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Will carve
AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2017-09-27 12:49 pm   Permalink

We were guessing that the smaller tikis were from Barney West. The cuts were simple, but experienced. He knew where to go with the minimal number of cuts to make a figure. Many of the cast tikis have similar bodies and features. I'm curious how many more there are? So many of the originals have probably succumb to the elements. These won't!!

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1616
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2017-10-08 05:38 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-07-07 03:39, Will carve wrote:
Tom & I scored some real good palm logs.
We stocked up.





Geez Will, I wonder just how big is your yard?!


 
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Will carve
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Joined: Apr 06, 2011
Posts: 909
From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2017-10-21 07:18 am   Permalink

So as usual when I cast a new mold
I run to the Mai-Kai to see if I can
find an original carving or at least
an old casting.
All I could find of this guy was the
bodiless head laying in the bushes
with it's Al Jolson paint job.
Go figure.








 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2017-10-22 3:34 pm   Permalink

Will those are cool!!

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 8786
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2017-10-22 3:58 pm   Permalink

Will!!! I keep seeing these cool statues that you have cast (out of concrete?) but what's the story with the molds? Are these molds you have made? Are these old vintage molds from the Mai Kai?

 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2017-10-23 10:36 am   Permalink

I would be interested in the history also.

 
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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2017-10-24 06:23 am   Permalink

The short story is:
Late 60s early 70s the Mai-Kai had the big idea
"lets mold our Tikis & cast them in Hydrocal
[cement like stuff] & they will last 20 years".

They did, & 10 years ago, when I discovered them
in their warehouse I began recasting them in cement.
I've done about 200 for them since to repopulate
the garden.

for the long story:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=26630&forum=1&start=0


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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2017-10-24 12:40 pm   Permalink

WOW! Thanks Will. I glossed through Tom's post and will dig into the details later Very cool

 
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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2017-11-08 1:16 pm   Permalink

"TOUCHDOWN"

As usual,
I make 3 for the Mai-Kai garden & paint them different colors.
The extra one goes in the gift shop since
everyone flipped over the last one I put in there for sale.



 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2017-11-08 8:27 pm   Permalink

Those came out GREAT........

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 22 days ago; 6:21 pm   Permalink



Got my hands on one of your carvings
Briefly





















_________________
Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!


 
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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 21 days ago; 04:20 am   Permalink

Ah yes,
The Monster Muddler.
I remember it well.
You hang with good company.


 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 21 days ago; 06:28 am   Permalink



 
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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 13 days ago; 07:49 am   Permalink

Here's the next bunch.
New Caledonian roof finial.
Put 3 in the garden &
one in the gift store
yesterday.




 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 13 days ago; 09:47 am   Permalink

Love these guys, would make a great pendant design.

 
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