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here is a Witco style fountain in the works
keigs20
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From: WA
Posted: 2003-05-12 9:32 pm   Permalink

I finally got around to carving a fountain. It is still under construction. So far so good I think? Hope it works. It is supposed to resmeble the Witco fountain in the book of tiki or the Mainlander mug. Anyway thought I would post a picture because I am kind of excited about it and wanted to share my excitement. Hope you dont mind



 
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laney
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2003-05-12 11:41 pm   Permalink

OOOOOOOOOOO I love it! I love it! I love it!

 
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Rattiki
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Posted: 2003-05-13 12:49 am   Permalink

VERY VERY COOL!

 
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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2003-05-13 01:24 am   Permalink

I have loved that fountain from the first time I saw it in the book. That is a very good interpretation. How are you goin to go about sealing the wood for the water? Where did you get that log?
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keigs20
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Posted: 2003-05-13 10:50 am   Permalink

Thanks you guys and gals. Lucky- I think I will coat the whole thing with a minwax coating for uv rays and weather and then use some kind of platic coat for the inside of the bowls. I get my cedar logs from a guy at a mill who hooks me up.

 
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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2003-05-13 1:13 pm   Permalink

Very cool. I wish I new a guy at mill. Actually, I would have to live near a mill first. Do you think you can find logs like that at a lumber yard?
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laney
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2003-05-13 4:13 pm   Permalink

Hey, Keigs, I am curious what Bill Westenhaver thinks about all this? Does he think "maybe I should start producing again" or does he just think it's a fad. You must know. I know my parents never thought people would be collecting the mugs they kept for all these years. She can't believe what her (until I saved it and put it away) tiki pen and junk holder fetches on ebay (close to $100). How does he feel about you reproducing his designs and all the people who treasure his vintage pieces? Just curious, Laney

 
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Tikitronic
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From: mora tora mora
Posted: 2003-05-13 5:07 pm   Permalink

My curiousity is this - will you be making fountains like this (or similar) for sale at some point, and if so, roughly how much would such a thing cost?
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laney
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Posted: 2003-05-13 5:21 pm   Permalink

I want to know that too! So I can start saving $$$$

 
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keigs20
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Posted: 2003-05-13 6:19 pm   Permalink

Luckydesigns- I dont think you could find them at a lumber yard. I had to search pretty hard to find these. Most places that sell cedar logs usally want $15.00 to $20.00 a foot.
laney- Bill thinks its great and tells me he would help me if I get to busy. I think he would rather stick to painting and drawing though. I talked him into doing some tiki art for the web site witch is being printed at the moment and soon will be for sale. He thinks it is great that I am into his art and trying to some what reproduce it. He also enjoys hearing about all the people who enjoy his work on TC. When he comes over I always show him something new about Witco that has been posted on Tc. I think he gets a kick out of it.
Tikitronic & Laney- I will make more of these. Also some of my own desings. As for the price I dont really know until it is done. I know Bill got over $700.00 for his in the 60s and 70s but his were 7ft tall mine are only 4ft. So probably $500.00 to $800.00. which will include the carved box it sits in and the carved square bottom bowl holder, if all goes well.


 
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SullTiki
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Posted: 2003-05-13 6:39 pm   Permalink

Let us know when you're taking orders!
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twowheelin'tiki
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From: santa monica
Posted: 2003-05-13 10:10 pm   Permalink

i always knew he would make it big some day.....WELL DONE!!.now i have to start saving $$$$ again!
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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2003-05-14 12:31 am   Permalink

I guess I'm gonna have to go buy an axe. There are plenty of trees around here.
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keigs20
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From: WA
Posted: 2003-05-19 1:05 pm   Permalink

I finaly finished, It kind of took a while to figure out. Then Bill came over and lined me out on how I should go about it.
The fountain is for sale for $700.00 plus shipping wich will be $50.00 to $75.00. If anyone is interested email me
k.pleasantjr@verizon.net and I will tell you more about it. If a bunch of people email me the first email will get it and I will build more. If none email it will go up on ebay with a reserve of $500.00.



Twowheelin- I dont think I can carve fast enough to make it big
Luckydesigns- I can send you a log if you want to pay shipping


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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-05-19 1:27 pm   Permalink

Wow Keigs! That came out REALLY NICE! Great work!



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