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"Gone Tiki" carvings by James Kruize

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Trying to find Tiki inside the log!
Here are my last two projects with some progression.

Beautiful! Glad you got a thread started, hope to see lots more of your work.

cy posted on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 9:06 AM

Great work Gone Tiki!


Amazing work, keep us posted.

Both of those are beautiful works of tiki art. Well done!

U be killin it bruddah

Amazing work!


That Ku is top notch!

Holy Cats, beautiful work GoneTiki!


Ku junior


What kind of wood are you using?

Gorgeous! Really love that huge Ku pictured first.


I believe you found tiki in those logs my friend!

Latest 40" fir Had to try this style


That's top notch!
What part of the world are you in?

Bill, Jim lives in Wakinekona (Washington) also the big Ku is cedar and the Lono is douglas fir.

[ Edited by: tikicoma 2017-10-24 00:47 ]


The last Tiki may have some far East origins not always easy to trace. (I would like to know more)Here's another shot of Lono showing industrial beginings


This is my favorite photo of this

"Kane" -odd little guy

On 2017-08-15 11:19, Gone Tiki wrote:
"Kane" -odd little guy

Love it! Does he have a home yet?

cy posted on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 9:35 AM

Looks great Jim, so nice to meet you at Tiki Kon this year, we will hook up again some day!

THANKS for all the comments and interest - All my tikis are for sale if they are not sold already. I hope to provide the number one conversation piece for your room - a responsibility I don't take lightly. Been pretty busy this summer almost done with this giant


Working this - it has to be perfect

cy posted on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 7:59 AM


 This Lono statue is 75.5 inches Cedar 450lb.

Good eye for this.
Well done too.


Amazing work.




Gorgeous work!

"Tiki Held-a-Cannibal"! Inspired by a cannibal tiki totem pole we found photographed in Trader Vic's back in the 50s. This nostalgic piece is perfect for the tiki room entry, bar top or canopy support. It could hold up a house because its carved from a hard fir 6"X 8" beam.

Love me Sum cannibal tikis


This is King Crow done for some cool customers Susan and Mike. and yes that's little "Cameron"

That's out standing.
That was a nice chunk of wood to work on.

cy posted on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 8:12 AM

Always such excellent work Jim!

cy posted on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 8:12 AM

Always such excellent work Jim!

Really spectacular. I'm just amazed at the vision and talent that went into this.


Wow! Your stuff is amazing, it takes a lot to impress me and i must say i am impressed! How much you charge for one of those large 400lb+ monsters?

That is a real beauty. I love your work.

Thanks everybody for the awesome feedback. I love carving these nostalgic, almost sacred images. Check out my latest 48" Ku. This guy's got the "look"

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You got that look down pat.
Nice job.

cy posted on Sun, Jun 17, 2018 4:37 PM

Primitive cool Gone!


Very impressive

:o WOW! Beautiful work on that Ku!


Ya, he's awesome. Nice work man.


Did this one for my buddy Chris at FROG ISLAND TIKI

this is the sequel to the last dark Ku His name might be King Koamalu


CYs a lucky guy.
I'm like'n the headdress on that new one.

cy posted on Wed, Sep 5, 2018 8:07 AM

New one is incredible GT, great work as always, I am lucky to own one.

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