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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: 2006-07-08 11:54 pm   Permalink

G:That UFC was disappointing...as a whole. Good blood fight early...Pissed no Monson coverage other than 2 seconds of nothing: Is that a new tribal tattoo he is sporting? I'm going to have to search my UFC archives and see...
But first...

Chair's done, three more due as soon as possible -if I can ever get the wood...Shouldn't have split those logs a few months back after all. I even remember thinking before I cut those, "No one else is ever going to want another one of those...I want to see if I can split these big old logs."

I'm putting this picture here because I know that people do not bother to read my words, and I want them to know this is a chair


Worked on that Maori frame stamp thing too:
Planed the palm panel flater and even, and then cut black bamboo pieces to fit. Butt joints for this. I tried miters the first time, but I need to make a jig template with clamps to do it right. This is a learning piece, so easy is the key, for now. At least I tried the hard way first...

It measures about 14 x 6 inches

It takes longer than you would think to do this, because you probably wouldn't notice the hand carved shaping that I had to do to get the bamboo flush. Let me point it out to you here:

here is a close up of the palm plank grain and one of the bamboo pieces slighly planed to sit flush with the plank

Some times I could go on for ever...most of the time I actually do.
Tonight's bedside reading for me will be The Art of Maori Carving. I hope me eyes don't melt for looking at the wrong moko accidently...I actually know less, the more I try to learn, but I keep trying nontheless...I'm stubborn like that.
Boring Buzzy Out!
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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: 2006-07-09 5:33 pm   Permalink

Is this my carving thread? Should it only be for carving stuff? Let me think about this for a second while I decide whether or not to keep making all kinds of new threads in "creating tiki- other crafts", or just throw everything I do in one place, right here, home sweet home.

Reason I ask is this:

A couple weeks back, I was talking about a movie set i was working on. This picture is from the production company of the work that we did for "Skid Marks." It doesn't look like Vietnam to me, but it doesn't look like Lewis Middle School softball field either. If you live in SD, look out for a big yellow sign that says "skid" with an arrow when you are driving around. Follow the arrow to the nearest school or park, and you will probably find them filming. I saw one up Claremont DR earlier today. You'd be surprised who you meet hanging around a movie set...Just look like you belong there.

That wasn't about carving, but if I was not a carver, this opportunity never would have come my way. So then, if I am a carver by definition(I currently play this role in the whole tiki universe dynamic,) then by extension, everything I do should be applicable here.

Either way, I'm going to post away. You guys, both my loyal readers that is, are the ones who this actually affects, so let me know.

Right now I have something that has to do with carving that I will share with you. It's not actually carving, but I think it fits here best, on my carving thread

People collect different things. Even the slightest reference to tiki will create the corollary of its value to some collector, somewhere. If you collect stuff like this, let me know and I'll give it to you after I am done. Read on...

Here is a blueprint for a hole at a miniature golf course that is set to be constructed soon:

here is a detail

I like the way the architect drew out the Tiki example

Anyway, this course will be made, this hole will be built, and four tikis will be carved for it. If you collect tiki stuff like this, then here is your opportunity to get the original blueprints that I used on this project, along with any and all other letters of correspondence about this project. If none of you guys out there want all this stuff when I'm done, I'm going to give it to a guy I know named Juan, the trash collector. He collects everything...
Buzzy
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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2006-07-09 7:15 pm   Permalink

well there we go. that is looking very nice. keep the good work comming.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-07-10 10:40 pm   Permalink

Tiki #30: The rubber match
Each new tiki I make, I give myself another secondary goal, aside from the design, to further develop my skills. For this one, I wanted to carve the whole thing as smooth and precise as possible, leaving as little sanding as possible to be done later.
For the design, I redid tiki #5/14, but larger, on a real good log. I wanted to also see how much better I was now, with a few tikis under my belt, than I was the first time I tried this design. I didn't use my old tiki for reference, I did this one based upon how I thought it should be. I wanted to get it right before I moved on from this design forever. I couldn't stand looking at the #5 version because of all the mistakes, version #14 was too small...
Here it goes...

Drawn out, blah, blah, blah

face finished...

next to old one

done

finished with clear


What i learned:
1. I got a little bit better since the first time I carved on a mexi fan palm.
2. I really didn't have an idea to carve when I started this one, so I spent a couple of days polishing my skills instead of waiting for inspiration. It was time well spent and I ended up with a pretty cool tiki too.

After this, I started to carve all of the time. The next one was the first one that I carved at night in my house, in my living room. I'm getting real close to catching up with where I came into Tiki Central now...


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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-07-10 11:17 pm   Permalink

Hi Buzzy welcome to TC. Love your stuff, keep carving and keep us posted.....

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-07-10 11:51 pm   Permalink

Tiki #31: Inspired by Van Gogh
I remember going up to the Getty Museum in LA a few years back(LA=everything north of camp pendelton to oxnard in my mind). While I was there, I luckily got to see whatever Van Gogh they had for about three or four minutes without anyone around me. If you've been there, you know what a miracle that is. One of the things that really strikes you when you look at it is the utter perfection of the craft that Van Gogh obtained. There is just this quality of not one thing in a complex relationship of parts that is wrong, misplaced, or not utterly perfect in its decision and execution. Finally seeing a true master's piece, I really understood why some artists are called masters. It looked much better in person than on some chicks calendar in her dorm room, that's for sure.
On tiki #31, I furthered the precise chiseling goal that I set for myself on the last one, and continued to make that my new mo. This time, I kept playing the thought over and over in my head that my chisel was like a paintbrush, and each tap with my mallet was a brush stroke placed upon a canvas. As I struck each and every piece off, I thought of it as a painting, and asked myself if that was the best brush stroke to do, and if it was it right one to make. Van Gogh obviously had this down. The first time-no. After many tries-yes. Message received and understood. Keep trying...
This one was done at night, in my living room. I hated the couple of times that I carved in my garage, so I didn't really do it that much. I remember drawing it up in the evening and it was sitting in front of me by the tv. I kept looking and looking at the log, and the next thing I knew, it was on the floor being carved on the carpet.
Here it is after I started it:

I only carved it on the front half. I was going to leave it like this and split it. Then I thought of another tiki design, and I wanted to see how to engineer a more complex headress. This picture shows the front 180 of he log

When I run low on logs, all my tikis will be on one half of the log. Now I carved the whole log, because I had too many

I watched American Hot Rod tonight. Guess who was mad? That's right
BURNT!

here it is finished, two colors of stain, and BURNT, of course...


face close up

I was messing around one day, and I set it up like this in my backyard...

I was going to keep it like this, but then I sold two of them...I can always make more. I always do...
What I learned
1. I can sell my tikis for a fair amount of money in this condition.
2. I can sell my tikis for a larger amount in a better than this condition.(logical conclusion)
3. I need to sell more tikis
4. I need to make better tikis (I always say this)
5. That design thing that I tested out by carving the back: It will work if I adjust it slightly. I'm glad I tried it when it was less crucial.
6. Don't leave Tiki Oasis early on Saturday afternoon if your booth is slowing down: I almost did, second guessed myself, and sold this just before the end of the day. The people were out shopping, heard about Tiki Oasis, went on a whim, and bought my tiki-long after I wanted to leave for the day.



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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-07-10 11:55 pm   Permalink

Hiltiki: You forgot to ask me if I'm a real fast carver...
Thanks for the welcome!!!
You are so on my Christmas card list this year...
Buzzy
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chisel slinger
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From: columbus,ohio
Posted: 2006-07-11 12:47 am   Permalink

yeah man, they always sell at the end of the show, unless they're small. no one wants to walk around draggin a big tiki.

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-07-11 05:30 am   Permalink

BPBuzzy, that last one you posted was your best! He really looks nice. Congrats on the golf course jobby thing. You don't like the archies homer simpson tikis Haha? You are still showing up with excellent lessons and better carvings, Keep it up.
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Davez_tikiz
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2006-07-11 09:46 am   Permalink

I like the Lono.. great job! I also really like those little guys on the fence posts in the rainy pic. Can you show us more of those?

 
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Tiki Duddy
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Posted: 2006-07-11 10:19 am   Permalink

that looks really good. keep it comming.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-07-11 8:45 pm   Permalink

TikiDuddy-Thanks. When I make it big, I'll buy you a better camera...Keep carving man!
The artist formerly known as Doub:Page 8 has the carving part, here's some others I have of them:
They were from the same log

I carved out the backs to fit the hardware

here are the backs

hanger






I ended up putting this on my wall, over a table lamp. I like the way the shadows look



 
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Tiki Duddy
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Posted: 2006-07-11 8:57 pm   Permalink

hey i like what i see. good work. what kind of wood are you using there?

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-07-12 01:33 am   Permalink

By my clock, it's 1:34AM and I'm not tired yet...
Sanded:



I will stain it now. This one is going to be real, real dark.
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-07-12 02:31 am   Permalink

Stained it


certain fibers on this type of palm do not hold the stain. I like this look..

Have to wait a few hours to coat it with clear
Cannot wait to see it done...Hurry up tomorrow.
Until then, more sanding, sleep,etc.
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