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Mai Kai - Tiki Archeology
bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-01-03 1:35 pm   Permalink

Great Scott what a great shot! Ask TC and you shall receive!

Quote:

On 2008-01-03 11:53, Chip and Andy showed:




 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2008-01-03 1:58 pm   Permalink

Here is the same two ladies in front of what is now the Bora Bora Room.



The driveway is to the left, what is now Laz-y-Boy is to the right.
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2009-03-09 6:03 pm   Permalink

Well it's been over a year since we freed the Spirit hook from its rubber enclosure. The tiki was in great shap but it was slightly damaged and needed some help. We recruited Benzart to give us a hand in repairing the legs.



(Notice how I let Benz do the drilling!) After inserting dowels in the legs and glueing this guy up - he was ready to be finished. Some minor sanding and few coats of beeswax - here he is in all of his glory...





 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2009-03-09 6:32 pm   Permalink

simply beautiful
congrats.

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wplugger
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Posted: 2009-03-10 05:33 am   Permalink

Good job Tom.
Great pic, the moon must be closer
to Ft. Lauderdale than Cali.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-03-10 11:24 am   Permalink

Awesome restoration! Great Job.

Here are a few more Mai Kai photos from the archives.










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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2009-03-10 12:43 pm   Permalink

Helloooooo Cleavland


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GatorRob
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Posted: 2009-03-10 5:51 pm   Permalink

Dusty, where did these photos come from? That looks like Mireille Thornton on the last one.

 
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kahalakruzer
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From: Dana Point! California
Posted: 2009-03-10 8:53 pm   Permalink

This thread is absolutely amazing. So much information being spread around with so many people bringing different facts and stories to the table. With some of those mold removals, it felt like I was reading an archaeology book ( and not even one of them thar URBAN ones!) This is why I love TikiCentral!

 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2009-03-11 4:07 pm   Permalink

By the way, thank you Tom (Alohastation) for resurrecting this thread. I just re-read the whole thing. I'd forgotten how fun it was when it started. So where's the tiki now? Not still in Will's living room, is it?

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-03-11 6:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-10 17:51, GatorRob wrote:
Dusty, where did these photos come from? That looks like Mireille Thornton on the last one.



GatorRob,

Found them on the Florida historical photo website that was posted on the Tiki Garden's thread. Here ya go.

http://www.floridamemory.com/PhotographicCollection/

DC


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-03-14 4:38 pm   Permalink

I picked up a seldom seen Mai Kai postcard with a view from the road. The Barney West moai statue can be seen from the roadside shot.





Also saw this postcard on ebay with a better shot of the Barney.







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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-03-14 5:23 pm   Permalink

Cool. Wonder if Fort Lauderdale had anything else back then that rivaled the Moai. It must have been a real roadside attraction then, like Dinosaur statues and other such folly.

 
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2009-06-17 10:58 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-02 11:35, GatorRob wrote:
Quote:

We also carved hundreds over the years of the Candle Table Lamp Bases. They were finished by the Mai Kai.




picked this candle table lamp base from an antique store at dania beach last week -









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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2009-06-19 09:24 am   Permalink

Bumped to the next page...

[ This Message was edited by: AlohaStation 2009-06-19 15:56 ]


 
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