Carve a Tiki Kit, from the collection of 1961surf

Carve a Tiki Kit

Carve a Tiki Kit, from the collection of 1961surf
Carve a Tiki Kit, from the collection of 1961surf

1961surf posted this little oddity on Tiki Central: it’s a kit for carving your own tiki, and appears to be from the ’60s or maybe ’70s.

On the plus side, it’s a tiki carving kit! On the downside… well, the example tikis are damned ugly. Plus side: world’s longest dash (“Easy ——— Fun!”). Down side: the only carving implement in the box is steel wool. It’s not so much carving a tiki, as it is chafing a tiki.

The rather lame contents
The rather lame contents

In addition to the lump o’ steel wool, the kit also came with a block, some linseed oil, and, uh… that’s about it. There’s an instruction sheet, but I don’t know what it says. Maybe it says “Go buy some real tools.” Regardless, it’s a very cool find!

4 thoughts on “Carve a Tiki Kit

  1. Good point! So your blobby tiki will float like a duck, or a witch. And will probably soak up every drop of that great big bottle of linseed oil.

    Thanks, it’s great to be back!

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  2. Mr Bali Hai it is not balsa wood or any other kind of wood.It is definitely a type of stone.I should have taken more close up pics of directions.Perhaps I will and post it on Tiki Central says:

    It is not balsa wood or any other kind of wood.It is definitely a type of stone.I should have taken more close up pics of directions.Perhaps I will go back and post it on Tiki Central .Thanks for posting Humuhumu .

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