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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: 2003-04-01 9:52 pm   Permalink

We got face.... We got choppers.....

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-04-01 10:08 pm   Permalink

Beautiful! Beautiful!

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-04-03 3:10 pm   Permalink

Cutting in the chest and arms. Getting the chest contours right is pretty hard on a Marquesan this size...the geometric features should sort of "flow" into the more organic ones. I use a single cardboard template for each feature so it will be the same on both sides. The red marks on the straight chisel shown are for different plunge depths. This is a chisel I use all the time that I have ground down the first 1 1/2 inches of the tip on a bench grinder to about 1/16th of an inch thin, tapered like a duckbill, which allows me to cut guide grooves quite deep without cracking the wood. It makes the work go faster because you usually don't have to plunge grooves twice. The ear protectors keep my rather Roger-Miller-like rock band induced tinnitus from getting worse from all that hammering. One may also note that I changed the design a bit to better porportion the arms.

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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2003-04-03 3:50 pm   Permalink

Base,

He's looking real nice. How are you going to bear to sell him?

Sabu


 
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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: 2003-04-03 7:16 pm   Permalink

This one won't be cheap....It's a pretty big tiki at 7 feet 2 inches high.. Probably in the $700 range. Diameter also plays into that. My wife said "If it doesn't sell do you think we might be able to keep it?"

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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2003-04-04 11:15 am   Permalink

Base,

I suggest the following method for selling him at the Hukilau:


Sabu


 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-04-04 12:24 pm   Permalink

The best way to sell anything...down through all the ages of history.

 
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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: 2003-04-04 4:28 pm   Permalink

uh-huh, I gotta figure a way to get one of those on my website, hmmm.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-04-07 02:16 am   Permalink

Well, folks...here is the basic tiki, minus base decorations and general neatening and cleaning up. It's one hell of a big Marquesan, my first 7-foot pole. Certified pure, 100% chainsaw free.

[ This Message was edited by: Basement Kahuna on 2003-04-07 02:17 ]

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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: 2003-04-07 07:58 am   Permalink

Very very excellent BK. Can't wait to see it finished. Looks authentic already. 2000 or 3000 clams?

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-04-07 10:07 am   Permalink

I wish! Truthfully, I never know what to ask for anything. If I charged by hourly labor, stuff would be sky high, and I don't want to alienate the average Joe, so that's out. I also noticed that the "100.00-a-foot" for wide diameters seems to be a standard among chainsaw carvers(a lot of the guys do the black bears up here), but done the old way one can hardly get ahead at that rate. So again, I dunno.

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tikifille
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Joined: Nov 18, 2002
Posts: 123
Posted: 2003-04-07 6:24 pm   Permalink

That is gorgeous! You really did a great job. Aaaah the elitism of the chainsaw free world. How are you moving this thing around? My local football team shuns me now. (I think the 7' logs ruined their football careers.) Damn, where to find extremely strong men who enjoy lifting heavy objects?

 
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MaD-TiKi
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Joined: Aug 31, 2002
Posts: 50
From: TiKi HeLL
Posted: 2003-04-07 8:31 pm   Permalink

BK, you out do yourself every time you pick up your carving tools. I'm still working on my first caving, yes it's part chainsaw. How do you guys get the palm trees to be so smooth? That's the biggest problem I'm having, any help would be great. BK, keep up the great work. I can't wait to see them at the Hukilau.
MaD-TiKi
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SugarCaddyDaddy
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Joined: Jun 03, 2002
Posts: 1500
From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2003-04-07 11:42 pm   Permalink

Holy Moly BK!
What's that thing going to cost me to ship to Huntington Beach, California?


 
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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-04-08 01:18 am   Permalink

dats cherry BK! Heres a little more eye candy for you tiki lovers.

here is a yipwan panel i made a few days ago.




here is Tangaroa of the Cook islands. God of fertility, ocean and fisherman. He is 3 ft. tall. still in da making, still gotta put on a finish, rope around his arms, etc.







it'll look mo'betta wen it's done.


 
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