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Lake Tiki - 8/23/2013 - Red Cedar
teaKEY
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Posted: 2008-01-03 7:21 pm   Permalink

I don't understand the lip. Is it frosty? Nice Humuhumus

 
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2008-01-03 8:50 pm   Permalink

Thanks everyone for your kind compliments!

pappythesailor, the variety is fun. Keeps carving fresh and challenging! The owners love the fact that everything comes from a local artist also.

conga, plenty of wall space left to spruce up! I'd like to do a variety of fish again. They look good in a school.

ken, the bar keeps dreaming up more stuff for me to do which is great. Everyone there loves the new trim which has led to me creating more to frame out other areas like the door and windows. Much more space and width to work with so I can do some brand new patterns. I'm really looking forward to getting started on it all.

seek, it has been and continues to be very rewarding! During the holiday party there last month I was vending some tikis and many people came up to me. They wanted to talk about all the new stuff that I've been creating for the walls. Even if a regular patron doesn't know me in person they know of the work I've done, which is pretty cool. Makes me proud that Foundation has committed towards showing my work. Forecast is still looking good for surf here this weekend... that left you posted looks like a screamer!

Meheadhunter, thanks stopping by to check out my stuff!

teaKEY, the lip is a cresting wave. The tiki is for a fellow surfer.




 
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Meheadhunter
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Posted: 2008-01-03 11:09 pm   Permalink

Lake Surfer...The Wizzzard called me today, I pinstripe with the legends of pinstriping and he was checking to see if I was going to join them this year at a local car show in my hometown....Anyway, to make a long story short...we got on the subject of tiki, and the tiki eyeball show in Iowa and your name came up....I have seen your stuff here on TC, and thought it was kind of a cool coincidence that we have both done some events with wizzzard. I'm hoping to be at tiki eyeball this year with some cool tiki mugs I'm working on for the event....Anyway, your carvings are totally cool...keep up the great work!!!!
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Tiki Terrace
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Posted: 2008-01-04 10:50 pm   Permalink

LOVE the fish Lake! I want some too! I'll give you a call sometime. Please tell me you are kidding about the surfing!
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Bali_Dan
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From: Lake Conroe Texas
Posted: 2008-01-05 08:52 am   Permalink

The fish are just soooo cool. My first carving experience was fish, and yours are top shelf. Hell all your work is. Keep 'em coming.

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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2008-01-05 2:52 pm   Permalink

Meheadhunter, thanks again for checking in and for your compliments.

Scott, thanks for the support! Look forward to talking to you soon and I love what you're doing with TTII! Must be a lot of fun doing the buildout!
Nope, not kidding about the surfing. We take what we can get here... I'm hoping to get to SoCal for some warmer water in the next 2 months.

Bali Dan, thanks for checking out my stuff and for your compliments! I've been dropping in to your thread... keep on carving, you've got a clean style... wish I had your shop!

On the carving bench this week... 84 linear feet or so of carved window and door trim for Foundation. Got all the wood cut and drew up some new patterns, all that's left is the carving. Install is Friday so I'd better get busy. I'll pop in to share some photos!


 
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hewey
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Posted: 2008-01-05 5:03 pm   Permalink

Nice work, love the details in the surf tiki
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-01-07 12:44 am   Permalink

hewey, thanx much!

More than halfway through the new work for Foundation... door and window trim to be installed on Friday. Trying to keep an orderly process in the studio as I carve and stain the whole batch and still have room to move around. Hope to have things wrapped up by Tuesday so I can start on a new project to premier at Hukilau '08!








 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-01-07 5:11 pm   Permalink

"More than half way" That looks like allot of work my friend.
Looking Good!
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-01-10 11:49 pm   Permalink

Thanks much seek!

Raced the snowstorm today and got up to Foundation for the install of the trim. Met up with bar patron Captain Rick, owner of Milwaukee's only dive sailboat charter, The Mai Tai. Captain Rick does window installs in the winter and his help was priceless today. Foundation is in a 1920's building, which presented some challenges. After some math and a few cuts on some boards, everything went up without a hitch.

A few shots...





Meeting Captain Rick back in December at Foundation's Holiday Party has lead to a deal doing some merchandising for him. I'll be carving up idols and keychains in the design of the tiki on his sailboat logo in the next month.


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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2008-01-11 06:32 am   Permalink

Very good work on the windows, the boards seem meant to be at this place. I love the bamboos too.
I'm happy for the deals you've made : that means a lot of new pictures of your nice work to come

Mahalo,

Benjamin.
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frostiki
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From: Mobile, AL
Posted: 2008-01-11 07:05 am   Permalink

Lake, the new Tiki's and trim are looking great, did you do the bamboo bars on the windows too? I love the idea very cool. Hop the new year is treating you well.
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-01-11 5:07 pm   Permalink

Trim looks great around the window Lake. I also like the bars.
Captain Rick sounds like a interesting fellow.

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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-01-12 01:47 am   Permalink

Benjamin, thanks! One of the bartenders was opening up as we finished putting it all up and he loved it. There used to be leopard fur as trim and he was one of the people who hated it most. It had turned pretty ratty over time.

frost, thanks also! The bars were actually the bar manager's idea, but they turned out cool. His dad winters in Florida so he brings a lot of bamboo up in the Spring for us to work with. 2008 has started pretty good, thanks for the well wishes and good luck to you!

seek, thanks! Captain Rick, a great guy and an interesting fellow! A talker though, which isn't a bad thing, but when you have a couple hours to get things hung and then the bar opens, his endless stories made the job a bit longer. He'll be fun to work with on his business projects though.


 
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MooneyTiki
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From: Jensen Beach,fla
Posted: 2008-01-12 04:48 am   Permalink

Aloha lake!!!!!
Your carvings are looking Great my friend . I like the wave you put on your tiki it looks kool.The trim is really tight in the tiki club that your doing. I'm glad your getting some nice Tiki gigs. Stay warm my friend,and keep carving ,Aloha , Mooney


 
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