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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: 2009-06-25 11:37 pm   Permalink

A recent sunset:


I forgot to take final pictures of the Tikiyaki drum, so this is the best one i have of it:

I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I envision a day when all the cool tiki bands have a matching album,drum, and mug.


I spent a couple hours at the end of last week carving a waist high Moai:



For my next for fun project,I want to see if I can make a small drum that works. I have a few really dense logs that are skinny. For a test run, I grabbed a 15"h x 7.5"w piece of one of them logs to see how hard and how long it would take to make a smaller sized drum. I started out the other night by working on the legs. Here it is the next morning next to the other test drum I'm working on too:

I rounded out all the designs on the other drum since my last update. I'll sand it in another few days.

Next step was roughing out the tapered part of the drum and the ledge


After that, I did the initial hollowing:

The Brady Idol blesses this drum!

Getting the part behind the legs hollowed out was a very hard task. That triangle shaped cut out part between them only compounded the problem. Super hard to fit any tools in there and most of it is against the grain



happiest moment in drum making for me is the punch through where I first see daylight. Here is a picture immediatly after that special moment:


The underside looks ugly because of that space and grain problem:


After I punched through, it was easier to reach the back of the legs and carve with the grain from the top. After using some gouges to clean eveything up a little, I do a final cleaning with some sandpaper wrapped around a tool handle to get rid of all mess:


Last thing I did was clean up the tapered part of the drum with a sander...

and level out the rim:

All the crappy part of making a drum is done on this one so now the fun part begins!

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On 2009-06-17 17:17, GROG wrote:
Great looking drums Buzzmeister. You're a machine.



Hi GROG!


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On 2009-06-17 19:26, RevBambooBen wrote:
what are the posters ??



check that punk junk thread over in bilge

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On 2009-06-17 17:38, kirby wrote:
the tikiyaki drum turned out awesome,Great work,


thanks Kirby, This one was fun.

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On 2009-06-17 19:31, 4WDtiki wrote:

Almost afraid to ask but, what's a veiner?


It's the round cutty thing with the sides.

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On 2009-06-20 09:17, tikiyaki wrote:
Picked up my drum from Buzzy yesterday.


Big Mahalos Buzz....this made my year !



have fun with that thing! You lucky guy, you! Someday I'll have drum like that! Someday...



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On 2009-06-20 09:29, tyger jymmy wrote:
man this one makes fora great sleepin place .



He knocked it down getting up on it the other day. Tiki down!

Scrubs ripoff idol anyone?

Coming soon!
Buzzy Out!






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TikiMango
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-06-26 04:14 am   Permalink

Great work Buzzy, you are the Drum Master. I can see now why you're the only one making these babies! There's a lot of initial work that has to be done before the fun begins. Great in-process images.
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 1966
From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-06-26 05:18 am   Permalink

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On 2009-06-25 23:37, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:

The underside looks ugly because of that space and grain problem:




This picture seems vaguely obsene and reminds me of the 70's.


 
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kingstiedye
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From: sackatomato
Posted: 2009-06-29 12:52 am   Permalink

wow, the tikiyaki drum is beautiful and functional! you are my hero, buzzy. also, i just found your career retrospective in the test thread. that's an amazing portfolio!
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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: 2009-06-29 9:41 pm   Permalink

Today's sunset:

It was mostly cloudy here today. Glad it wasn't hot like the weekend.


Speaking of the weekend, I spent mine producing my new pendant from the famous tv shows ripoff line

Introducing the Ripoff KCScrubs Version of the Famed Brady's Cursed tiki:

Sales info
here


I also got the Waist High Moai all finished up over the weekend:





I had a log that wasn't that great lying around for the last week or so. I couldn't do much with it because it had a couple stringy parts that were not very carvable. Perfect for a log drawing tiki. I crammed a tiki in between the dead spots and hoped for the best.

I started this pretty late in the day. I planned on carving real fast and finishing by sunset. Behind the carving stand, the sun sets my pace:


hand roughed out with a big v chisel:


sanded with an angle grinder and then parts were deepened by hand again, details added, and resanded with the angle grinder again


BURNT!

I saw that Burnt guy from American Hot Rod on some other car show. On the episode I saw, he quit because he couldn't get parts. Then they fired the parts guy.

Sanded. I noticed after this picture was taken that the chin cleft was off, so I fixed it, re BURNT a couple spots and then resanded it, twice. First time with an angle grinder and then with a quarter sheet sander


All done and the sun just hitting the clouds:


A few minutes later, the sunset turned to this:


Quote:

On 2009-06-26 05:18, 4WDtiki wrote:
This picture seems vaguely obsene and reminds me of the 70's.



you'll be happy to know I brought it up close to modern day standards:



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On 2009-06-29 00:52, kingstiedye wrote:
wow, the tikiyaki drum is beautiful and functional! you are my hero, buzzy. also, i just found your career retrospective in the test thread. that's an amazing portfolio!



thanks Bullet! Good to see you around these parts again. It's going to fun having you over here as a guest at the House of Buzz someday.
You can easily find that portfolio thread by clicking on that Jonesey sculpture of me in my signature:

Sometimes I broadcast live when I'm carving at night and you can find that site by clicking on the camera:


I think I'll put on my new DVD of Waiting and do some night carving on the small drum.
But first, I eat!
Buzzy Out!



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big daddy
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-07-04 08:31 am   Permalink

howdy buzzy,
once again all your stuff looks great! someday i'd love to hear what your drums sounds like, (though i thought i felt a low rumble coming from the west just the other day). maybe you can figure out how to download sound on your page. your waist high moai looks a bit familiar, did you use bruce campbell as a model for him?






love the stuff buzzy.

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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-07-04 10:22 am   Permalink

Dude...it would be cool to see one of these Moais turned into a drum...

HAPPY 4TH BUZZY!!!



 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-07-04 9:44 pm   Permalink

Sunset sometime:


Another big drum time. Here was the log I dragged out of the pile a few days ago


I started stripping it down with my trusty Ryobi planer. After getting through half the log, the planer started whistling really loud. Then it smelled like it was burning popcorn. Then it stopped working.
RIP my second Ryobi planer

You served me long and well!

Luckily I had the draw knife as backup. It's faster, but much more effortful. It did get the job done,though.


now I'm hollowing it out. I only have to make this hole 36 inches deeper and a little wider than it is.

I'm hollowing it out before I square it up so it will be lighter and easier to deal with. It's way hard to square these things up when they weigh a ton. It's like you're fighting two battles at the same time doing it that way. Divide and conquer...

This guy is undergoing final sanding now:

I started at the top and am working my way down. It will be a while still.

The factory is in full blown, all out Scrubs/Brady idol production these days:



And finally, I put finish on this guy:


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On 2009-07-04 08:31, big daddy wrote:
howdy buzzy,
once again all your stuff looks great! someday i'd love to hear what your drums sounds like, (though i thought i felt a low rumble coming from the west just the other day). maybe you can figure out how to download sound on your page.


I can probably play one on the JustinTV channel. Sound wouldn't be that good. Cammo has some new camera that can probably do that. I'll see if he can do it.

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On 2009-07-04 10:22, Babalu wrote:
Dude...it would be cool to see one of these Moais turned into a drum...
HAPPY 4TH BUZZY!!!



Thanks Babalu and

happy 4th to everyone else too!
Buzzy Out!










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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
Posts: 1974
From: San Diego
Posted: 2009-07-05 06:44 am   Permalink

"Cammo has some new camera that can probably do that. I'll see if he can do it."

My new camera has a pretty decent microphone and yes - shoots .mov-to-youtube.

It ALSO has amazing "sunset" and "fireworks" settings, that apparently shoot low light, high color images in freakin' super high resolution. I haven't tried it cause I don't have the Pacific Ocean for a backyard like Buzzy does, and he didn't invite me over for July 4th to glom the Sea World fireworks and swig blue beer.


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-07-05 12:16 pm   Permalink


Sad end to a tool that has served you well.
How much of that stripped log surface do you remove with the saw, grinder and Chisel?
Inquiring minds and lazy hands want to know??
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-07-05 9:49 pm   Permalink

Today's sunset:



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On 2009-07-05 12:16, Benzart wrote:
Sad end to a tool that has served you well.



Hey Benzart! Sad days are always followed by happier days. Today I went to the swap meet hoping to find a replacement for Ryobi II. A while back when my mouse sander died, I found these two ladies who were selling a nearly brand new one for $15 with all the acessories. When I found it, I was pullingout my cash when one of the ladies says "that isn't the price." Then she gets on her phone and talks to someone for a couple minutes. I'm thinking I'll have to pay $20, which is almost a good deal, and she says the real price is $5. I couldn't argue witht that. So I find the same two ladies today and they have two Ryobi Planers on hand. One was brand new and one was barely used at all. The brand new one was half what the real price in a store is, $40. the used one, was $50. the cheaper brand new one was the obvious choice. Here it is, my new tool, which I named Ryobi III:

At the cost of this one,I think I can burn through Ryobi VI before all my Ryobis cost as much as one Log wizard.

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How much of that stripped log surface do you remove with the saw, grinder and Chisel?
Inquiring minds and lazy hands want to know??


If you're asking because you saw the saw, grinder and chisel, in the picture, then you should know this: that was guest carver day over here and Pat was using all them tools. he was just around the corner and out of view when that picture happened.
Getting to your question about log cleaning: Usually I make a choice between two tools to clean a log, the curved draw knife or the Ryobi. the biggest determining factor is the thickness of the bark. If its thin, Ryobi all the way. Thick, the draw knife.
the deepest the Ryobi goes is 3/32". that means running optimally, it takes 11-12 passes with it to go down one inch. A log with a large circumference and thick bark means a lot of passes with the Ryobi. Real good for tricep and deltoid develpoment, however.
The draw knife goes a lot deeper, but it's all full body manpower instead of a motor to get the job done. This really works well to develop the upper abs, as well as the deltoids, lats, and triceps. The draw knife probably does an inch in 3-4 passes, so it's better for building strength, rather than bulk.
both yield the same end result, it's just what you want to put yourself through. Either way, it takes a lot to possess a physique like the one I have. what were we talking about again, being lazy?

Speaking of lazy, here's how I spent a lazy Sunday. I gave myself the goal of going getting 12" into the drum by the end of the day today. I was aready about 6 in from the day before. that goal was about a third of the way down into it. I was secretly hoping I could get about 16-18" before the end of the day. I charged on for an eternity and got as far as I could reach from the top anymore:

From there, I still had a few hours of light left. I came in from he bottom and as it got dark outside: daylight from within the drum!

right now I cannot move my arms or shoulders. My hands don't work either...

Maybe i can finally make the Ultimate Tiki Guy Workout Video with Cammo's new camera.
Buzzy Out!







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leleliz
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-07-05 10:24 pm   Permalink

I really like the stain on your latest Moai Buzzy. Hope you had a great 4th!

 
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HOUSE OF KU
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From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2009-07-06 03:04 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-07-05 21:49, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:


"My hands don't work either"... That's what she said!

Great swapmeet finds on the tools "B"....Freddie










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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-07-08 1:15 pm   Permalink

I was so into my carving task that I missed the sunset shot by a couple minutes:


I have the new big drum hollowed out more, squared, and the scale drawing of it done. Now I just have to make the magic happen


I was so excited about Ryobi III that I tore into a log to celebrate


The sanding on this is going slowly because it's a pain in the ass, but eventually I'll have to be finished:


And finally, I have a couple new volunteers waiting for time and inspiration:

Actually, all I need is the time part.


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On 2009-07-05 22:24, leleliz wrote:
I really like the stain on your latest Moai Buzzy.


Thanks leleliz! I must have done something right on that Moai because it lasted only two days in a retail setting before it vanished.

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On 2009-07-06 03:04, HOUSE OF KU wrote:


great swapmeet finds on the tools "B"....Freddie



I still wonder why the new one was cheaper than the slightly used one? Swap meet math or swap meet logic...


Buzzy Out!
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Cammo
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2009-07-09 06:34 am   Permalink



I kind of feel sorry for it.
It looks so fresh, innocent and naive - little does it know about it's future work schedule at the House of Buzz.

And are those two sweet old ladies with the cel phones fronting all of San Diego County's stolen hardware? Are they doing half a million a year, tax free?


 
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