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Conga....Wisconsin stuff!
congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-10-31 9:49 pm   Permalink

Benzart is very wise after sharing his skills on the left coast. Are any of us WHO we think we
are? And how would we really know anyway? Are we pulling something out of the wood, or are
we putting ourselves into the wood? Must drink more rum before walking the plank!


 
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-11-01 4:48 pm   Permalink

Snake tiki is looking fine with the finish on it. Your bar area looks terrific with all those Congatikis embellishing it. If I got to come home to that every day I would surely be smiling!

JP


 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2006-11-01 6:25 pm   Permalink

thanks Johnny....hey...I've seen pics of your backyard...I think you are smiling too!
Making progress...next pics will be without flash and finished


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-11-04 06:15 am   Permalink

Conga, OR Whoever you are, Most Excellent job with the finish on this snaky looking beast. The colors are nicce and not overdone.
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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-11-04 10:50 am   Permalink

Ohhhhh Wow! Didn't see this coming. Style points = 10,000

100% Sweetness Conga!

Mahalo

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congatiki
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Posted: 2006-11-04 11:37 am   Permalink

many thanks Ben and McTiki...a couple final shots of Serpentiki...outdoors...but cloudy day so
still with flash



thanks to all for your encourage and support on another off beat project, whew, this one
took a long time.


 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2006-11-04 11:49 am   Permalink

And a few extra pics of the Congatiki Lounge





in the above pic, the tiki on the wooden box was created by Chiselslinger and Hoffa,
on the wall, a couple of prints by TCers Esqui and Thor

and of course, The Mensters always need drums

Thanks for visiting, stop up for a Mai Tai sometime!


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-11-04 4:37 pm   Permalink

Thanks for thi Invite, I'll be right up!. Nice tropical joint you have there Conga. However, you gotta get busy, there are still a couple spots for new tikis hiding here and there. I want ALL those holes filled before I get there!

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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2006-11-04 6:24 pm   Permalink

Gary, Thanks for the photos of the lounge!!!!!! It's beautiful! I'd be hangin' out there with ya for sure if we weren't so far apart. You've done a good job puttin' tiki in there and for Wisconsin especially. Well done indeed.
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congatiki
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Posted: 2006-11-06 3:27 pm   Permalink

thanks Ben and 8 Foot, you guys have a standing invitation.
Need an opinion (not sugarcoated unless you mean it)...finishing up the Marq...not really sure
that I like the color...thinking (foolish as it may sound) of re-sanding and doing the typical
Conga dark stain. What do you think?



 
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finkdaddy
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2006-11-06 3:32 pm   Permalink

Conga, everything is looking great! I wouldn't change anything on the Marq. I think he looks terrific the way he is. I'm always partial to light stains, and I don't even think yours is very light. I like to see the wood. My vote is: Keep him as is.
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2006-11-06 3:47 pm   Permalink

Nice pictures of the bar area. I've been waiting for those. Serpentiki's finsihing touches came out great.

As far as the Marq- I think he looks fine and wouldn't change it. Is it varnished or poly-urethaned?

JP


 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2006-11-09 05:33 am   Permalink

thanks Finkdaddy and JohnnyP, it's "special walnut" stain with a light poly coat,
appreciate the comps, gonna leave it just the way it is!
Meanwhile, currently down to one un-finished project, ho hum, another png figure



this is my first attempt with butternut, I love the grain and will probably just use
varnish and let it darken with time. It's also pretty soft, like basswood.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-11-09 07:21 am   Permalink

Conga, I think the Marq looks great with the lighter color and I love the white highlites. I would add some dark highlites to bring out more detail and to balance out the white, but he looks great like he iz.
Love your butternut piece. Top figure looks to come out of the Spy vs Spy cartoons. Someone else did a tiki that reminded me of the same guy at OkiOki
Love the butternut!
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congatiki
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Posted: 2006-11-09 3:28 pm   Permalink

ah ha..that's it Ben! I like the lighter stain but feel that it needs something, and
some darker stain in certain areas might be what it needs to make the cuts stand out a
bit more. Thanks for the kind words regarding the Spy Vs Spy character. I did one of
those last winter (Ramu-The Spirit Figure)but I sold it. I needed this one to take his
place.


 
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