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Lake Tiki - 8/23/2013 - Red Cedar
leleliz
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2011-01-13 10:07 pm   Permalink

Dave these are looking awesome. Seems like you are banging 1 out every day...how long do they take you generally?

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-01-13 11:16 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the kind compliment Liz!

I'm pretty much not doing anything day to day but eating, sleeping and carving! And some work here and there when I get freelance design stuff.

Dead of winter here, which means snow, cold, grey skies, and more cold.
So I'm cranking away 12 or so hours a day on carvings. Warmer months mean more distractions, and I slow down a bit, but typically over the last 10 years I really crank in the months December - April.

Lot's of ideas in my head, and they all want out!


 
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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2011-01-14 09:05 am   Permalink

"Lot's of ideas in my head, and they all want out!"

I can relate to that right there...


Nice nice stuff Dave!





 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-01-14 3:29 pm   Permalink

Thank you kind sir!

Let those ideas out!


Wrapped up carving on the PNG mask today... painting come this weekend!





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Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2011-01-15 06:00 am   Permalink

That is some nice work! I also like your workmate, it looks like it was made in polynesia (instead of china). I have a few questions I hope you don't mind answering. Do you use a router to rough out any of your flat pieces or do you hand carve all of that? I don't know if I am crossing a line by asking so please don't answer if I am. Also you mentioned that you are squirreled away working more in the winter than in the summer. I would imagine that you are working in a garage or a shop off the house. It gets cold in PA too. We have snow on the ground since Christmas and it gets barely above 30. I work in the garage but it often gets too damn cold. My question is what do use for heating? I get worried that all of the dust could cause a problem with a heater or worse a fire. Things slow down with activites around my house so I have more time to work out in the garage but I hate the cold. Any suggestions?

Thanks


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-01-15 11:28 am   Permalink

Grand Poobah, I carved this all by hand.

80% was done with FlexCut chisels. The other part was straight chisels and stubby gouges.

My workshop is in the basement of the house. That thing above my head is a dust filter.

It does a really good job, but when I'm carving with chisels, its just wood chips falling on the floor.

My tiki bar is right next to my workshop... and the basement stays pretty warm... around 68 with the heat down.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-01-16 7:52 pm   Permalink

I finished up the painting today on the PNG Female Abelam Figure mask.


36.5" H x 16" W

Time to wrap it up and send it to its new home in Arizona!

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congatiki
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Posted: 2011-01-17 04:19 am   Permalink

Real purdy Dave....wonderful creation.

 
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TheBigT
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Posted: 2011-01-17 10:39 am   Permalink

beautiful, lake! one of your best! and that's sayin something.


 
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Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2011-01-17 3:46 pm   Permalink

Lake surfer wrote "I carved this all by hand.

80% was done with FlexCut chisels. The other part was straight chisels and stubby gouges."


That's all the more impressive. Nice work on the stains.


 
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McTiki
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Posted: 2011-01-17 3:55 pm   Permalink

Be proud of that one Dave! Nicely done!

 
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laojia
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Posted: 2011-01-17 9:13 pm   Permalink

Great work Dave! Great work and quickly done!


J.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-01-19 08:43 am   Permalink

Conga, thanks much! How are things up North?
A very cold and snowy January here in the Beer City. Can't wait for Spring.

BigT, thanks for the kind compliment! I had a lot of fun making this piece, and I enjoyed painting too.

Grand Poobah, thanks again!

McTiki, quite proud of it! Its a big piece. Going to a good home though!

Jérôme, many thanks for stopping by! Appreciate the compliment!


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-01-26 1:43 pm   Permalink

Lot's of projects going on here...



"The Guardians"
19" H x 9" W.
The colors are actually the same on both pieces, the lighting is to the left, so that one looks lighter.
There is also some lighter grain in the wood. The tiki on the right is the true color in natural light.



Lono Panels

Each is 27" H x 5.5" W and hand painted.

Starting in on a whole stack on brand new PNG masks... more to come!

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WestADad
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Posted: 2011-01-26 1:47 pm   Permalink

WOW! Dave those are fantastic!

Chris


 
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