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carlsharp
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Posted: 2014-01-28 11:11 am   Permalink

Hello I'm new to tiki culture so I do not yet recognise the look or style of individual artists. I recently found this on Cragslist and was wondering if anyone has any ideas as to the origin.
Thanks for the help..




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JOHN-O
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2014-01-28 11:31 am   Permalink

A Wayne Coombs knock-off who popularized the dreaded "Grinning Tooth / Pineapple Head" style.

Is it listed in Florida ?

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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
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Posted: 2014-01-28 2:45 pm   Permalink

It looks like the mass produced tikis that were available at home improvement stores about five or so years ago.
Homedepot shows one online (discontinued) that is from Backyard Xscapes.
Likely made in Indonesia.
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2014-01-28 2:48 pm   Permalink

Also, it probably arrived in the states with a couple hundred twins. Not identical.
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-01-28 3:49 pm   Permalink

Eric is right, so we will just say "HomeDepot"
instead of the nameless slave carvers of Indonesia...


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-01-28 4:31 pm   Permalink

"Wayne Coombs knock-off who popularized the dreaded "Grinning Tooth / Pineapple Head" style."

Wayne sez...

Wayne was Awesome!!!



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2014-01-28 4:46 pm   Permalink

He was indeed, a real character - but he was a 70s carver who used three basic designs, the pineapple head being one of them, and he was widely copied, so that his grinning Tikis seemed to be everywhere in Florida and beyond. Now even in Indonesia it seems.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-01-28 7:17 pm   Permalink

All true.
But I could not resist.

my dream now is to flip someone off from beyond the grave.


 
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carlsharp
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Posted: 2014-01-29 7:50 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the replies. It was posted on the Inland Empire, CA, CL and was located in Crestline, CA.

Irregardless of it's possible mass-market pedigree, I really like it, especially for $40. The weathering makes it all the better...


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-01-29 10:20 pm   Permalink

Look further. If you continue this route, a year or two down the line, you'll disown it.

 
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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2014-01-30 04:24 am   Permalink

Hind sight is 20 20, but Bro,
your forecast is priceless.


 
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Kiwi Steve
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Joined: Mar 22, 2012
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2014-01-30 09:39 am   Permalink

That was the first tiki I ever purchased & it's still in my back yard. Admittedly, I'm embarrassed to have it now, especially since I'm one of the stops in the San Diego tiki crawl... I have another tiki that my neighbor gave me from TJ that's even worse...

 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2014-01-30 6:11 pm   Permalink

That tiki could be saved.
Buy it for 40, then with a chainsaw, cut off the damn pineapple right at the top of the headband.
Then chisel the teeth down to just an inch or two, so it would have a wide open mouth rather than the current 'florida teeth' .
Lastly, sand off any white paint remaining on the teeth, and also the eyes.
Wouldn't be so bad then.

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carlsharp
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Posted: 2014-01-30 10:41 pm   Permalink

If a year or two down the line means I'll be so jaded that I won't still feel the thrill of finding hidden gems and will stop collecting things that I like because they don't have the proper look or maker then no thanks.



 
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2014-01-30 10:57 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-01-30 22:41, carlsharp wrote:
If a year or two down the line means I'll be so jaded that I won't still feel the thrill of finding hidden gems and will stop collecting things that I like because they don't have the proper look or maker then no thanks.





Actually what I think was the gist of that comment towards your tiki find was....

When we ALL first started to collect tiki we got excited about things that, as our collection increased and our knowledge increased and our exposure to so many amazing tiki artists in our community increased, we can look back and say "Wow, I could never imagine being that excited about finding that item TODAY as I was back then"


No one is giving you a hard time about liking what you like or being stoked to find an item for a good price that you feel was a great score.

Just wait until a few years from now when your collection has morphed and changed and grown and if you happen upon this post you will see how some perspective and time has changed the way you feel.

This is a tiki community--you like tiki carvings. The one you posted is good but have you seen Bosko or Benzart or TikiBeat's tikis? Check out the Tiki Carving thread. Spend a few hours on there. Go back as far as you can. Be prepared to be in awe.

Enjoy what you enjoy. Love what you love. But there is even better stuff out there....you will see


 
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