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Moondance
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Joined: Jul 29, 2005
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From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2006-03-25 5:52 pm   Permalink

Greg-
I love the jobs you've been doing. I prefer the dickless guy.
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-03-26 05:00 am   Permalink

JohnnyP, Benz, BK, Hewey, and Moondance,

Thanks for the kind words on my big Maori. Your support is greatly appreciated. Those eyes were tough. Because of the curve in the shell, I had to go in over a half an inch+ deep in some places to get the corners flush with his face. All in all, I am very happy with the result. Now I need to drill the inlays and mount them permanently with wooden pegs. I'll leave that for another day

Today I had planned on working on the smaller Maori and knocking a few tasks out, but I've changed plans. I got an email last night inviting me up to a private land lease where a sand rail club practices heir insanity. I hope to be allowed to join this group, so I'm heading up to meet them and see the land. Unfortunately I am not bringing my rail, but hopefully that will come in time. I'll post pics of these nutballs in the air if I get any good ones.

You all have a great day, carve like freaks, and keep on top of JohnnyP so he shows us what's going on with that fabulous Lono he's working on.

-Gman
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tfisherart
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Joined: Oct 08, 2005
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From: Satellite Beach FL
Posted: 2006-03-26 05:34 am   Permalink

GMAN, That is a beautiful piece, still lookin' for some of that cedar but I got a nice piece of basswood. Great finale.
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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2006-03-26 06:37 am   Permalink

Very, very cool Gman! I love how the color of the wood turned out. Is there a difference in density between the colors of wood? If so, did that make it any more difficult to carve?
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-03-26 3:17 pm   Permalink

Tfisher - thanks for the props. I can save you a chunk from the next cedar tree I get my hands on, but what I have here is all planned for right now.

Fink - yeah, the heartwood is a lot softer and you have to be careful not to break through the sapwood and really dig into the heartwood. It's not too much of a problem with chisels, knives, or rotary tools, but it's a BIG deal with the chainsaw. One careless move with that bad boy and it's going deep - real deep. I've been lucky with my saw work and have not killed any carvings with it lately. I'm real careful and use solid bracing techniques to support my chainsaw during tight cuts.

Thanks for stopping by guys!

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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 541
From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-03-27 05:27 am   Permalink

GMAN,
Sorry i havent posted to you in a while. I'm always checking in to see what your up to though. What else can i say that hasent been said already? The Maori's are looking like quite a motely crew. I hope you are still planning on heading down in April for the Tiki Jam.

The rail...now we'll have to talk about that later. That looks like trouble, in a good way...me wants one too....
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-03-27 3:41 pm   Permalink

Loki,

Thanks for stopping by. I sure plan on being at the Jam 2. I'll do my best to be there. Thanks for the comments on the Maoris. They have been a lot of fun. As for the rail, yeah man, getcha one and come up and do some hill climbs with us!

-Gman
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-03-31 4:28 pm   Permalink

Hey all,

I came home tonight and decided to make a gator to sell during tomorrow's game. My neighbor is a mad Gators fan. He'll sell it to one of his friends for me. Just a quick and dirty two hour carve....Gman needs $$ for sandrail parts!!!









Go Gators!

-Gman


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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
Posts: 724
From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2006-03-31 5:38 pm   Permalink

Good mooning Gman i love the maori it is a lote off wook.Just awesome

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1692
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-03-31 6:06 pm   Permalink

Gman-the world famous wooden gator wrestler.

I like the way you stylized it!
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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 2156
From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2006-04-01 09:24 am   Permalink


Dude,
You oughta come over to the Lagoon Lounge on Thursday.
Wahines welcome.

Big luau - plenny pupu.

We're kicking it starting 3-4pm.
Crazed Mugs and Haole Kats jamming it all night.

You gotta check out my TiKi tOny tiki.
It's all that and a bag of Chifles plantain chips.

Got a BK (his first) a Lake Surfer and a palm one we rescued from under a trailer.


 
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-04-01 11:32 am   Permalink

Marcus - Thanks. The Maori tekoteko carvings are fun. Lots of carving to do for sure!

JohnnyP - Yep, gator wrastlin' is my bag man. There's nothing better than putting the smack down on a grumpy old gator.

Pablus - I dunno man, I gots to work the next day mang? I have bean working late, at least until 7 or 8 at night, maybe we can swing by after I gets home? Can you PM me directions?

So, after yesterday's battle with the gator, I decided to do a rough out of another Maori - just so I wouldn't get bored. I'm sanding the little maori now, but I can only do so sanding before I need to cut big chunks off of something else The big Maori is pretty much done, the little Maori is almost ready for stain and inlays, and now I have this other little Maori to work on. Jeez, these guys are starting their own tribe! If I'm not careful, they will vote me off the island !!!!

Here are some pics. I know he looks like poop, but these guys usually do at this stage.





here's his older brother....this what he will look like later on.......hopefully



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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
Posted: 2006-04-01 5:49 pm   Permalink

Nice work Gman , I thought for sure with the new toy you would have slowed down a bit.
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GMAN
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Posts: 2999
From: My Island
Posted: 2006-04-02 07:12 am   Permalink

Rodeo,

I tried to slow down when I got my last bump in pay; it didn't work. So, more toys = more $$ needed to play = the need for more carvings and gyotaku. X (toys) + Y ($$s) = Z (fun) - it's a linear relationship

I'm gonna try to remove a lotta wood from the new Maori today so I can get him to where I can work on him with smaller toolz in the garage at night this week. If I can get the big stuff done, I might be able to have him finished up pretty quickly.

-Gman


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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-04-02 2:26 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-04-02 07:12, GMAN wrote:

I'm gonna try to remove a lotta wood from the new Maori today...



Well, didja chop a lotta wood from him today? He looks good, now your mini Moari has a mini Moari.
JP


 
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