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The big Swizzle
pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
Posts: 1769
From: las vegas
Posted: 2008-04-20 6:12 pm   Permalink

it seems like all you do is sit around. you should try and get some work done.

it's nice to see you take some time to relax. good for you.


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-04-21 07:30 am   Permalink

Looks like you are living the Fine life, MAi Tai by the pool, loungin; in the sun with a child slave to keep the breeze goin' and the bugs off, And Then you took Pictures? No Wonder your wife was irritated!
I've seen that compact little shop and it's Very deceiving seeing so little but seeing So Much. Also you have a Shed out back full of stuff too?
I want to see that Mysterious box full of Secret stuff Too! Bringing it up with you?
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2383
From: So FL
Posted: 2008-04-22 06:47 am   Permalink

pdrake - I wish I did have time to just sit around. That afternoon was the exception - I spent the day at the beach with my two girls and I was spent. Sun, rum and few small waves - it was a good day.

Benz - A Mai Tai was to much work for that afternoon, just rum and coke (the garnishes came for my oldest daughter). The reason my wife was irritated is because I beat her to the punch. By the time she got a drink and set up, Allison was too tired to fan her and I wanted to get out of the sun. That will teach her to participate in Habitat For Humanity! And, yes, there is the wood shed. Filled with all types of wooden treasures: mahogany, oak cherry, macadamia nut, mango, walnut and some mystery woods. Not to mention the Coconut tree and 10' log drying outside the shed!


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-04-22 4:14 pm   Permalink



 
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Kahu
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Joined: Jan 03, 2007
Posts: 267
Posted: 2008-04-22 5:07 pm   Permalink

Like the direction of the Trio!

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-05-08 05:11 am   Permalink

Thanks for coming to the chop.
Whats this sliding off the page stuff, Bump it UP!

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Bohemiann
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Joined: Apr 29, 2004
Posts: 446
From: Sarasota, Fla.
Posted: 2008-05-08 05:50 am   Permalink

Great stuff Aloha! I hope that you are successful in your tiki park endeavors. Maybe I will have to bring my bike down to Hukilau and check out the trail. I'll be down early and leaving late. We had a big mt. bike group around here a few years ago but it fell apart when we had our second bundle of.....challenging joy. They are old enough now that we can start riding again. Let us know if you guys need help, I'm handy with any size back-hoe & front loader, you could make an event of it and take donations to pay for the rental. Great to meet you BTW, cya @ the H.
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greentikipat
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Joined: Oct 08, 2006
Posts: 325
From: st. pete fl
Posted: 2008-05-09 1:57 pm   Permalink

great hangin with you at the chop- thanks for the knife pointers. so where's the updates on these guys?;)

 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2383
From: So FL
Posted: 2008-05-11 7:08 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the inquiries. The TikiJam was a lot of fun seeing familiar faces and a few new ones. I went home with a lot of creative motivation and some new knowledge. Benz showed me the sanding stars and I went out and bought 2 from Woodcraft. After the first 5 minutes I knew it was a worthy purchase. Check them out here: http://www.woodworkingshop.com/cgi-bin/A9B02700/mac/subgrp.mac/subGroupSelection?lenGrpDsc=6PROCONPROFILE%20%26%20CONTOUR%20SANDING
Woocraft actually has a cheaper version that you can not refill.

Once I got back from the TikiJam I dove into a chunk of wood and came up with this. A little over 5" tall, carved in Walnut.


Next up is the requested update for the Trio. These two are at midway point in sanding. Once that is done, I will move on to the final cuts and tatooing. Enjoy.


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Robin
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Joined: Jul 01, 2007
Posts: 402
From: where the road and the sky collide
Posted: 2008-05-12 10:04 am   Permalink

Wow your designs are so nice and clean and crisp...must be in the genes. It was a pleasure to meet you Tom and to see your work in person....

 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2008-05-15 05:04 am   Permalink

Here's another small guy I just finished - not quite 3". Carved from a remnant of Koa - he was pretty much an experiment to see how the Koa carves. I LIKE IT!! Its a hard wood that has a very tight grain that can hold a lot of detail. Now i know why people like to use it. The color of the wood is beautiful. More stuff in Koa coming - Thanks Ben!



 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-05-15 09:01 am   Permalink

Aloha, I Love that Koa Piece, yes the wood IS Beautiful but you bring a Lot out of it. I Know it's hard but you'r right about it taking a Lot of detail. Awesome Piece.
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1692
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2008-05-15 4:18 pm   Permalink

Incredible! Your carvings always make me grin.

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3414
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2008-05-16 12:00 am   Permalink

Great stuff A.S.!

I would love to get a little chuck of Koa, I'll probably have to resort to ordering some as it rarely pops up at the wood stores here. I am kicking myself 2 years later after not buying the Koa board scrapes that my local Woodcraft had once. It'd be a carving I would keep as Koa is full of good mana and would be a great item for my bar.

A wonderful fun style you've got going in all your work, keep it up!


 
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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2008-05-16 12:34 am   Permalink

Sweet!

 
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