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Lake Tiki - 8/23/2013 - Red Cedar
WestADad
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From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2011-02-03 05:38 am   Permalink

You lift ALL our spirits Dave, thank you! Great carves once again.



 
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pwest71
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From: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 2011-02-03 05:47 am   Permalink

Aloha Lake,

You sir are a modern tiki master. Your carves are so awesome, I haven't seen one yet that I don't instantly like. I'm with Liz in being thankful you live in the frozen north, you definitely wouldn't get as much carving done if you could surf more often...Sorry for being selfish, but your work is inspiring, hopefully I can get close to that someday on my carves...

Mahalo!! AND stay warm and be careful with snow removal, I live in Pittsburgh and hurt my elbow of all thing a few weeks ago, removing snow and ice from the driveway.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-02-03 6:45 pm   Permalink

Aloha Chris, and thanks for your kinds words! I appreciate all your support!

pwest71, thanks to you also for the kind compliments! I'm a firm believer in the theory that if you have fun doing something it shows in the work. Be it art or a job. Even sports and exercise! 10 years after carving my first tiki, it still continues to be a lot of fun and a learning experience.

No worries of surfing anytime soon! With the blizzard the other day, the ice and snow is piles up 20 feet high and 200 feet out along the shores of Lake Michigan. It is going to be many weeks before things clear up. So I guess that means a lot of tikis in the weeks to come! Glad I could help be an inspiration to you, keep on carving!

Best of luck this weekend in the Superbowl! Of course I'll be pulling for the Green and Gold, but it should be a great game!


 
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keigs20
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Posted: 2011-02-20 10:51 pm   Permalink

very nice poles Lake......

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-02-21 12:01 am   Permalink

Thanks Ken!

 
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Clarita
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Posted: 2011-02-22 08:15 am   Permalink

[quote]pwest71, thanks to you also for the kind compliments! I'm a firm believer in the theory that if you have fun doing something it shows in the work. Be it art or a job. Even sports and exercise! 10 years after carving my first tiki, it still continues to be a lot of fun and a learning experience. [quote]

I totally agree with that. It definitely shows the fun and good vibe you put in your work, all your pieces have that extra something that make them so special.
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Creative Chimp
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Posted: 2011-02-22 12:10 pm   Permalink

those poles are awsome lake.......how much time do you approx. have doing the twins???? i love your finish technique...can always tell your work and style...great stuff

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-02-22 3:13 pm   Permalink

Clarita, much thanks to you for the kind compliment! Wood carving has allowed me to express myself in ways I never dreamed of in art school 23 years ago.

Tiki carving has taught me so much about so many parts of the world that I continue to dream about!


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-02-22 3:16 pm   Permalink

Creative Chimp, many thanks for your compliments!

I figure I have about 30 - 35 hours invested in those guys from start to finish.

I tend to work fast, and pay for it later though through the aches and pains.

Once I get going though, I can't wait to see the finished project, so I power through it!
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-02-22 6:15 pm   Permalink

Cranking away on lot's of new work for this summer.

PNG is a big part of the 10th Anniversary Collection, and here are just a few of the masks I've been creating...



Average height on all is around 12 - 18" tall.

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seeksurf
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Posted: 2011-02-23 10:57 pm   Permalink

Dam! look @ the variety there! well done.
You always inspire me.


 
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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2011-02-24 03:20 am   Permalink

Very clean OA styles Dave.

I like em.


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KAHAKA
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2011-02-24 10:25 am   Permalink

Great paint work and texture on those carvings, Dave!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-02-24 6:20 pm   Permalink

Craig, thanks so much! Inspired here by your carving also!
'Bout time you started on a new log!

Mc, just keeping it traditional! Like something you'd see Trader Vic's circa 1950!
Thanks for the compliment!

Chad, just trying to keep up with your incredible craftsmanship!
Thanks for the compliments!


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2011-02-24 6:25 pm   Permalink

A bunch of projects going on here at the studio, too numerous to show all of 'em.

I got the itch to carve a log last week for a little break from flatwork.

This piece of Pine was calling to me, so I carved a Kane from it.



32" H x 6" W.

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