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New palm frond
AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2387
From: So FL
Posted: 2006-01-26 07:48 am   Permalink

Thanks for the compliments. This is actually a reproduction of one of my pens. The hands came from trying to figure out a full body in the small formats. I am finish sanding this big guy and decided to put him to the side for a few days. As I'm sanding hime it seems like all I'm doing is pushing the palm hairs one way or another. I'll give hime some time to dry before I try finishing him. More tikis to come - I've stepped up my production. I just finished putting on an addition and pool and I need some tikis for the landscape!!

 
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kaha ki'i
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Joined: Dec 13, 2005
Posts: 277
From: Laguna Beach California
Posted: 2006-01-26 09:19 am   Permalink

Aloha Bruddah!
great work brah...very impressed with your creativity! Someday Id like to own of your "pocket" tikis brah...Maybe we work out some kine "bruddah" deal, yeah? if youre ever interested, let me know!

Keep up the good work cuz...

Malama Pono!
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Mr. Dale
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Joined: Jan 26, 2004
Posts: 300
From: a garage somewhere in Arvada, Colorado
Posted: 2006-01-26 11:35 am   Permalink

Seems to me that you could do just about anything tiki that you want to. Have the talent for it.
I can't carve small...drives me nuts.
Great work Mr. Aloha..
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3601
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-01-26 11:51 am   Permalink

You got chops, braDDAH!

 
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Sam Gambino
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Joined: Dec 02, 2003
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From: www.samgambino.com
Posted: 2006-01-26 12:22 pm   Permalink

Hey Aloha Station... That's looking fine. I really like the skull in his hands and the face design on him too.
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2006-02-24 06:43 am   Permalink



Here's a mask that I just finished from a fan palm. Its about 2.5 feet tall. This guy has a lot of personality and was a real struggle with mold. I started working on him the day the tree was cut so the wood was very wet. But I think he turned out nice.





Here are some of my "pocket tikis". Mostly, spare pieces of wood that I carry around and whittle on when I get a chance. The smallest is walnut(? - part of an old gun stock), the dark brown wood is cocobolo, and the mask is butternut. Thought I would post these guys for everyone to see.

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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2006-02-27 07:21 am   Permalink




What is this - wood rot? While carving I went deep into the log and hit this. Its looks like mold? I'm hoping the log can be salvaged because I have a too much time in it to toss. Any thoughts or suggestions


 
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-02-27 07:50 am   Permalink

A.S.,

I've used diluted bleach. But don't try it unless someone else confirms that it is OK. The rot and mold are major buggers in palm.

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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3754
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2006-02-27 08:42 am   Permalink

What kind of palm is it? If it's Washington, it's history.

 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2006-02-27 08:45 am   Permalink

The palm is Sabal. On the cut ends - it looks fine. I had the intention to hollow the log for hanging on a wall. Will that help?

 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2006-03-03 07:33 am   Permalink

So what do you do with a rotten tiki? You rip his guts out and put him in the sweat box for three+ days!!

I figured that that what had happened was the outside of the log dried so quickly that it sealed all of the moisture inside the log. I was right. When I split the log the entire guts of the log were like a sponge, super moist and moldy. So I took a page from Benzart's book and gutted the log - I then placed the log in my shed with the insides facing the hottest part of the shed. After a couple days I went and checked on the log to see if it split - It didn't, and the inside is dry and firm! WooHoo!! This weekend I plan on finishing him and will post more pictures later.



 
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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
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From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-03-03 08:14 am   Permalink

Good news AS. Now you have tow tikis for one or did the other side get destroyed?

 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2006-03-03 08:27 am   Permalink

The other side was not in good shape to start with. It is now mulch.

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1692
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-03-04 04:42 am   Permalink

It's looking nice. Cutting it in half makes the headress really stand out. Too bad the other side is mulch, two would have been nice. You should see my "mulch" pile.
JP


 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2006-03-17 06:45 am   Permalink



The Creating Tiki thread has been very busy lately. He's my latest contribution. Salvaged from palm rot I just finished this guy. My first Lono. I've been working on him for a while, but really happy with how he turned out. Other TCer's had a hand with this log - GMan shaved the back side of the log during the S. FL Tiki Jam and Stumpgrinder made her Moai mask out of the leftover.

I had some problem with palm rot and had to hollow the log. It turned out great with no problem of rot.

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