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The show me your Witco thread.
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11246
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-10-02 2:15 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-10-02 13:43, Alfie the Moai wrote:
Quote:

On 2012-09-22 15:47, Dagg wrote:
a buddy gave me this about 20 years ago, its been sitting in my basement collecting dust. Almost threw it out a few times! I had no idea what it was until found this site.



glad I kept it!


super cool....



Parlez vous Conquistador?

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=12151&forum=5&vpost=653846

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Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
Posts: 323
From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2012-10-02 2:30 pm   Permalink

Don Quixote is my hero

 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 450
From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-10-05 12:36 pm   Permalink

Went thru all 80 pages of this thread, and found my answer on page 17....so now I'm just gonna post a pic of my $10 prize and keep smiling the crazy smile I've had all day since I bought it this morning....


 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1268
From: Calgary
Posted: 2012-10-05 12:50 pm   Permalink

Noice score Erich! And fer a Ten spot!

 
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thomamas
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Joined: Apr 09, 2007
Posts: 48
Posted: 2012-10-07 12:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-09-18 03:51, TIKI DAVID wrote:
Look for burlap that is already colored.



Thanks for your help. I ended up with some linen upholstery fabric, since the burlap I found was showed too much of the backing board.

Before:



and after:



It's also held together much more securely. For the record, the framing points previously used weren't going to permanently hold a heavy sheet of MDF into narrow molding with no extra rabbet depth.

No procedural pictures, since I got lazy and outsourced this one to Kathleen at
The Glenn Custom Framing in El Cerrito. I highly recommend her if you're in the East Bay, she knows a lot about Hawaiiana and does a great job with weird stuff like tapa cloth ceiling panels for my breakfast nook. BTW, the web site is out of date. She's across the street and has regular Saturday hours now.

Finally, installed:



Please forgive the white walls -- tiki wasn't originally going to make it into this room but I'm running out of wall space.


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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 450
From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-10-08 4:08 pm   Permalink

Okay, I looked thru all 79 pages, searched, etc.... Hoping the experts will help ... Thanks in advance..

Witco or not?

(yes, I know it's not tiki)



 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2012-10-08 5:37 pm   Permalink

NOT.

 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 450
From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-10-08 5:56 pm   Permalink

Thanks...I kinda figured.... the man didn't seem right, but the base did.

 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2012-10-09 02:54 am   Permalink

remember, the "NOT" is just my opinion,I could be wrong.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6255
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-10-09 03:27 am   Permalink

Not Witco, sorry......

 
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tetwilson
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Joined: Oct 10, 2012
Posts: 11
Posted: 2012-10-11 08:48 am   Permalink

Here is my first Witco. I'm new at this and still learning. I take it some Witco pieces are in higher demand than others. Is anyone familiar with this one? I feel like I got it for a good price at about $100.00........
Of course my dream Witco would be the World Map!



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[ Edited by: Bora Boris - Rotated image. - 2012-10-11 11:31 ]


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3530
From: HELL
Posted: 2012-10-11 10:58 am   Permalink

bad news... i don't think it's witco....

 
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tetwilson
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Joined: Oct 10, 2012
Posts: 11
Posted: 2012-10-11 12:44 pm   Permalink

Really? It has a stamp on the back. Could the stamp be fake? I'll put a pic of it below.



 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2012-10-11 12:49 pm   Permalink

little too quick on the draw there Mcstagger.

 
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Alfie the Moai
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Joined: Sep 06, 2012
Posts: 11
Posted: 2012-10-16 3:31 pm   Permalink

Nice one!



Quote:

On 2012-10-11 12:49, TIKI DAVID wrote:
little too quick on the draw there Mcstagger.



 
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