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The big Swizzle
kaha ki'i
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Joined: Dec 13, 2005
Posts: 277
From: Laguna Beach California
Posted: 2007-08-16 5:04 pm   Permalink

HA! Love your little ku! And the pendants are pono!!!!
Seriously, keep up the beautiful work and Ill keep admiring!

A Hui Ho!
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insanetikiers
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Joined: May 20, 2007
Posts: 79
From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2007-08-20 8:33 pm   Permalink

man, thats some of the coolest stuff i've seen yet! love tha pens. i turn pens aswell not that cool though. hw do ya get the fine detail so clean? good works!

 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2383
From: So FL
Posted: 2007-09-02 09:39 am   Permalink

Thanks for all the comps. I'm not downplaying when I say "whittling", its just thats the way it feels. The little stuff is a lot of fun, and instead of doing garden knomes or santa clauses, I carve tikis. Here are some past and new "pocket" tikis. The tallest one is less than 3". Most of these are scraps of wood from past projects.



insane - I started with carving pens in a friends garage and the whole thing grew from there. I now have 2 lathes and more tools than I can shake a turned dowel at. I have more things planned with the lathe that will be coming soon. I use a variety of tools when carving, but mostly use the hook or xacto.

Here are some larger carvings that I just finished up. The first is a mahogany branch from hurricane Wilma. Not thrilled with the way it took the stain. Next is beautiful piece of mahogany heart wood. No stain just natural with clear finish.





 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-09-02 11:40 am   Permalink

Sweet looking stuff Aloha, Love the Mohawk, but the Laughing tiki has Tons of character and you really made him Alive and breathing. Excellent.
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Tamapoutini
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
Posts: 1530
From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2007-09-03 02:20 am   Permalink

Great retrospective! You've certainly got a defining style. From pens to pocketikis; where next..? Love those pocketikis.

Tama


 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-09-03 9:20 pm   Permalink

Well, I don't really need to tell you again how much I like these little guys, but I will! Love the Mo-hawk-ai - he's got the same punk attitude of my lil' cannibal of yours. Onwards and upwards - you're gonna go places with these fellas....
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mieko
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Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 532
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-09-03 10:08 pm   Permalink

Your new stuff is just incredible - like everything you do! Love your little Ku - he's so square, yet deeply detailed. Love the stripe of color as well. The Wilma branch guy is great - he's so full of life and laughter. Is he a self-portrait?
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2383
From: So FL
Posted: 2007-09-16 11:55 am   Permalink

Here's my latest project in progress. He is a white pine log that Benz gave me recently. Do you recognize the design? I'm making a few adjustments - just because. Love the pine - it carves like butter. Here he is roughed out and ready to be cleaned up. I don't have a lot of time for carving, but will try to have more later this week.



 
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kgbenson
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Joined: Aug 23, 2006
Posts: 16
From: SC
Posted: 2007-09-16 12:40 pm   Permalink

I don't know what is more amazing, the clean style and "fun" that each of the tikis portrays, or the speed with which you carve them.

Keith


 
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FreddieBallsomic
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 631
Posted: 2007-09-16 2:47 pm   Permalink

Nice stuff...a lil' cannibal action, perhaps? Cant to see this thing finished.

 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2383
From: So FL
Posted: 2007-09-17 12:02 pm   Permalink

Yes it will be a Cannibal. KingsTD - you got me motivated to do another cannibal, unfortunately this guy might be a load to put around your neck - sorry. I'm really looking forward to doing the detail carving on this one.

kg - Quick? Maybe in the terms of looking at it on the internet? This guy took me about 3 hours to get where I am now and he's not even close to being done! Keep watching and he'll be done done before I know it!!


 
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
Posts: 1423
From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2007-09-17 1:46 pm   Permalink

Beautiful work as always. Can't wait to see him finished. Your cannibals are always amazing.

 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2383
From: So FL
Posted: 2007-09-21 11:51 am   Permalink

This is interesting - I have been featured as the Artist of Color Feature Artist at deviantart.com. What makes this so interesting is that I am really "colorless". A white guy that carves tikis. Its still cool to think that out of all the artists at deviantart I was selected. They actually select the artist by their art and not their color - so check it out.

http://artistsofcolor.deviantart.com/journal/

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wplugger
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Joined: Jul 09, 2006
Posts: 161
Posted: 2007-09-21 1:43 pm   Permalink

Congrats,
I knew you had a lot of soul.[ for a white boy ]


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-09-21 2:09 pm   Permalink

Way to go Tom! You take credit where ever you can find it. Congrats

 
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