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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2003-06-23 3:12 pm   Permalink

Octane, Aloha and Welcome to the Tribe! You can check out the FAQ for directions on posting pictures. Here's a link:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/faq.php#embed


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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
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From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-06-23 5:28 pm   Permalink

thanks for the help i hope this works.

this is my second attempt at a palm log, the log was short and squatty, only 16" tall and 24" in diameter.


This is my first attempt with another peice of short squatty Palm.


this is a collection of flat masks. (alla Bosco style)


Here is my second palm again, that my mom turned into a plant holder, there is also a little tiki i carve used as a plant stake



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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2003-06-24 10:19 pm   Permalink

Here is the finished Maori meeting house image. I thought it turned out nice...what do you all think? It looks like a very old piece which was my goal. Each time I tackle a Maori piece I become more and more in awe of the craftsmanship in their carvings and the power of their imagery...it blows me away. I only hope I do them any justice at all. I'm going to put a pic on a regular thread so someone besides us carving nerds can see.

 
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Cultjam
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Posted: 2003-06-24 10:42 pm   Permalink

BK, I could waste all night trying to find the right words, you've done it again. Wow.

 
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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
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From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-06-27 09:53 am   Permalink

here are some of my carvings i have done in the past two weeks, not sure if they are done yet.

This is my first Tikis they are made of flat wood are are more masks ( but not really)




This is my first attempt at a peice of palm wood. a friend got the wood for me. the stump was interestingly sized at 16" high and 24" in diameter.




This is my second attempt at anothe peice of the palm log.




here is another picture of the second one where my mom used it as a plant stand, you might also be albe to see a little tiki i carved out of a stake in the plant.




here is one i worked on yesterday, not sure what else to do to it, but it doesn't seem finished




well there are my carvings, i had never used a chainsaw or chisel until about two weeks ago so i hope i can get better, but it sure is fun.






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kentikitone
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Joined: Jun 27, 2003
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From: henderson, ky
Posted: 2003-06-27 1:46 pm   Permalink

hi, another newbie here. i have been contemplating a carving attempt. i think i will really love to do it. here's the problem, i live in kentucky. anyone have any idea of what kind of wood i can use? palm logs are a bit scarce here in henderson ky. so what should i use? any old log that washes up on the banks of the ohio river? tools are questionable to me too? i need help. help me!


 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2003-06-27 4:26 pm   Permalink

Kentikitone, welcome to TC. I'm sure you have cedar out yonder. I think Basement Kahuna (a prolific carver here on TC) uses a lot of cedar down in Jawja. Try it. Good luck.
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kentikitone
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From: henderson, ky
Posted: 2003-06-28 09:36 am   Permalink

well, i'll get papaw and we'll can walk back in the woods, amunx-da stumps. I bet he knows where yuns can find somes cedars. thank ya. heh.

 
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bendatiki
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From: Wood(tiki)land, CA
Posted: 2003-06-28 11:23 am   Permalink

A Tahitian Mauru'uru to all you carvers who posted photos! Alot of talent in this group! Next time I see a palm trunk on the street to be picked up by the cleaners (can you believe someone would cut down a palm?) I'm going back for it! And thanks to all who made me feel so welcome at TC! P.S. to jungletrader - Yes Woodland's location is right where you thought!

 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2003-06-28 12:11 pm   Permalink

What ever you do, don't grab a palm that's been in contact with the ground for any length of time. It will absorb water like a sponge and rot faster then you can say, "Dammit, I wish I hadn't carved that one!"

 
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bendatiki
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Posted: 2003-06-28 12:19 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the info on palm tree trunks, I had not a clue that could happen! I will select carefully.

 
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Chongolio
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2003-06-28 12:55 pm   Permalink

Nice work on the Tikis Octane Keep up the carvin and postin' I like the plant holder. A lot of my tikis end up with that job.
B.K. Thanks for all the help with chisels, I appreciate all you input. Your Maori panel is awesome. You are ready to quit your day job!
My philosophy on carving and tools is to jump in and experiment with what you have. I learn volumes by watching this thread and askin questions. Ihave recently begun to rethink picking up a chainsaw to help prep and make larger tikis less formidable and time consuming.
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tikitony
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From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2003-06-28 1:30 pm   Permalink

hEy octane, I just left SLO, graduated from cal poly 2 weeks ago, and I carve as well. You must have seen Palapa Juan's behind Moondogies surf shop (not me). There's also a gnarly pair o' tikis in front of a house owned by Insomniac Video owners. (owner carves) Right off of Monterey St. turn at the Animation Video store (bright yellow sign) then a quick left, at the end of the dead end. The new Trader Joe's has 2 in front(not mine either) but they commissioned me to do a third. heres a link to my tiki installation at school a month ago. http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=3856&forum=1


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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
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From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-06-28 5:43 pm   Permalink

hi tikitony i just got excepted to Poly, as a business major. the tiki's in front of the house of the Insomniac video owners, one of the owners works with my mom. i saw the guy down town Behind moondogies but he was wasn't open and i had kind of forgot about him so i haven't been back.
i'm just getting started, i was having trouble finding wood until my parents (with conections) put a few calls in and found out that the city was cutting down a 60 foot palm and i could have it all, so i hope to carve a few more.

i have in mind a tiki bench with two of the short stump like ones in my pictures. notch the top and put a big old hunk of red wood as the seat.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2003-06-29 10:46 pm   Permalink

Very much like one I had carved a month ago for myself... this one is sold and is weather proofed for the harsh Midwest weather...



Good work all!


 
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