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Conga....Wisconsin stuff!
congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-06-05 9:23 pm   Permalink

Wow...many many thanks to all of you guys...and I notice a couple of new visitors from Hawaii and
Australia...thanks for stopping in. This carving is really a hoot but the wood is releasing me....
I think it's done with me and wants to cast me aside. I am already thinking about the other half
of this log sitting on my garage floor. Next pics will probably be the last shots of this project...
thanks again and stay tuned.


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-06-06 05:29 am   Permalink

OK....we want this one to look old....very very old....





 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2006-06-06 08:27 am   Permalink

Conga... incredible.

I've been at this 5 years and that blows me away. That is a once in a lifetime piece... but I hope that your next one can be as great as this one.
Your skills have progessed amazingly... it was only yesterday you were looking at my hackings at Tiki Pai'ina... now you're blowing me out of the ocean!


 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-06-06 11:13 am   Permalink

That makes me proud, man...That's a hell of a job. Looks like it came out of a Haus Tambarin. Great job, Conga.

 
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Loki
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From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-06-06 11:34 am   Permalink

WOW! I have no other words....

 
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saxotica
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Joined: May 03, 2005
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Posted: 2006-06-06 1:00 pm   Permalink

unbelievably awesome.

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-06-06 1:34 pm   Permalink

The aging finish really adds to it and makes the piece. It really makes it a stand out piece of art that has a tremendous amount of character. So any plans for the other half log?
JP


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-06-06 6:02 pm   Permalink

Well thank you all...and it's not even done yet...gotta do a little polishing and a bit more
"chalk" in the detail cuts.
Lakesurfer....I appreciate the comps....you remain the dean of Wisconsin carvers...remember this
took me almost seven weeks! Yeesch! In that time you knock out probably 25 or more carvings
that are spreading the tiki spirit. Thanks.
BK....I'm proud too....very proud that you noticed this guy and offered a great deal of
encouragement and support early on...
Thanks a lot Loki....Sax and Johnny P.
Not sure what I can do next Johnny...gonna be hard to put as much heart and soul into another
piece of wood for a while...maybe I'll quit polynesian carvings and do Mexican wrestling
masks....I'll still show em here.


 
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rodeotiki
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From: calgary
Posted: 2006-06-06 11:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-06-06 05:29, congatiki wrote:
OK....we want this one to look old....very very old...



It looks like it should be behind glass at a museaum.

Beautiful work....
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-06-07 07:38 am   Permalink

Excellent work Conga, How'd you make him look so Old. However you did it, you really put it across. It looks Very Old. Are you sure this isn the one you did and not a real one you put up in its place?? Come on Now,,the Truth...
Verrry Nice.
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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-06-07 10:21 am   Permalink

Way to go Conga! That piece is awesome! Would love to see some aging process shots if you've got 'em!

BTW- Had my new Holland pic framed! Looks fabulous near the bar. Mahalo brotha!



 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-06-07 12:51 pm   Permalink

I just keep coming back to this. I can't beleive how good the finish makes this piece look. The whole thing just pops to life. Terrific! We need a full body shot. This guy's brother is hiding in that other half of the log. It's calling--do you hear? .... Conga .... Conga ....Conga

JP


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-06-07 6:07 pm   Permalink

Ben...you are too wise...I thought I could fool everyone, but you must have recognized the carving
from one of your earlier lives. Actually I just returned from New Guinea, where I rented a rusty
old Datsun pickup and drove to one of the Iatmul villages, where I stole a canoe. My companion and
I paddled down the Sepik river to Chambri Lake, where we snuck into the local Haus Tambaran...stole
the ancestral spirit figure and dragged it back to the canoe amid a hail of arrows and blow darts....
narrowly escaping with our lives. The return trip went well until we were confronted by another
group of Iatmul villagers who chased us down and cut off our left arms. Once we got back to the
good ole USA we carved up some replacement arms and all seems to be going well. Good eye Ben...
congratulations on uncovering the ruse.

Thanks to all....a few final...full length pics with some "aging" techniques coming up in a
couple days.


 
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-06-07 8:42 pm   Permalink

Wow - that looks awesome! Some aged pieces look cool, but you can tell theyve just been aged. That one looks dead set artifact material. Nice

Looking forward to learning more and seeing more pics
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kingstiedye
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From: sackatomato
Posted: 2006-06-07 8:49 pm   Permalink

just keeps gettin' better and better, conga!

 
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