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Finding wood
rjmckenney
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Joined: Jun 09, 2004
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Posted: 2004-06-09 11:21 pm   Permalink

We would like to attempt to carve a tiki for a fundraiser. Where is the best place (San Diego) to find the wood?

 
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-06-10 07:14 am   Permalink

and the innuendoes ensue...
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tikimecula
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Joined: Apr 27, 2004
Posts: 453
From: BFE, KS
Posted: 2004-06-10 08:28 am   Permalink

Just saw a pile of logs right off the I-15 at Camino Del Norte go east and they were on the left of the road. not sure what type of wood? Was there yesterday.





 
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Tonga King
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Joined: Jun 04, 2004
Posts: 19
From: Orange County, Ca
Posted: 2004-06-10 09:04 am   Permalink

Might want to ask some of the Garderns in your local area. These guys spend all week pruning yards and on weekends they do the big jobs they usually have loads of trunks (expecialy palm in So. Cal ).. they usualy have to pay to get rid of them at the county dump sites so they are happy to unload them in your drive way..

 
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cheekytiki
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Joined: Mar 09, 2004
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From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2004-06-10 09:10 am   Permalink

Tongakings right, at least here in England most tree surgeons/arborists are more than happy for you to take their wood as they have to pay for people to take it and turn it into firewood. Even though they cut trees down they kinda like and respect them and would far rather it go to a good cause than up in smoke.
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tikitammy
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
Posts: 140
From: Little Rock, AR
Posted: 2004-06-21 3:16 pm   Permalink

Try looking in the phone book for log home companies. They usually have several different types of wood logs

 
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strut
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Fresno, California
Posted: 2004-07-09 2:43 pm   Permalink

so, once you get your palm trunks, can you start carving away?

or do you have to dry/cure the wood?


 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-07-09 4:45 pm   Permalink

depends on the wood, but with palm you can usually start choppin immediately.
spend the time and go through this "carving post" thread - it gives you all the detail you need:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=1605&forum=7&663

or use the search engine. There are lots of threads on that topic
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1904
From: socal
Posted: 2004-07-10 01:45 am   Permalink

wood is easy to find early in the morning. Seriously though, what they said. Good luck.

[ This Message was edited by: thechikitiki on 2004-07-10 01:48 ]


 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2004-07-10 08:59 am   Permalink

Chiki? 1;45 in the morning? woke up with wood.
Yeah, yeah wood is easy to find.
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