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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
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From: HELL
Posted: 2012-12-15 12:08 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-12-15 08:55, ukutiki wrote:
I found this weird guy in a thrift store yesterday. It appears to be made of a sintered ceramic material and has a sandy feel to it. about 4 inches tall. Is it a tiki frog, frog tiki, or something else? Anybody recognize it? Mahalo.






would make a nice mug if someone were to duplicate the sculpt up to mug size...... "son of suffering bastard".


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3938
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-12-15 12:34 pm   Permalink



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PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 556
From: central MA
Posted: 2012-12-15 12:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-12-15 12:08, Tipsy McStagger wrote:
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On 2012-12-15 08:55, ukutiki wrote:
I found this weird guy in a thrift store yesterday. It appears to be made of a sintered ceramic material and has a sandy feel to it. about 4 inches tall. Is it a tiki frog, frog tiki, or something else? Anybody recognize it? Mahalo.






would make a nice mug if someone were to duplicate the sculpt up to mug size...... "son of suffering bastard".



After looking at the sculpt closely, you can see that strange wood-grain like texture on it. It's a dead give away. It was created using a 3-dimensional printer, aka you design it on a computer in some sort of 3d digital design program, upload it to the printer software and the printer will actually print/sculpt that design in various materials.


 
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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 196
From: Michigan
Posted: 2012-12-15 1:14 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the heads up on the 3D printer. I have seen them but it never crossed my mind that 3D-P was used for this little fellow. Here is a link to You Tube showing a video of a tiki planter being made using this technology.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msNMY0J-we4

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PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 556
From: central MA
Posted: 2012-12-15 1:22 pm   Permalink

Yeah, it's a really neat system. It crossed my mind because I remembered that a member on here created a couple pendants the exact same way.
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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1278
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2012-12-16 05:08 am   Permalink

3D printed goods in a thrift store, welcome to the future.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11197
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-12-16 09:10 am   Permalink

A friend proposed to do that for my Tiki Ti mug. This piece does indeed look like someone tried to dabble in Tiki mug design, not half bad, kinda Mayan/SciFi... and yes, a truly odd reversal of the natural thrift shop process, to have a mug show up in one before it was even produced! (just assuming that it wasn't, why would it have ended up there otherwise)

 
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krikkitbot
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Joined: Jun 20, 2012
Posts: 17
Posted: 2012-12-18 11:55 am   Permalink

I found this alien looking guy at a thrift store in Denver this weekend.




 
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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 539
From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2012-12-19 01:47 am   Permalink

Looks to be from Tahiti

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7364
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-12-19 03:36 am   Permalink




He's obviously constipated and trying to pinch a loaf in an old tire
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 415
From: western australia
Posted: 2012-12-19 5:40 pm   Permalink

Two kava bowls - 8" & 13" dia. respectively - Samoan, I would think.





 
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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1278
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2012-12-20 08:00 am   Permalink

the one with the square legs might be, my mother-in-law has a larger version of it that I covet. the four legged one I think is Fijian.


 
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atomictonytiki
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From: Bangkok
Posted: 2012-12-20 08:03 am   Permalink

the one with the square legs might be, my mother-in-law has a larger version of it that I covet. the four legged one I think is Fijian.


 
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 821
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2012-12-21 12:55 am   Permalink

I hadn't found anything interesting enough to report here in ages and then I picked up this wood (palm?) tiki in an antique mall near Wichita, KS, a couple days ago. It's about 36" tall and a tag on it read "totem tiki from Hawaii." I can find no identifying markings on it.

Tourist trade tiki? Restaurant decor refugee? Hobby carving? I've left a message for the dealer asking for more info but have not heard back. Any input as to where this might have come from would be appreciated.





I'm happy to have this, but it sure makes my Orchids of Hawaii tikis look even gaudier.



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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-12-21 05:29 am   Permalink

tikijackalope:

It's actually worse than your gawdy tikis. It's a real piece of crap. Send it to me, I'll dispose of it for you.



What an amazing piece. I could not be more jealous.


 
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