FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki Kahiki Big Moai Rebirth
Goto page ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Next Page )
Kahiki Big Moai Rebirth
tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2962
Posted: 2006-09-25 8:39 pm   Permalink

I thought I would show how the repair of one of the two big moai that stood
out front of the Kahiki goes.
This is the left one.

I do not think I will be done until spring.

First we had to get it home.





Thanks Andy, Having a friend with a crane is useful.




[ This Message was edited by: tikiskip 2007-02-08 18:50 ]


 
View Profile of tikiskip Send a personal message to tikiskip      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Sabina
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 08, 2002
Posts: 372
From: The Lounge of the Seven Pleasures!
Posted: 2006-09-25 8:45 pm   Permalink

Are you kidding me?!!?!?!???!?

If I read this right, I'm going to need to schedule a Columbus trip sooner rather than later.

You, 'grand poobah' have simply outdone yourself!


 
View Profile of Sabina Send a personal message to Sabina  Goto the website of Sabina     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2962
Posted: 2006-09-25 8:46 pm   Permalink

Now we need to do some welding.



They were pretty beat up!

Now I need to bend some rebar. And wire into place.
Until I get the welders out again.


[ This Message was edited by: tikiskip 2007-02-08 18:55 ]


 
View Profile of tikiskip Send a personal message to tikiskip      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
8FT Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1232
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2006-09-25 9:38 pm   Permalink

SKIP, you've got a big job ahead of you but it will be so worth it when finished. Congrats on making one HUGE save of a vintage tiki. I'm cheering you from 4 states away my friend. Keep those photos coming!
_________________
I once was lost.....but now I'm found.....


 
View Profile of 8FT Tiki Send a personal message to 8FT Tiki  Email 8FT Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
virani
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2006-09-25 10:56 pm   Permalink

woaw, that's a big souvenir from the Kahiki you'll have home...congratulation

 
View Profile of virani Send a personal message to virani  Goto the website of virani     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
rodeotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
Posted: 2006-09-25 11:00 pm   Permalink

Awesome !!!!

 
View Profile of rodeotiki Send a personal message to rodeotiki      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
ikitnrev
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 27, 2002
Posts: 1313
From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2006-09-25 11:02 pm   Permalink

Maybe you should leave a small opening at the bottom. Then, when it is completed and standing upright, a few tiki-philes could crawl inside with their mai-tais, and soak in the energy of a giant Moai ... or plan the demise of your secret anti-tiki arch-enemy

Or even better, place a small bar inside -- that would give new meaning to the term 'rebar'

Things you should not do with the Moai

- straighten the nose a bit, like they do on Nip/Tuck
- paint it pink for Easter.
- use it to store fireworks - unless you really do want to see a Moai in Space
- crack it up into smaller pieces and pave your driveway with the material

Seriously, good luck with the refurbishing.

Vern


 
View Profile of ikitnrev Send a personal message to ikitnrev  Email ikitnrev     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Jeff Central
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 23, 2002
Posts: 1611
From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2006-09-26 02:17 am   Permalink

WOW!!

Thanks for documenting this skip!! It is truly a momentus occasion.

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
View Profile of Jeff Central Send a personal message to Jeff Central  Email Jeff Central Goto the website of Jeff Central     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Swanky
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5065
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2006-09-26 06:06 am   Permalink

When you get it upright, I'll bring a bottle of Bacardi 151 and we can use that to relight the flame...
_________________

Announcing Swank Pad and Crazy Al's Molokai Maiden!


 View Profile of Swanky Send a personal message to Swanky  Email Swanky Goto the website of Swanky     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11266
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2006-09-26 07:04 am   Permalink

A formidable deed! This lifts the header "Collecting Tiki" on a whole new level. Looks like I am not gonna have the biggest any longer.

 
View Profile of bigbrotiki Send a personal message to bigbrotiki  Goto the website of bigbrotiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Formikahini
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 1502
From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2006-09-26 10:58 am   Permalink

Quote:
On 2006-09-26 07:04, bigbrotiki wrote:
Looks like I am not gonna have the biggest any longer.

I'm straining soooo hard to let that one go....

Vern, hilARIOUS suggestions!

Tikiskip, that is the BEST thing I have seen a tikiphile do it YEARS.
Thank you for the money, the labor, the time, the love - we all truly benefit by your work.

Proud to have seen them still standing in situ,
F
_________________
"Zazz captivates felt."


 
View Profile of Formikahini Send a personal message to Formikahini  Email Formikahini     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2962
Posted: 2006-09-28 10:19 am   Permalink

Before I get to far on renovation I thought I should show the before shots.











[ This Message was edited by: tikiskip 2007-02-08 19:01 ]


 
View Profile of tikiskip Send a personal message to tikiskip      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Haole'akamai
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2273
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2006-09-28 11:26 am   Permalink

Sending good thoughts and gratitude your way.


Do you have back story on how you procured this piece of Tiki Magic?
~T

_________________
"If you can't be a good example -- then you'll just have to be a horrible warning."
-Catherine Aird


 
View Profile of Haole'akamai Send a personal message to Haole'akamai      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2962
Posted: 2006-09-28 11:52 am   Permalink

Ok here It is. I got a PM From Hula Cat here on TC. They said they were writing a book on the Kahiki. They saw my thread on TC about the Kahiki and thought I could help them out. So I told them yes and invited them to my home. I was so glad they were not some crazy A holes I could not wait to get rid of. Gerg and Melissa are great people!

Anyway I told them how to get in touch with the people I knew from the Kahiki.
They got me in on some talks with some I never met. Lee Henry was one.
Some of the people they interviewed were the Tsao family. In the interview Alice Tsao, the last owners wife, asked them if they wanted the Fireplace and the Moais.
They said yes. The only catch was they had to move them in three days.They asked me if I wanted one.
Well a, yes I do! Luckily my friend has a crane so I was able to
get it in time.

I need to say that had Melissa not taken this offer the three Kahiki items would have been cracked up and thrown away. She saved them!
Alright Hula Cat show your pictures!



[ This Message was edited by: tikiskip 2006-10-02 05:53 ]


 
View Profile of tikiskip Send a personal message to tikiskip      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
hewey
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-09-28 8:32 pm   Permalink

Kool man! What a job!

 
View Profile of hewey Send a personal message to hewey  Email hewey     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Goto page ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Next Page )
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation