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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
Grand Poobah
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From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2009-03-29 07:05 am   Permalink

Wow!!! That is some collection! All of your work looks fantastic. The details on the big guy are incredible, including the untied shoelace!

I have never seen a three legged tiki before. I wish I was that fortunate!


 
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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2009-03-29 10:57 am   Permalink

All, buzzy's Moari is so amazing that I have asked him to make a match for the other side, of course Ray asked me how much I was spending and I said they came as a set............lol

Buzzy, you are Amazing, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Amy


 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2009-03-29 12:26 pm   Permalink

Again, very impressive Buzzy!

A twin will look extra sweet!


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3028
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-03-30 2:26 pm   Permalink

I have a lot of catching up to do, so here I go...

As previously posted, I took a road trip with my pop out to the desert to drop off the big tiki. Here he is in his new spot:

The table and chairs will be right in front of him, and as Amy requested, another large Maori twin/brother/cousin is going to go at the base on the other side of the A frame
Here's the log I'm using for it

I stripped a little off it just to see what I'd be in for later...

Then the sun set and I didn't do any more work because I was tired from driving all day:


Which brings me to saturday. I awoke on fire with a blaze of motivation and had several tasks I wanted to accomplish on this day.


Here's a brief overview of my tasks:


And now a more detailed look at those tasks:

I sanded this guy real good all over and had him ready for staining


I also had this guy all sanded up and ready to go


I also put a coat of exterior latex paint on the table that looks like drum to make it look a little more like a real drum

A little rope will go a long way to making this illusion complete:

My hope is that some one will tap on it to see if it's a real drum. Looks pretty dang close...

I got the two pieces all stained up before the sunset

There wasn't enough light to photo them fully stained until Sunday

Saturday Sunset:


Sunday, the cahirs and table looked like this:


I just needed to wait another day to put on spar because I wanted to put it on in the morning, ratherv than in the evening. It's been real damp at night last few days and I want to give the spar a drying headstart.

So, there they would sit until the next day.

In the meantime, Pat came over to work on his tiki again

He's getting close to wrapping that one up.

To kill some time, I took a ficus log I just got like this:


And turned it into a bunch of pieces like this:

There was a smaller piece in that gap on the left that I started messing around with yesterday

It had been a few hours since a tiki artist had posted a version of a moai, so I stepped up to fill that gap.
First I just wanted to feel out the wood and see if it would be worth the time and effort, so I did a quick carve on the top of one piece of it.

I didn't know what to do with the rest of the piece of wood, so I just made another knife out of it:



The sun set befor I could finish it,

I watched some crappy tv that night and and finished it up:



I got the blade pretty sharp



The handle is really comfortable



I put some oil on it a while ago and it is now curing. Looks good so far...

And finally, to end my update, I bring us to today:

Today, I put spar on these guys,

And now I need something to do...

I'm going to answer all your guys posts in a little bit...In the meantime, reread this post and have your next round of inquiries ready.
I'll be back shortly
Buzzy Out!


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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1613
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-03-30 2:40 pm   Permalink

Great stuff. Love the giant maori and the drum table! That table looks heavy!

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-03-30 3:55 pm   Permalink

Big guy looks fantastic!

Love the knife.


 
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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
Posts: 760
From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2009-03-30 4:03 pm   Permalink

Super cool drum, Buzzy!
the Moai knife looks sweet aswell- nice color


 
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 1966
From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-03-30 4:08 pm   Permalink

What did you use to rip up that ficus, a table saw? That knife came out excellent! Good lighting and photography on it.

All the stuff you're making for Amy is some of your best work ever, IMO. I'm sure she's more than pleased!


 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2009-03-30 5:14 pm   Permalink

Buzzy, everything looks so good. I love that knife, great job.

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-03-30 7:46 pm   Permalink

The Metrosexual New Moari Big Guy/Girl Log looks longer?

Sweet!

The light stained Chairs and Table are gonna go off next to the black

lava flow.

Gonna be an awesome entry to the bar!

Buzzy rocks!

p.s. Drum top perfect for 140 degree summer!!
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 7136
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-03-30 7:56 pm   Permalink

Buzzer, you should take another piece of ficus and carve a base ( sheath, scabbard, whatever) to hide the blade.



 
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Tahitiki
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Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 324
From: San Jose
Posted: 2009-03-30 9:47 pm   Permalink

this table and chair set really rocks, I love the way you designed the legs, it is so cool looking.
Can't wait to see the Maori bro!


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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3028
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-03-30 11:31 pm   Permalink

First off, I'd like to direct all your attention to the Frankies Tiki Room website, where they have updated the Artist's page with a great new picture of ME. (left side, scroll down, under some guy named Bamboo Ben)

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On 2009-03-26 22:33, big daddy wrote:
how do you cope with the feeling of loss when you let one of your pieces go? i still have to get over that feeling of loss.



It gets much easier after you've had to go through it a few times. I just tell myself that I'm going to make an even better one for myself, someday. I used to have a hard time letting go of my pieces, but now passing one on allows me to continue making more, and more, and more...There are a couple pieces I carved that I wish I still had, but they went to good homes, so it's cool.

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On 2009-03-27 02:46, Benzart wrote:
The short trio looks great too. You really need to do something about that yard, there just aren't enough logs yet!



Making those short guys is how I get rid of those logs in that yard real quick. Those tree dudes always have more logs, no matter how fast I try to get rid of them.

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On 2009-03-27 07:21, RevBambooBen wrote:
you're like 5'4" right?



When I'm sleeping...

Quote:

On 2009-03-27 09:10, GROG wrote:
5'3& 3/4".



That's just the tip

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On 2009-03-28 21:57, VonTiki wrote:
You've inspired me to carve more Buzz! Thanks.



Right on Von! Get er Done! The surgeon with the chainsaw...

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On 2009-03-29 06:31, Cammo wrote:
Hey Buzzy, your shoelace is untied!



I'm trying to trip and get hurt so I can get on disability and not have to work anymore.

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On 2009-03-29 07:05, Grand Poobah wrote:
I have never seen a three legged tiki before. I wish I was that fortunate!



Hmmmm.... I just assumed WE were ALL like that.

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On 2009-03-29 10:57, Queen Kamehameha wrote:
Ray asked me how much I was spending and I said they came as a set............lol
Buzzy, you are Amazing, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



No, thank you. And...I know where the back gate is now, so we can always sneak the stuff by Ray and deal in cash. Speaking of sets, prepare yourself for the table/chair set this weekend! And of course, the twin soon after that...

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On 2009-03-29 12:26, Lake Surfer wrote:
Again, very impressive Buzzy!

A twin will look extra sweet!



thanks Lake! It going to be fun to do another tall guy. It will look good there too.

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On 2009-03-30 14:40, TheBigT wrote:
Great stuff. Love the giant maori and the drum table! That table looks heavy!



I'll be perfectly honest....That table is one of the heaviest damn pieces I've dealt with. I can barely lift it. I took out a lot of material wherever I could, but it still weighs a ton. It's a real dense piece of wood and has that extra heft to it. It won't get knocked over, that's for sure. The drinks will definitely be safe on it.

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On 2009-03-30 16:03, Tiki Duddy wrote:
Super cool drum, Buzzy!
the Moai knife looks sweet aswell- nice color



Yes! It's a table that looks like a drum! I hope you were fooled! If so, I'll take that as a "Job Well Done!"

On the knife, I used Dark walnut for the Moai. For the blade, I used golden oak, then cherry over that.

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On 2009-03-30 16:08, 4WDtiki wrote:
What did you use to rip up that ficus, a table saw? That knife came out excellent! Good lighting and photography on it.
All the stuff you're making for Amy is some of your best work ever, IMO. I'm sure she's more than pleased!



I used the chainsaw with a pretty close to brand new chain on it and then cleaned up the surfaces and squared them out with the ryobi planer.
I'd agree with the stuff for Amy being some of my best work. She asked for the right stuff at the right time and it all came together nicely. If she's not pleased, I will gladly take them all back.

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On 2009-03-30 17:14, hiltiki wrote:
Buzzy, everything looks so good. I love that knife, great job.



Thanks Hiltiki! Good to hear from you! Will I be seeing you at the Tonga Hut on the 11th?

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On 2009-03-30 19:46, RevBambooBen wrote:
The Metrosexual New Moari Big Guy/Girl Log looks longer?
The light stained Chairs and Table are gonna go off next to the black


lava flow.

Gonna be an awesome entry to the bar!



I might be able to squeeze a couple more inches out of it... The whole place is going to rock! Can't wait for the Kahiki add on too.
party in the desert!

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On 2009-03-30 19:56, GROG wrote:
Buzzer, you should take another piece of ficus and carve a base ( sheath, scabbard, whatever) to hide the blade.



I could hide the blade in a matching tiki body. It would look harmless being carried around by an average tiki guy, but then, at the appropriate time, out comes the blade and ASSASSINATION time! Tiki Guy Ninja style! It kills vampires too...

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On 2009-03-30 21:47, Tahitiki wrote:
this table and chair set really rocks, I love the way you designed the legs, it is so cool looking.
Can't wait to see the Maori bro!



Thanks Tahitiki! This table chair set is definitely some of my favorite work. A lot of really good stuff came together on these. I'm real happy with them. Now to think up something cool for the next big guy.

Buzzy Out!




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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7911
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-03-31 07:56 am   Permalink

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On 2009-03-30 19:46, RevBambooBen wrote:
The Metrosexual New Moari Big Guy/Girl Log looks longer?
The light stained Chairs and Table are gonna go off next to the black


lava flow.

Gonna be an awesome entry to the bar!


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I might be able to squeeze a couple more inches out of it... The whole place is going to rock! Can't wait for the Kahiki add on too.
party in the desert!

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Tree House/Hut first.... Kahiki 2nd. More tikis in the future....
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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: 2009-04-01 10:52 am   Permalink

Yesterday's sunset:


Yesterday was sit around and watch crap dry day. After a couple more coats of oil, the knife was drying:


And, the table set dried away the day too

That last coat of spar really enhanced the look of these considerably.

Today's coat should be the icing on the cake

I wanted to work on something yesterday, but not on clay, and not on something large either. I grabbed one of my new pieces of ficus and milled down a little plank. I drew up a design and took to it.

Here it is drawn out. The plank is 15.5" long, 2.25" wide, and .5 inches thick:


I don't have one of them fancy outline saws, so I do the rough cutting with a hookknife


Here it is later on with a phone and the knife for scale


After some body work


Here's where I left it last night:



To work I go...
Buzzy Out!

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