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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1183
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2009-03-31 7:56 pm   Permalink

Oh come on! It's not that bad!
In fact, it's really good! Both of 'em!


 
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drasticwagon
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Joined: Dec 27, 2008
Posts: 263
From: DFW , Texas
Posted: 2009-04-01 03:55 am   Permalink

^Agreed

 
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 798
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-04-01 06:00 am   Permalink

Both "bad" stains are making the wood look almost like monkey pod. Not a bad look at all!
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FreddieBallsomic
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 631
Posted: 2009-04-01 07:23 am   Permalink

The detail on that skull is great, Tom.. Whats the sizes on these?

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3414
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2009-04-01 09:30 am   Permalink

Tom, I really think both carvings are top notch!

Don't worry about the stain, they look fine.

We're our worse critics sometimes... many times I'll show my wife something and she won't even see the same thing that bothers me.

I think your end grain stained darker in those areas where you carved a slope... it has happened to me many times on certain woods.

And damn you and your tropical surfing conditions!


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2539
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2009-04-01 10:24 am   Permalink

Let me jump on board and say I like both of 'em too. Your toothy tikis
always have a "livliness" that is missing in a lot of toothy fellas,
it's like the wood is trying to say something.


 
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big daddy
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
Posts: 325
From: houston
Posted: 2009-04-01 12:38 pm   Permalink

the grain on the dark tiki is just wonderful. don't see why you don't like it. and seriously anything with a skull has me sold.

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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1576
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2009-04-01 1:33 pm   Permalink

it stinks.

 
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1576
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2009-04-01 1:34 pm   Permalink



 
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1576
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2009-04-01 1:35 pm   Permalink

send it to me.

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-04-01 6:23 pm   Permalink

I think Surfer is a tad bit jealous of your carving conditions. I think the Walnut stin makes the wood look like some wild tropical Exotic wood, Way cool carve. Also, the mixed stain has a Really nice glow to it, I Likes it! Wwe need to see More. Also the Molokai Illustration is too cool too!
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
Posts: 948
From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-04-01 9:36 pm   Permalink

I think what the dark walnut stain stresses really the contrast grain of this piece of cypress, for me it is a success...The second is yet more succesfull, maybe because he wear better this strange smile AS style...

J.


 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2398
From: So FL
Posted: 2009-04-02 09:11 am   Permalink

Thanks for comps everyone. Its not that I hated it - I just wasn't happy with the way the Cypress took the stain. Live and learn. The Cypress carves really nicely, but does not like the dark stain. I still have quite a bit of it to carve.

Lake - you are exactly right. The end grain absorbed all the stain and the more vertical grain deflected it a bit. Cypress reminds me a lot of the White Pine with the very contrasting grain.

Freddie - The skull guy is a little over 12" and the darker one is 24"

I am taking next week off and should have some time to carve!! I still have a 15' root ball that needs to be finished!!


 
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mijaba
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Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 83
Posted: 2009-04-03 4:41 pm   Permalink

Hey Aloha! You're TFlounder over on d.a.! Really good stuff! I need to pick up some knives, your work is inspirational. Can't wait to see more!
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-04-03 6:47 pm   Permalink

Yes I hear you on the dark light one, but the skull fella
is classic work!


 
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