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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
hiltiki
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Posted: 2006-06-22 5:55 pm   Permalink

you need to be so done already. so I can have it....

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-06-23 7:47 pm   Permalink

Hiltiki: Which font should I carve "Aloha!" with? I'd bring it right up, but I want to wait until Benzart ships his new one to you. Then I can place this one a few inches away from his and proudly boast, "My carving is getting close to Benzart's lately!" and not be totally misrepresenting myself. Then you can send me home. With this...
Late afternoon update:





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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-06-24 10:19 am   Permalink

Sooner or later, I'll run out of wood that needs to be removed...


and this will be done.
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Posted: 2006-06-24 2:31 pm   Permalink

Bisping!

 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2006-06-24 4:29 pm   Permalink

From the back it looks like a dinosaur baby, lets call it Godzitiki or Godzilliki.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-06-25 06:06 am   Permalink

Buzzy, you're right, there's not much left to be removed, but a Lot in small pieces. Keep it going and don't quit until there is No More left to be removed. He's gonna be a Nice one
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-06-25 09:57 am   Permalink

GMAN: Bisping saved the season in his last two fights. Good showing last night. Cannot wait to see Ortiz/Shamrock.
Benzart: Just a few thousand more little pieces to go...


Now I'm going to hide the tiki under a layer of details...You won't even rocognize it!


 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2006-06-25 3:28 pm   Permalink

I'm lovin' the design!

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-06-26 10:46 pm   Permalink

Worked on this one for awhile on Sunday. Did some sanding and clean up work. But the sight of it kept making me want to take a nap. I need to walk away from this sucker for a couple of days before I start to hate it.
Put knuckles on the hands though. I like those. Knuckle sandwich anyone?


sanded it a little

did the nose sunday night but no pictures

I was totally sick of carving on a hard, slow moving log. I wasn't in the mood to concentrate on details and such, so I decided to put this on hold until the heatwave passes. I was going to plane a few logs just to make today productive. I used my RYOBI PLANER and in a matter of moments, a 5'3" 16" diameter at the base mexican fan palm was clean and ready to carve into. I couldn't wait to tear into it, so I didn't wait. I grabbed a pencil and sketched this out

started on the face

carved it at chest level

face finished

starting body



hey, hey, hey, it's Fat Albert...

starting legs

more leg work

Oh no! No daylight left in today...

Oh man! A nice wet log. Just what I needed. I felt like I was in a rut for a couple of days. This gives me some momentum. Can't wait for tomorrow...
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2006-06-27 07:19 am   Permalink

Buzzy you keep on getting just better and better.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-06-29 01:36 am   Permalink

I love making a mess...

Right now, it's actually more finished than it looks here


In a couple of years, there will be a movie out called "Skid Marks." It's a comedy about EMT's. Anyway, there was a scene where they were in "Vietnam." In reality, it was a middle school in La Mesa. And those vietnamese huts you will see in the background: I made those. Add movie set construction to my resume. While they were filming today, I went home and took my Ryobi planer and cleaned a log in an astonishingly short amount of time. Then I went back to the set and tore down the huts. Then I came home and carved again. Good, productive day. No pictures of the Nam, but here's the next fence post for my yard

Hey those lines look wrong! Don't worry, I'll just fix them later when I carve it. It doesn't have to be drawn right, just carved right.

Here it is after carving some this afternoon

Two corner pieces and I'll have my fence...

Bustin' out a bamboo fence Buzzy out!

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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-06-29 05:47 am   Permalink

As long as you keep making a mess with tikis like these,,, No Problem. "The more mess, the finer the piece" is what I always say and you are getting pretty messy here recently. No Napping between tikis,, I heard you had a nap the other day, Not Allowed!
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-06-29 7:34 pm   Permalink

It's too hot to do anything but complain about the heat...
Today's work:
Face drawn

face and body rough cut

at least I didn't get stuck in traffic today.

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-06-29 9:16 pm   Permalink

Tiki #25
Around Christmas time, I went to Costco and saw several books that I wanted. At the time, I had no extra money to spend on myself that shopping trip. When I went back a couple days later, all of the books that I wanted were sold out already. I settled for a book of asian art. I looked at that book for a couple of weeks and spent some time drawing out some common asian motifs and styles. It was during this time that I started this tiki, #25, back in February of 2006. I wanted to see if i could make a tiki that appeared Asian.
I used a mexican fan palm, a little over two feet tall. This was a very hard and dense log. This was the first of this constitution that I carved of this log variety. I like this type of fan palm most of all. It's hard and slower going, but it holds detail well and almost never has cracks. I think it came from way down on a very tall and skinny tree that was very old.
Here it is drawn out

my drawing of the tikis at this stage were still very tight and exact.

Nearly every single detail is drawn before I start carving any of it. It is almost as though I have carved it in my head before I ever actually carve it with my hands. the first cut I make is with a chainsaw. I take it back exactly how deep I want the mouth to be.

Mouth carved to depth-I just chisel it out to the chainsaw cut

Face definition carved next

Neck/chest next

crown details started

Next day:I had to carve away the drawn out teeth. Since they were exactly how they should have been, I placed small marks where the tooth hits the lip tp keep the teeth correct

Face basically finished

Now I just keep working my way down. I vowed to make up a body from my head and not use anything for reference

This kind of carving is much easier with gouges. Too bad I still didn't have any yet. I look back at some of my "old" stuff and am surprised at how difficult it was to do some of it with the tools that I had. I'm getting spoiled now

Almost done

finished



finished it with an amber shellac


I love this grain

This was the last small log I would do for some time. I did about ten small ones in a row and was ready for larger work.
I can't wait to catch up with what I'm doing now. Only about twelve or so to go...
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-06-29 10:12 pm   Permalink

Tiki #26
When I brought the last load of logs to my house, my back was sore and I cut all the pieces before I loaded them into my truck. Most were between 2- 3 1/2 feet tall because that was all I could lift. The corollary of this was that my next set of carvings would be short ones. After doing the chairs and about 10 small scale quicker ones in a row, I was dying to tear into some tall logs again. I must have been automatically stuck in two foot tiki mode when I decided to do my first "tall" one in a while though, because I ended up doing a stack of two short Marq inspired guys. Oh well, at least the log is taller. This one was done with another mexican fan palm, planed to perfection with my trusty ryobi planer(have I mentioned how fast this tool is yet?) the guy on the bottom is holding a Maori in his hand. the explanation is that he got it from his cousin a couple of islands over.
I tried the picture drawing technique on this one. I took a picture of each part of the log...

...then I printed them on to a piece of paper and drew out what I wanted each half to look like. This was something that I was messing around with at the time. I had marks on the drawings that corresponded with visible marks on the log to make the transfer of the images in scale easier and quicker.

drawn

ready to carve

Some day (real soon, actually, upon reflection) I will have a nice set of gouges. I did my time and paid my dues with the flat chisels. C'mon Uncle Sam, send me that refund!

If I had gouges, I could make all those fancy details that people make when they carve Marqs.

Sunset.

Next day, bottom guy

couple hours later

closer, almost done

All done but the ears

I let it sit to dry for some time. A couple of weeks later, I got all the money back that uncle sam took from me the year before from my paychecks over what he should of had taken. I immediately went out and bought a flexcut 6 piece starter set. Instant gratification. I tussled with the idea of redoing most of the details with the new tools. I decided that since it had been a few weeks since I had carved this piece, I should let it reflect my skills and tools at the time. I could realistically get caught in an endless circle of constantly refining the same pieces over and over. I moved on. There were a few embellishments that I was going to do when I sanded, so I did those unfinished areas with the new tools.
Stained it with rosewood stain and a couple layers of clear shellac




What I learned:
1. All those smooth scoops are a piece of cake with the right tools.
2. The right tools are expensive in comparison with the wrong tools.
3. There is no comparison in the quality of output of a nice tool and a cheap tool.
4. Tax refunds last less time than paychecks do.
5. Hey, you can't put a Maori on a Marquesan!
6. Hey, I can put a Maori on a Marquesan!
7. Water based stains are not as nice as oil based.
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