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TravelingJones
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Posted: 2006-07-23 10:58 am   Permalink

Suuuueeeey SsweeetT Hog Gman!...let the chips fly!!! Glad to see your headz back into the woodworkz!


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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-07-23 11:34 am   Permalink

Flippity-floppity Jones - Thanks I'm glad you approve.

All - Here is a Maori Taniwha pendant I've been working on for another TCer....it's getting closer. It still needs some cleaning up. Oh, yeah, and eyes....









Here he is sanded and ready for stain/inlays



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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-07-23 11:34 am   Permalink

Lookin good Gman, How do ya likecarvin that Zebra wood?. He's gonna be a cutie when he's done.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-07-23 11:43 am   Permalink

COOL,
You must have posted that the Same time I was posting my last entry because I didn't see this last carving, WHich is really going to be one of your best . I Likee!
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-07-23 2:42 pm   Permalink

Thanks Benz!

Here are a few pics of the Taniwha with the first coat of stain. I'll get to cutting the abalone as soon as the rain stops. Or maybe tomorrow....







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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-07-23 2:58 pm   Permalink

Good to see the pain has subsided enough for you to start carving again GMAN. these guys are coming along nicely. How do you guys cut your shell inlays for the eyes?

 
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-07-23 11:52 pm   Permalink

Looks good mate. Obviosuly that clout to the head wasnt too bad if you can still put out quality like that
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-07-24 04:23 am   Permalink

good looking work GMan...I admire you pendant guys who can work in such small places and
get such nice detail...nice style...I dig the hog too...snort snort.


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-07-24 10:32 am   Permalink

Whooohoooo- you're back to carving. The wack on the head didn't hurt the talent part of the brain. How are the new chisels to work with?

The boar looks good, I've been waiting to see how you are going to approach the details. Nice job on the the Taniwha. Are you going to get the eyes in this week?
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From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2006-07-24 12:30 pm   Permalink

beautiful keep up the good work

 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-07-25 1:49 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys.

I got my staples out today They were bugging the crap out of me. Man I hate hospitals. Door to door it took one hour to get checked in and have the hardware put in, but today, it three and a half hours of waiting to have them taken out - which actually only took about one minute). Man there are some creepy people waiting in hospitals. Eeek!

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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-07-26 05:44 am   Permalink

GMAN< I see the stapled head has not effected your artistic ability. This guy is finishing out Sweetly!
C'mon, lets pick up the pace.. Whats next, and then??
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-07-29 12:43 pm   Permalink

Hey all,

Here is the finished Taniwha, Marakihau, and Hei-tiki pendants I've been working on. The Taniwha is the tallest and it measures 6".





I must add that Benz did the inlays on the white Hei-tiki. He used a red ebony and they are beautiful! Thank you BenZart!



And here is the Taniwha being modeled by one of my Maori warriors.





I ran outta steam today, but I plan on working on the big Maori warrior tomorrow. Please check back tomorrow evening for some progress pictures. Thanks for stopping by.

-Gman

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The Sperm Whale
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2006-07-29 1:07 pm   Permalink

Looking great GMAN!!!!

 
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2006-07-29 2:08 pm   Permalink

Wow, he turned out nice! The stain looks great. Do you use a Dremel or something else?
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