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Johnnyp Tut 2/19
GMAN
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Posted: 2006-03-13 5:14 pm   Permalink

!!!sciP onoL weN

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-03-14 5:31 pm   Permalink

Thanks for encouragement guys.

The weather kind of cooperated with me this weekend so I did get some carving in amungst the yardwork. I even got some time in for a dip in the pool.
Remember this is a loose copy of Benzart's lono I am learning with. I have to say I spend more time looking at his work trying to figure out how to make the cuts and how to approach it than I did actually carving. I have a tremedous amount of respect for his ablility. What he makes look easy I've already screwed up several times. Here goes.









Heated it isn't.
Warm it isn't.

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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-03-14 6:03 pm   Permalink

JohnnyP,

The Lono looks SWEET! He's on his way to being a real classy piece. You've really learned a lot by watching Benz, but the skill is all yours. Congratulations on the new piece. I can't wait to see more.

As for the pool, you're lucky you didn't get stuck to it I think mine is cooled down some also, I believe it is under 80 now.

-Gman

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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
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From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-03-14 6:13 pm   Permalink

JP, that pic of the pool is damn funny. That grin you have is a classic.

Lono is looking good. I have had a quick lesson from Benz about the head dress and i know his secret. Not that i could do it, but ask Ben about "boobs" and that might help explain how its made.


 
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tikisobayli
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From: ATL
Posted: 2006-03-15 05:15 am   Permalink

Very nice! I really like the headdress.

 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-03-15 05:18 am   Permalink

nice update Johnny.....it's gonna be a good one. looks like a
chilly dip in the pool!


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2006-03-15 10:23 am   Permalink

Michigan certainly has the craziest weather. Sunday, it was 70 and snowed all in the same day.

Looks like a great staking rink.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-03-15 1:06 pm   Permalink

Hey JohnnyP, I'm really Impressed man! You are doing a Sweet job on this guy. I think it's Cool that you are doing the curluques in the headdress. You have the face going on really well too. All aroundit is Not Only a nice lono, It's a Nice Benzart Lono. Congrats!
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2006-03-15 4:49 pm   Permalink

Nice going Johnny P! If I was trying to carve, I'd be studying the Benzart thread ever so closely myself. I can see some Ben-fluence there.... Great work!
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-03-15 6:27 pm   Permalink

Thank you all.

That picture of the pool was taken 10 seconds before I broke through the ice.

Loki I am going to have to ask Ben about the headress.

Benzart- I'm tryin' but I've got a long long way to go.

John


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2006-03-16 07:31 am   Permalink

You get the ten seconds after photo? Thats the one to see.

 
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kaha ki'i
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Joined: Dec 13, 2005
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From: Laguna Beach California
Posted: 2006-03-16 09:49 am   Permalink

Aloha Bruddah!
Howzit Polar Bear?! BRRRRR!!! Nice work on the lono brah! When the kahuna Benz gives you props, you know youre doing a pono job! So, you like da kine Peter Buck books, yeah? Glad you like them cuz...Theyre gonna help you out tremendously and if youre like me, youll beat the hell out of the copies you have now and have to reorder! Im on my 3rd set! (I do have an original set from the first printing which stays in storage, but the ones I use at the studio get abused by over-use!)
Keep up the good work cuz...Cant wait to see your weaponry now!

Malama Pono!

ps
Did you ever hook up with any Koa? Let me know if not cause I have few more suppliers for you...
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-03-19 5:53 pm   Permalink

Thank you Kaha ki'i. Teakey- no there is no 10 seconds later picture.

Here is the update on the Benz inspired Lono. Mostly done with the carving, now just a lotta clean up work and whole lot of sanding. There were some issues with the log, so I started off on my own and just used Benzart's for reference. I have learned a tremendous amount. After you walk a few steps in his shoes you learn what a master of this he is. I wish I could go to Coontiki and learn from the true professors of this business.






The next I'm somewhat embarrassed to show. After going through Gman's thread and seeing a tiki he made I came across a log that had the right, um, feature. This dude is just a quick chainsaw and a brush with an angle grinder, definitely not a lot of time on it. It was good for a few laughs.

The thing is.. this perverted guy has to find a new home. He can't stay under our bed any longer. {insert your own joke here... never mind post them} He is free to whoever wants to pay the postage. Or if you want I can finish it up for a small fee. PM me with your email address and I will send you some more photos.

(image removed) JP

Did you notice that this one is FREE to a home that will appreciate it.
(image removed)--JP
FREE FREE FREE FREE

Thanks for looking
JP





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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-03-19 6:00 pm   Permalink

ah....nice woodie there Johnny.....

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-03-19 6:37 pm   Permalink

JP, that lono's looking pretty darn good, Sometimes the log has its own ideas. I can tell you learned a lot doing this carving. I like your resolution to the headdress, can you get some closeups. Can't wait to see him finished he's gonna be a Killer. Now your Other tiki, "HappyTiki" is it? He's got al the right stuff. I'm not sure I would have slept in a bed that he was waiting under.
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