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Conga....Wisconsin stuff!
congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-10-28 04:50 am   Permalink

Mahalo Surfintiki and BigT, appreciate the compliments and also thanks for
visiting the ole' Conga spot. I have been gazing at this fella for a few
days and I am warming up to his primitive simplicity. I have to study for
a little longer...I might call him finished.
New camera works...here are a few better pics!





 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-10-28 06:40 am   Permalink

Awesome! I love the texture. Out of curiousity (sp?), if you decide it's not finished would you chop some more? Considering it's been stained and all...

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-10-28 06:45 am   Permalink

Btw, Conga, home come a lot of your older pics are really, really, tiny (like pages 5-20 something or more)? I thought I remember them being regular size once apon a time. Is it me??

 
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FreddieBallsomic
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Posted: 2008-10-28 1:53 pm   Permalink

Hey there, Conga!! I really dig this guy. I have to agree with BigT, the texture looks great. I'm coming thru your neck of the woods tomorrow. Whats your address, I'll take him for a ride to Chicago.

 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-10-28 4:10 pm   Permalink

Many thanks guys.
BigT...No, I would not do any further carving. I was thinking of adding
minimal color and perhaps working the finish a little bit to tone it down.
You know, make it look a little more "old and gritty." Perhaps taking it
outside and rolling it around in the mud
I'm not sure about the tiny pics in the earlier pages of my thread. I
think it has something to do with the fact that they were old "shutterfly"
pictures, from another website. They were larger when they were posted.
Nicer pics of my earlier work can be found on page 1. I still need
to add a few more recent carvings to my first page. BTW, I like your
recent posts BigT.

Hey Freddie, although we haven't hooked up yet, we will. This summer really
got away from me.


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-10-28 4:52 pm   Permalink

Another Conga piece stashed in the Finished with Excellence Catagory. Daaaaayyum Conga, you are gonna have more tiki there than there are peeps in town, watch out you might be getting a reputation! LOL
I second the ?, where else would you start cutting?
Sweet

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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2008-10-28 5:46 pm   Permalink

Conga!

Had to be some traces of snow on the ground by you the last couple of days. The first snow of the season flew here on Monday, but melted on impact.

Time for hibernation!

This new guy is great! That is a lot of gouge marks! Labor intensive!

Its a wonder how he stands on such skinny legs.

I think a little paint would really make this guy pop. Give it a go!


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-10-28 8:22 pm   Permalink

Here's the scoop Ben. Hometown population, 8. Carvings in the Conga Lounge
and Lounge Annex, 22. My local reputation is firmly entrenched.

Thanks for the "nudge", Mr. Lakesurfer. Yea, cold weather is here but we
are getting a warm-up into the 50s the next few days.



 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-10-29 12:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-10-28 16:10, congatiki wrote:
BTW, I like your
recent posts BigT.



Thanks!

Paints looks good. Is it done? Can u paint right over stain like that? Will it stick?


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-10-30 06:00 am   Permalink

Almost finished BigT.
Yes I paing over the stain, and haven't had any issues with the paint
sticking. Actually I want most of my pieces to look like they've been
"kicked around" a little, so a faded or chipped look is desirable.
This one is finished except for a little "antiquing" procedure that will
tone down the "newness" or "brightness" of the paint, to give it a dingy
look.
Thanks for your questions and comments. I'll toss up an outdoor shot
this weekend.


 
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Bowana
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2008-11-01 08:53 am   Permalink

Nice work on the Skinny Boy, Conga. I like to leave the chisel marks on mine like that too. The paint is a nice final touch. I like that it's very minimal.
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-11-01 3:13 pm   Permalink

Thanks Bowana. The chisel marks were a bit of a challenge, mainly cuz I
generally work fast with chisels and attone for my haste with tons of sanding.
Many many slaps with the chisel to achieve a consistent look. I like a bit of
paint on some carvings but I strive to avoid being gaudy.
Well, here's the finished bugger...enjoying some time with his new-found
friends at the Conga shack.

Again, thanks to everyone who followed the progress on this feller. Time
to put on the magic thinking cap and determine where we go next


 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-11-05 9:52 pm   Permalink

Kicking ass conga! this fella is tops love the
size, full body and the head NICE.
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2008-11-09 11:50 am   Permalink

Hey Paw! That texture you've got going on is the gnats knuckles. Gman Likee!

 
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2008-11-12 5:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-11-01 15:13, congatiki wrote:

Time to put on the magic thinking cap and determine where we go next



Skinny guy turned out well. Now that the magic thinking cap has been on for a few days, where you taking us next?
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