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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2008-11-09 5:15 pm   Permalink

Kool beans Johnny! I was wondering when you were gonna tinker with him. Good on you for finishing him off. I would like to see you try him again in some better wood and detail him to the 9s. How's the birdman? How's the BIG canoe? How's the hourglass drum? howizzit?
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buzzard
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Joined: Jan 26, 2008
Posts: 237
From: whetstone,az
Posted: 2008-11-09 5:41 pm   Permalink

wow johnny great stuff

mind sharing how you hollowed out the drum?
some homemade long shank tools?
lazer beams?
trained termites?


 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-11-10 9:26 pm   Permalink

Kick ass work on this drum as usual from you.


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2467
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-11-11 05:08 am   Permalink

Even though you "rushed" him along, he's still cool and a very ambitious
project. Seems to me that you must have at least a few other things
started and halted...whatever happened to the big roof figure, the
feller with the bird hunched over his shoulder? Don't be holding out
on us.
Any snow on the ground over there?


 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2008-11-15 12:51 am   Permalink

Great job on the slit gong/drum! The piece you rushed is still pretty damn good.
I enjoyed the pictures of boner tiki as well.
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2008-11-16 2:46 pm   Permalink

OK, where to start?? First, thanks for support and comments. Buzzard, I'll send you a PM.

The hour glass drum is done and skinned,




Here are some better pictures with much better lighting of the twisted tiki.







A frame I made to house a wonderful painting.



And finally the birdman roof final. I got tired of sanding it so I set it on fire!









And after, still some more sanding.











After trying a lot of ways to sand deep into the grooves of the birdman, some of which worked, some didn't, but any way I tried was going to take a long, long time. I stumbled onto using a blowtorch. I just held the torch on the rough spots until they burnt away, then used a wire brush to clean it up. This also gives it an old patina look.












 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-11-16 6:10 pm   Permalink

Wow Johnny, great post. Your latest drum is a real killer, great detail
work. The twisted guy looks cool in the better photo, and the bird figure is really nuts. And to top everythings off, your carving clothes looks like
mine


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-11-16 6:24 pm   Permalink

Ditto Conga, all these guys are exceptional. Were you REALLY Burning him for effect or were you Really just trying to keep warm? Uh Huh! Another way into those cracks and crevices is with a sand blaster and some sandbox sand. It will smooth it down in a hurry.Too bad you don't live further south, i bet your carving production would at Least DOUBLE if not more. Dream on. Excellent stuff Johnny, I feel sometimes I don't tell you enough just how good you are 'cause I know you've heard it all before But,, You have some Serious talent there and I would really love to see More. Yeah MORE STUFF! Thanks Jonnny for makin the old man happy.
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3379
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2008-11-16 10:49 pm   Permalink

Jonnny, again more beautiful and totally unique works of art.

I've used the blowtorch method a few times when sanding frustrates me.

You're working magic up there in Michigan!

Sorry you're getting the snow, we're just getting the cold!


 
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Grapa-RuHa
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
Posts: 174
From: Netherlands
Posted: 2008-11-17 03:29 am   Permalink

Amazing stuff, my fav is the hourglass drum although it's hard to point out just one piece as a favorite.
Seems there's a dress code for carving. Like the guys lucky enough to live in warmer places always wear cargo shorts and Hawaii shirts, I see all of us who live in colder places wear the same old jeans stuff and the ever sexy woolly hat Guess we're tropical at heart.


 
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
Posts: 1423
From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2008-11-17 06:46 am   Permalink

THAT is a top first class update, Sir !

I love everything, but, I would like to learn more on those trained termites

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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-11-17 8:56 pm   Permalink

Yes, more pics of great work. Love your style man.
I like the burning shots reminds me of Hendrix at work.
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Tikilizard
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Joined: Aug 19, 2006
Posts: 373
Posted: 2008-11-18 09:39 am   Permalink

Very impressive! Great piece and detail. Love to hear a sound bite from those guys. Keep up the great work.
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2008-11-19 3:40 pm   Permalink

Watch out! Johnny's on FIRE! Boy oh boy does that hourglass drum look neato and the frame is the shitz! I laughed out loud when I saw how you cheated on your sanding chores....SLACKER!

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Bete
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Posted: 2008-11-20 08:04 am   Permalink

Great pictures JohnnyP!

 
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