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Rancho Mahalo - my new build in South Austin, TX
RanchoMahalo
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Joined: Sep 16, 2013
Posts: 8
From: Austin, Texas
Posted: 2017-05-03 09:57 am   Permalink

Here are some cool "making of" shots of those wall tiki masks created by Bill Collins on Kauai

His truck out in the Coco Palms - I love these "ghost town" shots of the hotel in jungle ruins. When palm trees fell down on the grounds, he would go in to clean it up, and since he needs palm trunks to do his carvings, its a win win for everyone.






Starting to rough them out - I wanted a pair that sort of match, but not exactly - so Bill made some little differences between the two. The Marquesan style he designs in is really fantastic



Bill at the office - his little carving shack in the jungle.





cutting them away from the trunk


His little helper giving a hand



you can see some of the differences between the two here


And then the finished product - with final details carved and stain applied.





In place behind the bar - with neon lighting them up - we left holes in the eyes and mouth for light to shine through - and the rest gets reflected back on that dark bamboo creating a nice golden glow












 
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Or Got Rum?
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Joined: Jul 29, 2009
Posts: 494
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2017-05-04 09:47 am   Permalink

Really top notch Pro looking bar....Very Clean yet has the right vibe. Also thanks for the carving shots of Bill. OGR

 
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Danno
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Joined: Apr 17, 2004
Posts: 187
From: So Cal
Posted: 2017-05-04 4:51 pm   Permalink

Awesome job! Spectacular tiki bar / room / hangout!!! Quality work!

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RanchoMahalo
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Joined: Sep 16, 2013
Posts: 8
From: Austin, Texas
Posted: 2017-05-11 2:36 pm   Permalink

A couple of shots from the outside - showing the roofline and the prow off the center beam






 
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