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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-12-21 07:21 am   Permalink

Thanks guys.

Conga, no Sepik relitives that I know of....

I have a couple questions.

1. On the slit drum. There are a couple of curved surfaces that meet each other under the nose that need to be sanded or cleaned up. There is not an easy way to get a chisel in there and I don't have any bent chisels. How would you recommend doing that?

2. Does anybody have any clear pictures of the "native" drum set at the Mai Kai? I've found several blurry pictures here and most of the pictures posted have those pesky dancing girls blocking the drums (darn ).


 
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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 541
From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-12-21 08:16 am   Permalink

JP the drums are killer. You are really getting some great detail on them. It's amazing to see how intricate you can get.

as for the pics of the mai kai drums....mine all have beautiful wahinies in them too....thats not a bad thing...


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-12-22 08:24 am   Permalink

Gman

Per your request! Croc top and Croc bottom.





"inside the mouth"


Does anybody have photos of the Mai Kai drum set?

JP


 
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2006-12-22 08:58 am   Permalink

Thanks Pighammer. I was curious as to what you did under there. I figured you took out all the wood. Very cool idea to do angle cuts there and leave some meat....you must be an engineer or something?

-Gman
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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 838
From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-12-22 11:06 am   Permalink

Hey JP - could you show some more detailed pictures of the inside of the slit gong? I'm hollowing one out so the walls are about 5/8 inch thick. I think I should not be doing that.

Thanks

Greg
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-12-22 3:09 pm   Permalink

Gap,
5/8" is a little thin. Instead of photo, here is a diagram. You don't have to get the walls real thin to get a nice sound. I saw one of these drums at the museum and was surprised how thick the walls were. Good luck! Post pictures of your progress. How does that walnut resonate?




TeaKEY stopped by this afternoon and we had a nice visit. It was nice to meet a fellow Michigander into the tiki thing. His Benzart mug is great, he nailed it very well. It shows much better in person than the photos.


 
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-12-24 2:52 pm   Permalink

Merry Christmas everybody! Have a wonderful holiday!




 
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-12-24 6:25 pm   Permalink

Merry Christmas Johnny!

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2470
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-12-24 7:24 pm   Permalink

Merry Christmas Johnny....I love that Mai Kai tiki...he looks great with the santa hat.
Are you a Lions fan? Too bad about dropped passes today...Kitna almost pulled em through.


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-12-25 10:47 am   Permalink

Love the guy in the santa hat. Merry Christmas Johnny P.
Happy New Years too.

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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-12-26 06:11 am   Permalink

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you guys too!

Hey Johnny thanks for technical drawing! My gong is actually pretty close to that shape. The 5/8 inch thickness is as thin as it goes; it's much thicker at the bottom (like the drawing).

It sounds pretty good to me! The walnut is hard so the tone is sharp. I'll get some pictures up soon.

Thanks again for the advice and direction!

Regards,

Greg
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Bete
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Joined: Jan 01, 2006
Posts: 490
Posted: 2006-12-26 5:00 pm   Permalink

Happy holidays JohnnyP!

 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
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From: The thumb !
Posted: 2006-12-27 6:42 pm   Permalink

Hey Johnny

That was very fun checking out all the great carvings that you have. You are truly Michigan's premiere Tiki Carver. Its been years since I have even seen a carver and of course your the first Tiki Head that I got to hang out with, in your sweet tiki pad no less.

Your stuff is so much more captivating in person and its the first time that I got to hear tikis. There was wind and procession tikis. Don't know which ones I like better. But I'm thinking that the next time that we hang out, I might have to get a croc. horn off you if you can part with one.
You are where I hope to see myself in the future. Out in the woods making all the great stuff that you see only in books and enjoying life. That is the perfect set up that you got in my opinion.

I'm a big guy, but I couldn't have imagine that your PIGHAMMER was so heavy. The only thing that I got you beat on is the dial-up .

A great experience, teaKEY


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Bete
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Posted: 2006-12-29 1:51 pm   Permalink

Happy New Year JohnnyP (aka "The Wildman")!

 
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2007-01-01 6:21 pm   Permalink

You dead?

 
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