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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-06-12 2:19 pm   Permalink

Hey guys,

Traveler came and picked up his fish for the heron today. I can't wait to see pics of it all put together. He's constructing the hut on his dock now and will be incorporating the heron post into the structure. It should look kool.

It rained hard here all day, thanks to T.S. Alberto. I'm off all week, and I putted around the garage today and started tinkering with a Maori pendant. It's coming along but needs a ton of sanding. For this one, I used my 1" bar and a chain with all the safety links ground off. While carving, I held it with my toes.







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Posted: 2006-06-12 2:32 pm   Permalink

Is that why you are missing 4 toes?? I Really need one of those chainsaws, 1" bar = Cool!
I Love your new guy, even if he does have a little toejam mixed in.
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2006-06-12 3:02 pm   Permalink

Hey, that looks familiar...

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-06-12 8:51 pm   Permalink

Nice work buddy

 
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Howland
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Posted: 2006-06-13 10:37 am   Permalink

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I used my 1" bar and a chain with all the safety links ground off. While carving, I held it with my toes.



Now I know what I've been doing wrong all this time!!!!!!
Sweet little nug of a Maori there, G.

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Posted: 2006-06-13 3:14 pm   Permalink

Very nice. Can't wait to see it with the finish on.
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-06-14 6:38 pm   Permalink

Benz - yep, toe-jam also works to keep the nose sprocket lubed - extends your bar-life . Thanks

BK - You've seen one of these before?

Hewey - Thanks man!

Surf-n-Turf - Yeah man, you don't know what you've been missing....

Fink - Thanks, more pics below...

Hey all,

I worked on the small Marakihau today. I cut his ab inlays and did some sanding and staining. He's not done yet, but I thought I would post a pic tonight. I'll take better pics tomorrow in the sun. Here it is so far.....



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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-06-15 6:48 pm   Permalink

very nice Pendant GMan...I marvel at the great stuff that you...Basement...Finkdaddy...our
buddy Kaha..BenZart....and some others do on a small scale. I have to go BIG just cuz I can't
see little. Now go make something big again.


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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Posted: 2006-06-15 7:53 pm   Permalink

Looks great. The eyes really make it stand out. Need the pictures of it in the daylight. I'm with Ben, I got to get one of those itty bitty chainsaws.
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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2006-06-15 8:59 pm   Permalink

It's beautiful Gman!

 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2006-06-17 07:56 am   Permalink

NICE! verrrrry slick. What'd ya use for the eyes? I'd love to see a close up that, I know they're hard to photo, because they reflect.

 
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kingstiedye
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Posted: 2006-06-17 09:19 am   Permalink

great work, gman. i love the maori style.

 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-06-17 3:58 pm   Permalink

Hey all,

Thanks for the kind words on my Marakihau. I haven't carved small since the early nineties, and it was kinda fun - although I didn't use my hook much and relied on my Foredom and rotary handpiece/burrs. I'll be back to the hook and nanna (reverse hook) blades soon and will be able to get back to the detail that I once lived for while carving birds. I just need to find a way to compensate for my bum left arm and hand. All in time.

BenzArt came by my shop today and brought me a present of a bag full of awesome pieces of exotic woods to work on. He brought zebra, walnut, lace, rose ebony, makore, eira, mahogany, chadua, curly maple, and ton of other stuff I can't name. I have enough chunks here to make an army of little guys. I'm looking forward to breaking out my old bird decoy carving knives and getting busy. Look for some crazy Gman pendants in the future. Ben also gave me a great lesson in sharpening my hook knife blades; that's always been a problem for me. Thanks Benz.

If you haven't spent any time with Ben, you all need to try. He is just the nicest person ever and he has a depth of carving knowledge like no one I have ever met. Each time we speak I become a better carver. All of us here at carving TC are really blessed to have him among our ranks. Thanks again Ben, and I'll see you again soon.

Also, here is a pic of the pendant showing the abalone eyes and the aged finish better. I chose two abalone pieces with mirror-image pupil swirls in them to try to match them up. I will likely use the hook knife to put some nice details on him now.



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Posted: 2006-06-17 5:48 pm   Permalink

Sweet, looks nice. You were lucky to have ben visit.

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Posted: 2006-06-18 4:00 pm   Permalink

Thanks GMAN, but it was I who had the great time at your home. Thanks for making me feel so welcome!.
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