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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-02-17 11:21 pm   Permalink

I like that tiki....

 
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mrtikibar
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Joined: Jul 07, 2002
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From: Neskowin, OR
Posted: 2003-02-17 11:26 pm   Permalink

I am working on my first tiki.
After a couple days of chistling away on this piece of alder I brought home, I have a question. Do any of you carvers notice a heavy intake of advil and glucosamoine? Geez, my elbow feels like I just went 12 innings throwing fastballs. I have a long way to go and I don't see anyone warming up in the bullpen.


 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-02-18 12:06 am   Permalink

Just wait till you notice the numbness in your right hand and cut yourself for the first time....building woodcarvings builds character!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-02-18 12:33 am   Permalink

I think the tendon that I sliced into has finally healed internally... one slip of the chisel and I could see into the space between my thumb and fingers...

 
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7TiKiS
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
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From: Tarpon Springs
Posted: 2003-02-18 05:55 am   Permalink

I found a pair of padded gloves that seems to help a little.

But then, so too does doing most of the carving with a 10,000 rpm right angle grinder.


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tikifille
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Joined: Nov 18, 2002
Posts: 123
Posted: 2003-02-18 07:16 am   Permalink

Hey mrtikibar, since I'm a girl, and a whimpy one at that, my right forearm was aching perpetually when I carved. Somehow I acquired a dead blow hammer. It's a polyurethane exterior (neon orange at that) with lead shot interior. It's visually the antithesis of classic carving, but since it's made for autobody/metal work it really absorbs the shock. I think it was less than $20 too. Just an idea. My lower back aches after a day of carving, nonetheless.

 
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2003-02-18 09:12 am   Permalink

With me, my back definitely feels tired after carving palm tikis, but it so happens that my back hurts after sculpting mugs. It's the little things that getcha.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-02-18 11:02 am   Permalink

Tikifille, we wanna see, we wanna see! All have heard of your legend and exquisite work but none have seen! Post some pictures!

 
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mrtikibar
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Joined: Jul 07, 2002
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From: Neskowin, OR
Posted: 2003-02-18 12:44 pm   Permalink

I guess any physical activity is going to take its toll. Actually the Advil helped.
I may have to check out some other tools. So far, I am using almost exclusively a 20oz. carpentry hammer and a standard 3/4inch Stanley chisel.


 
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tikifille
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Joined: Nov 18, 2002
Posts: 123
Posted: 2003-02-18 7:43 pm   Permalink

Basement Kahuna-If I can live up to this "legend" it will be an act of God...a tiki God that is. I'm humbled by the work I see here. I've taken some recent photos and will soon appeal to the kindness of someone with a scanner to post them for me.

Mrtiki-a framing or finish hammer on a chisel with metal running through is brutal on the forearms (and the ears). I can relate. However, I stand by my cheapo Stanley chisels.


 
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tikifille
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Posted: 2003-02-18 7:44 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: tikifille on 2003-02-19 07:15 ]


 
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tikifille
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Posted: 2003-02-18 7:44 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: tikifille on 2003-02-19 07:16 ]


 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-02-19 12:03 pm   Permalink

Here is my latest redwood carving. Still needs some fine tuning. I was thinking since the eyes and the nose are angular that maybe I should convert the mouth to same, (hopefully without ruining it). Kinda strange looking eh? Comments?

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-02-19 12:13 pm   Permalink

I love it, man....I'm so glad things are 'gettin different again instead of the same old!

 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2368
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-02-19 1:22 pm   Permalink

JT,
Very cool looking tiki! I love the creativity of the angles.


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