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Tiki Heroes & Carvers of Yore
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-08-06 6:12 pm   Permalink

You beat me to it , but you're right (both of you), there's a pic of "Milano"/Milan Guanko on page 249 of the BoT.
That Eli Hedley story is great. The writing really evokes the era nicely:
He began by sketching tiki from photographs and models in museums. When he had the feel of their design and structure, he chalked out designs on wood and began carving. But, except for some stone replicas of Easter Island's great stone faces, Hedley's tikis are not exact copies of any other gods in this world - though they could be set in a crowd of 1000 - year - old brethren without being recognized as intruders.

To me this perfectly sums up the spirit of creating tiki.

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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: 2007-08-17 3:26 pm   Permalink

Great post, Pappy. A largely untold story that needs to be! Sven scratched the surface a good bit in the Book Of Tiki, but one could probably fill up a book in entirety with the golden age carvers. Ed Crissman is one of my personal faves, lord rest his crazy soul. These guys all deserve a place...they're why this is all here.

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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
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From: The thumb !
Posted: 2007-08-17 4:20 pm   Permalink

anyone ever notice this connection


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Joined: Apr 10, 2006
Posts: 39
From: an island in washington
Posted: 2007-08-17 4:41 pm   Permalink

a sweet post, indeed. hey pappy, I know McVay and wrote about him awhile back on here. Also, he is featured in my book art of chainsaw carving. he is still kickin, carving, in fact he wrote an article for a newsletter I started awhile back, the cutting edge... , it's a recent article, a tiki in seven easy pieces... you can check it out here... http://www.theccsg.com/newsletters/VolumeXIIIissueII.pdf

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Joined: Jul 01, 2007
Posts: 402
From: where the road and the sky collide
Posted: 2007-09-05 4:44 pm   Permalink

Sorry I put this message in the wrong place, so I deleted the entire message. Message on collecting Tiki.

Enjoyed reading this though!

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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1183
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2007-09-06 8:21 pm   Permalink

I love this thread. Thanks for the history lessons, Pappy. Can't wait for the nexrt chapter!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2007-09-28 8:26 pm   Permalink

Good stuff Pappy thanks for the read.

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