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explain over-sized tiki wooden forks and spoons?
tiki junkman
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From: Kava Lava Lounge, Aurora, IL
Posted: 2004-01-20 8:58 pm   Permalink

*Sorry if this is too far off topic* Quick tiki fork and spoon story: Back in college a few years ago, my roomates and I had a set of these hanging on the wall as my donation to the house. One night while I was greatly intoxicated, we decided to drive through the town on my friend's Vespa with me on the back. I thought I needed a weapon and so down the fork and spoon went. Off in the night a Vespa motor raced through the streets and a crazed drunk lunatic on the back waved his tiki weaponry to onlookers. During the drive, the waving spoon caught the wind and it slammed right into my face. It was hard to explain that welt the next day.

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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2004-01-23 12:35 pm   Permalink

I have a question:

Did Witco ever make a wooden utensils piece? 'cause I think I just bought it at the thrift store.

I'll try to describe it (I'll add a photo later, no digi-cam):

The utensils are dark wood and organic (very Witco looking) and they are mounted on a wood framed chip-board that is broken up into 6 compartments (3 are small and painted in 50's colours, 3 are large and the wooden knife, fork or spoon are mounted inside). The overall size of this piece is 3 1/2 feet tall by 2 1/2 feet wide. All the utensils are mounted with the handles pointed upward.

More detail:

The compartments occur as follows; the piece is divided into three columns.

The first column is then intersected at about 5/6ths of the way down. The top part of the column houses the large wooden knife. The bottom part of this first column (from the left) is painted aqua blue.

The second (middle) column is intersected at about 1/6th of the way down. The top section is painted a darker orange. The bottom 5/6th houses the large fork.

the third column is intersected like the first column, about 5/6ths of the way down. the top portion houses the spoon. The bottom section is painted a light yellow ochre.

Any info would be appreciated.



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Atomic Cocktail
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From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
Posted: 2004-01-23 12:51 pm   Permalink

Those big utensils always make me hunger 'cause I'm a big man with a big appetite!


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Posted: 2004-01-29 2:19 pm   Permalink

I think I found the giant oversized chopsticks that complete the set.... no, wait... those are just pool cues... darn the luck.

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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-07-20 2:02 pm   Permalink

i now know, the Transportation Security Administration do not consider Giant Tiki Forks & Spoons as prohibited carry on items on aircraft.

i was suprised to see my dad walk off the jetway with a set of oversized cutlery draped around his neck. yes, he had fastened the fork & spoon together with twine.

had I been a TSA agent, i would have thought "Gee, asian guy with giantic wooden tableware ~ looks a bit like nunchucks. and gee, they also dont fit in an overhead bin. maybe this might be a security issue"..

good thing my dad's not a 'sleeper agent!'

and lucky for me, i FINALLY have a set of big salad servers! (but they're sorta more african than tiki..)


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Posted: 2004-09-21 02:13 am   Permalink

I found a plastic one; I've never seen them in plastic before.

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Unkle John
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Posted: 2004-09-21 11:29 am   Permalink

i've got a pair in plastic. I bid on them years ago.. description said they where wood. oh well, It was a dry spell.. now I can't shake one of thos oversized spoons with out hitting any wne i go to the thirft stores.

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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2004-09-21 12:26 pm   Permalink

I could've sworn they had something to do with Wayne Coombs!!

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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-09-21 2:22 pm   Permalink

I have gone thru several sets of them...they are best epoxy'd screwd or glued to outhouses, restrooms,sewage or septic out buildings, or around anything which is nausiating.

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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2004-12-02 2:58 pm   Permalink




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From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2004-12-02 5:04 pm   Permalink

A variation on the giant tiki utensil theme :

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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-12-02 5:13 pm   Permalink

so, are those scissors GIANT?! Can you maybe post a pic with something for size refrence? I don't think I've ever seen scissors that big before!

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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2004-12-02 5:24 pm   Permalink

I think I mentioned this in a previous thread, but their true purpose is for tossing Wahine Salad! (You can't argue with Elvis, can you?)


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Trader Woody
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2004-12-02 5:32 pm   Permalink


On 2004-12-02 17:04, puamana wrote:
A variation on the giant tiki utensil theme :

Aye, there's a knitting shop (don't ask) in my town that has a pair of these scissors in the window. I was tempted to make them an offer for about 5 seconds until I realised how shite they would look anywhere in the house.

Trader Woody

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Johnny Dollar
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From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2004-12-03 07:20 am   Permalink

_clearly_ they're for cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of your tiki bar!

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