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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-01-20 4:32 pm   Permalink

Sure I have a Great suggestion,,,Send it too me and let me think about for a few years. I Love this guy.
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foamy
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Joined: Jun 15, 2004
Posts: 590
From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2006-01-21 08:34 am   Permalink

That's a damn fine pocket tiki. I like your style. For such a small tiki, the carving is really crisp. What tools do you use?
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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
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From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-01-21 09:22 am   Permalink

He really has a ton of personality...Could he hold an AlohaStation Pen in his mouth?

 
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Bete
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Joined: Jan 01, 2006
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Posted: 2006-01-21 12:54 pm   Permalink

Cool looking tiki pen.

 
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2006-01-21 9:41 pm   Permalink

Large pendant? I don't know - I'd probably put him in a display case under the LED lights and leave him there for awhile. You've taken these small tikis to an amazing level, Aloha.
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-01-22 06:45 am   Permalink

It looks great just as it is. That is my suggestion.
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2006-01-22 1:01 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the props. Aaron actually came up with the idea I was leaning towards. I will be mounting him on a frame and mounting him on the wall with some other little buddies.

Foamy - most of my carving ois done with an Xacto and #11 blade. I have tried alot of other tools but, as a graphic designer I feel most comfortable with the Xacto.

I was busy this weekend on a tiki that I started at the S.FL Tiki Jam. I will post pictures tomorrow.


 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2006-01-23 06:56 am   Permalink



This is my second big tiki. I spent a lot of time just working with the differnt tools. Chisels, Angle Grinder, electric chainsaw, and Dremel - trying to get a feel for what I like the best. This guy is has progressed since the pictures and is ready for final sanding and finishing. My question is: The log is still pretty frsh with a lot of moisture still inside - should I wait till it dries a bit before sealing it with epoxy? I'm a bit concerned because mold has been growing on it at an alarming rate.


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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2006-01-24 08:21 am   Permalink



Here's the updated image with my little apprentice.

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Loki
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From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-01-24 08:32 am   Permalink

AlohaStation, He really looks wonderful. I have been waiting to see him finished.

I have been having the same mold issues too, every now and then , i spray a 1:1 bleach/water mix and let it sit. After my final sanding i stain it and seal it, I've had no problems yet.

What tools did you end up using, liking the most with this big guy...?

Having a helper is always great...

Again, nice job with this guy.
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2006-01-24 12:35 pm   Permalink

Hey Loki,

I was going to stop by on Sunday (more swimming lessons at the Y) to see if you you were out there carving but time got away from me. Doing larger tikis is alot different than the smaller ones. I really enjoyed using the electric chainsaw and angle grinder. The next tiki will be done much faster because I now have a little bit of a technique. This guy just needs to be finish sanded - my least favorite part. That's because as I sand him I keep wanting to do more carving on him. Its a vicious cycle.


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-01-24 1:05 pm   Permalink

Thats the fun of it, More sanding, more detail, more sanding, more detail..... Put him in your garage and let him dry out there awhile before you seal him, or you will get mold growing Under the sealer.
Excellent looking Tiki AS. You have been Holding Out on us I see.. Excellent
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-01-24 1:36 pm   Permalink

That is one big pen. It was a very creative way to frame the skull with the arms. Looks good. I hate to sand to, but thats part of the process.
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2094
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2006-01-25 5:56 pm   Permalink

great looking big tiki. I really dig the stylized hands holding the skull. That mouth reminds me of one I'm working on right now...too cool, AS

Yes, like ben sez, if the tiki is-a-molding, wait a little bit before stain and sealer. Feel free to blast it with mold remover too, or just let it mold, because after you blast it, the mold will continue until the outer portions of the log are dry. Mmmmm...white, fuzzy mold....
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Bete
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Joined: Jan 01, 2006
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Posted: 2006-01-26 06:44 am   Permalink

Cool looking tiki there.

 
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