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Hapa Haole Hideaway Rebuild Again! - Open
Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2012-10-04 09:42 am   Permalink

Lookin swanky Swanky.

 
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White Devil
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Posted: 2012-10-09 08:08 am   Permalink

Our visit to The Hapa Haole Hideaway defined the very essence of what Tiki has come to mean for me: the juxtaposition of opposites that is the signature of life itself: sophistication and savagery, the graceful feminine and the virile, the accession of the spiritual through the material. To enter The Hideaway is to come face-to-face with the uncanny, and to be lulled into complete surrender within its womb. And that’s even before the first sip of precision mixology.
Before our visit, however, we had accidentally stumbled upon Swanky’s stone “Tribute to Witco” in a small downtown Knoxville park. When I quizzed him about his anonymous contribution to the public arts, Swanky quickly and modestly changed the topic of conversation to his unique collection of Tiki Farm California Raisins shot glasses.



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tikiskip
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Posted: 2012-10-11 10:08 am   Permalink

So what's the deal with “Tribute to Witco” Tim?
Nice job on the bar.


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2012-10-15 09:08 am   Permalink

There are about 3 or 4 things left on the original build out that are undone. THis Sunday I decided to knock out one of them.

The rafter in the bar I have wanted to be trimmed out in carved panels. We did one side a bit ago. I did the other yesterday.

Got a 1 x 12 x 12 and ripped it to the right width and cut to length.

Used my trusty pattern and rolled it with paint and pressed it on the wood after marking a center line.


Startign to route out the swirls. I used a 3/8 inch round bit, but I think 1/4 inch would have been better.


Finished the middle.


A finished section.

Used a V bit for the edges. This all went way faster this time because I had done it before. I made the mistakes and spent hours planning and figuring already. I went to the store for the wood about 10:30, and the whole thing was done by 4:30.


This is the piece just after torching it.


And this is after rubbing it out with a tire brush.


A long view during torching.

It is all installed, but my camera flash was not working, so no pics. The bar is too dark, even with the main lights on and the blinds open to get a picture.

I need to look back at the original To Do list, but I think all that is left is to light the back of the masks on the bar front.
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2012-10-15 09:11 am   Permalink

I totally dig those monster pieces of trim.

They have such a great impact when they are installed.

Nice execution. Glad we were routing simultaneously this weekend.

whirrrrrrrr....... the buzz of the router.



 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2012-10-15 09:18 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-10-15 09:11, Monkeyman wrote:
I totally dig those monster pieces of trim.

They have such a great impact when they are installed.

Nice execution. Glad we were routing simultaneously this weekend.

whirrrrrrrr....... the buzz of the router.




What? I can't hear you? I was runnign a router for hours this weekend...

The crappy thing is how little you notice in the bar. Super dark bar, with dark trim up on a rafter... So, next project is to add another light or two to illumintae the trim.
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Monkeyman
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Posted: 2012-10-15 10:12 am   Permalink

Its all a matter of personal choice but I find a nice buffed out satin or semi gloss finish make the light reflect nicely off the curves and cuts even in low light.

I know that shiny is not tiki but it sure makes a difference in the evening. You can see all the detail.


 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2012-10-15 11:45 am   Permalink

The router work looks amazing! How long did that one take you to finish from the beginning to the end?

I wish I had some talents like that. I guess I should go to a carving event.


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2012-10-15 12:19 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-10-15 11:45, lunavideogames wrote:
The router work looks amazing! How long did that one take you to finish from the beginning to the end?

I wish I had some talents like that. I guess I should go to a carving event.


I'd say, if I exclude setting up the saw horses to get ready, and forgetting the time I spent waiting to see if it was going to rain, I spent 3-4 hours or less on it. Hard to say exactly. You spend a lot of time setting up, sweeping up, goofing around, eating lunch... I got started around noon and had the pieces installed by 6.

I don't know why I crave beer when I do this work, but I know I will blame Bamboo Ben...

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Trad'r Bill
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Posted: 2012-10-15 3:00 pm   Permalink

"And this is after rubbing it out with a tire brush." Damn Swank, u like it ruff

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-10-15 4:25 pm   Permalink

Looking good Swank-Master!

 
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Q-tiki
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From: East TN
Posted: 2012-10-16 06:33 am   Permalink

The routering and trim work looks fantastic Swanky!

Sooooo... Back to this Witco tribute piece. Where is said tribute? I feel I need to visit and pay homage. White Devil, Can you weigh in on this matter?

By the way, I could not have stated any better than White Devil what it feels like to enter the HH Hideaway. It assaults your senses (in a really good Tiki way) and transports you to another time and place before you even raise a glass!

Keep living the dream Swanky. Cheers!


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2012-10-16 06:45 am   Permalink

Got the flash working, so here are pics of the trim installed.

No flash, with the lights on and the blinds open...

With flash.






Next I want to cover the post there a bit as well. Probably just this side. It is really not very visible except the bar side.
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2012-12-08 12:04 pm   Permalink

Experimenting with HDR photgraphy in the bar.













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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2012-12-08 12:12 pm   Permalink

Lookin really great! Hopefully you have some time now to sit back and enjoy it!

 
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