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McTiki
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Posted: 2006-05-12 03:15 am   Permalink

Awesome carves Gap!!! Keep em coming.

 
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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-05-12 05:28 am   Permalink

Thanks McTiki! I'm moving on to bigger things starting right now. I know I've threatened this before, but I got all my family covered now on the little stuff they wanted. So now the weather's nice and I'm switching gears. We'll see what oozes out of the bottom part of my brain next.
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SilverLine
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From: Kansas City
Posted: 2006-05-12 07:09 am   Permalink

I really like these little guys! Maybe because they're just good, silly fun, but they make me chuckle. I still say there's a market for these!


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Kapu Kahiki
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Posted: 2006-05-12 5:20 pm   Permalink

I like the flying one best! You should put him on a ceiling fan, or find another way to terrify kids with him...
By the way, how's that foredom treating you?

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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-05-12 5:50 pm   Permalink

Hey thanks everyone! Especially Silverline - your 'props' are very appreciated (pun intended! ).

Kapu - the foredom has let me down. I think I expected too much from it. The rotary part works great, and is really good for fine detail sanding and such. It helped me do the teeth on bat tiki 2. But as far as the Wecheer reciprocating hand piece, I've blown up two of them since I got the device at Coon Tiki.

I'm awaiting the 2nd replacement unit again from Smokey Mountain Woodcarvers (SMW). Those guys are really good - I'll buy all my carving stuff from them, and I recommend them - they are reasonably priced and the service is really good.

They replaced the first weecher in a couple of days. The 2nd one, well, I'm still waiting for it, but they said they sent me a new one just the other day. They were helpful in determining what I was doing wrong with that hand piece: using it to remove too much wood from very hard woods like walnut (of course, my favorite), and cherry.

It doesn't say anywhere in the Wecheer documentation that it should not be used on those woods, and it also doesn't state anywhere that it shouldn't be used for lots of wood removal. The guys at SMW suggest that I just use it for detail on those woods and get an Arbortech heavier-duty power chisel for the heavy work.

That's okay because I love to buy, have, and use tools. But it is getting expensive. I should mention that SMW has replaced the Wecheer under warrantry, and that it has just cost me postage on the 2nd one. I was hoping to get the 2nd back today or this weekend. We'll see.

I started a new carve today - a Moai - about 3 feet high - out of dogwood! It's some scrap log I had layin around, and I wanted to test my skill at chain saw/lancelot carving on it before I ruined a nice piece of walnut. Dogwood - who wudda thunk it. It's actually pretty nice wood! I post a picture tomorrow.

Update


I got a new Wecheer today from SMW... works great!
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Posted: 2006-05-16 8:08 pm   Permalink

Tiki 11 almost done.


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Posted: 2006-05-20 12:33 am   Permalink

update


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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-05-23 06:23 am   Permalink

Here is a link to some PNG bats for sale.

http://www.magellantraders.com/new-guinea-figures-fetishes.htm

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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-05-23 07:13 am   Permalink

Thanks for the link JP!

Wow! $125 for those! I better get on it... heh heh!

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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-05-23 10:08 am   Permalink

Cool Bats, but did you catch the hairy crotch on the Female Ancestor or Spirit

Sorry, I just had to share that.
Tgap, I love your new carving, sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time with the Wecheer. Let me know if I can help.
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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-05-23 4:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-05-23 10:08, Benzart wrote:
Cool Bats, but did you catch the hairy crotch on the Female Ancestor or Spirit

Sorry, I just had to share that.
Tgap, I love your new carving, sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time with the Wecheer. Let me know if I can help.


That's pretty funny, addin' the hair like that! Great style there... (and I thought it was a hula skirt!)...

Ben! Good to hear from you - at least your Water Heater was in the garage! I wonder why it failed after just 4 years!?

I figured out that I can't abuse the Wecheer like I was doing. I got the 2nd replacement and I'm taking it easy, and it works pretty damned well, thanks!

Tiki #11 is coming along - He's "Pool Tiki" now because the Dogwood came from some friends' pool area. He'll probably live down at the pool, if he's allowed.

Here's the latest update photos.


...and a close up of the hairdo and the cracks...


... and a head shot.

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Posted: 2006-05-23 9:03 pm   Permalink

Another update. Pool tiki almost dry:


and Pool Tiki, the outdoors incense burner.


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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-05-23 9:09 pm   Permalink

i LIKE THE HAT!

 
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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-05-23 9:22 pm   Permalink

Thanks Conga. That's about all I can say for it too. I don't like this one. Shouldn't have gold, the eyes are wrong. Too thin, Too long. Crummy wood. Ugh.

Update! I hated it so much, I recut his eyes. It didn't help much.

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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-05-24 04:31 am   Permalink

YES, I see that you have picked up the Finer uses for the Wecheer. The Recip carver is the ONLY tool that will allow detail like that. VERY Well Done! ILikeee
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