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Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by Chic-E-Tiki, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Chic-E-Tiki

    Chic-E-Tiki Member

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    Hello Palmpedia travelers!

    Your long journey is finally complete. It is agreeable to see you arrive in such good health and high spirits. The wonders that await you are of untold splendor and magnitude. I hope your stay here is a pleasant one. You, and your party are welcome to rest at my home before you embark on your exploration of the Island. For your safety please stick to the path, and try not to startle the locals as they have a nasty reputation for collecting tributes.

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  2. Moose

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    OK :rolleyes:

     
  3. Chic-E-Tiki

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    Hello again,

    My name is Breece Ward I'm a sculptor and molder from southern California. I've been working on my craft since 2005, and was initially inspired by taking a college ceramic class. Since then I've been gradually learning different materials, techniques, and recently what to plant in them.

    chic-e-tiki


    Kambootian & Mighty Jebus with a young rhapis palm

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  4. Dypsisdean

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    You should take advantage of the Classified Ad Section. Click on the "Classified" tab in the green NavBar and advertise your wares. As a Tiki Freak they look very cool to me.
     
  5. Peachy

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    They are nice, really nice. As someone who always failed at mouldmaking, I appreciate the skill involved at all stages of production. Pouring, casting, firing, glazing etc, never a problem...but getting a mould that didnt stick everywhere was impossible.
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  6. Chic-E-Tiki

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    Thank you. I've made every mistake possible along the way. Sometimes you have no choice but to get back on the tiki. Oh, and I did add my moai fountain on the classifieds Dypsisdean. Thanks for the suggestion.


    How many palms in this video?
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  7. Jeff Searle

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    Don't know, couldn't watch the whole thing because the video kept stopping, and I quit 1/4th the way through.
     
  8. Dypsisdean

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    Played fine for me. Jeff and his computer are a bit challenged. :)

    I didn't count cuz I was listening to the music and wondering if you have ever shipped anything to Hawaii? And where did you get the music? Do you know if I could use it without royalties?

    I'll have to see if we can work something out. I would dig having something like your tiki fountain in the garden.
     
  9. Chic-E-Tiki

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    I don't believe I've ever shipped anything to Hawaii Dypsisdean. I did a quick check, and it would cost about the same as the fountain I'm afraid. Perhaps I did something wrong because that sounds a bit high. If you have a chance to go on ebay, do a search for "tiki fountain" and it should be in the top few. Ebay has an auto shipping calculator that should tell you right away.

    As for the music, I have to admit that I'm not entirely sure who it is. I had a friend who does video whip that up for me. I thought I remember him saying something about the 50's or 60's. Could be part of the public domain by now. I'll ask him the next time I see him for you.

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  10. Dypsisdean

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    That's one problem with Hawaii. Anything bulky or heavy and shipping is problematic. Not to mention that things often arrive damaged. It is usually necessary to use untraditional, and slow, methods.
     
  11. Chic-E-Tiki

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    Well I'd be happy to ship it if you find a way that works for you. Also, I'm going to keep on chugging along with new and hopefully lighter designs in the future.
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  12. Dypsisdean

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    I'm traveling at the moment, but will consider it in the future. Is the colored Ku fountain that is in your video a custom job?
     
  13. Chic-E-Tiki

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    All hand made. I do have the mold however. Each one looks a little different.

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  14. Chic-E-Tiki

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    Hi Guys, Thanks again for looking. Just finished the new Neolithic fountain bowl 2.0. I’ll have to work on the name, but here is a little collection of photos from start to finish. Oh, and a quick video!

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  15. Dypsisdean

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    Nice job. If I was still in SoCal, I would want to pick up some of your "water art."
     
  16. putu enjula

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    Cool tikis!!
     
  17. Chic-E-Tiki

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    Hello again, hope everyone is enjoying the season. I’ve been wanting to get some night photos of the new design, and was finally able to this last week. It warmed up pretty good for a few days, just enough to sneak in a late season bbq/photo session. I ended up doing all three tikis with different colored lights. Hope you enjoy.

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  18. Chic-E-Tiki

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    Hi guys,

    Been too long. Hope everyone had a nice winter season & are gearing up for another fun spring. I’ve been very busy trying to get this latest piece done. I would have had it done earlier too, if it wasn’t for all those pesky holiday, family, & sporting events.

    So, this latest design is a replacement for my previous standing fountain which wasn’t quite kosher. It had a few flaws that I wanted to fix right away while they were still fresh in my head. So voilà 3 1/2 months later we have the “That 70’s retro tiki fountain.” It’s ~33” tall, holds 5 gallons of water, has a built in filter, comes with 3 high power submersible LED lights, and comes apart in two pieces for easy shipping! It really looks fantastic at night & I’m really happy with it. Here’s a little picture from start to finish + a night time video!

    THanks for looking!
    B.Ward
    chic-e-tiki.com

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  19. Dypsisdean

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    Very nicely done. I like the subtle colors of the "video" fountain.
     
  20. Chic-E-Tiki

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  21. Lanthinum

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    Amazing! They are really cute. I wonder if my I have enough space for that in my garden. I'm sure that its beauty is enhanced during night times.
     

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