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Art by finkdaddy (#8 restarted, this one's a biter)
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Posted: 2004-09-04 8:38 pm   Permalink



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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2004-12-03 09:23 am   Permalink

Here is a new one I'm working on. I want to do some detailing on the top above the eyes, but I'm not sure what I want yet. This one will be stained and finished, unlike my first two. This one is a little bit larger, being about 10 inches I think.



 
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Posted: 2004-12-03 10:45 am   Permalink

Sweeeet!


 
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Posted: 2004-12-03 12:44 pm   Permalink

Beauty! I really like him!

 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2004-12-03 2:12 pm   Permalink

nice job finkdaddy....what is the diameter
or that good looking rascal....


 
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2004-12-03 2:20 pm   Permalink

Thanks tikifreak, Tikiwahine, and congatiki for the support! It is a work in progress, and since I can't get but a few minutes a week to work on stuff like this, it will be a long time before it's done.

This one, along with the other two I did, are all carved out of 2 inch diameter dowels. At the last place I worked, there was a huge box of these dowels, all about 10 inches long, that used to be part of an old RF Heatseal machine. The machine had been broken for years and was slated to be thrown away so I took the dowels to practice carving on.


 
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Posted: 2004-12-03 5:44 pm   Permalink

fink...how had I missed this thread?!?!

Your carvings are GREAT! - you can get some great detail and smooth lines, my friend.

I agree with carving dowels, they're great fun and good practice for the big stuff!

keep carvin' and postin' - I'm diggin' what I'm seein'!
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Posted: 2004-12-03 6:50 pm   Permalink

Poly is right, Great, Precise detale and Very smoothe, Fair lines. Difficult to do when you are down to this size
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Posted: 2004-12-03 8:22 pm   Permalink

Your latest one is my favorite. I really like the eyes. He looks done to me, as far as shape, I don't think he 'needs' anything more on the top. Great detail, I can't believe that was a dowel, what a great idea! Great size to have living among small indoor container plants.

 
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Posted: 2004-12-03 10:27 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-12-03 14:20, finkdaddy wrote:
...I took the dowels to practice carving on.



Finkdaddy, you're well beyond the "practice" stage. You need a nice chunk of wood to sink your teeth into. Your work is great! Hell, if you were nearby, I'd gladly give you a palm log just to see what you could do with it. Keep your eye out. I've found that once you start thinking about carving, talking about it with your friends, wood just starts to magically appear. Can't wait to see where you take your carving - you've got some serious talent.

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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2004-12-04 12:16 am   Permalink

I like this tiki! Very cool and distinct... by the way, any Ed Roth fan is alright in my book!


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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2004-12-04 1:21 pm   Permalink

Wow, thanks everybody. You're way to kind. It's not even close to the works of Lakesurfer or so many of the carvers here. But thank you very much. I have a lot of sanding to do yet, and I have to pick out some stain.

Polynesiac, thanks for the support from such a cool tiki guy. It means a lot.

Benzart, big thanks to you. Your art is one of my biggest inspirations! BYW, how do you sand all the small features of your pieces? I can't smooth out little spaces, like in between fingers and the like. Do you just leave it?

ZebraTiki, Thanks much. I do like to put them in my plants. It turns a regular plant into a mini, mysterious jungle!

Aaron's Akua, you are also an inspiration for me. Thanks for all the kind words. All my friends and relitives know, all I want for Christmas is wood!!

Sam Gambino, that is so cool comming from a great artist like yourself. One of my favorite pieces is the one you made called 'The Harem'. I love the self-satisfied look on the tiki! I have and uncle who was a drummer for Black Oak Arkansas in the 70's. He has a big Ed Roth collection, along with a lot of that wierd hot rod art from the same period. Cool stuff.


 
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Posted: 2004-12-05 4:46 pm   Permalink

Finkdaddy, get yourself a magnifyer that you either wear like glasses or one that fits over your glasses. You will see those small areas in a larger window. Then just get some rotory tools that fit the spaces Or gouges that fit and clean it up. When you are done it will look great with no magnification and everyone will thnk you are a genious.(who can't spell)
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2004-12-07 10:16 am   Permalink

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On 2004-12-05 16:46, Benzart wrote:
Finkdaddy, get yourself a magnifyer that you either wear like glasses or one that fits over your glasses. You will see those small areas in a larger window. Then just get some rotory tools that fit the spaces Or gouges that fit and clean it up. When you are done it will look great with no magnification and everyone will thnk you are a genious.(who can't spell)




Thanks for the advice Ben. There is a huge, wonderful wood-carving store nearby, and my intuition tells me I'll be getting a gift certificate from the wife this Christmas. If I do I will be buying lots of new tools!

Thanks again.


 
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Posted: 2004-12-10 12:23 am   Permalink

I reckon the carvings are ace - BRING ON THE PALM TREE!

another good magnifying device is something like what the dentist uses - Magnifying glass with an inbuilt fleuro on a moveable stand.

One of my mates uses one to make model cars and swears by it. Still keeps your hands free but not as annoying as glasses.
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