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Hewey's wood thread - Making a Paipo p20
john
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Posted: 2005-10-01 12:00 am   Permalink

those are lookin sweet hewey! awesome job
-john

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Posted: 2005-11-25 03:41 am   Permalink

Update: No real good news carving wise for Hewey. In short, noone local supplies wood carving knives. The ones I have bought just dont cut wood. Boxcutters and the like. I have found a supplier who has quality tool supplies, but haven't been able to make the time to get there yet. No room for a larger project requiring a chisel, so no wood carvings yet.

The moai twins are still sitting abandoned in the garden, I havent bothered to give em anymore attention. The local pigeons have decided to leave their marks on its head. True art critics who leave no confusion as to their thoughts. No candy coated feedback there.

Worst of all, "number 1" has toppled over and broken.

Got home tonight, and itd fallen over and the force broke it in 2 pieces, split about an inch over the mouth (just above the nostrils). The bottom half will be carved up into a smaller tiki, the top half will be slightly buried in the garden at an angle to give it that fallen idol look.

Note for future: Stabilise AAC tikis a little more.
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Posted: 2005-11-25 08:51 am   Permalink

My little one was playing in the back yard & toppled one of mine too. Bummer... cracked right in half. I think these AAC carvings work beter under shelter. They soak up rain & get brittle & crumbly. If you put them outside, make sure & coat 'em with lots of concrete sealer.
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Posted: 2005-11-25 10:57 pm   Permalink

Yeh, I havent got around to putting concrete sealer on em. I was kinda interested to see how they went without it. I think I might now though
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Posted: 2005-11-26 06:43 am   Permalink

hewey,
the hook has been set now you won't want to stop. ideas will be blazing through your head.
Good work,
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Posted: 2005-11-26 12:47 pm   Permalink

Sorry to see about your carvings current state Hewey. Just look at it as a reasong to carve another.

 
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Posted: 2005-12-04 04:49 am   Permalink

I just picked up a chunk of wood from a mate. Cant remember what he said it was, but apparently it carves real nice. Hope to tackle it soon.
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Posted: 2005-12-04 5:22 pm   Permalink

Hewey,

Bring it on! Let's see it!

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Posted: 2005-12-04 6:15 pm   Permalink

Got it done yet Hewey? Post some of those pic's you took during the carving. What, NOT Done yet? What you been doing?
Sorry 'bout that ol # 1, he just wasn't meant to be I guess.
OK, OK I'll lighten up, but you gotta hurry up if I do!.
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-12-05 04:35 am   Permalink

Had my first crack at the wood today. Its going to be a Hawaiian inspired full bodied tiki holding a shield, about 16 inch tall. The back of the piece of wood is still bark, which Im going to leave as is. I hope to get a really smooth finish and give it a clear stain. Itll be an indoor tiki when finished.

Unfortuneately, the back is not flat, so the piece is moving around some when I chisel it. I only have flat chisels, I really need a v chisel and a gouge chisel. I spent lots of time chasing the piece around the bench, as the chocks my step-dad had arent real big, and dont hold it real well.
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Posted: 2005-12-05 9:39 pm   Permalink

Here are the results of the first carving session. There is no digi camera, so once I again I lugged it into the scanner.


Here's a sketch of what Im trying to achieve. I came up with it as I sketched onto the wood. I then drew this to show where its (hopefully) going.


And here's what the first session turned out.

The raised section is all still dead flat. The sections that have been cut out still need more cutting out. I got a long way to go.

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Posted: 2005-12-05 10:11 pm   Permalink

Hewey,
Nice start there, thanks for the tip about the AAC.
I built a carving table where the top is almost all open. I have two 2X6 in the center about 5" apart so the log will lay there and not move from side to side. I also have bags of sand that are canvas & about 12"X12". They will hold a small piece in place. If you want I will send you a photo. PM me!
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Posted: 2005-12-06 2:14 pm   Permalink

hewey,
How's it goin' glad to see the wood comming along (congrats)
you can make a sort of carving station by crossing 2 2x4"s at each end and securing them in the middle. just make sure you don't make it to high or to long; that way you can work on short/long pieces and thin and thick pieces.
Best o' luck,
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-12-07 05:32 am   Permalink

Thanks for the woodholding tips people

Hopefully I can carve out some time (lame pun, but Im not apologising) and get some more done soon. Any constructive critique welcome (apart from getting a digital camera to take pics, I know that one already). At this stage I just need to keep hacking away at it...
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Posted: 2005-12-07 5:25 pm   Permalink

Nice start on the wood guy. Tikis in wood are way too shy. You have to keep striking the wood with sharp metal just to encourage them to show themselves.
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