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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2005-09-24 12:09 pm   Permalink

Hellotiki,

I would like to see one on every lawn too ....that would help pay the medical school bills my wife is racking up.....

Anyway, I use a saw marketed under the name REDMAX that is made by Komatsu. It is an industrial saw that is designed for hard commercial use. I use their 3100T (topping saw) model as it is light, top handled, and is easy to control while making difficult cuts. I wrote some more about it in one of my early posts (maybe page 1 or 2).

I can PM you info on the company and distributors if you wish.

-Gman
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GMAN
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Posted: 2005-09-24 12:22 pm   Permalink

Hey all....look at this!!!!!

I filled the GMT (Greg's Monster Truck) with red cedar logs today. I also cut some planks to carve fish or masks out of. The two biggest logs are 60" x 12". I also have a bunch of 36" and 40" x like 8" - 10". I debarked them, painted the ends, and set them up in the garage. Both of the trees were elevated and left to dry since last hurricane season : ). They should make for a some interesting pieces. The previous owner requested a Gman tiki and a sawfish carving. Can do.....

See the logs below:











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GMAN
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Posted: 2005-09-24 4:29 pm   Permalink


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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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Posted: 2005-09-24 6:11 pm   Permalink

Looks great. Such clean lines from a chainsaw. Thats a great score of wood too.

 
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Moondance
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Posted: 2005-09-24 6:49 pm   Permalink

Greg-
That is a great score there. I do love that red cedar. I can't believe you, each piece is as good or better than the other. Is this the 5 footer? I can't wait to see how you will transform that pile of wood to individual masterpieces. I think you & Ben are both machines!!
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-09-24 10:03 pm   Permalink

Hey hey, I love it. Inspire & be inspired, that's what TC is all about. Keep the pics coming, GMAN. (Nice score on the cedar).
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PalmHarborTiki
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Joined: Feb 18, 2005
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Posted: 2005-09-25 06:16 am   Permalink

Nice work once again G,
Funny how logs just seem to fall into your possession when you are running low.
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GMAN
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Posted: 2005-09-25 6:24 pm   Permalink

edit

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Moondance
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Posted: 2005-09-25 7:58 pm   Permalink

Too many Pics!? Are kidding, I wish there were twice that!
GMAN, that has to be your best creation yet. That is simply amazing!! It looks as if you have a coat of clear on it already.
It's good that I don't live near you, I would be trading everything for your sweet carvings.
I love it!!
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2005-09-25 8:05 pm   Permalink

Oh my god!!! That is looking sweet GMAN!!! That is your best one yet. Thanks for posting pic's!!!

 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2005-09-25 8:35 pm   Permalink

Moon and Spermy,

Thanks for the comments. I worked hard today. I have lots of spar on it and it is "done" for now.

-Gman

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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-09-25 8:55 pm   Permalink

Lookin Sweet there Gman. Still think you ought to stain one to see how good it will look.
That is a Mighty proud stack of logs you have there.. There is a Lot of tikis there.
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-09-25 9:11 pm   Permalink

Lookin fine, GMAN. Yes, these guys are screaming for stain, but great work nonetheless!
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
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From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2005-09-25 9:26 pm   Permalink

Looking awesome G.man.

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-09-25 10:09 pm   Permalink

Gman thats an awesome looking tiki. With the smoothed lines its your best by far. And your skill with a chainsaw is amazing, you get it so smooth. But that grinder and sander just nailed the finishing off of that guy. Nice wood stack too.
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