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Johnnyp Tut 2/19
seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-12-10 5:01 pm   Permalink

Man this guy would look good at the Tiki Bog?

 
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Tucson Tiki
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Joined: Jan 27, 2008
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Posted: 2008-12-10 5:29 pm   Permalink

I'm diggin' it! Very cool! Lots of time into that one. Doesn't the snow suck?

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-12-11 03:54 am   Permalink

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On 2008-12-10 17:01, seeksurf wrote:
Man this guy would look good at the Tiki Bog?


NAAAH, He would look great at MY House!
What'cha gonna do Next Johnny?
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Grapa-RuHa
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
Posts: 174
From: Netherlands
Posted: 2008-12-11 05:22 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-12-11 03:54, Benzart wrote:
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On 2008-12-10 17:01, seeksurf wrote:
Man this guy would look good at the Tiki Bog?


NAAAH, He would look great at MY House!
What'cha gonna do Next Johnny?




Make something even more mind boggling so all our minds will melt from thinking "how does he come up with all that cool stuff",and there will be only one outstanding carver left.

[ This Message was edited by: Grapa-RuHa 2008-12-11 05:23 ]


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2008-12-27 5:59 pm   Permalink

First, thanks everybody for the complements on the bird figure roof finali. As much as I would like to send it to somebody, I think it is going to stay right here in frozen Michigan. Although you are all invited and welcome to come visit.

Next

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What'cha gonna do Next Johnny?





Then Gman answered
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A xylophone

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But he had a hint.


I belive this to be a first-anywhere---a PNG inspired double tiki headed (with crocs of course) slit gong xylophone.

Here it is just after the rough out stage and just starting the detail work. It is a pine log and it is 7 feet long and 12 inches at it's widest. 12 keys (if that's what they are called) about 2.25 inches wide. Each key is placed over a hole drill through the main part of the xylophone into a upside down slit gong that runs the whole length of the main part of the body but cut into the belly from the bottom. These holes allow the sound made from striking the keys to pass into the slit gong chamber and resonate. I made keys out of some scrap lumber. I had a bugger of a time trying to figure out how to tune them into something sounding at least pleasant. I have no musical ability at all and my wife and daughters just laughed at my first attempt. I spent the better part of a day just learning how to modify them and what changes did what to the sounds they made. Every time I over adjusted one, I had to go and alter the rest so they sounded good together. While I doubt it will ever be played at Carnegie Hall, it sounds nice enough and is fun to play.














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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2470
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-12-28 05:49 am   Permalink

Johnny P delivers again, straight from the Sepik River to your computer!
Great looking carve so far Johnny and the concept sounds like it should
sound just fine. It looks like the keys are set onto the opening in
the drum. If you want to try to get even more resonance you might
consider "stringing" the keys...sort of like an old jungle style
suspension bridge. I have a cheapie balafon drum which has the keys
strung over a simple stick frame and could send you some pics if you
are interested.

At any rate, the carving is great and don't pay any attention to me
Can't wait to see more progress!


 
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big daddy
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
Posts: 325
From: houston
Posted: 2008-12-28 06:42 am   Permalink

hey johnny,

the carving looks b-e-a-utiful. have you thought of checking the music dept. out at your local university or community college. they might have someone on staff or a student that could give you some pointers as to tuning your drum or shaping the keys. just an idea. can't wait to see the finished drum. wish i could hear it too.

bd


 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2158
From: So FL
Posted: 2008-12-28 06:50 am   Permalink

Great idea. Looks like a fun project.

 
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2008-12-28 07:56 am   Permalink

Conga, if you look at the second picture I think there is string there. I believe the keys are suspended. Johnny? Jeeze what an undertaking (read as: What's going on in your head man!). JP is the Sepik musik man!
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mudbone
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Joined: Nov 12, 2008
Posts: 166
From: michigan
Posted: 2008-12-28 08:56 am   Permalink

Great idea,nice carving. I can hear the exotic sounds all the way to the west side of Motown.

 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-12-28 10:51 am   Permalink

Thanks GMan, I see the string! Johnny, please ignore my needless
suggestion.


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-12-29 05:21 am   Permalink

Johnny, I keep Looking at this guy in utter Amazement and the more I see the more I believe you should offer some Lessons on how to do these guys the right way. I'm sure I would be the first to sigh up. Your skills with this detail is remarkable and surpasses even many PNG artists. I think they would look at this and wonder which village you were from.

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Grapa-RuHa
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
Posts: 174
From: Netherlands
Posted: 2008-12-29 12:59 pm   Permalink

Wow great new piece Johnny,
Will your wife and daughters still be laughing when you start to learn how to play that thing
This forum needs a way to post sound clips.


 
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2009-01-01 1:14 pm   Permalink

Croc-O-phone!!!!!!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3382
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2009-01-01 10:54 pm   Permalink

More great stuff coming from the land of Michigan!

Winter does strange things to us, doesn't it Johnny?

Being cooped up indoors makes focus easier, because the outside world will drive you nuts with the snow and cold!

The detail and concept behind this piece are wonderful!

Look forward to seeing the polished details!


 
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