||LATSA Picturez! Tiki Table!
Joined: Jan 13, 2006
From: las vegas
|Posted: 2006-09-30 8:43 pm  Permalink|
wow, that's really nice surf. what kind of wood is it? i would put that baby on my desk at work and bug all the women. hell, if they can have a crucifix i should be able to have that. yay! the fishing is wonderful!!
Joined: Oct 14, 2002
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
|Posted: 2006-09-30 9:36 pm  Permalink|
That's a beauty!
Joined: Oct 21, 2002
From: Milwaukee, WI
|Posted: 2006-09-30 11:40 pm  Permalink|
Really nice work surfin! So clean and crisp!
A milestone in your work!
He looks great on the nose of the T&C too!
|tiki beat by marcus thorn|
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 01, 2005
From: A Little Island called Australia
|Posted: 2006-10-01 01:07 am  Permalink|
awesome work its a credit to you keep up the good work
Joined: Jun 01, 2004
From: wisconsin northwoods
|Posted: 2006-10-01 05:41 am  Permalink|
Joined: Jul 14, 2005
From: My Island
|Posted: 2006-10-01 07:06 am  Permalink|
Oh man. Oh Man! I REALLY like the little guy. The finish is great! The oil paint accents really add to the overall beauty of the piece. I'm glad you decided to post him and share with us. Top notch work my man. Do you have any thoughts about your next project? Good to have you back around here
Joined: Aug 22, 2004
From: Sunny Florida
|Posted: 2006-10-01 08:19 am  Permalink|
Awesome Tang. Detail is perfection sir.
Joined: Sep 30, 2004
From: S. Chatham, MA
|Posted: 2006-10-01 1:22 pm  Permalink|
Allllllrighty then. All done. Many thanks to all of you again! No need for any buttery comments, I'm all choked up as it is!
Finkdaddy: I assumed all our tikis come to life!
Benz: I like buttery comments, keep up the good work!
BK: I bet T. M. Tavioni would still call me a crazy gringo.
Tamapoutini: I like buttery comments, keep up the good work.
PDrake: tis basswood. I'd think this Tanga would chase after the women in your office.
Lake: Thanks bro, here's to many more milestones. Got a new board for ya to look at.
Marcus: ahhh mate, thanks again (I like buttery comments, keep up the good work!)
G: I have thoughts on MANY new projects. One at a time for me though.
McTiki: Thannnnnnk-you Sir!
Some more final photos...
Hangin' ten...uhhh, I mean 11
Also, you might notice, after I stained him, I decided to take off the detail painting on his belly-button. Worked out ok, just sanded it off, re-stained. It looks simpler now, I like it much better.
The way I did the stain, was the red Sedonna was first with 1 coat, and a 2nd application in certain areas. Then for all the recesses, like the face markings, folds, under arms, etc, I used the darker, more chocolatey Red Mahogany stain.
So far just one coat of poly, might do another to make it tougher against jumps off the desk he might take.
s U r F i N t i k i
Joined: Aug 08, 2005
|Posted: 2006-10-01 3:07 pm  Permalink|
Hey there, ST! Sent you a PM..This tang looks great! My Maori Moai needs another companion..Maholla Back.
Joined: Jun 22, 2006
From: Aotearoa / NZ
|Posted: 2006-10-01 3:15 pm  Permalink|
It's a little beauty alright, and looks nicer than a lot of the ones I saw in the shops in Rarotonga. I assume you're talking about Mike Tavioni above...did you go over there and meet him? I tried about 3 times to catch up with him but always just missed out. I did see plenty of his work though...
Joined: Nov 23, 2005
From: Attica, MI
|Posted: 2006-10-01 3:48 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Aug 22, 2004
From: Sunny Florida
|Posted: 2006-10-01 4:39 pm  Permalink|
I'd be damned proud.
So simple and yet so refined. The finish is spectacular.
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2006-10-01 4:57 pm  Permalink|
He's Hangin' allright and looking Fantastic. I can't believe how well the finish came out and your carving skills are definitelyon the Other side of Excellent. Whats next, I can't wait.
Joined: Oct 21, 2003
From: So Cal
|Posted: 2006-10-04 8:13 pm  Permalink|
surfintiki, really really nice. very clean and the stain really showsthe,uh....the detail...lol
Joined: Jul 09, 2004
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
|Posted: 2006-10-04 8:46 pm  Permalink|
Surfintiki, that is a really clean sleek piece! Great styling and the lines flow so nicely from the side view. Excellent take on a classic style, my friend! That's a keeper!
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