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TikiTres
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Joined: May 28, 2008
Posts: 263
From: Forney, TX
Posted: 2008-06-09 11:23 am   Permalink

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On 2008-06-09 10:37, Sweet Daddy Tiki wrote:
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.




HAHAHA! Good one That brings back memories of similar blocks of wood I was given as gifts back when I was a kid (in the 60's) that were supposed to be carved into owls, etc. After many, many hours of carving they usually looked like a block of wood with some chunks missing. The instructions sounded so easy too, "carve block of wood until it looks like the owl pictured on the box"


 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1910
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-06-16 4:33 pm   Permalink

After all this I finally pulled out the instructions and what I thought was a
block of wood,is not wood at all .Its like a chalky rock type substance block.
Now I see why they had the steel wool pads included.Supposed to come with
carving knife but don't see that in the kit.Looks like the kit is complete
except for the carving knife.I may put one of these on ebay just for the
nostalgia of it.Thank you for all your comments on this interesting find,
they are appreciated.
Trader Bill


 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1910
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-11-20 7:29 pm   Permalink

Thanks Humuhumu for posting this on your Humu Kon Tiki site.
I like that you can appreciate the kitsch and oddity to it .
I believe these were offered mail order ads inside magazines and
hobbiest stores .Just for kicks, it would be fun to see someone like
Bosko or Danny G carve one of these suckers !


http://blog.humuhumu.com/2008/06/16/carve-a-tiki-kit

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ka'lenatiki
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Joined: Nov 13, 2009
Posts: 192
From: redding ca.
Posted: 2010-11-21 12:56 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-11-20 19:29, 1961surf wrote:
Thanks Humuhumu for posting this on your Humu Kon Tiki site.
I like that you can appreciate the kitsch and oddity to it .
I believe these were offered mail order ads inside magazines and
hobbiest stores .Just for kicks, it would be fun to see someone like
Bosko or Danny G carve one of these suckers !


http://blog.humuhumu.com/2008/06/16/carve-a-tiki-kit



Very good thought, I do remember seeing ads in old magazines for mail order kits that was a monthly item. Sorta like the model building mail-order of the 70"s that I did. never knew what small kit was showing up but you always looked at the 3ft Apollo rocket they showed in the ad that you never got!


 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-11-21 1:28 pm   Permalink

I do remember those model rockets .Always wanted one of those .My Dad always gave me
the ole Christmas story line...you'll shoot your eye out son !


 
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blacklagoon
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Joined: Aug 03, 2010
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Posted: 2010-11-22 07:33 am   Permalink

That is so cool! I really like the idea and maybe a new one will be available one day.

Any carvers want to put one together with an instructional video?

Paul
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