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Conga....Wisconsin stuff!
congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2011-09-23 1:31 pm   Permalink

The chisel community has been posting some pretty cool stuff, so I'm a little hesitant to
jump back in here. However, the thread needed a little bump so here we are.

I am working on a chunk of black walnut and it's pretty wierd, very dark in the center
and gradually lighter on the outside of the wood. This is my first "shadow test" to
get a feel for where the carving needs to go, I think it's sorta Tiki-Modern



More and better lighted photos coming at some point...nice to see you again!




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congatiki
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Posted: 2011-11-15 6:15 pm   Permalink

edit for accidental post

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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-11-16 08:49 am   Permalink

ooh, me likey. Glad to see u back with some new stuff conga. I like the shadow test to. I think I've seen you do that before but probably didnt sink in as to how useful that might be getting a carve to really stand out. Thanks!


 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-11-18 4:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-09-23 13:31, congatiki wrote:
it's pretty wierd,



I thought "wierd" is why we are all here!! I'll give him an A+ on the shadow test.
Good to see you back and I'm looking forward to seeing this one finished.


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2011-11-18 7:21 pm   Permalink

Thanks Amate and BigT, good to be finding a little time to knock out a carving again. Seems
its been a pretty busy year...a couple extra irons in the fire..fun stuff but limits carving
time. You're right Amate, we're always looking for something a little weird, or we'd all be
carving bears and eagles, right?
The "shadow test" is pretty helpful to me BigT, helps to define areas that need a little more
work to balance things out, areas that need to be sanded better, etc. Darkness and shadows
are a pretty big part of the "mood" we're striving for...I think.
Gonna have a little time this weekend...hoping to make some real progress and perhaps
dive into some BIG basswood that I have sitting around.


 
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2011-11-19 08:04 am   Permalink

Conga! glad to see you're still at it too! The sunset bird carving is excellent - and I think it's good to go outside you comfort zone with carving, not only with tiki designs (which you do ALL the time), but with other types of carvings - like your bear and bird. You have to keep it interesting and fun! Booth of those carvings demonstrate that and were most likely challenging for you, but turned out FANTASTIC!

Really liking the new guy - I'm looking forward to seeing where he goes!

That shadow test is a good idea! I'll try that on my next big guy - I'm still not all that good at getting perfect symmetry

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amate
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Posted: 2011-11-19 5:07 pm   Permalink

Not that there's anything wrong with carving bears and eagles. It's a funny thing...back when I was carving animals, very few people were interested. Now that I'm carving tikis, everyone seems to be requesting animals. Go figure.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2011-11-23 03:55 am   Permalink

Cool looking Weirdness Conga and Beautiful hunk of walnut. Glad to see you hacking away! Happy Thanksgiving.


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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2011-11-23 4:32 pm   Permalink

Hi Ben...Polynesiac...Amate...and everyone. Happy Thanksgiving from the never-ending
project. I recall a post over the last couple of months by Bigbro about tiki faces with
angles instead of realistic features so that is what I'm shooting for...angles...non-realism...
but I like flowing lines too...so I'm trying to incorporate the whole shabang into this
guy. Not that I can carve "realism" anyway...but...you know. So here's the latest on
the new guy...all the sanding sealer removed and refinement of angles and curvy lines.


Hope you all enjoy your turkey day, thanks for visiting.


 
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Clarita
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Posted: 2011-12-17 06:36 am   Permalink

Hey Conga, what a handsome guy you have there so , did you finish him yet?
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2011-12-26 5:04 pm   Permalink

hi Clarita, nice to see you again. Merry Christmas to all.
Still working on the "tiki" but I switched to something a little different.
Not quite finished...it's called "Pedro Goes To Town And Passes The Surviving
Beatles But Can't Find The Tiki Bar."



Best wishes for 2012


 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2011-12-26 6:40 pm   Permalink

Ha! Nice! Do you always use such short names?!!!

 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2011-12-27 6:17 pm   Permalink

Hi Surfin....
I usually like shorter names...but...I had to get the tiki thing into the theme. Still a
chance that we could go further with the concept Not much chance for a longer title.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-12-28 08:25 am   Permalink

!!! HOLY FRIJOLE Pedro !!!

 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2011-12-28 08:38 am   Permalink

Happy New Year Amate...I love your latest!
Gonna wrap up an actual tiki this weekend and then I have
some plans for a couple of large pieces in 2012.
Till then it's just me'n'Pedro.


 
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