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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
Benzart
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Posted: 2007-07-18 05:56 am   Permalink

Cool Stuff Lake, and I'm with BK on log Envy!

 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2007-07-18 08:05 am   Permalink

Looks great. Is he full bodied or more of a totem?

 
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finkdaddy
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2007-07-18 08:18 am   Permalink

Wow Dave, I haven't checked this thread in a while. Your house is looking amazing! Your carvings are so identifiable as yours and yet still look traditional. Great work. I'll be living not too far from you soon. I'd love to see it all in person!
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
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From: HELL
Posted: 2007-07-18 09:12 am   Permalink

awesome, lake!! hmmmm...is this the one you said you would carve for me after this summers events were winding down?? you're still on the hook to me for a large carving...hahah!!

 
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2007-07-18 9:56 pm   Permalink

Paipo, thanks much! They do look like steam whistles now that you say that.

BK and benella... thanks!

McTiki... mahalo! I'll try and snap a couple pics before I paddle out. Cold front still hasn't gone through. Hope we don't get skunked.
Water temps are between 55- 64 depending on upwelling tomorrow. I figure on a 4/3 without boots or gloves... though you never know with this lake.

Thanks Ben, sometimes the logs find me, sometime I gotta hunt. But now my friends know what I'm looking for, so they call me right away.

A.S., mahalo! This one will be a full body in the round tiki with a little stand. I'll do an "ALOHA" relief carve on the base like the one in my bar.

Thanks Finkdaddy! Have a safe trip back, and you're welcome to come by and see it all.

Tipsy, this guy is staying home. I gotta keep a few of these for the day when I can't do it anymore. I'm on the hunt for another log that can make it's home in the Bamboo Bunker. Just think of how more refined my stuff will be by the time you get yours.

Thanks again everyone... time for an update....

This afternoon I started swinging the 18 oz mallet and working on the body. After an hour the bicep was having no more of that. Time for a rest.
So I started in on the rough sand....



Some more low impact work... detail work on the teeth...



Gonna take a few days off and rest the arm up... and see about that surf on Thursday.



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frostiki
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Posted: 2007-07-19 07:54 am   Permalink

Dave that big guy is coming along nicely, I hopeyou don't ming but I may have to steal the fence prost idea for my back yard. We are finally getting around to landscaping it, and talking about building a deck in the fall (way to hot, and too much hurricane risk until then) posts like that would make great rails.
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2007-07-19 08:06 am   Permalink

Quote:


I gotta keep a few of these for the day when I can't do it anymore.

2007-07-18 21:56 ]



why, do you plan on developing arthritis in the next couple weeks??....you're a young guy with plenty of carving days ahead of you!!....LOL


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2007-08-01 9:17 pm   Permalink

More yummy yellow pine to carve up...

We're in the dog days of summer... 90 degrees here today with a 70 degree dewpoint. My favorite carving weather. I get a gallon jug of water and put it in the freezer overnight. Set it out in the sun while you carve and you've got ice cold water all afternoon.

Sanded this thick 4 footer up and started on the mouth.





92 degrees tomorrow. The water jug is in the freezer. Hope to have the teeth and eyes knocked out by tomorrow afternoon.




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congatiki
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Posted: 2007-08-01 9:46 pm   Permalink

Dave...both of your big logs are turning out great. Gotta get my hands on some of
that pine...looks like a lot of fun to dig through. Very inspiring work!


 
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Moondance
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Posted: 2007-08-01 10:14 pm   Permalink

Lake-
What type of wood is the tall guy? stupid question!
Thanks, love your fine work.
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2007-08-01 10:20 pm   Permalink

White pine I guess. Nice carvings as usual D! Somebody say they had a log for me in Sheboygen ?

 
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harro
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
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From: Australia
Posted: 2007-08-02 6:19 pm   Permalink

great looking tikis!
one question - since I can easily see the chisel marks, am i right in assuming that huge gaping mouth was knocked out purely by hand? you dont use any power tools to take out wood faster?
keep up the good work, and the progress pics are really helpful for a guy like me!
cheers,
harro.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2007-08-02 9:27 pm   Permalink

conga... much thanks! I love me some yellow pine. Always soft and smooth no matter how dry. I like wrestling around with these big logs.

Moondance... thanks! The wood is yellow pine and these pieces came from a 50 footer that was brought down on a construction site nearby.

Danny... Mahalos! Plenny logs in Sheboygan! We'll go surf some logs than carve some logs!

harro... thanks! It is all knocked out by hand... gouges and 18 oz mallet. I get more control and am more proficient with hand tools. And they don't take too much off in a half a second. For me its not speed though, I enjoy the time spent... even if it takes a bit longer.

Progress! It didn't look like much yesterday... looks a little more like a tiki today.





 
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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2007-08-02 11:48 pm   Permalink

Fantastic masterpieces.
I love the eyebrows of the pole, it reminds me of one wall-tiki you've made earlier in your tiki bar, which one i love as well.

Great job.

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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2007-08-03 11:17 am   Permalink

Thanks Benjamin!

The big one's are a lot of fun to make... and have quite a presence.


 
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