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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2003-07-14 02:11 am   Permalink

Gecko, way happenin bar!

 
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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: 2003-07-14 07:53 am   Permalink

Yeah Gecko, got the bad ass tiki. Thanks, looks like da' kine in my living room. The wife say it doesn't match but this time I say too bad, it stays here till I get my tiki room in the new house. I stand my ground and win one. No way will I put it outside, too good for that. My tikis are takin' ova da' worl..........okay, okay, maybe not the world....maybe just my house..........okay,.......maybe not my house,.....maybe just my little corner of the house.

Nice bar, your work, as always is superb.

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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: 2003-07-14 09:30 am   Permalink

That's awesome! Wanna draw me up some blueprints for a six-footer? I'm gonna replace mine eventually with a better-shelved and organized bar.

 
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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-07-14 12:24 pm   Permalink

BK sed "Wanna draw me up some blueprints for a six-footer?"

blue prints??? ho, was'dat? no need fo degreez, angle irons, dis times dat equals dat, or blue prints here braddah. Jus pound'um. All you need is a sharp eye.

you gon be ok.


 
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Tahiti Jim
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Joined: Jun 24, 2003
Posts: 28
Posted: 2003-07-14 2:44 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

Ok, I have some palm logs, but they are a little wet and need to dry out for awhile. I hear you guys talking about other wood, so what is a good wood that you can cut into right away without waiting and where do you get it?

I live in Phoenix, AZ., so there are lots of Palms.

Thanks

Tahiti Jim


 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-07-14 11:24 pm   Permalink

"Kahuna One to Carving Control.....I have visual on that target.....I'm going in..." Here we have a nice, clean 7 foot, ten inch long, ten inch diameter half round of beautiful, clean white pine. I'm doing a Mai Kai vintage-style 3-figure Marquesan pole. The half-round is a nice option because it is small-floor-space friendly, 100% surface size and same look, takes oil/ochre finishes nicely, is less prone to checking as it dries, and can be direct-mounted around door frames, etc. The two railroad rail pieces an old friend who worked for the railroad gave me..they hold anything in place very nicely. The equip photo show all the freshly sharpened chisels ready along with my other carving stuff. I love a fresh palette!

 
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GECKO
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-07-15 01:40 am   Permalink

ummmmm da smell of freshly sharpen chizles, betta den pig betta den poi!! start poundin!

 
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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
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From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-07-15 09:14 am   Permalink

i have a question about sharpening chisels for the chisel master BK or any other chisel masters out there in tiki land. how often do you sharpen your chisels, after each carving? How do you tell when they need sharpening?

thanks


 
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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: 2003-07-15 09:52 am   Permalink

When I'm carving I sharpen them at the end of every day with a fine Arkansas oilstone. My sharpness gauge is whether I can closely shave a spot on my arm like a straight razor (literally). Sharp, high quality chisels make carving life a hell of a lot easier. just be careful...I've had two trips to the E.R. for stitches (that bestows on me the purple tiki medal with second award star). My wife has purchased me a lightweight steel mesh glove which I wear on my left hand now for protection when I'm really flying.

 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-07-15 10:24 am   Permalink

Damn braddahs, the work is looking ono! BK, love the plaque and Gecko, the bar is looking good. I like the way the tapa looks on the side! Keep it up!



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Alnshely
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2003-07-15 12:37 pm   Permalink

Gecko carved these beauties, Jungle Trader got the one on the left, Poly Pop got the one on the right.


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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-07-15 8:05 pm   Permalink

Those Geckos are cherry! (But everything Gecko is cherry!) Brad wants me to carve him a couple of Barney West style Maoris for the Hale Tiii...I'm still trying to figure out how to start.

 
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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Posts: 316
From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-07-16 7:33 pm   Permalink

here is a tiki i'm working on. it is out of ash. the peice of wood is for a baseball bat. ash is defentially a hard wood and i'm glad i ask BK about sharpening chisels.i'm not finished as i need to clean it up and to add a body.





here is another one i made a couple of days ago, it is from palm and like the first still needs to be cleaned up a little.





 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-07-16 8:09 pm   Permalink

That'a cool, Octane...I'd definitely add a body as you have a nice piece of wood there (that's what my Fender Telecasters are made of). Hard as a rock, though.

 
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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
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From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-07-17 8:09 pm   Permalink

thank you Bk for the nice words. here is the ASh tiki after day two. i got the body carved, and alot of it cleaned up.





I have a question for all the carvers out there that have stained a tiki, and that is what type of stain do you use? is there a particular color or shade you like, or would consider better for a tiki?
thanks


 
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