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Restoration of a large mahogony 40-year-old sunburned Tiki
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Joined: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 354
From: Garden Grove CA
Posted: 2009-08-23 9:01 pm   Permalink

Just going to take a guess that you got something like this. If so, four foot by two foot is a pretty good size for one of these dragon Philippine carvings and they come from right where you said...although most people don't pick them up there, in the woods as it were. Right where it was made with Dad-40 years ago. So alot of people don't put them in the tiki collections even though many many tiki joints had them hanging around. Then again some people have them, you can still buy them as tourist items in Hawaii,and almost every swapmeet and thrift shop have them. But it's not common to see them that big...that's big! Some people enjoy the look a carving takes on after all the years of weather and what not, it has that look grey, cracked, chipped, something you don't get overnite. Yes there are oils and oils...some good ...some bad. In the Philippines they used pigs blood, just saying. If you got bugs you can freeze it for a week wrapped real tight in plastic wrap or vac bag. If it might get damaged because its dry and brittle, there's a resin bath you can give it that will protect it...cost a pretty penny and turns it to almost plastic. If I had it, with a story like that...I'd hang it up over the fireplace just the way it is and call myself lucky. Like I said, just taking a guess.....

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