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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2006-09-28 9:01 pm   Permalink

Im sure youll do this proud... Great start. I love a carving that has as much material removed as there is retained. Goes from mere carving to 'sculpting' in my opinion. Keep us posted on this!! TTT

 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-09-30 08:16 am   Permalink

Enough drying already....it's time....time to bust a move on that bad-boy and show us some pics. This is going to be one epic adventure! This is one of the most ambitious projects I have seen posted here. I must admit, this one has me fully charged! Really, I'm freaking out!

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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-10-08 08:06 am   Permalink

Wellllllll???????!!!!!!

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-10-08 5:16 pm   Permalink

OK Gman, I'll show you what I've working on. This is something I've tried twice already and scrapped both of the first two attempts. I tried to make them out of a tree crotch but I could not get the proportions right, so this time I took a slab out of a large ash log, roughed it with a saw, then started carving over the last week. It is called a pighammer from Vanuatu. They were used to kill pigs on special occasions.

Being made from ash it is massively heavy, I tried to be as close as I could to the original in the picture (Oceanic Art- Meyer) and it is remarkably balanced. The original craftsmen were masters at their trade.




other side



Handle side face



Hammer side face



Close up of one side



There is a quarter in some of the pics you can use to scale it but it is just under 3 ft from the end of the handle to the farthest tip.


Thanks for looking

JP


 
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Paipo
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Posted: 2006-10-08 5:31 pm   Permalink

Nice work! That's a pretty fearsome weapon...now you need to go an expedition with GMAN to christen it in the proper manner! The faces look great - they're very similar to those in the slit drum thread in General Tiki.

 
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2006-10-08 5:49 pm   Permalink

I would be honored to have Gman christen it on one of his wild boar hunting trips.

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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-10-08 5:55 pm   Permalink

Ah yes, the old pighammer. I got one of those for my 3rd birthday, just before my first hammer hog hunt. I remember that day well...my first bludgeoned swine. Oh the memories!

That is one cool club Johnny, and very beautifully carved and finished. You do great work that always looks nicely aged. If you think it would survive deployment, I could get you in position to try it out. I can't promise Mrs. JohnnyP that you would make it out in one piece, but I doubt you would get fully killed - maybe somewhat killed or sliced and diced. But it's ok, we keep tourniquets, dental floss (for tieing off arteries), and stitching gear in our day-packs. I think you might make it out.

I imagine you should just hang it on the wall for now, but maybe, when you relocate, we can give it a go

PIGHAMMER!

-Gman

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congatiki
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Posted: 2006-10-08 10:46 pm   Permalink

what a cool piece Johnny, you sure tackle some interesting and difficult projects. I
would sure hate to get whacked by something like that. I can just imagine the fun that
you and GMan would have hunting bacon. Nice.


 
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Paipo
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Posted: 2006-10-08 10:56 pm   Permalink

Incidentally, I think PIGHAMMER would make a pretty cool band name....

 
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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2006-10-09 12:52 am   Permalink

How brutally wonderful!

 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-10-09 06:47 am   Permalink

I agree, PIGHAMMER would make a wikkid name for a metal band. I'm taking it and will try to make a few tracks with Arty, Barnyard, and the other boys in the pit.

-Gman

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-10-09 06:53 am   Permalink

Wow, go away for a couple days and Look what I miss. Beautiful Pighammer there JP. I think You should take it to the pig hunting party and christen it yourself. it Already has a ton of mana, just think how heavy it would be when properly christened!
Very well doneeven down to the Noose, I Love it.
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Capt'n Skully
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Joined: May 28, 2005
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From: The Lost Lagoon
Posted: 2006-10-09 06:58 am   Permalink

Cool Club- That turned out really nice!

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2006-10-09 3:06 pm   Permalink

BK is so far ahead with all the weapons that he has made and then you started making weapons. I looked throught that whole Meyer book to even think about making something that has never been done around these parts nor probably heard of, and then, I see its in the heading, Pig Club. Damn, you got me. I probably would have never got around to makingh one. Nice club JP.

 
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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-10-09 3:40 pm   Permalink

Very authentic looking art there JP! (I bet it's quite functional too!)


Mahalo


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