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Conga....Wisconsin stuff!
GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2007-12-03 6:43 pm   Permalink

Beautiful work Conga. That's way out there, but not all that far. I know right where he belongs. Excellent stuff.

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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2538
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-12-10 05:29 am   Permalink

Mahalo Seeksurf, Johnny, GMan and everyone for your nice comments on
this guy. It was a lot of fun and there are some stylistic things
I would have done differently so i might knock off another one. Final
shot of this guy with seven light coats of tung oil. Consider it an
early Christmas card from "up north."



 
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tikifreak1
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Joined: Jun 10, 2007
Posts: 582
From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2007-12-10 05:55 am   Permalink

That is sweet Conga!!! Happy Holidays!!!

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1616
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2007-12-10 09:27 am   Permalink

Duuuuude - like GMAN said, beautiful work! That's really unique. I love the tung oil finish. Seven coats!? Wow.

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2007-12-10 3:22 pm   Permalink

He is looks great! nice stain job. Sweet bird I love it.
I think you have a lot of detail work in this one.

Don't you think he is to big to be a X-mass tree ornament?
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-12-16 06:48 am   Permalink

thanks again everyone.
Have been doing a little chizzlin.
I know I know...not really tiki. A penguin for my niece.
Happy Holidays.


I am doing this one with an arbortech power chisel that I just picked up.
Love it!


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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2007-12-16 07:09 am   Permalink

Conga, You is the man brother! It's always fun to visit this thread and tap into the mind of Conga a little...Tiki Penguin - Can't wait!
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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2007-12-16 07:21 am   Permalink

Great work as usual Conga! I love the detail you put on the last one; very classy. Tiki penguin, hey? Only from the mind of Congatiki, I can't wait!
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-12-16 3:39 pm   Permalink

A little Chilly Willy action, aye? Right on!

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2007-12-17 7:12 pm   Permalink

Nice! this guy will blend in well even though he
is in the wrong hemisphere.


 
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Bali_Dan
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Joined: Aug 17, 2007
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From: Lake Conroe Texas
Posted: 2007-12-18 11:35 am   Permalink

Cool penguin.

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1692
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-12-19 4:05 pm   Permalink

If you equate the world of Tiki to where James Cook explored then this bird will fit right in. Besides, when in Antarctica do as the Antarctics do. This time of year, Wisconsin is pretty much the same thing. Your niece will be happy.
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2538
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-12-19 7:18 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys, I am truly humbled by your patronage. I have also had a couple
cocktails too many and am very sentimental in a Christmas sorta way. Best
wishes for the holidays and keep carving!
The quickie Penguin for the niece is done, but doing another bird really
inspired me.


Ole' Conga will be back shortly with more freaky shit.


 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2007-12-19 9:35 pm   Permalink

Nice congatiki, he looks cold in the dark picture.


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-12-24 9:56 pm   Permalink

Well, The Penguin was a "hit" with my niece, and it was time to get back to
shaping some wood. This is what's going on here

Based on a mythological figure from the Sepik River, part fish,part pig

But is it Tiki?

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