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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3591
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-08-22 7:39 pm   Permalink

That's a very, very nice Tahitian style, Octane...you should contact Brad The Beachcomber about purchasing a few of you carvings...he needs stuff bad right now for Hale Tiki.

 
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TikiMaster
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Joined: Apr 28, 2003
Posts: 44
From: Kailua, HAWAII (Oahu)
Posted: 2003-08-22 9:48 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

Below is a pair of Hawaiian Tikis "Ku"


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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Posts: 316
From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-08-23 5:35 pm   Permalink

TikiMaster, good job on the KU's, i like the hawaiian gods.

Thanks BK, for the praise. About selling da tiki's i'm not sure if i'm ready for that or not. i'v only done about 8 that might even sell, and i kind want to keep most them for a while. i'm donating one or two, to MTKahuna for his new bar "the Hawaiian Room" , so i can always donate or sell one or two for Hale tiki. so it looks like i have to carve a few more.

i will email Brad "The Beachcomber" Owens, and see what he thinks, as it sounds like he's looking for, more donations, then items to buy, either way i think i can help.

here is a question for carvers who deal in palm wood. what type os sealer do you use on palm that wont change the color of the wood or have the least amount of color change?

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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3735
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-08-23 9:44 pm   Permalink

Octane,
none, no sealer.
It's funny how some of us carvers are attached to our tikis like they are children. Gecko told me he wouldn't sell me the Maori if I resold it. He wants to come visit it some day. I have 5 tikis that I'm attached to that I will only rent out, but now I'm having second thoughts about even renting after I got some back with a little damage. No respect.
The thing to do is work up a large inventory till finally you don't have the space and you are forced to sell. If you're good, they will knock your door down, but it takes a while for the word to get out. Up here it's seasonal. I try to push tikis with pools or ponds. If the customer has a pond or pool, then they NEED a tiki. Same as Bill Gates motto, "Give them something they think they need"


 
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tikitony
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Joined: Aug 18, 2002
Posts: 860
From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2003-08-24 8:36 pm   Permalink

yo Octane, i just bought some clear coat in a gallon at home depot thats for outdoor wood furniture. its matte finish but its still glossy. it darkens the palm a little bit but not too much. it was $40 clams for the gallon but i covered the hawaiian tiki ( a few previous posts) and it barely put a dent in the gallon. the darkness on the hawaiian tiki is from the angle grinder, not the clear coat.
jungle trader... for sure on the inventory note. my parents house is overloaded with tikis, thats when i knew i needed to just start selling and didn't feel like i was losing a family member. its worth it when the buyers are really excited, cause no matter how much you're selling fo, it always feels like your getting cheated... but when the right person comes along, you want to give them your best tiki fo' free.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-08-25 12:27 am   Permalink

Finished this one up last week from the stump of a blue spruce...

54 inches high and 14 inches wide...
A little torch work and some stain...

And a bit heavy...



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Tiki Pirate
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Joined: Jul 28, 2003
Posts: 12
From: Maryland
Posted: 2003-08-25 08:31 am   Permalink

Lake Surfer-

Outstanding Job! How do you do the teeth? The detail is awesome!


 
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Tiki Pirate
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From: Maryland
Posted: 2003-08-25 08:31 am   Permalink

Lake Surfer-

Outstanding Job! How do you do the teeth? The detail is awesome!


 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-08-25 11:07 am   Permalink

Looks great as always...

 
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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Posts: 316
From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-08-26 7:02 pm   Permalink

Lake looks great.

TikiTony thanks for the tip on the clear coat i go check it out at the old Depot.

BK, i was going to make a tiki with Abalone eyes, and i remember you have done this before. how do you cut the shells into circles for the eyes?

Here are a few pictures of the last tiki i did stained and varnished and a couple of all the ash tiki's i did this summer.











 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-08-26 10:08 pm   Permalink

First off with a damned good respirator (Bob Van Oosting told me that the dust can cause Mesothelioma, or lung cancer, with effects similar to Asbestos), but secondly with a Rotozip using a tile cutting bit. Generally the only tikis that traditionally ever have Abalone eyes are of Maori origin.

 
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tikifreak
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
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From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2003-08-27 9:13 pm   Permalink








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tikifreak
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From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2003-08-27 9:38 pm   Permalink



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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-08-28 12:37 pm   Permalink

Looks good, TF. I'd be interested to see what one of your jobs with a full body would looks like. Cool stuff, Octane...we have that love of Marquesan stuff in common...I think people overlook the importance of that style; it was far and above the number one style featured in the old tiki establishments. There was more Marquesan stuff than any other type of tiki featured by a longshot. But it oft gets ignored nowadays. Weapons, too. Only OA and Jack's of Fiji make them, (and a miniscule amount by me) as far as I know, and they're pretty vital to the right look in any proper tiki environment. Brad has mentioned interest in getting you to help me tackle some large poles for Hale Tiki (he needs 8 12-footers, about 8-10" diameter, and can be half-round)

 
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Kanaka
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
Posts: 402
From: Atlanta
Posted: 2003-08-28 1:04 pm   Permalink

This is my favorite TC thread. I'm interested in learning how to carve and hope one day to convince BK (since he lives less than an hour away) to help me buy some tools and show me some basics (hint hint). Highland hardware www.highlandhardware.com is across the street from where I work and I get a great discount. You carvers always post pictures of your beautiful work but never tell us what happens to it??? Are these tikis carved for personal use, commisioned by other people, for sale? As a suggestion, if you post one that is for sale how about letting us know and what the price is, or at least put it on collecting tiki too.

Thx,

Scotty


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