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TravelingJones
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From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2006-09-06 8:49 pm   Permalink

Great work TikiGap! Pineapple tiki just continued to change and evolve, really sweeet. A nice finish!


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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-09-07 06:34 am   Permalink

Thanks a lot KingsTieDye and TravelingJones! That log did evolve a lot, almost into a nice piece of firewood. I almost killed that guy a couple of times, out of frustration. He's also the most blood-sucking piece I've worked on to date.

Thanks again!
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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-10-22 12:53 am   Permalink

So... I got a commission. It's walnut from the farm, of course. I'm callin' it Geeky Tiki. It is going to an electronics lab for a sales promotion, hence the antenna inlay in the headress (my first attempt at inlay).

Nice log:


Attempt at inlay with deer bone and abalone. (Thanks Ben!)
The hook knife got me!


He's holdin' the company logo:



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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-10-22 08:48 am   Permalink

Gap! Awesome art there. Your getting better and better, Yes, the hook will get you. Be careful!


Mahalo


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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-10-22 1:02 pm   Permalink

You have to remember NOT to put any Skin in the forward path of the hook, or it WILL Get you. The tikis are Always looking for a bite and when they see the chance, they Take it. Your Tiki looks Excellent too, Very traditional with a spot of T-Gap thrown in!
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2006-10-23 3:35 pm   Permalink

The inlay is a great addition to a wonderful tiki. How did you get the object he is holding so round?

When you bind and gag the tikis (like in the photo below) do they still bite when you carve them?



 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2006-10-23 3:53 pm   Permalink

Nice work Gapper...also very impressed with the round globe. Have a mai tai on me!

 
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IsleConch
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2006-10-23 6:03 pm   Permalink

OH Noooo... another runaway Tiki. The Tikis need blood as part of the ritual, then they will let you have your way with them...but keep him bound.
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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-10-23 6:11 pm   Permalink

McTiki: Thanks for the props! But "art" might be too strong of a term, I'd say. This is number 14 - it's takin' a while, and I can tell there's still a long way to go.

Benzart: Damned! I know, I know... It kind of happened strangely tho... it sliced me just enuf for a few drops of blood. In fact, I didn't know I was cut until I saw the drop of blood on his eye. Thanks a lot for the props and havin' a look...

JohnnyP and IsleConch: He bit me because that big bastard wasn't tied down tight enuf (just kiddin'! see above). He's one heavy mother too. That ball is fairly round because I bought some more tools! I splurged last week and bought of couple of these bad boys:

They're great for carving round things. Indispensible, I should say. I got the big "V" tool too (not pictured).

Conga:! Good to hear from you, too! Thanks for the kind comments!

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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-10-23 6:42 pm   Permalink

Here's a close-up of the globe with some more inlay. I used black coral for the letters (Thanks BenZ!). After a lot more sanding, that black stuff should come up really nice.



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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-10-28 07:11 am   Permalink

Here's Tiki 14 (AKA Geeky Tiki), completed, as the centerpiece at the customer's Luau yesterday. Believe it or not, I actually sold this one!


It's walnut, as usual, about 23 inches tall.

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Paipo
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Posted: 2006-10-28 1:04 pm   Permalink

Nice tiki! Great job on the coral inlay, that looks like it was tough to do.
For some reason, that pic of him tied to your workmate with the strap through his mouth reminds me of "Silence of the Lambs".


 
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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2006-10-28 1:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-10-28 13:04, Paipo wrote:
For some reason, that pic of him tied to your workmate with the strap through his mouth reminds me of "Silence of the Lambs".



Tama sez: Now if you put a carved ball in his mouth before strapping down, you would have something out of 'Pulp Fiction'...

Nice work & well done on selling him. Clears the way for the next piece... Tama


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-10-28 8:59 pm   Permalink

TGap, Way to go, using the black coral so soon and well done too! The tiki laaok great and the globe really adds to the whole deal.Very very nice.
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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-10-30 05:10 am   Permalink

Thanks Paipo, TTT and BenZ! The pulp fiction reference is just too damned funny! Still LOL!

Special thanks to Ben for the coral, too. That stuff is actually easier to work with than the bone I tried first, and especially on a rounded surface. It polishes up really nicely, too... It looked pretty good up close, so I was pleasantly surprised.

Thanks again!
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