Joined: Jan 13, 2010
From: Hilo, Hawaii
|Posted: 2010-05-28 3:59 pm  Permalink|
That is one beautiful Sali. It reminds me of the acient Tongan war clubs that have similar carved incising. They also had incised figures which encoded hidden meanings as allusions & metaphors to the owner & perhaps the carver. Oh & that Marq club is just too beautiful. I wish I was Grog right now. "Grog so lucky, me likey too!" Keep up the amazing work.
Joined: Aug 19, 2006
|Posted: 2010-05-28 4:14 pm  Permalink|
SWEEEEEEET! WOW doesn't even start to describe it. Nice job!
Joined: Sep 30, 2004
From: S. Chatham, MA
|Posted: 2010-05-28 4:16 pm  Permalink|
Funny one Jerome!!
That is sooooo sweet. It is completely YUMMY lookin'. Such a cool design.
Joined: Oct 05, 2005
|Posted: 2010-05-28 7:05 pm  Permalink|
andy, what a pleasure it's been watching your skills develop over the last few years. you are on fire, cuz! are you gonna make it back to socal for oasis this year?
bangin' my slit gong drum until the cops come!
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2010-05-29 08:33 am  Permalink|
Tmec, Incredible stuff as Usual, I haven't seen Anyone come close to your tight detail and beautiful stuff, How do you do it??
Of course with a Shop like this
I'm Sure Anyone could do the same stuff! NOT!
I Know it takes more than tools to do such great pieces but they DO Help a wee bit.
I'm Always Awed by your tool control and your precise cutting. Keep up the Fantastic stuff!
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 21, 2006
|Posted: 2010-05-31 1:39 pm  Permalink|
On 2010-05-28 10:33, tikimecula wrote:
Here is another Marq Ceremonial Club I finished last night. It's 5' tall and 12" wide.
This one is going go live at Casa de Grog.
BUMP to show off the gorgeous piece that TMec did that GROG getting.
GROG is SO proud to be getting such an amazingly beautiful piece from such a talented and skilled carver. GROG going to have to dip into GROG' "rainy day" funds to get it, but it's MORE than worth it for such a great piece. GROG was pissed that GROG didn't get the previous ceremonial paddle that TMec had done when GROG had the chance, but now GROG glad GROG missed that one and this one came along. This has got to be one the most beautiful pieces Tikimecula has done. AND IT"S ALL GROG"S!!!!!!!
(Major GLOATING in effect!!)
GROG miss Tiki-Kate
Joined: Sep 05, 2005
|Posted: 2010-05-31 1:43 pm  Permalink|
damn you Grog!!! you one lucky boy!!!
can't stop staring at those details on the Marq... its mesmerizing!! amazing...
Joined: Apr 27, 2004
From: BFE, KS
|Posted: 2010-06-01 9:53 pm  Permalink|
Congatiki, Thank you.
Grog, It's all yours...... In July
Coconuttzo, Thanks. That's what I was going for on the Sali.
Kingstiedye, Thanks. Not gonna be there for Oasis, heading out in July to deliver Grog's club and have some fun.
Benzart, Thanks. Good tools do make a difference, but "practice makes perfect."
Grog, Thanks Again.
So I forgot to post this months ago for my 6 year old son. He started Cub Scouts this last year and when it was time for the Pinewood Derby, He brought home his car kit and asked me to help him make a Tiki Racer. So here it is...
Pretty good chops for a 6 year old
I had some time the last few days so I knocked out some cheap Tikimecula specials. Thinking of doing maybe 5-10 of these if people want them. They are going into the Marketplace and the price will be reasonable Less than $100 shipped.
These 2 are 11" round. Key hole in the back to hang on the wall.
Also working on an 8" version of these.
[ This Message was edited by: tikimecula 2010-06-02 08:34 ]
Joined: Aug 03, 2004
From: Omao, Kauai
|Posted: 2010-06-02 05:22 am  Permalink|
Beautiful plate, Andy! Let's see the others. Are they different designs, or the same as this one?
That Pinewood Derby car rocks! Looks like a battering ram! Was that your son's concept? How'd it do in the race?
Joined: Feb 27, 2006
From: Fabulous Houston
|Posted: 2010-06-02 10:10 am  Permalink|
Great pinewood derby car. Clever idea.
Joined: Sep 27, 2007
From: Buckley, WA
|Posted: 2010-06-02 9:17 pm  Permalink|
Down right Gorgeous!
Joined: Aug 20, 2004
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
|Posted: 2010-06-03 05:38 am  Permalink|
Waitadarnminute. Aren't the kids supposed to make their own car with help from dad? Between my son and daughter (for the girls, it's a "powderpuff" derby - very sexist, no?), I must have made 4 or 5 of these cars with them. Only one was a winner and none looked as cool as yours!
Joined: Jun 01, 2009
From: Tampa, FL
|Posted: 2010-06-03 08:46 am  Permalink|
Wow, that is totally bad-ass!!!
Joined: Apr 27, 2004
From: BFE, KS
|Posted: 2010-06-03 7:53 pm  Permalink|
4WDtiki, Thanks. He took 2nd in the race and 1st in design.
Big T, Thanks.
GatorRob, Yeah... I just helped him a little... Honest.
Couple more Mark Rounds. These are about 7".
Got 1 more drying, will get a pic in the AM.
Joined: Oct 12, 2009
|Posted: 2010-06-03 8:14 pm  Permalink|
That detail is amazing, and really worth every penny