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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-06-08 10:31 am   Permalink

This is an all original package of a tiki hobby kit untouched with original
instructions from the 1960's.The front reads "Carve a Tiki-Easy and Fun" ages
8 to 80.Gotta dig this!The maker is Perma-Arts Industries.I picked two of these
up awhile back at a garage sale.Kit includes-block of wood,steel wool,
bottle of linseed oil,and instuctions.
Has anyone ever come across one of these before?
Trader Bill











 
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tiki atomica
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From: everywhere,anywhere,nowhere
Posted: 2008-06-08 10:45 am   Permalink

A superb tikiological find. The gods were smiling upon you that day.

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2008-06-08 10:48 am   Permalink

Its really just a block of wood and steel wool. What a rip off. Cool find

 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-06-08 11:00 am   Permalink

Hey Sven do you know anything about these?

 
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tiki atomica
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Posted: 2008-06-08 11:13 am   Permalink

Just as the great voyage of kon tiki opened the door of imagination for me as a young tiki and sparked a lifetime of fascination of indigenous cultures - perhaps this lowly block of wood did the same for other young adventurers. Any object or concept that invites exploration should be celebrated.

 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-06-08 6:28 pm   Permalink

Just go's to show you how big of an impact that tiki poly pop culture in
america transitioned over to younger generations as well in the 60's and 70's.

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cheeky half
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Joined: Nov 22, 2002
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2008-06-08 7:04 pm   Permalink

Unusual find you got there. Interesting to see that even 'back in the day' some folks figured that just calling it a tiki somehow made it a tiki. I would have thought that back in 1961 they would have been a little more thoughtful in their design of a 'tiki'.

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1961surf
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Posted: 2008-06-08 8:12 pm   Permalink

Where do you get 1961 ?

 
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Haole'akamai
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2008-06-08 9:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-06-08 19:04, cheeky half wrote:
Interesting to see that even 'back in the day' some folks figured that just calling it a tiki somehow made it a tiki.




I thought the same thing. I mean, those line drawings of the masks on the side of the box could have been right out of the Party City catalog. That's fascinating. Thanks for showing it off.
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-06-08 9:25 pm   Permalink

Dang! Never seen or heard of it before, or it certainly would have made it into the "Do It Yourself Tiki" chapter in Tiki Modern, just like that Moai mosaic kit. I've never even seen anything that could be an example resembling the rendering of it executed...even though it was for ages 8 - 80 ! (There are several examples of the finished "Saw Carved Tiki God" on page 223 out there). Even if anybody ever really tried to go through with it, I doubt this one produced acceptable, "keeper" results, with such rudimentary instructions.

A very funny and telling item.It's always great to see there is still authentic stuff out there to be discovered!


 
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cheeky half
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Posted: 2008-06-08 9:45 pm   Permalink

"Where do you get 1961 ?"

Sorry 'bout that. You said 1960's and I picked a random date. Must be 'cos of your name! How about 1965?

Didn't mean to offend.

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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-06-08 10:00 pm   Permalink

You know I have looked and looked at the illustration on the box,
and its definitely 60's the more I look at it.You wonder if they
sold these in hobby shops or advertised them in magazine's as mail order?


 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-06-08 10:02 pm   Permalink

No offense taken cheeky whatsoever.I thought you might know something about it
that I don't.

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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-06-09 09:51 am   Permalink

I am sure Permi Arts Industries is long gone.
Show it was located in Coalinga,California .
I wonder what they expected you to carve the block of
wood with? It would be great to see someone like Tiki Ray
or Crazy Al see what they could carve out of these block
of wood with just a few basic tools.


 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2008-06-09 10:37 am   Permalink

Maybe you were supposed to use the steel wool to gradually wear away the wood into a tiki and "ages 8 to 80" was a description of how long it would take you.

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