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Harro - What the hells been happening?? pg 13
MooneyTiki
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From: Jensen Beach,fla
Posted: 2008-04-18 1:58 pm   Permalink

Aloha harro!!! Your Tiki looks GREAT my friend! Excellent carving! I'm with ben dig the work boots mine make my feet sweat to much(fireboots)Aloha, Mooney

 
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harro
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2008-04-19 08:20 am   Permalink

Thanks guys, yes its a closet to work in, but its all I got and I dont have it for much longer as we are moving overseas again in less than 2 months, and I'm not sure if I'll be able to take my tools with me. So I have to get my carving fix now for as long as possible!

Cheers Seek, Ben, Bowie and Mooney. Here's some final pics of the Ku head for Clarita:






Hope you like it Clarita!! Nos vemos la semana que viene?

I spent a few hours debarking that log that was under the workbench in the last post last night. Bastard took forever with just a 10mm wide flat chisel!!!

Cheers,
Harro.


 
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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2008-04-19 08:48 am   Permalink

Great job Harro!!! I really like how you got the lighter stained areas on the eyes, nose and teeth. Sweet!

 
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2008-04-19 09:15 am   Permalink

Oh I totally love him!! Great job!! Thanks SO much! Can wait so see him in person!
Happy happy happy as Benz would say !
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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2008-04-19 09:43 am   Permalink

Absolutely beautiful, Harro. I already know that Clarita will be super happy happy happy !

Bravo,

Benjamin.


 
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Tamapoutini
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2008-04-19 7:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-15 05:53, Benzart wrote:
Excellent use of the work space - Just goes to show you don't need lots and lots of tools to make beautiful carvings!



Nicely put. I had no idea your workspace was so er, rudimentary. Miles from home & working in less than desirable conditions - proof that Tiki lies in the heart..

Superb Ku-head Harro! - congrats Clarita!

Tama


 
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Bowana
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Posted: 2008-04-22 6:03 pm   Permalink

Nice job, Harro! Goes to show you that size really doesn't matter (er- the size of your work space, that is).
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congatiki
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Posted: 2008-04-22 6:11 pm   Permalink

Most excellent tiki Harro. It's great that it gets to stay in Argentina.

 
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greentikipat
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From: st. pete fl
Posted: 2008-04-22 6:21 pm   Permalink

man, harro-that little guy came out awesome! love how your stain process worked out. darker recesses with lighter eyes nose and teeth. i can imagine the trouble i would find getting drunk down there-"i cudda swore that can said 'aqua' on it"!!

 
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hodadhank
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Posted: 2008-04-22 8:04 pm   Permalink

Wonderful work Harro!

 
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-04-22 8:11 pm   Permalink

Great carve harro - that subtle red stain really pops and suits the subject to a "T". There's some beautiful grain pattern happening in that wood!
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Robin
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From: where the road and the sky collide
Posted: 2008-04-28 08:29 am   Permalink

Really enjoyed seeing the progress on this one. I was glad to see you leave the chisel marks on the back...they disappear so often. I think they add a lot to a piece. We so often smooth out the touch of the artist. Great choice on the stain.

 
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harro
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2008-05-01 8:31 pm   Permalink

Gracias mis amigos!!!

I am happy to say that the Ku head is safe and sound in his new home in Clarita's little bamboo hideaway and is quickly making friends with her mischievous little candles. The Argentinian tiki with an Australian dad, based on a Hawaiian idol, will have plenty to talk about with the globe travelling Hoku Ili's, who even have their own adventure comic strip (see Clarita's
thread).

Thanks tikifreak, yep I wiped the stain off with a paper towel after I applied it - all 4 times!

Clarita, I'm glad you like him, it was a pleasure making it for you!

Thanks Benella, I think she is!!

Yes Tama its in the heart, and in the head a lot lately, seems its all I can think about so I gotta do with whatz I got, and be thankful that I at least have the space and time to learn this whole tiki thing at all!

Thanks Bowie, of course size matters!! Thats why my next one is muuuuch bigger!!

Thanks Conga, yes its Argentinean through and through. I have a question for you below....

Greentikipat, thanks. Yes its quite easy to get tipsy down here with 1 litre bottles of beer for 70 cents and great wines starting from a couple of dollars. And then a Mai tai at an "expensive" bar is about $5 or $6.... man its going to be a shock when I move to London in a month!

Thanks Hodadhank, hows your shop going?

Paipo, thanks for the nice words. Yes the markings in the wood came out nicely.

Robin, good to see you around here again. I really like chisel marks too, and its something I want to work on in my future carvings....



Which brings me to my final Argentinian tiki (well for now)... I only have just over a month left here in Buenos Aires before we pack up and move to London for a year. So I am tackling the most adventurous and difficult tiki I've ever attempted so far, and on a deadline too - am I crazy??

Well I have to give it a shot, since I lugged this big log from the side of road in a big bag a few months back, it would be rude not to at least sink a few chisel marks into it. I have no idea what type of wood it is, but many streets are lined with this type of tree so I will try to take a pic of it to see if anyone recognises it. Its beautiful to carve, except for a few knots and splinter-y areas.

A BIG difference, and A FIRST for me on this tiki so far is that I have ONLY used chisels - no power tools at all. I touched it with the grinder to start with, but it instantly didn't feel right, yet the chisels did. So I listened to that, and ploughed on with just 2 chisels, a flat and a gouge.

The other reason is that these woodchips are a lot easier to clean up than a mountain of sawdust in every orifice and a layer of dust throughout the apartment:


Roughing out the shape with the big gouge:


We shall call him LEGOHEAD for now:


Progress up to tonight. Smoothed out the rough face with the flat chisel (all the tools used so far are shown in this picture), ready for marking out:


LOOOOOOng way to go yet...

Anyone pick where the inspiration came from? I tried searching here for bongo/drum tikis but only found a few - Marcus did a couple of excellent ones. Conga, surely you've done one?

Whew, long post. Time to rest now.





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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-05-01 8:41 pm   Permalink

Hey this will be fun to watch. Actually I haven't done a drumming tiki,
mainly cuz the Tikibeat carvings are so incredible. That's why I do a lot
of birds and fish, cuz nobody else does:-)
Is this based on the drumming Marq...pg 56....Tiki Modern?


 
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1162
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2008-05-02 07:25 am   Permalink

Legohead the Drummer!

He's going to rock.

Or swing.

Or mosh.

Or pogo.

Or Tango. (it's Buenos Aires afterall)

Great design, Harro! Hope you have enough time to finish before you leave.


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