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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2007-05-07 1:59 pm   Permalink

You should try carving with the ngle grinder. You production time will shrivel. I will rough out my shapes with the grinder and finish with chisels and sanding. the bad part is those sandingpads don't last very long. AND it is a very dirty process - you won't be doing it in your living room - maybe?

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-05-07 2:19 pm   Permalink

Aloha, AlohaS.: Yeah, I think these are outside toys...

Going to try to do that angle grinder carving thing in a little bit.
For now, I'm going to do a little work on this guy:


Sunny and very hot today.
Buzzy Out!
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-05-07 3:41 pm   Permalink

Progress shots are all the rage these days.
More of my today's progress shots:
Roughed in deepest parts first and marked out more details

Then I used the hooknife to round it out:

Oh, close up, what's next?

Mouth, nose, or Keep working the upper head...

Buzzy Out!

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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-05-07 4:43 pm   Permalink

Pretty much all hookknife for the last hour's work:



Pretty soon you might see all this unfold live
Buzzy Out(but I'll be back!)

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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2007-05-07 8:35 pm   Permalink

I like how you left on the pencil lines.

Serious!

Is the Buzz Cam really in the future??

Dat wood be Arrrsome!
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-05-07 9:27 pm   Permalink

RevyBaby: There are actions being taken behind the scenes presently...Oops! I've said enough already.

Sunset:

From the factory floor:


Just have those black lines in the deepest crevices to sand on this one:


Progress on this guy too:

Lot of hook knife and a little everything else.

Buzzy Out!


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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2007-05-07 9:51 pm   Permalink

No sand!!!

Leave lines!!

Half finished!!

When I buy one from you, that's the way I want it!

So.......when we meet up together in the rest home in the sky......

you can finish it for me!

I like "not finished art."


Now....... Back to that Buzz TV ??
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-05-07 11:16 pm   Permalink

BambiBen: I just didn't finish this tiki for you.

See you on the other side.

Last progress update for the day:

We've seen a lot of changes together on this guy today. I'm sure you'll miss him when we all move on to the next one. That's the way it has to be, I'm afraid.

Buzzy Out!
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Tornhalo
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Joined: Aug 17, 2006
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From: Star city, VA.
Posted: 2007-05-08 10:30 am   Permalink

Maybe he can narrate the webcam?

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-05-09 3:05 pm   Permalink

He can't be the commentator because he's non-union...

Last night's sunset was typical for this time of year:

The bay was real glassy as the sun set yesterday


I put some stain on this guy today:

Side view shows it's really a relief carving:

I didn't sand any of it

Look how "primitive" it looks when you cut corners

I do like those cracks in it.

This is fun! What's next?
Buzzy Out!

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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-05-09 5:46 pm   Permalink

I added some highlights to this guy:

I only wanted to bring out the peaks between the sweeps...

so i used a fingernail file...

because i didn't want it to rub on the lower parts of the tool marks.

I saw Cammo do something like this with his okidoki tiki and thought I might try it some day.
Today is that day.

I also finished sanding the fence post:

and I stained the chair he is sitting on

Now all I have to do is cut a bunch of pieces of bamboo down 12" and stain him.

That's it for now.
Buzzy Out!
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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2007-05-09 6:19 pm   Permalink

looks great buzz. really like the aged look on the one and the sitting guy is turning out real well. always like seeing updates on the big guy there.
hope to see more updates soon!
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-05-09 8:46 pm   Permalink

Cool work mate

 
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Tornhalo
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From: Star city, VA.
Posted: 2007-05-09 9:44 pm   Permalink

Great shots Buzzy!

The little guy looks great, I hope he can find work somewhere someday.

When do you think you'll have the fence ready?


 
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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-05-09 11:42 pm   Permalink

I take no credit whatsoever for that sand-after-staining technique. It's like a 3000 year old German woodcarving trick from the Olde Countrie. One thing I noticed is you can just sand the places you want, like outside edges and tops, subtly defining the shapes more.

Hit that thing with watered down Zisnznzzer Amber Shellac now, and the thing will look like it's from 1933. You could sell it to Genuine Handicrafts Musem in Balboa Park for 3 large.


 
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