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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-10-29 12:10 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-10-29 10:49, AlohaStation wrote:
I spent an hour peeling the log last night with hopes that it would not be a total loss. The bark came off fairly easily and the wood underneath was still a bit damp. So I broke out the chainsaw and cut the log in half. I now have a pair of soft, soggy, hairy coconuts!



I see no one wants to touch this subject.


 
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Tikilizard
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Joined: Aug 19, 2006
Posts: 374
Posted: 2008-10-29 9:03 pm   Permalink

EEWWWWWWWW! Hairy coconuts, That's disgusting..... Shave those things with a sander and 80 grit sandpaper at least................ Love the carvings!
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-10-30 02:52 am   Permalink

Wow Tom, your trio is Really excellent. I Really like how you are finishing the arvings, I mean the cleaning up in all the small spaces normally overlooked b the artist. It's hard to go back over a piece to refine what you've already dne but it Really pays off in the final look. That extra bit of are in the clean-up really puts the piece over the top. You have always been one to do that on the smaller pieces but now I wee that in the big'uns too.
Super, Super Nice look!
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2008-11-10 5:56 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the replies. I took extra time finishing these guys just because every time I picked them up something else needed to be done. I finally cut myself off and bit the bullet (get it ). They're DONE! Here are some dark images that will give you good idea. Final shots are coming - consider this a preview!




 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-11-10 6:11 pm   Permalink

Aloha, those guys are Actually Incredible looking dudes. A Certain Realism that is SO Hard and Difficult to capture has Easily rolled off the end of your tools to give you claim to an Excellent rare skill. You are learning how to creat realistic looking Human pieces Keep it up and you'll be teaching me one day soon.
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-11-10 9:17 pm   Permalink

Super cool! they look great, love the finished colors.

 
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Grapa-RuHa
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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From: Netherlands
Posted: 2008-11-10 11:32 pm   Permalink

These guys are great. The three stages are a great concept and very well executed.

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-11-11 05:01 am   Permalink

Ditto all of the above, very cool pieces. Design great, color great,
top shelf stuff. Now forget about all of those other obligations and
carve something else.


 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2008-11-11 06:57 am   Permalink

Benz - Thanks! I'm still working on that whole "walking on water" thing. These guys were a struggle and there are plenty of flaws that I see personally. Creating 3 that were very similar was very difficult for me. Most of my carving is done freehand and these guys required a lot of planning x3. Like anything, if I did them again it would not be as much of a struggle.

Seeks - These guys are carved from locally grown Mahogany. The color from the Mahogany is just fantastic and really needs to be seen in hand. I have one more "edge" piece of the log to carve before diving into some really nice heart wood. More to come...

Conga & Grapa - Always more to come...

I took some more photos last night with a bit more light. So here they are, the Cannibal Trio by me. This was a commission for a TC member - their concept, my execution. As stated before, this was a real challenge for me. Started these in April (page 43), put them down for a few months and regrouped/remotivated for finishing. Hope you like. Enjoy



 
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FreddieBallsomic
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Posted: 2008-11-11 07:23 am   Permalink

jaw-dropping

 
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Heath
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Joined: Dec 31, 2005
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From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2008-11-11 08:54 am   Permalink

AS, beautiful carves.

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-11-11 09:29 am   Permalink

Man, those are so SWEET! Someone around here is pretty damn lucky! And whoever it was also had a really cool concept. They are oozing with character. So kudos to both.

 
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TravelingJones
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Joined: Mar 11, 2006
Posts: 926
From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2008-11-11 4:37 pm   Permalink

WHOA! ...thump!...thud!
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2008-11-12 01:55 am   Permalink

A.S.

Stoked!

Chock full of personality and detail!

These guys are a milestone piece to be proud of.


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-11-12 02:59 am   Permalink


That top picture looks like it is from a movie poster about "The Happy cannibal" movie that is coming up. Super stuff.
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