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hand carved 12-foot tiki ku - monkey pod wood
Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2005-05-22 6:22 pm   Permalink

This is what I think of when I think of Ku:



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TikiMaster
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From: Kailua, HAWAII (Oahu)
Posted: 2005-05-22 8:13 pm   Permalink

Hi Swanky,
This is not Ku, this one in particular is KUKA'ILIMOKU, personal God of King Kamehameha The Great. Kamehameha gave this god credit for his success in uniting the islands of Hawai'i into one Kingdom.

ORIGINAL: Bishop Museum, Hawaii

PROVENANCE: Kona

Aloha,
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FLOUNDERart
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Joined: Sep 02, 2003
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From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2005-05-23 07:05 am   Permalink

Amazing!!! Top quality stuff.

 
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tikitammy
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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From: Little Rock, AR
Posted: 2005-05-23 5:09 pm   Permalink

I cannot fathom carving something this huge. I love the comparison pictures with you in them. It just gives it so much perspective. He looks like he could very easily gobble you up.

BRAVO! You truly are the master.
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2005-05-24 10:11 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-05-21 12:34, TikiMaster wrote:
Aloha Congatiki,
The only way to ship it to the mainland would be via a 20-foot container which cost about $5400 to the West coast.


Or you could strap a couple outboards to his feet & drive him here!
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TikiMaster
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From: Kailua, HAWAII (Oahu)
Posted: 2005-05-24 3:41 pm   Permalink

Aloha Congatiki,

Little update on shipping a 10-12 foot Tiki to the West Coast. It cost about $600 to your door step plus an additional $300 for making the custom crate.
I'm shipping one to San Diego so I know exactly what it takes

Mahalo,
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-05-24 4:00 pm   Permalink

Tikimaster it is a great tiki and thanks
for the homework on shipping...I was just
being a smartass....but all in all it sounds
fairly reasonable.


 
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TikiMaster
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From: Kailua, HAWAII (Oahu)
Posted: 2005-06-01 8:30 pm   Permalink

Aloha Kakou (Hello everyone),
Here is another Tiki Ku, this one measures 8 feet made of solid Monkey Pod (Hawaiian Wood). His new home will be in San Diego:




We now have a 18 foot log that will be cut in half for two 9-footers Tiki. It was very tempting to carve a 18 foot Tiki, but that will be for later

Aloha,
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TikiMaster
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From: Kailua, HAWAII (Oahu)
Posted: 2009-05-28 5:20 pm   Permalink

Aloha from the islands,
Just wanted to share our latest Tiki creation, about 9 foot, monkey pod wood (lightly stained!


Mahalo Nui Loa from the Tiki community for your support.
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2009-05-29 06:37 am   Permalink

Wow!! Sweet carves. I'd love to see more stuff from you.

 
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TikiMaster
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From: Kailua, HAWAII (Oahu)
Posted: 2009-06-10 5:32 pm   Permalink

Aloha,
Just wanted to share our latest 9 foot Tiki Ku which will be standing right in front of Cheese Burger In Paradise in Waikiki (intersection of Ala Moana and Kalakaua).




More pictures will be posted once the Tiki has been set on its rock base!
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Tikimaster
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2009-06-11 01:05 am   Permalink

WOW crazy stuff.
What kind of wood is that ?

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pwest71
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Joined: May 04, 2007
Posts: 82
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 2009-06-11 05:23 am   Permalink

Tikimaster,

I've been admiring your work through your site for a few years now. A question. Do you know who carved the Ki'i at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau? So many large ones, beautifully done. Your work looks on par with those.

Paul


 
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BUFFBAD
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Joined: Aug 11, 2007
Posts: 54
From: Boca Raton, FLA
Posted: 2009-06-11 4:41 pm   Permalink

Totally awesome. You must have access to a fork-lift or crane. Love to upscale stuff. BUFFBAD

 
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TikiMaster
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From: Kailua, HAWAII (Oahu)
Posted: 2009-06-11 4:53 pm   Permalink

Aloha,
Thank you for the positive feedback! The wood used is monkey pod which has a nice natural golden tone.
Oh, yes forklift is a must!




And we use crane for large canoes:




A Hui Hou,
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