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Lake Tiki - 8/23/2013 - Red Cedar
JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-11-18 04:19 am   Permalink

You can tell by looking at these carvings you really enjoy creating them. It is a treat to see so many posted at once. I hope to see that Trader Vic tiki living on the lobby table at the new Chicago location soon.

 
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haikai
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From: Regensburg / Bavaria / Germany
Posted: 2007-11-19 03:25 am   Permalink

Hi Lake Surfer, great stuff! The big poles and the tiki fountain are realy pretty. Mahalo, Kai

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2007-11-19 7:44 pm   Permalink

Great stuff lake. I simply love the Pole carving going on
Nice work.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2007-11-19 10:51 pm   Permalink

Thanks everyone for the comments on the recently posted work! Work continues on this big project for Foundation and then I have to get started on orders that are coming in for holiday gifts. Thought I'd pop in for a bit and say hi.

Pappy: I love the poles a lot. Lots of work, but impressive when finished. When I get long straight logs in I always save them in the hopes they will become poles for someone.

surfin: go for it! Carving a pole is a nice drawn out process that you need not rush if you don't have to. You can carve them as detailed or as simple as you want. the end result is always stunning. Winter slows my log carving a bit since there's not much room for anything over 6 feet. I concentrate on mass production of small items for the next season's vending opportunities. I hear you on the arm... that and my back gets a break too.

tikidreams: honored to inspire. There are a lot of artists here and in the tiki past that I draw inspiration from also.

Johnny: They were a joy, and many of them groundbreaking for me. I did some poking around and if things line up right I may get another opportunity to have some more of my work in the new Vic's.

Kai: I look forward to viewing your new work in the future... your carvings and energy are very motivating!

seek: thanks much... keep up the great work on your tiki!


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2007-11-21 10:04 pm   Permalink

New stuff.



Surf Tiki!




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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2007-12-06 2:50 pm   Permalink



Almost tropical outside.... 18 degrees.

A Christmas order begins...


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-12-06 3:36 pm   Permalink

You lucky dog Lake, it's 11 degrees BELOW zero here. What a difference
200 miles makes.


 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2007-12-06 4:59 pm   Permalink

Nice clean log, but I see couple of nots showing there?
Whats the wood? Stay warm.
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2007-12-06 8:52 pm   Permalink

Conga... when its cold it cold. Anything below 30 all feels the same these days. I'm hoping for a thaw by Christmas.
Carving was tough tonight, as the muscles are already sore from shoveling snow every other day. Hope you are staying warm up there.

Seek, Knots? No worries. All part of the log. They just get carved through, sanded and become part of the piece. Though, this bugger did check a whole lot more when I brought it inside to the warmth. There are ways to work around that too. The wood is Yellow Pine, from a 9 footer I have in the garage.



2 1/2 hours knocking around with this one and we've got a rough carve. Some cleanup tomorrow than a sanding. It comes in at around 32" high and will be a small end table for a friend's girlfriend. Toying with an idea of shells, sand and resin on top, sort of like my home bar top. Not figured into the price quote but I have free reign with this design, so maybe a good time to experiment. I've got a bunch of resin available.

More soon... things have been busy in the studio. I have two shows coming up at local tiki bars and gift orders.




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seeksurf
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Posted: 2007-12-06 9:23 pm   Permalink

Woowhoo! Man lake you moving. Looking good!

 
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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2007-12-07 04:37 am   Permalink

Looking very good, Lake.
Waiting for the new pix of this one (and other too !)

P.S: thanks for explaining about the knots because I have a lot in one of my new log.


Benjamin.


 
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2007-12-07 2:02 pm   Permalink

Another custom order done and ready to go... nautical/pirate/tiki



10" high by 40" across.


Thanks guys for the compliments.

Benjamin... about knots... don't let them deter you from using a log. Sometimes we can't be too picky when it comes to carving wood. Carve the best you can through the knots and then finish up with an angle grinder to smooth 'em out.

Stain is drying on the table tiki... pics as soon as its done.




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harro
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Posted: 2007-12-07 2:19 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-12-06 20:52, Lake Surfer wrote:

2 1/2 hours knocking around with this one and we've got a rough carve.




man, 2 and a 1/2 hours!?!?!? you're a machine!

with just chisels too? those cuts are so clean and sharp!

nice work.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2007-12-08 10:50 am   Permalink

Harro, thanks. I just put some tunes on and have-at-it.

Here's another one of my favorites from this year... a Kona Style guy... 5 feet tall and pretty thin...




 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2007-12-08 3:00 pm   Permalink

I like the new surf board stuff - very unique. The thin man is nice as well.

 
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