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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-12-31 1:16 pm   Permalink

Damn,,Murphy's law strikes again! Sorry to see that after all that work. Chalk it up to more lessons and cover that one Spot!.

Just a note to add to the sanding thingy. Same as sharpening cuisels, if you move on to the higher grits before the tool is sharp enough, all you will be doing is Polishing a dull tool, or in the case of sanding, you will be polishing those scratches. I think we ALL have done it. How many times have any of you finished a piece and put the first coat of varnish or whatever on and had those ugly scratches show up like a sore thumb.
On to the Next bat before you go Batty.
I was very familiar with that Bamboo piece, my pleasure!.
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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
Posts: 1410
From: So Cal
Posted: 2006-12-31 6:54 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-12-31 12:05, tikigap wrote:
Damn! I have a totally padded floor in my shop - except for one little spot. I dropped the stone bat today - right on that spot.


Maybe 2007 will be better. NOT!




Oh, sorry TG, happened to me last week, Painful, my condolences....


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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1226
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2006-12-31 10:24 pm   Permalink

Gap, sorry 'bout your bat but at least it wasn't you that fell and got broken! I broke something that way once after waiting weeks for it to arrive from Japan. Since then I always open my packages ON THE CARPETED FLOOR. BEtter luck on the next piece. Your friend 8FT

 
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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 838
From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-01-01 4:16 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the condolences, everyone.

Benz - so correct - I now know that lesseon all too well - on to the next bat!
Queen K - sorry to hear about your recent loss too. I guess I should prepare for more of those.
Buzzy and Foamy - I does just go that way sometimes - I'll keep tellin' myself that!

Thanks again!

Greg
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Capt'n Skully
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Joined: May 28, 2005
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From: The Lost Lagoon
Posted: 2007-01-01 5:35 pm   Permalink

D'oh... That was a super cool bat.. So sorry to hear that happened..

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-01-02 3:21 pm   Permalink

There has been too many broken carvings in the last couple weeks. What did we do, which tiki god did we offend?

Sorry about that, It looks like you had a ton of time into it.

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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-01-04 11:08 am   Permalink

Thanks Capn & Johnny - I actually epoxied the bat back together - and packed it away with the xmas tree ornaments. I don't have a picture before the breakage, but he polished up pretty nicely.

I was just getting ready to put some shell eyes in and a couple of microscopic bone fangs in his mouth when I dropped him.

But now, it's time to move on, I guess. Maybe next xmas I'll stick the decorations on him. Thanks for the comments and consolations.

Bat Tiki Lives!
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Tamapoutini
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2007-01-04 12:33 pm   Permalink

Ka-Pow! Ooof! Splat! Crash!

Sorry to hear of the breakage Batman... Glad he will have his ressurection next Xmas. Chalk it up to experience (not that there's much to be learned from dropping a piece, Im sure you were already aware that it is an unadvisable action) & welcome to the Butter-fingers Club.

(I have TWO layers of carpet directly under my workbench; hard won experience!)

Chin up, there are plenty of more rocks out there! Hope this doesnt discourage.

Tama


 
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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-01-04 1:28 pm   Permalink

thanks TTT -

Naw - hasn't discouraged me. I just covered up the bare spot on the floor with lots of padding - maybe it's less likely to happen again. Maybe we should all be doing this stuff in a padded cell (READ: Looney Bin)

Glad to be a member of the club (I think!?).

Thanks again!
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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-01-05 08:19 am   Permalink

Now don't laugh too much!

I'm playin around with this serpentine stone and watching Tama closely.
I got the rough out... now the hard part -
sanding...
sanding...
and more sanding...





Jade it aint. But it's free! (Not that I'd waste jade on my stuff yet)
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-01-05 08:24 am   Permalink

tG, this is nothing to laff about. Smile maybe, HappyHappyHappy

 
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2007-01-05 09:03 am   Permalink

Your new piece is looking good. Sorry to read about the bat. You are now a member of a very large club. The "I Dropped It And It Broke, Waah!" club.



 
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Tamapoutini
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2007-01-05 12:20 pm   Permalink

Nice one Tgap.

I admire your adventuresness in tackling these smaller projects; most newbie-stoners tend to work very large/heavy to begin with & 'lighten up' as confidence is gained. You seem to have an instintive feel for what a stone/design can handle (when undropped of course!)

Im holding my breath for you - lets see this one safely finished!

Rock on! Tama


 
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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-01-07 8:17 pm   Permalink

Thanks a lot you guys - and Thanks especially to Tama for guidance. This is fun stuff!
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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-01-09 8:03 pm   Permalink

Hei Tiki done...finally!


My own observations on the first attempt at one of these:
I learned that this kind of guy should be hung from the arm. Well I didn't realize that at first, so he's top heavy. He's short because of a bad choice of stone stock. I'm surprised it came out as ok as it did... next one will be with better stone.

Criticism welcome...

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