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Harro - What the hells been happening?? pg 13
Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2006-01-24 11:46 am   Permalink

Beautiful job on the moai!!!! really nice finish as well.

 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2006-01-24 9:16 pm   Permalink

Not too shabby at all, Harro! I knew you would be producing tikis from the moment you started posting here in "Creating". Most excellent Moai!

A-A
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Posted: 2006-01-25 01:21 am   Permalink

Harro awesome 1st tiki did you have fun keep em coming

 
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tikivixen
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Posted: 2006-01-25 01:31 am   Permalink

Wow, I love the finish too! That's a downright elegant tiki.

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harro
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2006-01-25 05:11 am   Permalink

marcus, palama, tikivixen: thanks again guys - i had heaps of fun carving, unfortunately just can't find enough time to feed the habit!

also had plenty of 'stalemate' moments where it was a stare-off between me and the log. that is, me staring at it going 'what do i do next, and how do i do it?', and it just staring back blankly... eventually it told me...

BK: i've admired your exquisite pieces alot and the how-to's as well (and also the funny pics of yourself you include in your threads!) - its truly awesome to receive such nice comps from you. And ofcourse it's pine (duh!) - i just have no botanical bone in my body.

AA: I re-read all your threads many times when i was stumped and it helped me get through (especially the stain/finish one) - thanks for your kind words and great posts.

pdrake: it's the big Arbortech carving disc i used, not the mini-grinder. it would have taken forever with the mini! looks like there is too many things that could go wrong with the mini-grinder (belt etc), that's why i went with the big disc, and i thoroughly recommend it.

i have another pine log like this that will get started on tomorrow (depending on extent of Oz day celebrations!), hopefully i can post progress pics this time.

to all in Australia (or those that wish they were): Happy Australia Day! It's beer, cricket, thongs, beer, snags on the barbie and some more beer for the holiday tomorrow!


 
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harro
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2006-04-18 06:37 am   Permalink

hello again all out there in TC land,

the recent spate of fantastic pics from you carvers (and in particular the event of a lifetime coon-tiki) has inspired me to hurriedly finish my 2nd tiki before i jet off to Rapa Nui, Tahiti and South america this coming weekend.

i'm sorry i don't have time to put comments in each of your threads but let me assure you i get inspired and gobsmacked each time i get a chance to have a peek at the great carvings being done by you guys.

This 2nd tiki was from a similar log to the first and i hardly spent anywhere near the amount of time as the first. I just wanted to knock something out as quickly as possible, in a totally different (and easier!) style to the first.

cheers, harro.








 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-04-18 08:40 am   Permalink

Harro, Excellent first and second Tikis. The second is great for a quickie and could be Double great by taking more time and going deeper. Maybe the next one if time permits.
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2006-04-18 12:24 pm   Permalink

Harro, I really like the contrast of the deep black with the light wood. Did you use a torch? I'll have to give that a try some day.

A-A

(PS - good to see you back - I've been on a bit of a hiatus myself)
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harro
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Posted: 2006-04-21 01:54 am   Permalink

thanks ben and AA - next time i'll have to dig a bit deeper with those tools...

yeah AA it's just a propane torch - it's a bit too easy... turns a pretty average tiki into just an average tiki almost instantly!

Off to Tahiti and Easter Island TOMORROW!!! yee-har!!!


 
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-04-21 07:35 am   Permalink

Go DEEP!

Cool tiki man!


 
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Posted: 2006-04-28 6:19 pm   Permalink

Hey Harro - wow that is great work - how tall is it? - pictures are deceiving - in some he looks enormous!
Good to see the progress shots - shows the real work that has gone into the final piece. Are you going down to Wintersun this year - if you do drop by and say hi - I will be in front of 20th Century doing some carving.
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harro
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2006-06-21 06:10 am   Permalink

aloha guys,

unfortunately i haven't done any more carving since coming back from South america and Easter Island, but i've been flat out putting a new album together with my band Wiseacre (not really tiki related at all!). BUT the album launch is going to be a huge tiki beach party!!

Marcus from Tiki Beat will be displaying his fine chisel work in the flesh at "Night of the Tiki Terrors" in Brisbane on Sat July 8.

I've posted all about it in the Events page:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=19980&forum=4&0

cheers,
harro.


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harro
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2006-07-27 07:29 am   Permalink

well this isn't really tiki #3 but just a quick stage prop that i made for my band's tiki themed cd launch. I managed to get some big blocks of styrofoam and just started hacking away at it with some handsaws, a butter knife and a small surform. Unfortunately i hadn't read the thread posted on here recently giving some good advice on carving moai's in foam, so i learned the hard way. after a few hours the shape was done and i sprayed it with a 'fake stone' type spraypaint (after an undercoat) - i seriously underestimated the amount of paint needed though - 3 cans of spray at $23 a pop each!! and i'm still getting the white dandruff out of my clothes too!


it's about 5ft tall i guess.

its funny this tiki even made it home after the gig - at one stage throughout the night someone nabbed it from it's perch overlooking the crowd and tossed it to the masses, therefore creating the funniest thing i've seen in a long time - a CROWDSURFING moai!!! i was expecting it to end up in tiny foam pieces on the floor, but it held strong and only lost a few chunks of 'stone'!

i'll be posting pics of the "Night of the Tiki Terrors" on the events page soon.

thanks for looking.



 
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harro
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Posted: 2006-07-27 08:14 am   Permalink

the pics from the night are in the Events thread at:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=19980&forum=4&6

cheers!


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Paipo
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Posted: 2006-07-27 3:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-06-21 06:10, harro wrote:
aloha guys,

unfortunately i haven't done any more carving since coming back from South america and Easter Island....



Please tell me you'll be posting some story and pics on your trip!


 
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