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Swizzle Tiki install
AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2017-10-09 1:58 pm   Permalink

BigT - Those are done with water-based stains and whatever I had lying around. I like using acrylics too, but haven't tried using them yet...

 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2017-11-13 10:52 am   Permalink

I landed a pretty cool commission for a bar called Swizzle in South Beach (Miami Beach). I set out on the task of getting an appropriate log. I found one and with some help from WillCarve we took it home.


Once we got it to my house we maneuvered it into position in my carving area. No small task for 2 guys to move a 2,000 lb (best guess) cypress log. As soon as I had it set up, carving began.


This past weekend I got 2 full days to carve. Here's the progress...











 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2017-11-13 12:30 pm   Permalink

Looks great Tom. I'm curious how you lay out a design on a log like that? Do you just eyeball it? Do you sketch it out on graph paper? Do you grid it out on the log in chalk or something?

 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2017-11-13 12:59 pm   Permalink

I had a plan going into this (part of the sales pitch), so it was just a matter of making measurements and sectioning the log. Once the sections are measured, details are laid out in chalk (you can wash/wipe chalk off and start over). The most difficult part is balancing everything and making sure everything is straight. With log laying down it makes this part difficult. There are many cuts and recuts trying to get everything leveled. I actually stand on/over the log to make sure my lines are kinda straight. It makes for a great surprise when we finally do stand it up (with the help of heavy equipment)!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-11-13 1:26 pm   Permalink

You need a drone so you can fly up and see it from the right perspective, eliminate the surprises

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2017-11-13 7:04 pm   Permalink

2000 lbs
Daaaaang
My last carving was 0.5 oz

Looks great
U chainsaw out the big chunks?
Can’t wait to see it come to life
Cheers
Jon
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2018-01-30 1:34 pm   Permalink

The Swizzle tiki project is coming to an end as we ran into bureaucracy.

In the mean time I have taken up another frond. This one may surprise you when its done.



 
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Prikli Pear
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Posted: 2018-01-30 2:47 pm   Permalink

Your frond work is so darn impressive! Keep sharing, please!

 
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Prikli Pear
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Posted: 2018-01-30 2:53 pm   Permalink

Your frond work is so darn impressive! Keep sharing, please!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-01-31 11:18 am   Permalink

AmaZin bro

 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2018-02-03 08:39 am   Permalink

Love the swizzle tiki.

 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2018-02-13 11:34 am   Permalink

I'm not happy with the bottom and have decided to grind it all off. I won't show till I'm done 0 for now - here's the top.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2018-02-13 12:31 pm   Permalink

RAD!!!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-02-13 2:17 pm   Permalink

Killer

 
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cy
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Posted: 2018-02-14 1:15 pm   Permalink

Looks great Tom!

 
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