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Helz
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Joined: Oct 31, 2004
Posts: 416
From: Westminster, CO
Posted: 2006-01-13 6:40 pm   Permalink

Thanks to all of you for the wonderful comments. I just spoke to my Dad and he's been reading them and is really encouraged by all the support.

I apologize for the long post, but I'm going to try to reply to as much of this thread as I can. He tells me that he has used chisels, his old farrier's rasp (Pictured), the electric chain saw and mostly a small makita grinder with a sanding disk. He's currently working on getting the eyes finished up and contemplating how to color it. Right now it looks like it's going to be pickled on the face and top, then either a cherry or mahogany stain for the dark parts. The black parts are just going to be paint.

And the mug is ceramic, and his first venture into that medium as well. The little space on top is exactly what was mentioned, a little reservoir for either 151 or a bit of dry ice, to give the cool smoke or flame effect. He's currently trying to figure out how to mold it to make more than the one he has, which was sculpted and isn't entirely sound as a drinking vessel.

But as far as I'm concerned, I don't know whether or not I've got the skill to do something like this. But after reading all the great posts and seeing all the wonderful pieces the Ohana are creating, I'm definitely getting the bug to give it a try.

Thanks again!

-Helz

(and, yes, those are both a Mexican lime and Key limes (not bad for December in Colorado)).
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2006-01-13 9:49 pm   Permalink

Helz, I think your pops is cool as hell and he needs to get on-line and join us. Pass that on for me, will you?

A-A
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poptiki
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Joined: Mar 05, 2005
Posts: 189
From: Loveland, CO
Posted: 2006-01-14 03:26 am   Permalink

I'm still getting used to the idea that the whole world can see what I do, so bear with me. I'm "Pop" and after reading all these posts I'm here to thank everyone. This is cool. Thank you

 
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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 541
From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-01-14 04:12 am   Permalink

Welcome Pop...its about time

Great work on 'ole Bob...i cant wait to see him all finished.
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Helz
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Joined: Oct 31, 2004
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From: Westminster, CO
Posted: 2006-01-14 6:09 pm   Permalink

Well, Pop's out here posting, but hasn't got the pic thing down just yet, so I thought I'd post these photos he sent me today of the pretty much finished product...


Here he is getting the first coat of pickling.


And a little stain for the dark parts.


The finishing touches.


And here's Bob, Bob and my Pop.

And yes, the bandage is carving related, but it'll take more than a couple of stitches to slow him down.

Thanks again for looking and all the positive comments.
-Helz

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I dream of tiki
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Joined: Jan 12, 2004
Posts: 495
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 2006-01-14 6:30 pm   Permalink

Fantabulous work! To say Big Bob is beautiful is an understatement! Well done, Pop of Helz Tiki.

 
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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
Posted: 2006-01-14 6:53 pm   Permalink

WOW , I would say he nailed it. Now get dad another log and keep us posted.

 
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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 541
From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-01-14 6:55 pm   Permalink

Pop, that is kick butt....it is perfect...looks like it runs in the family...two more carvers enter the world of tiki....this is so awesome...a little blood only makes it more realistic....heal well my friend....

 
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poptiki
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Joined: Mar 05, 2005
Posts: 189
From: Loveland, CO
Posted: 2006-01-15 03:34 am   Permalink

The "Doc" says 3 weeks for the tendon to heal and no heavy stuff till then. I'll have to scale down for a bit I guess. More stock is waiting in the garage.

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-01-15 06:15 am   Permalink

If only drinks came that big! It looks just like the real thing only "biggie sized". Great job and glad you posted it.
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3666
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2006-01-15 09:02 am   Permalink

That carving looks even better than the mug. You put more time, more love and more blood into it. It would be a great piece to put next to 8FT Tiki's tiki. It would be cool if everyone pick one different mug to carve and there could be a showing of them. Here is 8FT's if no one minds.
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5ce08b3127cce948b80e09aa100000015108EZsWLhy0a8

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poptiki
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Joined: Mar 05, 2005
Posts: 189
From: Loveland, CO
Posted: 2006-02-05 05:19 am   Permalink

Because of all the positive comments on my volcano mug, here's an update. I've found a mold maker who is willing and able to help make this happen. I'm "fired up", THANKS to all of you.

 
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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 541
From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-02-05 06:38 am   Permalink

Great news Poptiki...starting a wish list yet? If so, I'm good for one...

 
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HelloTiki
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Joined: Jul 23, 2005
Posts: 440
From: Kailua, Hawaii
Posted: 2006-02-05 07:22 am   Permalink

Yes. One cup like that, and we could all cut down on the number of drinks that we consume.
Great (hick) idea.... Loverly!


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-02-05 08:28 am   Permalink

Excellent Bob, Pop, HT you are proud I'm sure . Pop, you must Also be very proud of your carving And your son. Happy carving.
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