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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7911
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-07-15 08:04 am   Permalink

I'm really diggin that background. The Pink makes the tikis really POP!

( last week i was in a metal box with no open windows. only a fan to blow
106 degree air on me. I here ya on werkin in the heat! You need one of those
Florida Chiki Shade Huts! Git' buildin boy
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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
Posts: 1974
From: San Diego
Posted: 2009-07-18 09:36 am   Permalink

Hey Buzzy - you need one of these:



Holmes Tower Fan, 25 bucks at the SuperTarget on Balboa.


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3029
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-07-26 10:29 pm   Permalink

Most of the sunsets this last week looked like this:


A couple looked like this:


I did the vending to the tourists thing a couple times. Here's about ten days ago:


I'm using the small, no frills set up still:


I started a tiki while I was there


I brought it home and did some more work on it...


finished it up...


and then stained it:


I spent a couple tedious days sanding out this drum:


I stained it dark just to see what a dark drum would look like:


Here it is ater a couple coats of oil:

I just put another coat on

I also cleaned out the inside of the big drum. I got a nice smooth transition down the whole thing


After the hollowing out, the only thing left is the upper part. To do that, I first needed to make a stencil. I did a rough sketch first

And then I tweaked it a bit to make the final stencil and traced it on the drum:

that's it.

Quote:

On 2009-07-18 09:36, Cammo wrote:
Hey Buzzy - you need one of these:Holmes Tower Fan,


I ended up going nocturnal for a couple days instead.


Quote:

On 2009-07-15 08:04, RevBambooBen wrote:
I'm really diggin that background. The Pink makes the tikis really POP!



The same magic camera that puts red in my sunsets puts pink in my wall color.

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On 2009-07-15 04:07, Benzart wrote:
Love to see the progress reports, your drums are going to be internationally Famous, Watch!



Keepin my fingers crossed on that one!


Anyone from another country know that I'm making drums yet?
If so, let me know...
Buzzy Out!











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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 1966
From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-07-27 05:53 am   Permalink

I've been to mexico...

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1613
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-07-27 08:44 am   Permalink

I like the dark stain on the drum - it's cool - looks like a piece of furniture!




 
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martini kings
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Joined: Nov 10, 2005
Posts: 634
From: anthony marsico
Posted: 2009-07-28 2:57 pm   Permalink

hey buzzy- the drum is really shaping up. diggin it. love waqtcdhing it come to like.
mahalo!
tony


 
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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: 2009-07-29 4:19 pm   Permalink

This drum is all ready to have a nice new hide stretched over it:

I'm probably going to change my mind and put a cow hide on it. I've been talking to some drum maker dudes about the goat and I still have more reservations about using goat than cow.

It turned out really nice so far. I spent way too much time sanding it

I originally made this one for me as a beater to see how much abuse these things could withstand, but it turned out too good to try and break into little pieces

I never end up keeping anything for myself. I always sell the best stuff. Lately, I've had a real hard time parting with some of the stuff I've made.

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On 2009-07-28 14:57, martini kings wrote:
hey buzzy- the drum is really shaping up. diggin it. love waqtcdhing it come to like.
mahalo!
tony




hey Tony! I have the lettering done now. Here's some progress of that



And how it looks now:



Now I just have to do the rotisserie drying method for a few days before I sand and stain it.


Yesterday I got one of those fool notions in my head that I just ran with. No reason to do or try it other than to just see if I could. It was going to be real tough to do, but I wanted the challenge.
A few weeks ago Tahitiki posted a link on the carving forum of a bunch of videos of some guy making a Pahu. Like the one on the lower left of this picture:

It's a lot simpler to do than the ones I've been working on lately. It's just a tube with some holes in the side.
I knew I could make a drum like this, the question was how fast could I make it. I figured I get it done in a day. My best time estimations would put me having it hollowed out at 8pm last night and bringing it in the garage to do the rim. At 3:45, I was 45 minutes behind schedule and getting real tired. I got the thing hollowed out way faster than i thought and had it all done by 8pm.

For the full commentary on yesterday's adventure, click
here


Here's the cliff notes version:

Log:


Cleaned log getting squared:


Soon to be drum:


Stencil made, lines drawn


First cuts made


Tops of arches fancied up:


Bottom of arches fancied up


Hollowing:


Hollowed:


Windowed:


Top squared:


Rim done:


All done

I just need to sand it and figure out how to do drum lashing.

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On 2009-07-27 05:53, 4WDtiki wrote:
I've been to mexico...


It's funny how the smell lingers...

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On 2009-07-27 08:44, TheBigT wrote:
I like the dark stain on the drum - it's cool - looks like a piece of furniture!



Feels like furniture. It passed the "genie's bottle test" also. That's where I check the finishing by rubbing my hands vigorously over the whole surface to make sure there are no places where I can get splinters from it. If I do not get any splinters, it's finished! Splinters=more sanding.

I may be able to do four days worth of work in one day, but I only work one day out of every five. That's why I'm always at least a couple days behind.
Buzzy Out!



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TravelingJones
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Joined: Mar 11, 2006
Posts: 916
From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2009-07-29 5:21 pm   Permalink

palm hollow bay sun
splinters palm stretched skin
buzzy BANG! drum


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Meheadhunter
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 383
From: Wichita KS,
Posted: 2009-07-29 8:21 pm   Permalink

The drums are excellent....
You could lash it similar to the Bougaraboo drum...
Its kind of a West African style conga.



You've done a great job on those drums....
I might have to commission one from you.
If you're interested???


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martini kings
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Joined: Nov 10, 2005
Posts: 634
From: anthony marsico
Posted: 2009-07-30 05:54 am   Permalink

hey buzzy,
aloha from the new jersey shore-
on vacation but havin fun checkin in and seeing the progress. lettering looks killer. great job!.
talk soon.
tony


 
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NOTCH
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Joined: Apr 23, 2006
Posts: 507
From: San Jose.Ca
Posted: 2009-07-30 09:27 am   Permalink

Hey buzzy, your drums are looking frickin cool man!!
How can I get my hands on one of them fine beauty's??
Cheers! Notch

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3029
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-07-31 10:32 am   Permalink

I missed the sunset last night because I had to work, but I did get the William D. Evans as it came into port:


We were on the North Lawn yesterday because there was a big wedding on South Lawn.I like the view from the South Lawn better. More action down there.


This was my setup:


I worked on a small Hawaiian Pahu because I didn't feel like hauling a big log down there


It has a little different pattern than the one I did a couple days ago. This is a super duper dense log. It's like carving a rock. It's going to suck hollowing it out. I'm a little more than half way done with the pedastal part right now.


It's about 12.5" tall and 7" in diameter. Here it is next to the one day drum, which is now sanded on the outside:

I should finish the little one today, no problem.

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On 2009-07-29 17:21, TravelingJones wrote:
palm hollow bay sun
splinters palm stretched skin
buzzy BANG! drum



That's a great summary of All 209 pages of this thread, in Haiku form even!

Quote:

On 2009-07-29 20:21, Meheadhunter wrote:

You could lash it similar to the Bougaraboo drum...

You've done a great job on those drums....
I might have to commission one from you.
If you're interested???



I'm knocking a couple quick ones to try the lashing on right now. I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do with the rim part, as far as lacing and reinforcing it goes. I've been looking at a lot of drums lately, trying to figure out what I'm going to do. The discovery is the fun part or me...
Definitely interested but I have a pretty big "to do" list of commissions that I've been putting off until August 1, which I believe is tomorrow. Gasp! Wow time flies! I took a couple months off of hired work this summer and it looks like my free carving vacation is over(Somehow the Martini Kings drum snuck its way in there!) I have two drums, a fake drum, and at least a couple months worth of tikis for a couple of jobs that I have to start on now. I'll probably have time to sneak in a couple side projects in between all that, so let me know what you're interested in and I may find some reason to bump it up in line.

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On 2009-07-30 05:54, martini kings wrote:
on vacation but havin fun checkin in and seeing the progress. lettering looks killer. great job!.




Thanks Tony! I can't wait for you to see it. It's pretty impressive in person. It's BIG! I bet it will sound like thunder...

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On 2009-07-30 09:27, NOTCH wrote:
Hey buzzy, your drums are looking frickin cool man!!
How can I get my hands on one of them fine beauty's??
Cheers! Notch



Yo Notch! I'll be bringing maybe 4 to Oasis. Whatever I have done by then is going with me. With the exception of the Martini Kings drum, nothing that I'm doing right now is spoken for, so if you like any that I'm doing now, let me know. Oherwise, I got a list of things to do before I can do a lot of drums again.


The quest for the perfect drum:
Right now on the drums I'm making, I'm trying to do some quicker ones for experimetation purposes. I'm trying to make drum that not only looks superior, but sounds superior as well. It's fun because there are a lot of variables to play with. It will be a never ending journey, I'm sure...

I was thinking back over the last year( my calendar year begins and ends on Tiki Oasis weekend) and I've only carved about 9 tikis in all that time. It's been all furniture and drums. And those damn Brady Idols!

Speaking of Brady idols, of to the PO!
Buzzy Out!


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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 1966
From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-07-31 11:31 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-07-29 17:21, TravelingJones wrote:
palm hollow bay sun
splinters palm stretched skin
buzzy BANG! drum


Couple more syllables and you'd have a great haiku!

Maybe we need a thread for haikus about Buzzy!


 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1613
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-07-31 12:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-07-29 16:19, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:
This drum is all ready to have a nice new hide stretched over it:




Man Buzzy, this one came out really awesome. Look at that. NICE!


 
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tikithomas08
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Joined: Apr 10, 2007
Posts: 528
From: San Diego CA
Posted: 2009-08-01 4:33 pm   Permalink

awesome stuff as usual buzzy! you should try carving some bongos next

 
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