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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-07-09 09:25 am   Permalink

Hey buzzy, so is that ryobi the pad sander or belt sander? not too sure from the pics. From looking at their website it looks like that don't make that particular model anymore.

Do you have any experience with their Corner Cat sander?

thanks!


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-07-09 10:28 pm   Permalink

Yesterday's sunset picture turned out a little blurry:

It looks better than today's...

I didn't get home from work in time to catch today's sunset:

Just missed it! Drat!

Today was my first day back at my old job of pretending like I carve out on the Hotel lawn for the tourists. Here was today's festivities:



I didn't bring the whole setup I used last year or an actual tiki to carve this time. I wanted to make sure everything was hassle free with the load in this year before I go all out. I did bring an unfinished drum and spread my tools around it so it looked like I was just on a break from carving:


Here was my view from my table as the old timey boat came in:

The season started out real well: I ended up selling a lot of stuff to the tourists, and even better, the hotel management asked me to carve three tikis for them.

Back at home today, my new buddy spider patrolled the inside of the new drum:

The rest of my waking hours were spent finishing up and sending out the biggest single day of BradyScrubs orders I've had so far.

All I want to do tomorrow is eat Weinerschnitzel and carve on the big drum.

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On 2009-07-09 09:25, TheBigT wrote:
Hey buzzy, so is that ryobi the pad sander or belt sander? not too sure from the pics.
Do you have any experience with their Corner Cat sander?



I've never used the corner cat. I have a Black and Decker mouse. I got it for $5 from the ladies at the swap meet I got the planer from.
Speaking of planer:
It's actually the Ryobi HPL51k
planer

Here's an old post I did on it a while ago. Sorry about the small pictures:
Ryobi planer demonstrated

And here's another one where I discuss the merits of the Ryobi as opposed to the Log Wizard:
Ryobi vs. Log Wizard
No one ever took me up on the challenge.

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On 2009-07-09 06:34, Cammo wrote:
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?


And it was so much cheaper than a store new one, I can be even more reckless and harsh with it!
They said they own a pawn shop too. Besides, they don't let you sell stolen stuff at the swap meet.

Speaking of swap meets, I think there's one tomorrow.
Buzzy Out!


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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-07-10 05:36 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-07-09 22:28, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:





GET THEE A BLACK TABLECLOTH!

Quote:

And here's another one where I discuss the merits of the Ryobi as opposed to the Log Wizard:
Ryobi vs. Log Wizard
No one ever took me up on the challenge.


I missed this when first posted. Let me sharpen the blades and we'll go for it!

It always took me longer than 10 minutes to hook the thing up, so I bought a second saw to leave it on.


 
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-07-10 06:43 am   Permalink

buzzy,
i feel for you, to have to look at that view for days on end. how do you do it? it must be torture. is that a der weinerschnitzel restaurant? haven't seen one of those in years and when i was younger my parents wouldn't take me to that joint. supposedly not good for me.

bd

ps oh yeah, the drums, once again beautiful as always!


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-07-10 08:44 am   Permalink

Buzzy, thanks for the links man! The post about the planer comparison was hilarious! No wonder I couldn't find your ryobi on their website - I didn't even check the planer category.

Yeah, I have a Black & Decker Mouse. It was great while it worked (for about 1 yr). That damn thing can't take my abuse. You know the front part of the base where you can screw on the different little attachment heads? That damn thing broke off. It couldn't take the stress of changing the attachment shapes. I was still using it for large flat areas but now the motor doesnt run unless you take thing apart and just hold the motor in your hand. I don't know if the motor brushes are worn out or what, but it's not serviceable anyway.

So I think I'll be buying a higher grade detail sander soon....


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-07-10 11:39 pm   Permalink

Today's sunset:


Quote:

On 2009-07-10 06:43, big daddy wrote:
is that a der weinerschnitzel restaurant? haven't seen one of those in years and when i was younger my parents wouldn't take me to that joint. supposedly not good for me.



Yes, that would be Der Weinerschnitzel. Like this Tiki midmoaidern classic Polynesian inspired A frame example:

The one I go to in PB is about 1.2 miles from my front door and is an aframe one like that one above. I'm doing urban archeology when I take a break from carving. That's how tiki I am.

As for Derweiner being bad for you...lies! Just like santa and the easter bunny!

Both Kiva and I found the secret to good health and longevity is a balanced diet of chili dogs and chili fries:

they've been running a special for $3 lately: 2 chili dogs and an order of chili fries. When I go "buffett style", I add a mustard dog for 99 cents more.
There's this one guy who works there who gives Kiva a free hot dog every time we go. We call him "the cool guy".

When I was younger, my friend and I were feasting on a pile of mustard dogs that were on sale for 19 cents each. My friend said we could feed the poor in this nation if we would just put a weinerschnitel in all the poor neighborhoods and run the 19 cent hot dog special.

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On 2009-07-10 08:44, TheBigT wrote:
Buzzy, thanks for the links man! The post about the planer comparison was hilarious! No wonder I couldn't find your ryobi on their website - I didn't even check the planer category.

Yeah, I have a Black & Decker Mouse. It was great while it worked (for about 1 yr). That damn thing can't take my abuse.


I'm on my second one now. The velcro that holds the paper on fell off after about a week of owning it. I'd complain, but it was only $5. what I hate is the sand paper cost. After tax, it's over $1 a piece. I use a 1/4 sheet ryobi sander for most of my initial sanding because it's way cheaper, paper wise.

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On 2009-07-10 05:36, 4WDtiki wrote:
#1 GET THEE A BLACK TABLECLOTH!

#2 I missed this when first posted. Let me sharpen the blades and we'll go for it!

It always took me longer than 10 minutes to hook the thing up, so I bought a second saw to leave it on.



#1 I am a special status vendor. I bring my own setup and put it wherever I want. they like me to be out in the front to draw people into the event. I guess I'm a better draw than a pile of soap and dog food samples on a black tablecloth. All those black table cloth ones are dog eat dog, first come first serve, get there early for the good tables, tables. I roll up with my own table and always put it in the prime real estate. And, MY table looks best of all with my tongan fake tapa material tabletop.

#2 I don't ever need to, or ever have, sharpened the blades on my ryobi. The ryobi is always plug in ready. Fine on the race, but the sharpening time has to be added to your total time because that seems to be a necessary thing to do with your inferior tool choice. I'll spot you the install time because you spent even more $$$ on another chainsaw. You ever have to make a quick run up to the gas station to grab some gas before you fire up the old gas powered log wizard?

#3 So you now have a dedicated chainsaw motor with the log wizard blades affixed? Hmmmmm, sounds like how my ryobi motor runs the very same blades, but in a smaller, lighter, and more user friendly housing. So for the cost of the log wizard and a second chainsaw, you now have a very expensive ryobi planer that looks like a chainsaw with a blade bolted on the end. Does it even have a depth adjustment? I think how clean and uniform each tool leaves the surface needs to be taken into account also...

You log wizard guys will never learn...
Buzzy Out!



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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-07-12 10:26 pm   Permalink

Today's sunset:



I've been working on the new big drum last couple of days. I started by measuring out and rough carving the top part:


After doing a little work on the rim, it was time to start the bottom part. First step was to do a scale drawing of it:


After doing the initial drawing, I do a large scaled version the same size as the log is to make a stencil from:


I do a final tweaking of the drawing and then trace it to make a stencil from it.


Next step is to trace it on both sides of the log:


And after it's traced on:


I'll just follow all the lines with my tools and it will end up as a couple of tikis with a drum on top.


All the work is done now: carving time!
Buzzy Out!












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martini kings
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From: anthony marsico
Posted: 2009-07-13 07:09 am   Permalink

thanx for the cool pics buzzy. much appreciated!
tony


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-07-13 07:36 am   Permalink

New drum is gonna be cool, cool, cool!

Do you make scale drawings for all your work or mostly just the drums?



 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-07-13 10:44 pm   Permalink

Just missed the sunset today:

It was real hot out on the patio today so I carved in the livingroom with the fan on me. I had to wait for the sun to completely disappear before I went outside because when I tried to go out earlier in the day, I strained my rods and cones.

I got some work on the bottom part of the drum done this afternoon:




Quote:

On 2009-07-13 07:09, martini kings wrote:
thanx for the cool pics buzzy. much appreciated!
tony


More coming...
Enjoy!

Quote:

On 2009-07-13 07:36, TheBigT wrote:
New drum is gonna be cool, cool, cool!
Do you make scale drawings for all your work or mostly just the drums?



I only recently started doing the scale drawings. A couple years ago, I would take photos of a log with visible marks every 12" up it and print it on my computer. Then I would draw a tiki on the picture and transfer it on to the log. I could get it close based on the corresponding 12" marks on the log/photo. On the Frankie's chairs, I did a rougher version to make sure design elements wouldn't end up in stress points on the chair. It ws like the graph paper way, without the graph. The graph paper way I do it now gets it real real close to where I need it to be. It saves a lot of calculating and erasing time on the log. you just have to account for the bend of the log on the sides of the design. I think the two big Maori guys I did a few months ago were the first ones I ever did a scale drawing down to the 1/2 inch of before working on the log. I did it like that on those two because the logs were too heavy to lift up to see that everything looked right after drawing it on. I figured as long as the drawing in exact scale looked good, then the carving drawn on the log the same size would look right when carved. I've only done the scale drawings for one other drum, because like this drum, it had to be as close to a source picture that I was provided as possible.

If global warming accelerates here any further, I'm all for Vampirism.
It's just one way to beat the heat!
Buzzy Out!


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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-07-14 10:55 am   Permalink

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I only recently started doing the scale drawings. A couple years ago, I would take photos of a log with visible marks every 12" up it and print it on my computer. Then I would draw a tiki on the picture and transfer it on to the log. I could get it close based on the corresponding 12" marks on the log/photo. On the Frankie's chairs, I did a rougher version to make sure design elements wouldn't end up in stress points on the chair. It ws like the graph paper way, without the graph. The graph paper way I do it now gets it real real close to where I need it to be. It saves a lot of calculating and erasing time on the log. you just have to account for the bend of the log on the sides of the design. I think the two big Maori guys I did a few months ago were the first ones I ever did a scale drawing down to the 1/2 inch of before working on the log. I did it like that on those two because the logs were too heavy to lift up to see that everything looked right after drawing it on. I figured as long as the drawing in exact scale looked good, then the carving drawn on the log the same size would look right when carved. I've only done the scale drawings for one other drum, because like this drum, it had to be as close to a source picture that I was provided as possible.

If global warming accelerates here any further, I'm all for Vampirism.
It's just one way to beat the heat!
Buzzy Out!



Thanks! I did a lot of erasing on the one I'm currently working on...

If you've seen the news in Texas - you know we're suffering too!




 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2009-07-14 12:25 pm   Permalink

I don't know what pics I like more, the drum in progress, the sunsets or the chilidogs.
hmmmmmm?
lunch time.

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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2009-07-14 6:45 pm   Permalink

Buzz, your drums look like the BEST in the universe...seriously.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-07-14 9:49 pm   Permalink

Today's sunset:

Once again I was confined to the house all day because of the heat.


I had the other tiki on the other side of the drum to do today. Here is a photo play by play

Forehead, top of the nose, and one eye started:


Eyes done and space between the legs carved out:


Mouth started:


Cheeks, lower eye area done:


Under the nose and top of arms:


Nose details and arm details started:


Body cleared out


Pretty much finished:


The whole drum:


the sides are flat and have the arms emerging from them as well as the ears:


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On 2009-07-14 12:25, bigtikidude wrote:
I don't know what pics I like more, the drum in progress, the sunsets or the chilidogs.



That is indeed, a difficult choice. I think i'll keep posting them all just to be safe.

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On 2009-07-14 18:45, surfintiki wrote:
Buzz, your drums look like the BEST in the universe...seriously.



Thanks Surfintiki! I'm having a blast making all these. This one is for a famous tiki band and was designed by a famous tiki celebrity. I'm just bringing the sketch to life.

Buzzy Out!
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Posted: 2009-07-15 04:07 am   Permalink

Love to see the progress reports, your drums are going to be internationally Famous, Watch!

PS.Oh yeah, it's Cool over hear, no summertime sweat yet!
And we have a few bridges for sale cheep.
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