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My first public tiki bar installations... Fountain added 4-20-05
Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2005-04-02 08:24 am   Permalink

Yeah LS! You are one of so many stories I think about from Hukilau. I am so glad you are reaping some mana.
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2005-04-02 11:31 am   Permalink

Lookin good Surfer. Keep goin! Show them what you got. If yer using a chisel, and the pic shows your efforts over 3 hours, then I presume you: Take no breaks, You don't smoke, or drink beverages during the carving ritual, and if your Wahine wants to talk, she's outa luck! Your charging on this one and it's lookin good. Hope to see more soon!

Damn if this isn't a cool place!


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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2005-04-02 12:06 pm   Permalink

Hey lake,
I'm glad to hear this deal really worked out for you. I remember that summer festival fiasco...

That tiki is going to be very cool! I can't wait to see what it's all going to look like when finished. Thanks for the in progress shots...and 3 hours?!?!?! Man that's good.
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-04-03 9:32 pm   Permalink

Thanks all...

Saturday I took some time off...

Sunday was a splendid spring day here so I took the logs outside to work on...

Carving away on the 7 foot pole...
That's the beginnings of the tiki fountain in the background...




Progress made... hope to start on sanding Monday afternoon after carving the last face...



I'm picking up a load of fresh logs Monday morning... one of the cuts will be a section of tree trunk. That will become the bowl for the tiki fountain I'm doing also. I treated myself to a Lancelot for my angle grinder this weekend and am going to use that to carve out the bowl. Should go quick.

These projects are a blast... can't wait to start carving Monday again!

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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-04-04 9:26 pm   Permalink

Day 3 of the tikis for Kahuna's Restaurant and Bar... Picked up a load of new logs of which included a couple cuts that are going to be bowls for tiki fountains. Went to town with the newly purchased Lancelot... still getting the hang of that gadget... the rough cut of the bowls turned out good...



Finished up carving on the pole... did a rough sand... hope to stain on Tuesday...



Started on the legs of the fountain tiki...

It is all coming together...


 
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-04-04 9:42 pm   Permalink

That is really looking nice, Lake! The grain's gonna look so bitchin' on that pole, especially near the top. Lots of character in the wood and a really nice design. The Lancelot rough-out grind pattern on the fountain bowls is unmistakeable. I really like that tool too, but it took me a few kicks to get the hang of it. I quickly learned not to let my attention wander whilst wielding it.... Thanks for all of the good pix.
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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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From: calgary
Posted: 2005-04-04 11:00 pm   Permalink

That tiki looks great. Cant wait to see what the fountain looks like. I too use the lancelot and found that this tool here works great for cleaning up after using the lancelot.
http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p=33253&cat=1,130,43409,43424&ap=1

thanks for sharing
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-04-05 9:28 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys!

The pole is finished!





On to the fountain!


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-04-06 05:00 am   Permalink

Great work as usual LSurfer...can't wait
to hear more about the new Tiki establishment in Wisc...finally a place
within a decent drive of the northwoods!


 
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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2005-04-06 07:27 am   Permalink

Damn that's beautiful.

I want one

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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-04-06 07:44 am   Permalink

Lake, these sure are looking great. Very nice stain and finish too. Can't wait to see the whole shebang.
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2005-04-07 03:57 am   Permalink

Go Lake! I want to see the fountain. Lancelots rock huh? Awesome works.

 
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-04-07 3:57 pm   Permalink

The 7-footer turned out sweet. Do you have a specific spot in mind for it?

 
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-04-07 10:05 pm   Permalink

It'll be close to the entrance of the restaurant, near the hostess stand... as soon as people walk in the door the pole will be standing over them. I'll post pictures of them when they are installed...

 
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KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2005-04-07 10:07 pm   Permalink

Dang, that thing looks killer.

 
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