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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-01-16 01:46 am   Permalink

Whatsay we all do a common website of tiki carvings for sale? We could standardize shipping and put it in every tiki link page known to man. Tikiguild.net? There is so much demand for quality work right now. Plus we could cut costs by all chipping in on our "protection" money to Leroy Schmaltz, da main guy. I guess the boys my neck of the woods would be called "da Mason-Dixon Crew"....

 
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Turbogod
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Posted: 2003-01-16 03:50 am   Permalink

Oh Yeah. Da Mason-Dixon crew in the Hizzy.
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2003-01-16 08:12 am   Permalink

I see C'Al and Wayne but who's Don?

 
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7TiKiS
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
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From: Tarpon Springs
Posted: 2003-01-16 08:40 am   Permalink

Ooops... my bad.

I meant Leroy S.


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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-01-16 08:55 am   Permalink

I'd say Wayne would hafta be Don. He's been 'doin dis too long not to be a main guy. Next question?...who gets made and who gets whacked?

 
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Turbogod
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Posted: 2003-01-16 09:23 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-01-16 01:46, Basement Kahuna wrote:
...chipping in on our "protection" money


Ahhhh ha ha ha ha ha, Carvers chipping in! Ahh ha ha ha ha
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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
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From: MD
Posted: 2003-01-16 11:17 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-01-16 08:55, Basement Kahuna wrote:
I'd say Wayne would hafta be Don. He's been 'doin dis too long not to be a main guy. Next question?...who gets made and who gets whacked?



How could you say that??? Leroy IS the Don...he was carving when Wayne was still in diapers!! Wayne of course would have to be a made Lieutenant because he's been there for a while and did originate a distinctive style!! Now who gets whacked??? Unless I get any better at carving, I would fear that it could be me turning up in a shallow grave on the Jersey flats...




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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-01-16 11:57 am   Permalink

I have to agree with Johntiki here. Leroy DEFINED the Polynesian Pop era. He's definitely a pioneer and probably influenced many a carver.

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7TiKiS
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
Posts: 39
From: Tarpon Springs
Posted: 2003-01-16 2:12 pm   Permalink

Ooops....

I would like to thank everyone for their warm comments and input. I also would like to take this opportunity to credit the people that are helping to shape my concept of Tiki carving.

No doubt most of the people viewing the images I provided are knowledgable about the different styles of the "masters" in todays tiki carving genre... so pardon me for acknowledging their influence here, as no doubt you were quite able to see them for yourselves in the carvings I did.

Giving Credit where credit is due:

First and foremost - Crazy Al at tikimania.com had a large influence in many of the features of my first attempts. You can see his fine work at
http://www.tikimania.com
No doubt, C'Al will be an inspiration to many generations of future carvers all over the world. Detail and fresh ideas in composure equate to some of the most elaborate and beautiful works of art in contemporary tiki.

Secondly is Charlie Knight of http://www.palmtiki.com, his mastery of the circular eye is remarkable and a strong influence. Charlie is a great guy, and has a really cool shop located in Gulf Breeze Fl. If you are in the area stop by. Charlie is also doing some genuinely beautiful work in solid cypress now. I saw a huge turtle and a giant blue crab in his shop last December.

Last is the work of Wayne Coombs, I grew up in Melbourne Fl. and watched Wayne carve tikis on occasion. His unique style has become an icon of Tiki for many and has undoubtedly been a great inspiration to many of us "would be carvers". You can view his works for sale at http://www.maitiki.com

How unfortuanate though, that only 160 original carvings from the pre-british contact era of hawaii still exist today. Had King Liholiho not had dinner with his wife there may still have been thousands of them for us to use as inspiration and learning material. ref. Hawaiian Sulpture by J. Cox. pp 21.

But for the few pieces that did survive, I am thankful. Although I can't give the artist proper credit, the kona style tiki is by far the grandest sculpture of all in detail and design (IMHO).

Thanks again folks,

Aloha

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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-01-16 8:35 pm   Permalink

I said Leroy is DA BOSS. He is the one to whom all the Dons pay tribute...Nobody does it better or ever will. Wayne-Don of the East Coast. Make no mistake, Leroy Scmaltz is YODA to me. He made me wanna carve wood. I bought NIGHT OF THE TIKI and said "This is it." I am mesmerized by work, and how prolific and varietal his body of work...he is the definition of the word artist.

 
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1904
From: socal
Posted: 2003-01-17 12:39 am   Permalink

Leroy is the One, fogetaboudit . If you don't agree , We are gonna have a "sit-down" .

 
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bamboo ben
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
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From: Tiki
Posted: 2003-01-17 08:15 am   Permalink

Who is Don?

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-01-17 10:24 am   Permalink

You don't watch enough mob movies.

 
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crazy al
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
Posts: 1841
From: CA
Posted: 2003-01-17 10:26 am   Permalink

I wish I had a dollar for ever minute of stories have listened to from Leroy ! He’s da man.
However , I thing we should call this guy ‘Crazy’ for going in my direction... I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.I dig the flattery.....


 
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Captain Ambience
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
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From: Leucadia, Ca USA
Posted: 2003-01-17 10:26 am   Permalink

Kahuna Kalai.
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