FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving TikiGap's thread - Tiki 20 and other travels - Page 22
Goto page ( Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 Next Page )
TikiGap's thread - Tiki 20 and other travels - Page 22
Aaron's Akua
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1594
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2007-01-09 8:22 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-09 20:03, tikigap wrote:
Criticism welcome...




Outstanding!
_________________

"Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness."
-Pablo Picasso


 
View Profile of Aaron's Akua Send a personal message to Aaron's Akua      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tamapoutini
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 30, 2006
Posts: 1530
From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2007-01-09 8:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-09 20:03, tikigap wrote:
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...





*Not a criticism, but...

there are two main 'types' of Maori Hei-tiki: the earlier style was indeed hung from the armhole, but is quite a different shape to the one you have here; which is a pretty decent rendition of the 'upright' version, whose suspension hole was discreetly drilled at the top of head.

There doesnt look to be quite enough room for a hole in this guy (has happened to me Many times!!) so Id leave as is.

Well done! Tama


 
View Profile of Tamapoutini Send a personal message to Tamapoutini  Email Tamapoutini     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Benzart
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-01-10 05:44 am   Permalink

TGap, I believe you really did a Nice job on this guy and most of all you took the plunge and bit off more than you could chew and you chewed it right up and finished it nicely. I Know you learned a lot from this and I can't wait to see the next guy. Check your home depot for their Grey, Mexican River rock. It seems to be very tight and not very porous.
_________________
FACEBOOK

 View Profile of Benzart Send a personal message to Benzart  Email Benzart     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikigap
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 838
From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-01-10 06:55 am   Permalink

Thanks Aaron! Good to hear from you!

TTT - Thanks again for guidance... somewhere I thought I read that about the string location - thanks - I'll do that right next time. Like you said - I'm leaving this one alone for now. I want better rock!

And Ben! Good to hear from you too! I'll check home depot today! And Thanks especially for the encouragement and guidance as well.

Yours in carving,
gap

_________________


 
View Profile of tikigap Send a personal message to tikigap  Email tikigap Goto the website of tikigap     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
benella
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 27, 2006
Posts: 1423
From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2007-01-10 1:27 pm   Permalink

Nice hei tiki, very good work and thanks for the tips about carvin' Jack.

Benjamin.
_________________
Tiki Tribe Paris
Tiki stuff


 View Profile of benella Send a personal message to benella  Goto the website of benella     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
congatiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2470
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-01-10 7:35 pm   Permalink

Great first hei tiki GAP. Make one of your mai tais and toast him for me. All you
stone chizzlers must have really good eyes and tons of patience.


 
View Profile of congatiki Send a personal message to congatiki  Email congatiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
JohnnyP
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-01-11 11:49 am   Permalink

No criticism, just a question? How did you get the color so dark?

JP


 
View Profile of JohnnyP Send a personal message to JohnnyP  Email JohnnyP Goto the website of JohnnyP     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikigap
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 838
From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-01-11 12:11 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys!

Benella, I love the carvin' jack! It's fun!

Conga, thanks! Magnifying head band... that's the way I see that little stuff!

and JP - it's Serpentine stone, which is green. Oils from your fingers can make it dark, but I hadn't intended on making it dark. I was hoping the green would stay. But, after I put beeswax on it - that is when it happeneed. I heated up the rock a little too, so the beeswax would flow, but the consequence was unintended. It does look kinda neat though, now that I'm done with it.

I think the serpentine stone is ok for learning, but as soon as I get good enuf (if ever), I'll try some jade.

Thanks for the comments and checking it out.

_________________


[ This Message was edited by: tikigap 2007-01-11 12:12 ]


 View Profile of tikigap Send a personal message to tikigap  Email tikigap Goto the website of tikigap     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
GMAN
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2007-02-06 6:19 pm   Permalink

Hey TikiGap,

On my thread, you asked for pics of boar eyes to look at as you carved your wooden pig drum. I don't have too many close up pics. I hope these two can help some. I'm heading out to my property this weekend, so if I see any boars laying around...I'll get pics of their eyes for you.





Yummy Yummy!





-Gman



_________________


"The saw is family"

[ This Message was edited by: GMAN 2007-02-06 18:20 ]


 
View Profile of GMAN Send a personal message to GMAN      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikigap
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 838
From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-02-06 6:40 pm   Permalink

That's it GMAN! Thanks! Those are pretty damned good! Can't wait for an "update" if there's one or two layin' around!

Cool man! Thanks!
_________________


 
View Profile of tikigap Send a personal message to tikigap  Email tikigap Goto the website of tikigap     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
hiltiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3139
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2007-02-06 6:41 pm   Permalink

Ayyyyyyy!!!!

 
View Profile of hiltiki Send a personal message to hiltiki  Goto the website of hiltiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikigap
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 838
From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-02-06 9:11 pm   Permalink

Actually, I'd like a pull of that pork... that 4th picture - mmmm!

 
View Profile of tikigap Send a personal message to tikigap  Email tikigap Goto the website of tikigap     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Clarita
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 1301
From: BA Arg
Posted: 2007-02-08 10:58 am   Permalink

I like the black pendant a lot! Very nice! Congrats!!

[ This Message was edited by: Clarita 2007-02-08 10:59 ]


 
View Profile of Clarita Send a personal message to Clarita  Goto the website of Clarita     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikigap
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 838
From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-02-08 11:17 am   Permalink

Thanks a lot Clarita! Thanks for lookin' too!

 
View Profile of tikigap Send a personal message to tikigap  Email tikigap Goto the website of tikigap     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
flynny
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 19, 2006
Posts: 274
From: Devon, UK
Posted: 2007-02-08 11:42 pm   Permalink

Great first attempt, I still haven't tried something as ambitious yet.
Regards
Flynny


 
View Profile of flynny Send a personal message to flynny  Email flynny     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Goto page ( Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 Next Page )
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation