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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-05-11 2:59 pm   Permalink

Dear S.
Right now it is in a cresent moon shape so it will sit flush with the chair


how wide do you want it here? and Do you want it cresent or blocked in shape?

the cresent is seven inches wide at its widest point. How wide do you want this foot rest area to be?
I want to carve a scrunched faced version of the originals face on the front of this. No charge of course. Just let me know if you want it with a face or plain and stained. I'll be ready to go as soon as I hear from Zaya.Thanks,
Buzzy

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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-05-11 5:27 pm   Permalink

S. and C.
Ok. Check it out! Got your message; got your request. Fine, but, I got a big surprise for you guys on this one. It's carving time!!!

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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-05-11 6:30 pm   Permalink

Buzzy this looks verrrry interesting....looking forward to seeing more.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-05-12 3:43 pm   Permalink

Hiltiki:
thanks for your continuing comments and praise. There are a few of you who keep me doing this: you being high on that very list. Since you like the visual aspect of my posts, here's your personal tour of my work area.
Background: My work space fell together with out any plan, piece by piece. After Tiki Oasis, I completely redid my entire work space. When I started carving, I did it under a large tree out back. The tree service trimmed it for me so I had to put up a shade tarp. My old blue tarp was placed for the winter path of the sun and wasn't working well lately. I got a new larger tarp and placed it according to need rather than available space. This tarp project was the center of the overhauling of my whole work area.
Now for your tour:
This is my front yard log storage area. I now have 13 out front, all at least 5 feet in length. I'm always in the process of bringing them in. I started with 23 a few weeks ago.


This is the widest one I have. I already know what I'm going to do with this one; I see it in my head every time I park my car.

To the right of the log pile is a gate. through this gate is my back yard. Watch out for the dog. She is not only a pitbull, but trained in American Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, Brazillian Ju Jitsu, and the venerable art of Shaolin chuan fa. She is guarding the path to my work area from city workers asking me for a business permit right now.

This is a view of the whole area from the north end of my yard looking south

this is from my work space looking west

I opened and expanded the whole area. Now I have a good view of my work space from my living room. Now when I take a break, I can look at my progress from the couch and formulate my plan of attack in comfort
From my point of view it looks like this:

I hope you enjoyed your tour. I'll post more pictures with you in mind constantly now. Thanks for taking your time to contact me,
your friend Buzzy

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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-05-12 4:27 pm   Permalink

I was going to make a three foot log holder for carving based on the big ones that Aarons Akua and Benzart discussed in AA's thread "working with big logs." After I cut it to size, I notice a neat wood pattern under the skin.
The outside looked like this.

I wanted to see what it looked like cleaned up.I took my electric planer and took off 1/32 of an inch
here is what it looks like during this process

here is a close up of the grain. I think it looks beautiful.

here is the whole log cleaned up. It's too nice for a carving stand. It begs to be something beautiful. Now I need another log for a carving stand...

I also have this piece that I cut off before I knew how neat this log looked. I think I will hollow it out and make a good lampshade or a drum.

I sold one of my tikis last weekend because it had a grain like this one does. I know I swore off using this type of log a long time ago, but I'm starting to change my mind. Time and execution will tell...



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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-05-12 6:48 pm   Permalink

That's a very beutiful log - I love that grain... yeah that should be a keeper and find some other log for the stand. The chairs/seats are really a cool idea too. Nice work!
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2006-05-12 7:23 pm   Permalink

Buzzy, that is a real nice view you have looking out into the ocean. Did you built the work space yourself, I think it looks great with the view in the background. Anyways, I like being here because it is interesting and I like your artwork.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-05-12 7:43 pm   Permalink

Another current project:
It's funny how small a log looks when it is on the ground. I kept wondering why my friend and myself couldn't move this one in our couple of futile attempts.

I decided to try to cut it in half today. It was 5 feet 3 inches, sixteen inches in diameter. I did a bunch of measuring and tore into it Gman style. It turned out pretty good:

The most I was off with the saw was less than the width of a chainsaw blade. Since it worked out so well, I am going to do a thick and tapered log tomorrow with the same method I used on this one. Even after cutting these big ones in half, they're still immense. each half weighs about 170 pounds.
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-05-13 8:03 pm   Permalink

S.
You said "footstool", right?

sanding and staining to go
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Posted: 2006-05-13 8:23 pm   Permalink

Put that saw to 'em Gman-style!!!

 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2006-05-13 9:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-05-12 15:43, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:
this is from my work space looking west




What a view! Is that the Bali-Hi off in the distance??

Those old log stands of mine are getting weathered and cracked already. Your comment made me chuckle though, because I was in the back yard this afternoon playing ball with my son, and I kept looking them thinking maybe there was a big Moai in one of them... I always use the workmate instead, so maybe!

You are right. The peacock feather grain of a fine palm log is much too nice for an old log stand. It must be telling you something...

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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-05-16 12:07 pm   Permalink

Page 8 stories finally done to go along with the pictures. Sorry it took so long .
My girlfriend took her computer on a work trip this week so I cannot post the pictures of what I'm working on right now(I'm on a Mac at work right now-How do you post if you have a Mac? No right click!. Stupid school computers.) I have been quite busy working on two new tikis and doing a lot of prep work. I also got a load of black bamboo. Pretty stuff. Pictures to follow as soon as I get a computer again(thurs). Before I actually get to real work, I'll respond to a couple of you while the monsters are quietly working at their seats(watching a movie.) Also, thanks to Al Gore for inventing the internet and to Former Governer Bill for putting an internet connection in every classroom. Thanks guys!
AA-I'm trying to get a clear picture of the area where the Bali Hai is but it has been foggy down here on the coast for about 10 days now. It is actually south of the picture you reposted. The Bali Hai is on the north end of San Diego Bay. I live directly over Mission Bay. You can see San Diego Bay from my house, just not in the pictures due to the overcast conditions.
Hiltiki-Yes I made the work area. The wooden deck was built by me a couple of years ago. The bricks were already there. The shade tarp frame is made out of electrical conduit and joints purchased at the swap meet . It was originally made as a living area for long , hot summer surfing trips down in Baja. I've actually lived under that very structure for several months of my life. Home sweet home. The nice thing about is that it is portable and I can set it up in about 10 minutes. It's also very compact for travelling when you break it down. Cheap too.
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Posted: 2006-05-16 1:10 pm   Permalink

More neat stuff from Buzzy. I don't blame you for not turning that log into a carving stump, the wood grain Is way too nice. Another log will come along, only next time, don't strip off the bark.
Come on now, you're slowing down a bit, getting tired, running out of time? Running out of ideas?? Speed it back up a notch there..Ha ha ha

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Posted: 2006-05-16 9:17 pm   Permalink

Buzzy what are going to make with the black bamboo, do you know???

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-05-19 11:44 pm   Permalink

I have use of a computer again so I'll be back to posting after ever time I cut into a log or piece of wood. Here's the first of a few projects that I did while I was computer down.
I wanted to split this monster log. It was tapered quite a bit more dramatically than the last log I tried to do this was.

I marked it off to make two perfectly even halves. The horizontal line was drawn for the double checking of the measurements.


The fact that it was wider than my saw made it even more difficult to get a perfect cut.

It turned out better than expected. The camera angle makes it look more rectangular that it actually is.

Here it is hauled back into the log wall for future use.

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