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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
zintiki
Member

Joined: Mar 09, 2011
Posts: 6
From: New York
Posted: 2012-08-11 10:55 pm   Permalink

Aloha!

Figured I might as well finally say hello! I've been to Ohana a few times and this year will be my first Tiki Oasis. As a kid I loved tiki-style restaurants and mugs and when I discovered serious tiki cocktails a few years ago I just dove back in. Can't wait to see everyone at TO and add a few mugs to the collection.


 
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Jürka
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 15, 2012
Posts: 79
From: Estland
Posted: 2012-08-15 2:20 pm   Permalink

Hello!

I'm a rockabilly guy from Estland. One day last year I was wondering who is that wooden angry guy who is mixed into hotrodders culture. I found who is Tiki but still wondered how is he related with rockabilly. I searched and searched and got my answer that "because he is just THAT cool!" and rockabillies and hotrodders just like all kind of cool things... and ofcourse it all came from '50 USA... Well, I don't have hot rod, but I have always been interested of oldschool things... where everything is come from, like delta blues and country music and Sailor Jerry tattoo-style and ofcourse there wasn't much to go to get stuck into Tiki culture.

The next step was to try those stirred and shaked rum-coctails, so I was thinking about changing my brandy-colas to rum-juice coctails... But... What I needed first... Everything around that coctail... I got some exotica-music (have tried to play it also, worked hard with those tunes, I love it!), but I still don't have Tiki mug nor Tiki lounge (nor bar)... So... My next mission... Tiki mug! I had searched in Ooga-Mooga for a long time, there are all kinds of them, better ones, worse ones... but not the one which I wanted. So... There's no other way to make one by myself... For that time I had already made my own design of Tiki in my mind which I had drew to everywhere... with pencil on paper... or with my finger into the dust... So I suffered for few months in this spring... by dreaming and learning (from this forum and everywhere) and wondering and dreaming again...

After those months of unslept nights I took my pencil and paper and polished my Tiki-guy into perfection... I contacted my old buddy from college who has started carving-work as a hobby... He gave me some good pieces of wood... which I glued together... My ol' dad had a ol' lathe... I made the wood into round-shape, got some tools from my ol' dad and carved my own Tiki from those pieces of wood. It got... pretty perfect I must say... At least lot better than I thought. Anyway... The next step is mold... And that's where problems started... Today I opened my first mold of constructional plaster... It's not as tough as it should be, result was not-so-good... So... Here I am, not only reading from now on, but also writing... of my big worries... Now I'm gonna find the right topic and start to ask for all kinds of answers for my all kinds of questions...


 
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Quinntiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 14, 2012
Posts: 17
From: Boston, MA
Posted: 2012-08-15 5:46 pm   Permalink

Hi there! I'm Quinntiki, and I'm excited to dive into this refreshingly old-fashioned forum with you other tikites (tikians? tikonauts?)

I am a Boston-area tiki artist inspired by bright colors, lazy sunny beach days, and cocktail culture. I was pulled into the wonderful world of tiki by my tiki-savvy boyfriend, who mixes exquisite Port Lights and Navy Grogs for me to sip while I paint by the window. Many of the mugs I paint are from our growing collection.

I'm excited to get to know you and share ideas and inspiration, to and learn the secret handshake! (There is a secret handshake, right?!)
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JBsurf
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 15, 2012
Posts: 16
From: Cocoa Beach, Fla
Posted: 2012-08-16 11:03 am   Permalink


Just found this site, gratefully, and just got into carving Tikis, here`s my first attempt, be gentle..... Oh yeah, I`m JB from Cocoa Beach....





 
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TikiHardBop
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 505
From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 2012-08-16 12:17 pm   Permalink

Welcome JB from CB! Check out the upcoming Brevard Tiki night at Vintage 56 in Rockledge this Saturday. There is a thread under Tiki Events/Other Events. Also check out Brevard Tiki on Facebook!
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ianreill1
Member

Joined: Aug 21, 2012
Posts: 2
From: The People's Last Stand
Posted: 2012-08-21 7:37 pm   Permalink

Hey folks! I'm a craft bartender working in Dallas, and I've been completely sucked into the culture of tiki and exotica. I've been having a lot of fun with it, doing a tiki event every Sunday with a four cocktail menu and whatever strange ingredients I can get my hands on; a little surf rock, a little rockabilly, a whole lotta Frankie and Annette. In the process, I've even found that there's a small culture of tiki-heads here in Dallas. But in all my endeavors, I had one big problem- where are they meeting? Where can I go when I want a Volcano Bowl, or an Ancient Mariner? I knew folks were out there, but had no idea how to get in touch with them. Then a couple weeks ago, I met a guy who happened in on a Sunday night with some friends, who had worked at Trader Vic's before it closed down. He told me that a big portion of their business had come from customers who organized on Tiki Central and went out in groups. And I have to say, that was pretty impressive! So I'm joining up to see who's out there, and what's happening in Dallas tiki. What's up, Tiki Central!

Ian


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-08-21 7:51 pm   Permalink

Hi new peoples, welcome to TC!




 
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sabrejet
Member

Joined: Aug 22, 2012
Posts: 1
From: Kona Hawaii
Posted: 2012-08-22 10:57 pm   Permalink

Aloha all...
New to the forum, but far from new.
Friends with many of the folks on here.
Recently moved to the Big Island from SoCal.
Living BIG in a fantastic Lucky Bennett home in the Kona coffee belt, making cocktails, building dreams, carving and painting. Eve sells her gorgeous paintings at a gallery here, and I sell mine at the legendary Dresden Room in Hollywood.
We run our place as the Shangri-Lei Bed and Beverage, so I would imagine you know what thats all about.
Aloha to all of you!

Jamie and Eve Ducati


 
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Lionel_H
Member

Joined: Aug 22, 2012
Posts: 9
From: Sacramento, CA
Posted: 2012-08-23 10:18 am   Permalink

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to say hi and to introduce myself. My family is now in Sacramento/Roseville and we are redecorating our new house that unfortunately does not have room for a great Tiki Bar (please see marketplace sub-forum). From reading some of the entries I must say that I am very glad that Tiki is alive and well. Thank you for your time, Lionel


 
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Dagg
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 26, 2012
Posts: 332
From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2012-08-24 4:38 pm   Permalink

Hi there

Been building my lounge for six months now, and lurking here for about the same.
From Vancouver Island, Male 42, Married. Not trying to sell anything or find out the value of an item. Just here to copy all of your wonderful ideas.

cheers
Darren


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-08-24 5:00 pm   Permalink

Well Hello & welcome Dagg!

 
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Dagg
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 26, 2012
Posts: 332
From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2012-08-24 7:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-08-24 17:00, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Well Hello & welcome Dagg!



Thanks for the warm welcome ATP, very kind of you. I don't care what "they" say, I think you're just swell!



 
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RevBambooBen
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7810
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2012-08-24 8:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-08-24 16:38, Dagg wrote:
Hi there

Been building my lounge for six months now, and lurking here for about the same.
From Vancouver Island, Male 42, Married. Not trying to sell anything or find out the value of an item. Just here to copy all of your wonderful ideas.

cheers
Darren



Dagg Nammit!!!
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Tiki Bars I've designed/built. Hale Tiki, Kona Club, Forbidden Island, Kon Tiki Tucson,
Don the Beachcomber, Tiki No, Tong Lei Room, Frankie's Tiki Room, Pacific Seas, Longi


 
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Dagg
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 26, 2012
Posts: 332
From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2012-08-24 9:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-08-24 20:34, RevBambooBen wrote:
Quote:

On 2012-08-24 16:38, Dagg wrote:
Hi there

Been building my lounge for six months now, and lurking here for about the same.
From Vancouver Island, Male 42, Married. Not trying to sell anything or find out the value of an item. Just here to copy all of your wonderful ideas.

cheers
Darren



Dagg Nammit!!!

I prefer to spell it with two B's.... but whatever shellacs ur boo... BTW Ben love the new stuff you have been posting on FB over the last few days!




 
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GoodForTheGoose
Member

Joined: Aug 26, 2012
Posts: 3
Posted: 2012-08-26 8:12 pm   Permalink

I went to my first Tiki Oasis and it was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't wait to do it again next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
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