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hand carved 12-foot tiki ku - monkey pod wood
TikiMaster
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From: Kailua, HAWAII (Oahu)
Posted: 2005-05-20 8:05 pm   Permalink

Aloha everyone,
I just wanted to share with you the largest tiki we've carved so far. It's about 12 feet high and weighs close to a tone. This Tiki was carved from a 100 year old tree that was located at the Waikiki zoo.


Click here
http://www.tikimaster.com/category/002.5.2/ for more pictures of the making...and moving it

Aloha,
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johntiki
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From: MD
Posted: 2005-05-20 8:50 pm   Permalink

Wow that is an amazing tiki! I'm glad you were able to salvage a proud old tree and turn it into a wicked new Ku! I want one!
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-05-20 9:30 pm   Permalink

what would shipping be on something like
that....like Ben's old stuff...big
and awesome!


 
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Sam Gambino
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From: www.samgambino.com
Posted: 2005-05-20 10:04 pm   Permalink

Lovely work. Thanks for posting it. We get off on this stuff - like Benzart's Tropicana tikis...


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Thanatos
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2005-05-21 12:23 pm   Permalink

All I can say is ,,,,, nothing. I am lost for words....

 
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TikiMaster
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From: Kailua, HAWAII (Oahu)
Posted: 2005-05-21 12:34 pm   Permalink

Aloha Congatiki,
This Tiki was sold and is being shipped to Maui from Oahu...shipping is only $120 inter-island. The only way to ship it to the mainland would be via a 20-foot container which cost about $5400 to the West coast. It would only make sense, if we're able to ship 10 Tiki-like at a time and offset the shipping cost.

I will post more pics once it is set up at our customer's ranch.

Mahalo Nui Loa (thank you very much) for your feedback.
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2005-05-21 1:02 pm   Permalink

Looks like you captured King Kong!

 
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2005-05-21 1:14 pm   Permalink

BIG

 
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TikiMaster
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From: Kailua, HAWAII (Oahu)
Posted: 2005-05-21 1:19 pm   Permalink

We just got our hand on a 18-foot log, this is our next project...We might just do another Ku or carve Kanaloa.
The only problem we foresee is that our forklift won't handle the weight

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Kono
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2005-05-21 8:25 pm   Permalink

Good lord that is awesome!

It would make my life complete to have a back yard with a monster sized traditional carving like that one.

Does anyone know who carved the big tikis outside of the Polynesian Culture Center on Oahu??
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TikiMaster
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Posted: 2005-05-21 8:42 pm   Permalink

Well, technically the Tikis outside PCC are not carved...they are made of fiber glass. His name is Tui'oni, a great master carver.
Actually, the process of producing fiber glass Tiki is way more costly than wood but at least they will last for ever.
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TikiMaster
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Posted: 2005-05-21 8:52 pm   Permalink

Here is a pic of some of the Tiki outside PCC:


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Raffertiki
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-05-22 2:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:
It's about 12 feet high and weighs close to a tone.



I'd need a bigger handtruck.

Nice work.
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2005-05-22 4:31 pm   Permalink

It's big, but no detail. Why not the full headress?

 
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TikiMaster
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From: Kailua, HAWAII (Oahu)
Posted: 2005-05-22 4:54 pm   Permalink

It depends on the Tiki, Tiki Ku is pretty much like this (Tiki on the right):


What other details did you have in mind?
Here is a closer look at the head dress:


Aloha,
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