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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving Lake Tiki - 8/23/2013 - Red Cedar
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Lake Tiki - 8/23/2013 - Red Cedar
Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2006-11-28 12:32 pm   Permalink

Thanks Will, good to hear from you!

Actually heading out in a half hour to go surf a south. Strangely warm for this time of the year right now... 62
Tomorrow the bottom drops with the approaching cold front... highs for the rest of the week in the mid 30's with snow.

Rollercoaster weather in the Midwest...

Hope you're getting some surf on your coast.


 
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frostiki
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Posted: 2006-11-28 7:21 pm   Permalink

Dave, the bar looks like it's coming along great. You are making a lot faster progress on your tiki room than we are on ours. We've got it ours in acceptable condition for our first luau in our new place. Now I just have to hope I get a new skill saw for Christmas to build a tiki bar. The tiki on the last post looks very cool, our little friend is adjusting well to his new home, but might be getting a little lonely. Keep up the good work.
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2006-11-29 12:44 am   Permalink

Aloha Jason! Thanks... the room has turned into quite the project, and it is hard to stay away from when I should be doing work or sleeping. Some fun stuff coming up.

I'm stoked for this part of the room. I've had a picture in my head of how I want it to look and it is turning out exactly how I hoped. The bar top is all ready for the Pour-On clear coat. A lot of it.
I think I'm going to need a bigger bottle of it. The surface area is 23 7/8" x 96" at a depth of 1/4 inch... not counting the gouges and what the sand will soak up. So, I'll probably be buying the gallon size or bigger after this first pour. It is recommended that you not pour more than 1/8 of an inch at a time anyhow. So, slow and steady we go...







 
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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-11-29 03:06 am   Permalink

Yup Lake, that's gonna look great when it's done. Do you have to wool it when it's finally dry? Or does it settle in somewhat perfect? Gotta go slow so the sand doesn't elevate! Looking rowdy down there bro. Keep it up.

Mahalo

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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2006-11-29 12:42 pm   Permalink

So far so good... first pour in the cracks and crevices... looking good!

Hoping the white sand goes from dark to light again when things dry out... only thing I wasn't expecting.

I poured around the outside and let the mixture creep it's way in.


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I blew through the 1/4 I had left and two new bottles... looks like I'll be buying the $50 gallon size...


McTiki... the stuff is self leveling... and as long as your surface is somewhat level you're good to go. Mine's not, but going slow is the solution. 1/8 inch at a time is the recommended method.
These are the fun parts of building a bar.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2006-11-30 01:00 am   Permalink

Hula girl wall hanging for a new customer. 2 feet tall.



 
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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-11-30 06:55 am   Permalink

Lake!

This Hula hanging is sweet! What material? Is there some relief carving in her? (Can't tell by the pic)

It looks awesome!

Bartop finishing is what I would consider as dessert of the whole project. Very entertaining and rewarding at the same time.

(You are probably enjoying this space already. Just post pics!)

McTiki


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2006-11-30 10:34 am   Permalink

McTiki... she's made of a pine board. Ahhh, pine. Seems everything I make is made from pine. Pine logs, pine boards... easy to carve, nice grain, easy finishing...

Anywhoo... yes, she is relief carved. The flash washed it out. I'll try to get a better shot but it is cloudy here again... awaiting a foot of snow to start tomorrow.

Have to go make sure the snowblower is gassed up...


 
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MachTiki
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Posted: 2006-11-30 10:41 am   Permalink

That is a great idea with the sand and shells. Nice work LS!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2006-12-01 12:19 am   Permalink

Thanks Mach... kinda in a holding pattern until I get some fun money to spend on the gallon or so I'm going to need to finish the pour...

Until then, I deliver these guys today in a snowstorm... flat backed and rounded front... they are going on the drink menu board at Foundation.
3 1/2 wide by 11 high



 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2006-12-01 12:43 am   Permalink

Oh yea, almost forgot. One of these bit me too. It's been a while since that happened, but I made sure to shove that freshly sharpened chisel good and deep into my thumb.

One of those times when you continue to do something that your mind is telling you not to, and then it happens and your brain tells you... " See!"



[ This Message was edited by: lake surfer 2011-08-12 02:04 ]


 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2006-12-01 11:48 am   Permalink

Blood sacrifice to the tikis - you know you have to feed those things or they get hungry. The bar is looking really good. Keep posting progress shots, because this may be in my near future!

 
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frostiki
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Posted: 2006-12-01 2:19 pm   Permalink

The sacrifices that we make for art. You brain may have said see, but I bet you mouth said somethign that started with an F. The new Tikits look great, did you spray a stain on them? The look like the have a distressed aged and sand worn effect on them. Or I may just need new glasses
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2006-12-01 3:20 pm   Permalink

Yeeeeoouch! That's part of this crazy hobby we have.

It's been a treat to see your work again. How did the bar sand dry?

Did you dig out from the snow? It is still raining here- no snow yet.

I saw on the news last night a bunch of surfers in Lake Superior, I thought you might be one of them.

JP


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2006-12-22 11:11 pm   Permalink

Got over to Foundation yesterday to take measurements for three new masks I'm doing for them... and after that I am doing two 9 foot half poles that will flank the entrance of The Rendezvous tiki bar in Kenosha.

The drink board tikis are up... Foundation's tiki drinks appear on a hand held menu. Being Milwaukee, beer and other liquors are still the staple at most bars.




One of the masks I'm doing is 20" x 28" and will be a fun project.


 
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