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Tikisobayli Projects 12-9-09 Wow...Three Years and Finally a New Project!
tikisobayli
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Joined: Dec 05, 2002
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From: ATL
Posted: 2006-03-01 06:57 am   Permalink

Well, here goes nothing! Here are a few pictures of my Marquesan style tiki. As you can see, it is still in progress but I thought that it might help to see it as it progresses. I know that many of the work-in-progress posts have helped alot.

Plan drawing:


Initial Layout:


Rough Out: (as it stands this morning)


As you can see, the log is a little wonky at the top but I think that it enhances the upper eyes which I have to say is my favorite aspect of the Marquesan style. Anyway, I will continue to chip away at it over the next few days. Hopefully this weekend I can start to apply a finish to it. Speaking of finish, I have started thinking about how to go about it to give it that more authentic look, so any advice you might pass along would be great.



[ This Message was edited by: tikisobayli 2006-06-17 19:07 ]

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HelloTiki
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Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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From: Kailua, Hawaii
Posted: 2006-03-01 07:38 am   Permalink

That's a very handsome fellow. Evil spirits won't mess with your house!
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2006-03-01 1:40 pm   Permalink

For a first carving that is a very nice job.
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-03-01 4:36 pm   Permalink

Wonky Logs make great tikis. Looks like he is gonna be killer. Excellent first tiki.
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PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
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From: central MA
Posted: 2006-03-01 4:48 pm   Permalink

man, now i wish I could carve...geez. Very nice job. Your obviously a talented craftsman.

 
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tikisobayli
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Posted: 2006-03-02 06:34 am   Permalink

Thanks for the encouragement everyone. Ben, it means alot to hear your kind words coming from the master. I think rule number one for wanna-be carvers is just to get out there and start hacking away. I mean with just about every stroke, you learn more and more how to use the tools.

I spent most of yesterday working on it and made quite a bit of progress. I will post some larger pictures hopefully later this afternoon. It looks like this weekend I will be able to start putting on the final finish. Now to start searching through Creating to find some hints. I thought that BK had a good thread about applying finishes. I'll have to find that one. Again, thanks for the encouragement!


 
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pdrake
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Posted: 2006-03-02 08:40 am   Permalink

very nice.

what kind of wood is that?


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2006-03-02 09:05 am   Permalink

Nice Tiki, and for a first that's incredible. I'll PM you with some of my humble techniques on finish for what it's worth!

 
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tikisobayli
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From: ATL
Posted: 2006-03-02 10:11 am   Permalink

Thanks BK for the help...I think that I speak for everyone on here that you and Benzart are a great help and resource. As far as the wood, I believe its poplar. When Katrina can through our way it knocked down a bunch of trees in our backyard. So, the first thing that popped into my mind was "Hey! Tiki Wood!!". So I cut the longest straightest portions. I have a few more but only about 2.5'-3' tall. This one measures in at just about 4.75'.

 
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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-03-02 11:19 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-03-02 09:05, Basement Kahuna wrote:
Nice Tiki, and for a first that's incredible. I'll PM you with some of my humble techniques on finish for what it's worth!



Hey BK - I'd like to see your notes on finishing too! Can you post them or PM me with that?

Thanks in advance!

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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-03-02 11:24 am   Permalink

I agree. Very nice stuff. Don't rush it though, wait until it is really done before you start applying finish. After you think you are done carving/sanding, set it aside for a day or two and then see if you still think you are finished. Good luck, and please post pics of it when you are done.
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2006-03-02 12:59 pm   Permalink

Awsome way to make the best out of a very bad situation, bro. REcycle all the wood you can find and let the tikis loose

amazing first carving - most first timers (like I did) start with just a tiki head, but you dove right in and did a full body. That ain't no easy task when you're still learning how to use the tools too! Thanks for sharing and keep the tikis coming!
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Howland
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Posted: 2006-03-02 7:18 pm   Permalink

I like that---nice job! His 'wonkiness' evokes motion-makes him look almost alive. Post more pics (BIGGER ones).
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-03-03 04:17 am   Permalink

Cool, The wonky look gives him an individual look

 
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tikisobayli
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Joined: Dec 05, 2002
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From: ATL
Posted: 2006-03-04 03:13 am   Permalink

Thanks everyone for the continuing encouragement. I do have to agree with Surf and Turf, my fiance said the same thing. She's the real artist of the family, but when you see him in person, the upper half takes on movement. Well, here is the guy just after his final sanding and he's just about ready to take his stain bath. I did just a bit more work on the interior line on the nose after this picture was taken to clean it up a bit.

Front View:


Side View:


Today he will begin to take on some color...I'll keep you updated.


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