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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-06-12 2:44 pm   Permalink

I wanted to start a new one yesterday. I took all my tools outside and started to look at the log. RING!!! went the phone. It was my brother. He needs to stay here this week. Crap! My house is a disaster. I ended up cleaning the house all day. I do not want my brother to tell my mom about how I live in a big pile of woodchips and dust.
Anyway, while I was cleaning, I found a scrap of paper with a list on it. The list was written by me at work the first time zi found this site. I spent the whole day looking at almost every thread on the first 5 pages or so. Lots of stuff to see in one day. Knowing that it would be hard to find certain pictures for reference later on, I jotted down my favorite tiki artists, based on what I saw that day. this was probably the second place I had ever looked at tikis on the internet and I had only carved one tiki at the time. So here's the list of those who originally inspired me to give his a serious try(in no particular order):
TIKIG -I nicknamed him "florida pro guy" based on all his rows of tikis and his booth at a fair(I had not figured out the author/carver name thread connection thing on here-I was new to internet forums and didn't know about the poster's name-I just took the info off the title)
LAKE SURFERS WORLD OF CHISELED WOOD-No notes and I didn't need a nickname because it's easy to remember someone who surfs and carves where he does
CHAINSAW BY GMAN-Then I have PG 3 (xxx) written by it. Before I knew him as Gman- he was the d*&^% guy(nickname based on pg 3 pictures, not what I think of him)
BASEMENT KAHUNA-Nickname=Cool weapons Hawaiian shirt kung fu dude (first impressions sometimes hold)
BENZART_-"Cool faces, good carver dude" From day one...It's all been said
about him. I'm late to hop on the bandwagon, but it's a great ride.
It was a total thrill for me the first time each of these people posted on my thread. If I ever get rich and famous, you guys can be in my posse. We'll make a tiki mansion on my own private island. Someday, keep in touch guys...
All these guys, and everyone else on this site for which I've admired the work done since, you all make me bust my ass everyday just to keep up. So, word time over.
Started this one today...
3'8" Mexican fan palm, 10 inch diameter


I'm just kind of going to let this one fall together. I have some new tools, it's a fresh log of the highest quality, and it's a beautiful day.
I hope my brother doesn't mind me working all night. Last summer when he was here, I had not started carving yet. Boy how things change in a year. Or even a month. Or...
Work time...
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-06-12 2:53 pm   Permalink

Buzzy,

That last guy with the headress going all the way down his back is the schnizz! Keep it up. You are making killer pieces now! I likee!

I'll take a room at your mansion when you get it. Count me in.

-Gman (the D&%!-guy!)
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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: 2006-06-14 11:40 am   Permalink

Got to hand it to all you guys out there who hold regular jobs and still do this thing. It's tough. Had a couple of short windows of time to get some work done. Things should go back to normal(no work+no money)soon. For now though, here's an update before I go to work:



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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-06-14 6:05 pm   Permalink

Buzzy, I really love how you are experimenting with new looks. I am enjoying watching you carve and listening to your stories between carvings. LOVED the Chairs, Man, Very Well Done. You should do more sets..
I'll take a room or 2 in your mansion when you get it done, I think it will be fun and Funny. Keep up the good work and soon it will be time to start slowin down and adding more detail. In the meantime, BE Proud!
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-06-15 1:34 pm   Permalink

Just when I caught my second wind and was ready for an extended carving sesion last night, my brother said "I'm going to bed" and ended that. Oh well. At least today I'll have about 10 more hours to work before he goes to bed again.
Here's a little more done on my current piece:



Sidebar: Today the tree service called and said that they had a "surprise" for me. I was expecting a cool log or bamboo. This is what they had when I showed up:

They were completely covered in ivy when he found them

He said that since he has been dealing with me, he looks at things differently when he is bidding jobs. He is always on the lookout for cool things that I can "Tiki". This is an interesting and very "surprising" find

This is cool. The tree service delivered finished product. Now if I could get those tree service guys to actually start rough cutting my logs for me, I could grow the largest tiki producing facility on the west coast. Then I could put those knock off carvers from Indonesia out of business. I would own my island mansion and...Get to work tree service guys, I'm too busy picking out gold faucets for GMAN and Benzart's rooms.
Billionaire Buzzy out!
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
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From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2006-06-15 2:12 pm   Permalink

hi buzzy i love your work keep it up lete me see more.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-06-15 4:23 pm   Permalink

Marcus Thorn is in the house! I feel privileged. International recognition. I reckon that when I first met Aussies, I thought that they were mad all of the time. All of their stories started out, "Me and me mate were pissed and then we..." or "One time when I was pissed, I boxed a roo after me mate ran him over with his Ute." Then I found out that in Austrailian, pissed=drunk. Now I think Aussies are drunk all of the time. Not mad. And they do not drink Foster's, only XXXX. Hi Marcus, pleased to meet you. Are you pissed?

Well, back in the States:
Back of headress

Oh man! That's a bad crack. Oh wait, I cut that.

These should line up in the end if I did everything right





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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-06-16 09:48 am   Permalink

This wood is hard and slower going than I anticipated. Here's a little more progress:



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IsleConch
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
Posts: 166
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2006-06-16 7:38 pm   Permalink

Buzzy...you do great work, I learn just by looking at your carvings...just one question..how do you get those logs so smooth?? what is the easiest way to strip the bark off the palms? Thanks
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-06-17 1:59 pm   Permalink

Debarking mexican fan palms:The easiest way


IsleConch: Always nice to hear from new tiki friends. Hope this helps:
I usually use Mexican fan palms.
Here is picture showing the bark parts. The area on the bottom was cleaned by a tree service several years ago. You can tell because the fresh cleaned ones are brownish/orange. The top area has newer leaf stocks sticking out of it. What I do first is remove these

To do this, I use a specially designed, professional grade rechargeable motorized vibrating razor tool. I bought this one used for $100 from my friend at the tree service. I've been using it for months now and I still have not had to recharge it.
[edit-the preceeding was a joke. It is a regular $6 box cutter. Clysdalle=Duh!]


If you would like one, I will give you his contact information.
Cut just above where the leaf is attached to the trunk while wearing your safety goggles

I need to cut my fingernails and It should lift off in one piece

do this all the way up the tree.

A professional tree service bids cleaning like this at eight feet an hour. They are also on ladders, 50 above ground. A five foot log takes me about 10 minutes

For the next step:
I use a Ryobi hand planer. It is more of a consumer grade version but it doesn't weigh as much as most other models. I think it was about $75 regular price at Home Depot. The only problem that I've had with it is it gets clogged frequently and if you don't unclog it the motor wheel will get super hot and actually melt the plastic belt. the replacement belt was only about $4 but I had to order it and it took 5 days and cost $8 to ship. After learning about melting belts, I only run it about an hour or two and wait about 3-4 until it cools to run it again.
Here are some pictures with comments:
Here's the tool(it comes in a big gray plastic carrying case)

I think this shows the model# hpl 51


I work from the bottom of the tree towards the top. In this picture, the log is upside down with the bottom of the tree on the top. I'll start from the top and run the planer downhill.When you try this, it will be obvious which direction to go. The right way will leave a smooth plane and the wrong way leaves a mess of rough fiber on the plane and clogs the machine almost immediately

I keep going in one stripe until the good wood appears

then I look for the peak or angle and start bringing this down from the apex

this is the peak after about 3 passes

Then I just move in the same direction to the next peak you can see in the picture until the whole log is done. This log is a throw away so I'm not going to finish it but you probably get the idea. After a day or so i remove the fibers and lines that the planer left with a 3x18" belt sander. If the log is fairly dry when you plane it you might not need to sand it down. If I store them outside for a couple weeks they sometimes get surface mildew if it rains. I find that this comes off easily with the sander.

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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-06-17 2:04 pm   Permalink

Last night's progress


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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2006-06-17 2:27 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the inforamative post Bay Park Buzzy!!! I am getting ready to start my fist mexican fan palm very soon and was wondering how you went about getting the fronds off!!! I hope someday I'll be half as good as you!!

 
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Tiki G.
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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From: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Posted: 2006-06-17 5:06 pm   Permalink



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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-06-17 5:50 pm   Permalink

Yep, that wizard is the real deal. I don't have one but I know a guy who does. It makes quick work of log prep.

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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-06-17 7:58 pm   Permalink

I checked out the Amazing Log Wizard
The site says this
"The Log Wizard is fitted with two 3 1/4" planer blades to give a wide cutting surface on the log. These blades can be sharpened several times by a qualified facility, or replaced with readily available replacement blades.The Log Wizard's unique drum design allows for the easiest blade transfer possible, saving you time and money. The single construction drum design ensures a lifetime of hard work from the Log Wizard"
The ryobi(left) is the same thing as the wizard(right):

but consider this: My ryobi weighs just over 5 pounds. My chainsaw weighs 11. Additionally, it says it takes 10 minutes to install the wizard. 10 minutes and my planer is half way through a five foot log. Additionally, I can use the planer easily with one hand, standing inches away with the discharge sent in the opposite direction. The wizard doesn't have this option; it just spins and throws the waste out in multi directions. Add the time that it takes to install, the time it will take for you to brush off your waste material to see what you are doing, and the time for breaks you will have to take from holding a tool twice as heavy with both hands sixteen inches away from your body, and it doesn't seem possible that it could be any faster. Add the fatigue from the weight of the machine and you'll soon be slowing, despite the speed of the tool itself.It's essentially the same tool, with a different drive mechanism and housing(THE PRECEEDING STATEMENT WAS THE THESIS OF THIS POST-the rest is meant as a joke-No hate mail PMs please). One motor and housing is 11 pounds-29 inches long: the other only five pounds and 10.5 inches long. I'm just stating the facts that I considered when comparing the two chioces. I'm kind of a wimp and cannot hold up a chainsaw that long so I went with the lightweight pussy choice. I know some of you guys like the whole macho big motor chainsaw thing, so the wizard will be perfect for you. I'll go out and do some bench presses and work up to the Wizard. For now, I'll still stick my ryobi and still fully, 100% recommend it. Tell you what though, if you guys want, let's race. I'll put my planer up against any Log Wizard any day! Someone call me out!
Buzzy:Fastest Planer in the West Out!



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