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Lake Tiki - 8/23/2013 - Red Cedar
Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2009-03-22 12:47 am   Permalink

Many thanks seeks!

Sorry I missed you... I've been doing real world work for a couple weeks.

Gotta pay the bills!


But back to tiki!

With outside temperatures finally between 40 and 60 the next few days I am going to get out in the driveway and wrestle around with a big chunk of tree I have had since last summer...

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It has been in storage all winter and is getting in the way.

I swear the thing still weighs in at 400 lbs. I'm hoping it loses a good chunk of that in carving and drying.

Time to get it carved and stood up in the yard with the other guys!

The drawknife and chainsaw are sharpened up, the grinder is ready to go and I hope to have this thing tapered and sanded smooth by Sunday night.


Monday looks like a surf day finally, so by Tuesday I should have the log drawn out and ready to carve!

Updates to come...




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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-03-22 04:56 am   Permalink

We are already eager to see it ...

 
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buzzard
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From: whetstone,az
Posted: 2009-03-22 11:39 am   Permalink

let the chips begin

 
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2009-03-22 1:18 pm   Permalink

beautiful work on the miniatures, lake! The Polynesia turned out real nice. It'll be a treat to see these!

Have fun wrestling that 400lb monster log (!)
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Tiki Kupcake
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From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2009-03-22 2:27 pm   Permalink

I can't wait to get one!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2009-03-22 10:27 pm   Permalink

Aloha Jim!

Thanks so much for the compliments on The Polynesian and the other mini work!

I'm taking a break and going from one extreme to the other now!


Its been a while since I've had the chance to toss a big log around the backyard, and since the weather is somewhat bearable outside, no time like the present.

I spent about an hour and a half to two hours roughing this out... the log had a bit of a banana curve to it.

Then I attempted to get this beast standing up so I could get a good look at it.

Without a lift, or anyone around it proved nearly impossible to raise.

Grabbed some logs scraps after shaving some extra weight off of the thing and was finally able to get the leverage to stand it up.

Some fine tuning to the bottom and it actually stands now.



Pretty much looks like a giant phallus I'm standing next to.

But with some sanding and rough chiseling this log will actually start to look like my vision for it... The Mega Marq!

I hope to get the sanding done Monday morning and get it undercover for the 2 inches of rain we're getting on Tuesday.


Still looks like surf this week, but not sure yet of it will be Monday afternoon or Tuesday.
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-03-23 08:42 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-22 22:27, Lake Surfer wrote:
Some fine tuning to the bottom and it actually stands now.

Pretty much looks like a giant phallus I'm standing next to.



LOL! My thoughts exactly when I saw the pic! So how did you fine tune the bottom? Do you hit it with the grinder?


 
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2009-03-23 09:30 am   Permalink

Whale size, brother!!!!! (I think all guys think alike...)

either that or a giant shiitake mushroom.

Won't be long before this puppy is tikified tho!!!!

Here's hoping you get some surfin' time in. Have fun!
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2009-03-23 11:03 am   Permalink

Big T... first I had to find a level spot in the driveway... the frost has done a number on it over the winter!

But then just some eyeballing with the chainsaw and the grinder as you mentioned.


Aloha Jim!

Yep, getting the gear ready for this afternoon's session!

Open water forecast for the next few days...

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

THIS AFTERNOON
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 30
KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS INCREASING TO GALES TO 35
KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 7 TO 10 FEET.

Surf first! Tiki later!


 
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drasticwagon
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Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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From: DFW , Texas
Posted: 2009-03-23 4:00 pm   Permalink

Can't wait to see this one.

 
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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-03-23 9:49 pm   Permalink

Nice challenge this logs! Mega Marq: it looks like a super hero name...

 
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-03-24 05:49 am   Permalink

sounds like a great week ahead for you lake, the weather is turning to crap and the surf is up. you got your big guy up and the carving is about to start. looking forward to seeing the big guy done. good luck with the surf. i gotta use a cooler but i guess you just shove a few beer into the snow bank for after the waves.

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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2009-03-24 07:36 am   Permalink

It's always good to see ya go big again! Got pounded surfing 36 degree water yesterday. c o l d. r-r-r-r-r-r-r...still recovering. Take it easy out there!

 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2009-03-24 08:23 am   Permalink

Its always fun to dive into those big logs. This one has some great potential.

Wore myself out last night playing on chest high wind chop. Water was 76 degrees and beautiful!


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2009-03-24 10:46 am   Permalink

Aloha guys, thanks for stopping by!

big daddy, we've been known to stash the beers in a snowbank to keep 'em cold.
I can remember some early March sessions where there was snow around.

surfintiki, my friend John and I took some lumps yesterday in some solid chest to head high icewater. A tough paddleout to begin with then throw in a 6/4 wettie along with not surfing for 4 months. I watched John take 5 waves on the head paddling out once.

I surfed for about an hour and a half until I went over the falls on a nice a-frame and got flushed.

Water temp 35 degrees, air temp 40 degrees. Burrrr is right.

Waves are up again today, but the wind has chopped it all to bits again.



A.S. you are welcome up anytime you'd like to trade that 76 degree water for 35.

Rain today so now work on the big guy... but looks like I can get some chops in on Wednesday.

Swing by for an update!



 
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