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Lake Tiki - 8/23/2013 - Red Cedar
Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-10-25 4:16 pm   Permalink

Benjamin, thanks for your kind words!

I do understand what you mean about crossing the grain, and yes I did do that.
That was the goal of a circular piece. To get away from the comfort zone and try some different shapes that might be a bit more difficult to carve.
Cross grain demands an extremely sharp edge, so I'm constantly sharpening.
I've got some other things brewing in my head that I hope to try our in the next month.

Big T, I really appreciate the compliments! I'm having a lot of fun with these pieces and I've been doing a lot of research to keep them on the traditional side.

The thickness of most of the pieces is between 3/4 and 1". Some of my new work for the Tiki Mag show consisted of different planes of wood to create layers.

Benz, crisp is what I've been striving for, and I've been doing a lot of experimenting behind the scenes with color. Some are happy accidents and some have been thought out.
I've got quite a few simple test pieces in the studio and have been writing down color formulas for all of the work I do.
Thanks so much for your compliments on the new stuff!
I've been watching your work on your thread... the detail and the scale that you are working at is amazing!
Impressive carvings!



 
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Tahitiki
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Posted: 2008-10-26 5:37 pm   Permalink

Hey Lake,
Those last two carves are awesome!!!


 
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TheBigT
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Posted: 2008-10-27 06:42 am   Permalink

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On 2008-10-25 16:16, Lake Surfer wrote:

Big T, I really appreciate the compliments! I'm having a lot of fun with these pieces and I've been doing a lot of research to keep them on the traditional side.

The thickness of most of the pieces is between 3/4 and 1". Some of my new work for the Tiki Mag show consisted of different planes of wood to create layers.



3/4" - 1"?? Wow! That impressive with not very much depth to work with. Well, it seems to me anyway. I haven't tried anything like that yet. But looks pretty tough.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-10-27 11:37 am   Permalink

Tahitiki: thanks for the compliment!
I love your work also, you have a very refined carving style with clean cuts.
Have you done any new work lately?

Big T... yep, that's the thickness. I've been at this flatwork for about 2 years now.
I hate to think of all the first pieces I went completely through.
This type of work does have it's challenges, grain pattern being the biggest.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-10-28 5:28 pm   Permalink

Back to The Islands with this Kona Style Lono.



A good size wallhanging, coming in at 36" H x 9 1/2" W



This was a piece I couldn't put down. A lot of fun to carve.


 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2008-10-28 8:27 pm   Permalink

I don't know how you get such depth in those relatively thin boards,
but please keep it up. Wonderful carving skills and all of your pieces
seem to be well studied. Yer killing me!


 
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Tahitiki
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Posted: 2008-10-29 05:37 am   Permalink

Hey Lake,
Thanks for the compliment, the Lono is pretty cool too man!
I'm working on a couple things, like a small copy of the Tiki Picasso owned, also a marquesan fly whisk handle. I'll post some pict soon.
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2008-10-29 10:40 am   Permalink

That Lono kicks ass. Cool design and great detail.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-10-29 4:25 pm   Permalink

Definitely your best work! Excellent detail with nice rounded features and crisp clean detail. It looks like you took extra time cleaning all the nooks and crannies where carving garbage usually hang out Very nice

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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-10-29 11:47 pm   Permalink

Conga, many thanks!

I think I've kinda got a feel for how far to push it now with the depth on these pieces.
Back 2 years ago, I actually went through a couple.

Thanks for stopping by Tahitiki, and thanks for the kind words! Keep up the good work on your end!

A.S. thanks! I think he kicked my ass a little bit too, I seemed to have tweaked my wrist a bit. I need a break.

Benz, I have to agree with you. This one was a lot of fun and I think it shows. There were lots of little nooks and crannies, and the headress was a whole 'nother animal.
Thanks much for the compliments!

Time for a short break!
We've got a south wind cranking up in advance of a front heading across the plains... Thursday is SURF DAY!

I do have a new piece on the table started... coming soon!


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-10-31 11:30 pm   Permalink

New KU just finished!

Gotta get some pictures of it when the sun comes out!


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-11-01 9:58 pm   Permalink

Here's a new piece I just finished up... Kilauea Ku.

9" W x 20" H




 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-11-03 10:52 pm   Permalink

Special pre holiday sale at Chef Shangri-La in North Riverside, IL
November 15th starting around 7 pm.
Lot's of new work from the 2009 Collection... many pieces that will not be seen on TC... only at this show and more next year!

Stop on down if you're in the area for drinks, food and lots more fun! A special Lake Tiki creation is part of the free raffle!



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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-11-04 10:45 pm   Permalink

Started something new today... knee deep into the Kona Style this month...




Special guest coming to the Lake Tiki studio/Hale Nalu this week!

The one and only... Traveling Jones!

We're off to Foundation for talk story Wednesday night.


 
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Posted: 2008-11-05 03:00 am   Permalink

You mean if I can't come up to your show I can't see some of your new stuff? That hurts, just when it was getting good and youare starting to have fun. I Really like this new stuff!

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