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Carving Post
GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-09-02 12:55 am   Permalink

cool story Midway cafe....are you serious?

BK, no worries cuz

LS, cool tent. eh! you need to put some a dem tikis on da kine "ebay".

nice to find time to surf threw TC today. As soon as I have a few more items done for the Tikis grill & bar restaurant in Waikiki I'll post some pics. bizzy bizzy bizzy


 
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Midway Cafe
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 51
From: Greenville, Rhode Island
Posted: 2003-09-02 01:29 am   Permalink

Hey Now Gecko,

Yes, I'm serious! The Booze Cruze was great! The sun was out, the air was cool and the band was jamming. I tossed my Tiki early in the day just before slack tide. Watched it bobble in the wake of the boat for as long as I could then went off to find another beer. Keep your eyes towards the surf as you never know where the tides may carry this carving. A couple of years ago there was an article in the local paper about a carving that washed up on a Rhode Island beach. It was about two feet tall, shaped like a person and had about eighty nails pounded into it. It looked like a giant voodoo doll. A local university identified it as being of African origin. Time to get back to the work shop, got to pay the bills.


 
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tikifreak
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
Posts: 253
From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2003-09-02 11:47 am   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: tikifreak on 2004-12-20 12:11 ]


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3589
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-09-03 09:24 am   Permalink

All is cool. I just finished rigging a 7-foot long, 48-inch wide ship's shroud line for Hale Tiki complete with 4 antique blocks, along with a 56-inch traplight and a coolie hat light. Fixing to begin work on 10 weapons for the place plus more stuff for the Mai Kai. This funeral plus two more summer Neato bookings to play and I'm off the hook. Great display, Lake...you can see the sizes better in that shot.

 
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FastCo
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Joined: Jul 10, 2003
Posts: 12
From: Bristol, TN
Posted: 2003-09-07 3:11 pm   Permalink

My second attempt at doing a carving; "Larry The God of Martini's"...

Hardly "traditiona;l," but he was a blast to carve, and I learned a lot from it. ( Mostly how damn good some of the guys on here are)




 
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Tiki Pirate
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Joined: Jul 28, 2003
Posts: 12
From: Maryland
Posted: 2003-09-07 3:46 pm   Permalink

Thats awesome! Good Job FastCo

 
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TikiMaster
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Joined: Apr 28, 2003
Posts: 44
From: Kailua, HAWAII (Oahu)
Posted: 2003-09-07 8:03 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

Here is a double headed tiki totem made out of monkeypod!


Mahalo Nui Loa,
Tikimaster
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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-09-08 12:29 pm   Permalink

nice carvings. I like that sign too, creative.

I'll be done with Mr. Martin Dennys commisioned tiki this week and will post pics for your viewing. I just gotta do the sanding and the finish and attach the brass plack to the back.

Aloha


 
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McDougall
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Joined: May 02, 2003
Posts: 489
From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2003-09-08 7:49 pm   Permalink

Midway, I bet somebody enjoys that Tiki you threw in the bay, lots of surfers there if I remember correctely, used to race in Narraganset regularly. I just started carving and am mostly carving 2-3 inch tiki pendants out of hardwoods- rosewood, walnut, mahogony, cocobolo(sp)-anyone carve with this very hard, heavy, beautiful wood before? Like the small stuff as I live in an apartment in the city and a my roomate won't allow any chainsaws just yet.

 
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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Posts: 316
From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-09-09 09:44 am   Permalink

nice work Fastco, great sign, it may not be traditional but is still aswome and as da Gecko said creative.

Tiki master that totem style tiki is aswome, i like how the dark part of the wood runs right down the middle of the mouth. great detail.


here is a set of cabnet/bar legs i carved for a cabnet/bar for my room.



here is my last carving, it is only about a foot tall. unstained





stained





 
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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: 2003-09-09 10:20 am   Permalink

That's a cool idea. I just got some triangular white pine 6" stanchions I'm fixing to "carve to death" ala the Oceanic Arts posts (the wavy, Maori influenced lines). I COMPLETELY missed Tony's post a few pages back. Nice tiki!...Looked like a fun day with Al and Ben.

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3375
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-09-09 12:37 pm   Permalink

Ok Octane... fess up! Where's all this great ash coming from that you're carving up?!

Great work everyone... TikiMaster, dazzeling as usual, incredible detail...

Octane, hot stuff... like the cut through the back of that tiki... a little something different...

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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Posts: 316
From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-09-09 1:08 pm   Permalink

were does all that ash come from? the hardware store, not sure if it is at every harware store. they are baseball bat blanks, they have them in other woods to, but they aren't all round like the ash. i can only find them at a specailty hardware store that sell exotic woods and moldings, it is called Higgins. they sell teak, mahagony, ebony and every other exotic wood you can think of. they are cheap like 20 dollars or less and about 3 1/2 feet long by 3inches in diameter. they are perfectly round, and are sealed on both ends, and never have cracks. i ussaully get about three tikis out of each bat, depending on if the tiki has a body, ect,ect...
they are good for times when i'm can't get any good size wood.


 
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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
Posts: 2765
From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2003-09-10 10:19 am   Permalink

Wowza, Thems is some might fine looking tikis by everybody.
FastCo very creative sign you got there.
One of kind rules, nobody will be tripping into K-mart and picking up anything like that! Keep it up
Tikimaster, digging the detail of all of your work. I have a few monkeypod tikis, That type of wood seems to really lend itself to detailed work . where do you get your wood?
Octane, dang braddah, you have been busy. You have that Marquesan style nailed, er chiseled. Higgins huh? I may have to stop in there on my next cruise through Slo town at the end of the month.
I am just about finished with my first tiki done with my new palm chisels. Again, I have resorted to using marginal wood I had lying around. I got ansy and wanted to start using the new tools. Boy oh boy, My gouge is getting a lot of use. That seems to be the one I am reaching for most often. It is amazing how much of a difference good sharp tools can make.
Anybody else have a certain tyope of chisel they find that they use the most?
Keep up the carvin'
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tikitony
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Joined: Aug 18, 2002
Posts: 860
From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2003-09-10 1:31 pm   Permalink

Tikimaster... your name says it all, nice! Octane, those legs are great, looks so precise and identical. have you made any lamps from that ash yet? Basement Kahuna... yes it was a gnarly day, my back is still aching from carving with no table. Also, i've been checking out the "tiki finds post", dude, you get the gnarliest stuff, your shack should be a museum of TiKi. I can't wait to see the Denny-Tiki, damn, do you know how special you are to be carving a tiki for Martin Denny, aloha nui gecko. heres a link to my tiki neck pendant, keychain, & hula dash diety
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=5462&forum=5&0

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