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Zinctiki
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Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 97
From: Walnut, CA
Posted: 2014-05-18 11:28 pm   Permalink

Picked up this 7'3" half-log today. Kind of a love-it-or-hate-it piece, as most of my friends and neighbors seemed aghast. Lots of splits and nasty wood putty all over. There are 4 holes in each side with bolts going through it - apparently to keep it from splitting any more. So I dubbed it "Frankenstein" for now; also because the carved references are from various 'parts' of Asia and Hawaii.

The more I looked at it the more I had to have this thing. There's no history, except that it's from Yucaipa, it's hardwood and couldn't have been easy to carve this much detail. It was someone's labor of love. Maybe someone on acid?

From a distance it looks fairly simple, but as I got closer the detail kept drawing me in - like falling into a Mandelbrot set. Trippy.














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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-05-20 8:08 pm   Permalink

TikiGuy Studio
I like some of this fella’s work.That said, I didn’t feel this rated a new tread so hopefully "tiki finds" is a good place to post a few pics of the mug I bought from Alex , a pic of one of his flyers and a pic of a “shield Alex made with a sheet, some bamboo and some paint. Also a lot of creativity. He and his wife had a booth at the Aloha Festival (Santa Fe Springs.Ca.)








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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-05-20 8:26 pm   Permalink

Dee Lee Menehune shelf sitters



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hang10tiki
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hang10tiki
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4661
Posted: 2014-05-24 7:40 pm   Permalink

Good finds hang10tiki. We rarely find any matchbooks. That's a wow collection. Cheers, Wendy
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howlinowl
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 126
From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posted: 2014-05-25 3:43 pm   Permalink

Found these at the Goodwill today. I've got no idea who sets the prices there... only paid 59 cents each for them. The mugs I've gotten there before are usually in the %2.49 to $3 range (the notorious Benehana Geisha mugs still there for %3.99).


Tiki Farm Mugs.


(c) 2003 Tiki Farm Danny G


Backs are marked "Aloha from Johnstone Supply".

Johnstone Supply is a chain of A/C and Refrigeration parts and equipment supplies. I imagine these were some sort of give-a-way to contractors who used their equipment and supplies.

I did look on Ooga-Mooga to see what mugs these were. Put "Tiki Farm" in the searchbox and looked through all 12 pages....couldn't find it. Soooo.....am I just looking in the wrong place? Or do I have a yet to be submitted design? Better yet, maybe I have a design made just for Johnstone Supply made in limited numbers (I know...wishful thinking)?

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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
Posts: 1291
Posted: 2014-05-25 4:08 pm   Permalink

That's the Monster Marq mug by Tiki Diablo (Danny Gallardo): http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=781

Average price is over $12, so you got yourself a steal! Cool design, too.

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2829
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-05-26 5:41 pm   Permalink

This week's stuff:


A Maui and Son's resin tikis retail display rack:

I got 3 of them new, in the original boxes


BigToe says the MauiPrincess line was launched in 2004

Maori tiki 13" tall:


Pair of handled Westwoods


Aloha shirt framed poster


And a cocojoes hula girl keychain I forgot to photo...

Buzzy Out!


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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 198
From: Southern CA
Posted: 2014-05-27 08:54 am   Permalink

I apologize for being slow. What is the purpose of this device?

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2014-05-27 12:56 pm   Permalink

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What is the purpose of this device?





I have no idea...Most reasonable guess I heard so far is that it was used to hang jewelry from. But, I don't see how that would work.

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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1282
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-05-27 1:39 pm   Permalink

In order to display the bracelets and necklaces you would need to open and close the clasp to hang them on the display.
It's probably why they're no longer used. People were too lazy to operate the mechanism and they probably just laid the jewelry all over the display.

You could re-purpose the display as a bar towel rack.

This is a jewelry rack you can buy on Amazon. It has a better design because you can lift the bars off of their supports for easier access to your jewelry, but essentially it's the same thing you've got.




 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 414
From: SoCal
Posted: 2014-05-27 2:22 pm   Permalink

I passed on one of those maui and sons stands at the swapmeet few months back. Guy wanted way more than I liked and I kept asking myself what the hell I would do with it.

what they displayed on it, I have no idea.....


 
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kenbo-jitsu
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From: Southern CA
Posted: 2014-05-27 4:14 pm   Permalink

Menehune gymnastics apparatus.

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-05-27 9:56 pm   Permalink


Grog has one in his cave!



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