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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: 2009-08-25 12:26 am   Permalink

I posted the photos for you Chuck....I think getting it up off the ground would be a good start...turn it over out of the sun and let it dry out slow...see about the bugs ( almost got to have some bugs ) but that can be handled...teeth are alright ( I'm missing a couple myself )...just saying that 3/4 plywood cut six inches or so bigger eachside than the mask, and wrapped with grass cloth, mount the mast on it, hang the whole thing on the wall. I think it looks way good like it is. Buy another one if you want one thats shiny or painted black. In the Northwest Coast almost nothing is done to totem carvings that are outside and they look fine. They may start off rubbing fish oil on them every year, but not the case with yours so why start now. Let me know if this helps...I'll be here all week....no really, I enjoy this kind of thing...and what without having to kill me ,were you and your Dad doing in the hills of da Philippines while everybody else was at Woodstock ?

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