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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-12-26 1:03 pm   Permalink

I hope you all had a very good Christmas. I made and gave a way a couple of tikis this weekend -gotta spread the joy around a little at a time.

Benzart. I think I am going to break down and get a couple of bottom chisels. Thanks for the tip.

Here is couple of projects I finished in last couple of days. They are made of some really heavy dense hardwood I salvaged from some shipping crates that came from overseas. It took as long to sand smooth as it took to do the rest of the carving. I am not going to put any finish on them as the grain is really nice looking.

Marquesas clubs




Second club





I should finish carving a permit fish tonight and tomorrow I start on a large tiki. Iíll post progress shots over the next week or so as I go.

Has anybody here carved a UíU club? I have searched with multiple spellings and have not found anything.

Have a great day and thanks for looking!!!!

JP

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OnaTiki
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Joined: Nov 24, 2003
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-12-26 1:12 pm   Permalink

Those are sweet..your weapons stash is getting huge. awsome job.

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-12-26 2:42 pm   Permalink

great start on the weapons Johnny...will be watching closely to see what happens...especially
on number 2 with the figure carved into the side....it's going to look great....have been
tinkering with one of those but fear has kept me away....now I can have a lotta fun just watching
you!


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-12-26 4:32 pm   Permalink

Excellent examples Johnny and yes the wood is Awesome. It is probably Low grade Teak from China used by "Choy Lee" yachts for shipping dollies, only to be abandoned and trashed when the boat is carried away. The wood is BEautiful, Hard and Full of Silica which really DULLS your tools.
Nice work.
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foamy
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Joined: Jun 15, 2004
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From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2005-12-27 05:09 am   Permalink

JohnnyP, if the wood is teak as Ben suggests it may be, then a little teak oil may be an option, it doesn't make it particularly shiny, but it will darken it a shade and bring out the grain. Teak oil also goes away with time and has to be renewed. If you didn't like it, just don't oil it again. It's just a thought. Nice stuff you're carving up there, I'm sold on the Polynesian weapons.

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Loki
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From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2005-12-27 05:19 am   Permalink

Great work. Fast too. Teak oil is good stuff, or lemon oil. It gives the wood a slight glow from within, but wears off in time. Like Foamy said, try it and if you dont like it, leave it. Looking forward to the next project.
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-12-29 12:06 pm   Permalink

Hi,
I didnít get much carving in the last few days. The weather has been rainy, froggy and pretty much mushing up the snow and making it too wet to work outside. Also, we had to catch up from the holidays.

Thanks Ben for the tip on the type of wood the above clubs are, Foamy and Loki, I will try the Teak Oil if I can find some. Thank you OnaTiki and Congatiki for the comps!

Here is the permit I was working on, its about 32 inches. I did not plan the knot for the eye, it just kinda worked out. Just needs a finish sanding and some stain or paint, havenít decided which.





Would anybody want to trade some vintage Trader Vicís mugs for some of my stuff?

Thanks for looking and have a great day!
JP

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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2005-12-29 1:38 pm   Permalink

JohnnyP,

That is a great looking permit man. Too bad you weren't making a flounder, because those two knots would have been perfect eyes. As a fish biologist, I can tell you that you are hitting the morphology on your fish carvings right on the button. Great stuff. I would stain this one, maybe a deep mahogany. MMmmmmmm that would look nice! Is this by commission or did you just do it to make it?

You should make a few lightly stained lookdowns and arrange them in a small school in a bamboo frame over a dark stained wood background. WOW! I see dollar signs!!! Wait, I'm heading to the garage now.......

-Gman
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-12-29 6:28 pm   Permalink

Aww C'mon, I knowa Flounder when I see one. Maybe the deal is you have amit to carve a flounder?? Funny that Flounder looks a little like a permit. Prmit me to show you a Flounder. See, it IS a FLOUNDER.
Nice permounder.
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-12-30 08:04 am   Permalink

Gman- I didn't even see the potential of a flounder until you mentioned it. As soon as I read your reply it was crystal clear. Now I think I messed up and cut the wrong fish out of this piece of wood. Maybe I will call it a permounder and mount it on the floor.

I had to look up what a lookdown was, your idea of a couple of them in a frame would be sweet looking. That is a exotic looking fish. My next fish project is going to be a school of pompano.

Thank you for the complement on the morphology of my fish carvings.

This wasn't a commission, Michigan is not a hot market for this kind of stuff. I just did it for kicks and fun. I've only sold one thing so far, the rest I've kept. Some day I hope to have a tiki bar inside and I am watching Finkdaddy's, Pappythesailer's, TikiTikiBoom's and OnaTiki's bars with much interest and have drooled over RevBambooBen's recent work at the Kona Club and Tiki Lee's. Right now the only layered tiki look I have is my stuff all stacked in corners of the house and hidden behind furniture.

JP


 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2005-12-30 1:49 pm   Permalink

JP,

Call it a "permounder" or what ever you want, it's still killer!

-G
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-01-01 2:43 pm   Permalink

Happy New Year!!!!

I finally got around to starting the bigger tiki I mentioned in an earlier post. Only a couple hours into him and only chainsaw up to this point. It is just over 7 feet tall. Long way to go yet. Tomorrow I start chainsaw detailing and angle grinding . The flash seems to be washing out the picture.

Does anybody recognize it? I bet more than couple of you lucky folks saw the original last night.





Thanks for looking and I hope your 2006 is a wonderful year.

JP


 
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
Posts: 1527
From: L.I.
Posted: 2006-01-01 2:50 pm   Permalink

Nice stuff Johnny P. I'm looking forward to see how the 7-footer turns out.

 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2006-01-01 6:19 pm   Permalink



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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-01-01 8:35 pm   Permalink

go Johnny go...like the looks of this one already...anxious for the updates....

 
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