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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving Conga....Wisconsin stuff!
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Conga....Wisconsin stuff!
tikifreak1
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Joined: Jun 10, 2007
Posts: 582
From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2008-10-01 6:07 pm   Permalink

YOU ARE THE MAN!

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2534
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-10-16 8:55 pm   Permalink

Hi guys! Getting in the swing of things after a nice vacation to Tennessee.
Have been working on the big slab of basswood from the previous pics, and
he has undergone quite an evolution. I won't call it anything to avoid the
risk of offending someone but it's inspirations are many.



Thanks for checking in with your northwoods friend.


 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-10-17 11:08 am   Permalink

Nice conga nice this guy is looking very original.

 
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tikifreak1
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Joined: Jun 10, 2007
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From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2008-10-17 11:14 am   Permalink

Very cool, a little texture this time??

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-10-17 7:11 pm   Permalink

Conga, these "Surprise" tikis are the Best kind and the Most fun to do too hey? Looks like he will fit Right next to my recliner in the living room. Looking great. No use to ask what color he might be yet?
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2534
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-10-18 04:21 am   Permalink

Thanks Seeks, Tikifreak and Ben. Sorta flying by the seat of my pants on
this one and it really is fun to just keep digging until you find "it."
I am planning to leave some carving texture in him but I will have to
see how it looks after sanding and clean-up. As for color, you're right Ben,
way too early to tell right now


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1692
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2008-10-18 05:42 am   Permalink

You have to leave the carving texture in this one, it adds a lot to a challenging piece.
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2999
From: My Island
Posted: 2008-10-18 06:50 am   Permalink

Hi Conga. Yep, good idea. I like the new guy. Thanks for sharing.

 
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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2008-10-20 07:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-10-18 05:42, JohnnyP wrote:
You have to leave the carving texture in this one, it adds a lot to a challenging piece.




Agreed!


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2534
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-10-20 4:17 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the input Johnny, GMan and Hankster. After solving a few
problems (reason for editing) I have moved ahead full steam with the
chiseled look. All is well in the northwoods.

[ This Message was edited by: congatiki 2008-10-20 17:11 ]


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-10-21 09:36 am   Permalink

Hell, I Knew you could figger it out, after all that's what carvers do figer out how to create a certain look in whatever piece of wood, stone, clay or any other media, so you're just doin' your job as a carver soooo, GIT BACK TO WIRK!

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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2507
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-10-21 6:36 pm   Permalink

Looking great Conga! He looks like my neighbor.

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2534
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-10-26 2:29 pm   Permalink

Thanks Ben, "it's hard work and I'm working hard."
And thanks Babalu, you must reside in a creepy neighborhood.
Here's where we are at now

Sort of a crappy pic, but I have a new improved camera that I
need to figger out. He's a tad more shiney than I was hoping. I
could be finished with him, but I am considering the splashing of
some paint here and there.


 
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1576
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2008-10-26 5:21 pm   Permalink

Yeah! I love the texture on him.. mo' pictures!

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1599
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-10-27 07:08 am   Permalink

Yep, love to see more pics of that guy. It looks really cool.

 
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