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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 498
From: Western Australia
Posted: 2011-03-05 12:14 am   Permalink





CALL ME ISHMAEL. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely -
having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me...


no, wait... that was an entirely different tale of woeful obsession...

besides, my name is Robert, sooo... yeah, don't call me Ishmael - that'd be crazy.


By way of introduction -

Born in 1961, I've always loved the sea - my home is girt by it.
I was a very keen surfer and consequently have always been a social outcast.
I have what you might call a bar-room sense of humour and tend to swear a lot...
I know I drink too much... and make lewd comments... mostly for the humorous shock value.

I'm not an artist, and don't pretend to be one - but am a keen wood-worker.
Neither am I an art critic - many times I've started to comment on others' threads,
but cancelled before posting so that:
(a). I don't sound like a gushing school girl.
(b). unnecessarily offend anyone.

Although, over the years, I do regret not letting some people know how much I admire their work.

I don't have any kind of vested interest in Tiki - although I have re-sold a few items for a small profit,
only to help purchase other items that better fit the over-all aesthetic.

I am, however, passionate about the genre - wife says obsessed - intend to be in it for the long haul.

I don't believe myself to be overly vain and I'm not the type that craves constant affirmation -

but which brings me to say a HUGE thank you to all the people that have left their kind comments below,
and while I might occasionally edit or update my thread, I'll not put your comments too far out of context.




The room that now contains our Tiki lounge was used by the original owners as living space while they built the house, circa 1955,
which is an entirely separate building - the Tiki lounge etc. are part of the shed.

In stages - and when time permitted - I was obliged to demolish and re-build the entire structure,
due to damage by termites, wood rot, and rust in the old tin roof.


Here can be seen the bare bones after some of the re-build:

Behind the masonry wall to the left is my workshop...

There are store rooms on either end - which I had to build first and second,
the third section in the middle being the lounge...









I've harvested most of the bamboo needed myself, damned hard work but very satisfying:

















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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 498
From: Western Australia
Posted: 2011-03-05 9:04 pm   Permalink




I hadn't intended starting this thread until much later than I did, but several years ago [thread updated 2016]
there was some brue-ha over a few controversial threads and a LOT of TC'ers decided to leave
because of all the drama...

At the time, I thought - what the hell, may as well start posting now...

Although I had a fair idea that progress this end would be relatively slow, it never really
bothered us much as we've used the room before, after, and since the re-build anyway -
regardless of the interior decor.


Besides, it's been written - that a Tiki bar is never finished - I'd tend to agree...



In the meantime, I did start making a few things...








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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2011-03-05 10:10 pm   Permalink

Your lounge is gonna look great Bob. Your carvings are gonna be great also. Carve deeper!
The purchased masks for the lounge look to be African style made in Bali though, at least on the iPhone. I like your two masks better for your lounge.
Cheers,
Erik the Red
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Bonj
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Joined: Nov 17, 2008
Posts: 27
From: Brisbane, AU
Posted: 2011-03-06 01:26 am   Permalink

Love the carving, Bob. Can't wait to see what you do with the bar and lounge!

 
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komohana
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From: Western Australia
Posted: 2011-03-06 8:53 pm   Permalink





I never mentioned this to my wife, or anyone else, but right from the time of these two first comments on my thread,
in my mind I named my first two carvings after the gentlemen above..


Erik, and Bonj








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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1287
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2011-03-07 04:12 am   Permalink

Good stuff Bob. Nice blank canvas there for ya. Nice car too!

 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2011-03-07 08:49 am   Permalink

Quote:

which i imagine to be papuan...but not entirely sure.
cheers, bob




You are correct. Now that i'm at the desk top. Those are PNG style.

Left of center is juuust fine. Center being key.

Can't wait to see more progress on the lounge.


Erik
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komohana
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From: Western Australia
Posted: 2011-03-10 12:18 am   Permalink





mahalo friends,

Most of the stuff needed to rebuild the roof for the lounge is ready,
just need to nail some mates down as help, sometimes not easy.



The life size wahine found this lamp at a garage sale, and gifted it to me - bless her soul.







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Bonj
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From: Brisbane, AU
Posted: 2011-03-10 12:30 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-03-10 00:18, komohana wrote:
just need to nail some mates down as help, sometimes not easy.


Offer some Little Creatures Pale Ale as payment... might encourage some helpers! I know I'd be swayed if I was in the West.


 
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komohana
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From: Western Australia
Posted: 2011-03-10 5:19 pm   Permalink



aloha Bonj,

the thought of bribery did cross my mind, but then it dawned on me that i might never
get rid of the bastards!... no, it'll be buggery and the lash... same as always.

heh heh heh... have you tried anything coming out of the sail & anchor?... some very nice brews.






As it turned out... one of the very few to actually lend a hand - besides my wife - was Gibbo,
even though I'd never met him before Tiki Central.

Thanks mate, welcome anytime.




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Bonj
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From: Brisbane, AU
Posted: 2011-03-10 5:56 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-03-10 17:19, komohana wrote:
aloha Bonj,

the thought of bribery did cross my mind, but then it dawned on me that i might never
get rid of the bastards!... no, it'll be buggery and the lash... same as always.

heh heh heh... have you tried anything coming out of the sail & anchor?... some very nice brews.


cheers...bob


hehehehehe... No, I haven't tried anything from there. I haven't been to Perth yet, so I'm limited to only what you send across.
The buggery and the lash might attract a whole different subset of helpers


 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 498
From: Western Australia
Posted: 2011-03-12 12:46 am   Permalink

aloha friends,

started moving all the junk out of the lounge area ready for the building work and
thought i'd share a picture of some more stuff before i moved it into the shed with
the rest.

the set of shelves are my latest find and stand 1.6m/5'3" tall.



this corner, which is hidden from view to the right in the first photo of the lounge,
is normally where i keep my music equipment and humble vinyl collection that i moved
last winter in case the old roof leaked...one less thing to worry about soon i hope.

there are still coopers at work in the swan valley, one of western australias' oldest
wine producing areas, and the cask on the bottom shelf is the product of their labour.

it holds about six litres or one and a half gallons, and when filled with rum should keep
us going for a night or two.



cheers...bob



 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
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From: Western Australia
Posted: 2011-03-15 6:41 pm   Permalink


aloha shipmates,


well.......all my friends showed up to lend a hand.....





 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 498
From: Western Australia
Posted: 2011-03-16 5:36 pm   Permalink





..give me a home among the gum trees.. ..tra-la la-la lah....








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Polly
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Posted: 2011-03-16 7:41 pm   Permalink

Come on, come on, you are nearly there!


 
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