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Davez_tikiz
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2005-12-11 11:40 am   Permalink

I love the ears and the tattoing designs. Awesome work! Can't wait to see the finished sawtooth!

 
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Moondance
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Joined: Jul 29, 2005
Posts: 389
From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2005-12-11 2:21 pm   Permalink

GMAN-
He really turned out great. The best compliment is when someone buys your fine work. I'm lovin' the sawfish. What are all the dimensions?
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1576
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2005-12-11 2:31 pm   Permalink

Yo G, those are looking great! You really brought out the good grain in that wood...very stylin. Those maori style cuts are not easy, nice work.
What kind of wood is that on the sawfish?


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-12-11 2:57 pm   Permalink

I like the clearcoat, it's a little different on a tiki, but it shows off the tone and character of the wood well. The tattoos are very well done and graceful. I saw a sawfish bill hanging over a bar in Trader Vic's in a vintage photo of the establishment. It definitely fits the tiki theme.
JP


 
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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: 2005-12-11 3:03 pm   Permalink

Fusion-tiki's awesome, Gman! I like the way you dealt with the different wood colors and worked them into the design.
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2005-12-12 3:43 pm   Permalink

Hewey, Doubravsky, Moondance, Surfintiki, JohnnyP, and AA,

Thanks for the positive comments on the Marq/fusion project final pics. It was fun, and he finished out pretty well. Overall, I am happy with him.

As for the sawfish, he is 12" wide and 48" long. He is cut from pine and will be finished with a mahogany stain and poly. It should be nearly identical to the last one I did, except a little longer in the body. It is intended to hang on a wall straight up and down.

-Gman
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Moondance
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Posted: 2005-12-12 3:46 pm   Permalink

Tail up or down?
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GMAN
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Posted: 2005-12-12 4:07 pm   Permalink

Down!

 
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Moondance
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Posted: 2005-12-17 5:24 pm   Permalink

Bro, where have been. I am finally back on line with a new PC. Santa came early!!
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-12-17 8:19 pm   Permalink

G-MAN, your Marc/Fusion finished out Really nice. He has developed a strong , clean look. I really love your saw fish too. Nice lines and clean carving.
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2005-12-18 2:25 pm   Permalink

Ben,

Thanks for the kind words about my Marq/Fusion project. Coming from you, it means a lot. Thanks.

Today I carried a big log to the backyard and got a few hours of saw time in. I've been busy with holiday orders of both carvings and gyotaku and have not been carving tikis. I'll need to spend all day tomorrow printing an octopus for a client. Anyway, I started the rough out of a full body Maori this afternoon and removed a fair amount of wood before the rain chased me indoors. This one is cedar and 52" tall and 12" in diameter. The pics are below.







As with always, candy coated comments are appreciated!

-Gman


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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-12-18 2:38 pm   Permalink

GMan you're off to a great start with this one.....I was thinking of starting some sort of full size
Maori today.....we can compare notes as we move ahead....I love that wood that you use....keep the pics
coming....


 
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-12-18 2:43 pm   Permalink

Hey Gman,

I like the way you handled the feet. I'll be checking back to see how you progress on this guy. A nice start indeed.


 
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Davez_tikiz
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2005-12-18 5:54 pm   Permalink

Right ON! He is going to be VERY cool! Can't wait to see the progress... Blow out the octopus and get busy!!!!!!!!!

 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2005-12-18 6:06 pm   Permalink

Lookin' real good on this big one. Can't wait to see'er done!

 
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