks,
Mike


 
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