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Tiki....Sunglasses....????
Vonratnick
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Joined: May 28, 2006
Posts: 88
From: Melbourne Australia
Posted: 2010-07-27 4:06 pm   Permalink

Ok, I admit it sounds kinda odd. A while back I watched a fairly grainy B&W video from the early 60's of some hep cat (Minghus?) performing jazz wearing sunglasses that had bamboo temples.

I have never seen these before, and if anyone knows where to get some please let me know.

I figured I might have to resort to make/modify a pair myself. I'd stick to straight temples (like my aviator sunglasses) with slight inward curves for simplicity.

I'd need some say 1/4 dia bamboo that was very 'knotty'. Wrong word I know (nodule'y?), but the bamboo I have at home has the nodules/knots too widely spaced (4-5 inches apart) for me to get the effect I'm after.

What kind/species of close knotted bamboo should I look for?



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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2861
Posted: 2010-07-27 7:20 pm   Permalink

What you are looking for is Wangi, or bamboo root. (same thing)
You can get this from Franks cane and rush.
Oh yeah, Virani here on TC made a pair for himself.
Think I saw it on his blog site can't remember.
They were VERY cool.
Virani post a pic.


 
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Beachbumz
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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
Posts: 1050
From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2010-07-27 7:51 pm   Permalink

I know what our talking about, I use to sell these glasses awhile back.
Bamboo root on the sides, the style isn'the best but is this what your looking for?


 
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Vonratnick
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Joined: May 28, 2006
Posts: 88
From: Melbourne Australia
Posted: 2010-07-27 8:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-07-27 19:51, Beachbumz wrote:
I know what our talking about, I use to sell these glasses awhile back.
Bamboo root on the sides, the style isn'the best but is this what your looking for?




Beachbumz, those are damn cool I say!

I'm not locked in yet, but I'd be heading for something more in the vintage line, say Shuron or Willson frames. This will take some time, but is something I have wanted for a while.

So I just need to dig up my neighbours bamboo?



 
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Vonratnick
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Joined: May 28, 2006
Posts: 88
From: Melbourne Australia
Posted: 2010-07-27 8:36 pm   Permalink

And if you Google (Australia) Wangi, you get to read all about Wangi Wangi.

A small town in New South Wales....



 
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