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Conga....Wisconsin stuff!
GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2005-12-10 3:21 pm   Permalink

Conga,

Make up your mind man! You're a nut!

-Gman


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2538
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-12-12 5:38 pm   Permalink

The log took control and this is what happened



thanks for peeking!


 
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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-12-12 5:52 pm   Permalink

Wow, that's really cool! I love that profile shot, it has a ton of personality.
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7911
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2005-12-12 7:20 pm   Permalink

That IS cool. Looks like a Benzart tossed into one of those chipper trucks! I dig it!! ( texture rocks!!)

p.s. is Benzat moving right now?? I need to get in touch wit him. Any help ??? Mahalos!


 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-12-13 05:37 am   Permalink

Turned out very cool by the look of it. Love the color

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-12-13 5:03 pm   Permalink

much mahalos Finkdaddy...BooBen and Hewey....Ben I really love the remark
about the chipped-up Benzart...any comparison to a Benzart is a great
compiment...it was a combination of just plain too lazy to sand anymore
and that I thought a rough-hewn look would be alright. He looks a lot better
to the naked eye...my camera flash accentuates some of the imperfections
that are lost in the normal darkness of things. Again...always appreciate
the responses.


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1692
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-12-13 5:46 pm   Permalink

That dude looks like he has some old tiki wisdom. I go for the rough hewn look, more authentic that way.
JP


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-12-13 7:51 pm   Permalink

Conga, I Love the Rough look of this guy. He is very decieving. Kinda looks rough and simple but has a lot of subtle things going on that you don't really notice but that make up the whole being. Nice.
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-12-14 3:27 pm   Permalink

thanks Johnny P and Ben...appreciate the words...you guys are always an inspiration....I snapped one
more shot of the old boy cuz I think he looks a lot better without the camera flash...snowing here as
you can see


 
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finkdaddy
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-12-14 3:51 pm   Permalink

I know what you mean Conga. I hate using the flash on my digital camera, it never looks natural.

He looks great!
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2005-12-14 8:14 pm   Permalink

Conga,

Just back from a trip to DC....ccccccold up there!!! Glad to be back in Florida! Nice work on this one. I like the Maori bust idea. Your style is clearly visible in this work. Great job and keep showing us your creations!!!

-Gman
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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
Posted: 2005-12-14 9:08 pm   Permalink

If he stuck his tounge to a metal pole would it get stuck? Very nice work as you always do.
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2538
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-12-15 6:55 pm   Permalink

many thanks kind friends...and yes RT...plenny cold up here to get tongue stuck on frozen pole...
we are very careful about sticking our tongues out! Now for something completely different...a
steel tiki cup hanger/hat rack/etc....it's lazer cut into the steel plate and needs to be primed and
painted


Any suggestions on what color would work on something like this?




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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4527
Posted: 2005-12-15 8:13 pm   Permalink

I would just let it rust to a nice reddish brown. Then it would not flake or scratch.

 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2005-12-16 05:42 am   Permalink

are those metal tikis (I think Its) Speed Cult? Something like that. I have a Moai lightswitch cover and key holder. They do nice work. The Full body Moai lightcover has metal turning and then a transparent green baked on. Just lights up in the sun. No possible better treatment.

 
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