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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3028
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-01-03 6:21 pm   Permalink

Last sunset of '09:

Bye bye, crappy old year!


First sunset of '10:


Hello new year!


Today's sunset:


It's been a while since I updated here, so I hope I don't forget anything that came up since then

First off, I finally got something on my website(after 3 years!)
www.sandiegotikifactory.com
It's still in rough draft form...

Nothing's really new there that you all haven't seen here, except for this gallery of some of my tiki buddies:
http://www.sandiegotikifactory.com/friends/index.html


Medical update:
I got those magic shots in my neck and shoulders a few weeks back, and have improved significantly since then. I have to go to the doctor on Tuesday, where I will hopefully be cleared to work again. Then I'll have to see if my wrist and elbow can handle my workload. At least I feel half the battle is over. Knock on wood. No pun intended.

A little clay update:

I had to refire the plaques a second time because the glaze had a few issues. They came out good enough. Here's one all done:

They're about as thick as a small Sharpie:

Here's how I rigged the hanging mechanism:


Wood/Carving update:
I had some stuff I was working on and never updated back around the time Kiva died. They were all about 95% finished when I had the car accident. There they sat after that, waiting for me to get em done for about three months. In the last week, I tested my current physical condition by sanding and staining them all. It was rough at first because my work day stamina was greatly reduced. Seems like they all took way more time than they should have. I had to take a lot of breaks, especially the first two days. Finally though, I got them all taken care of and I have to say, it's so nice seeing some nice new almost finished pieces laying around.

Here's the group of them waiting to be sealed now:



The tikis:

I think I carved the one in the middle about two years ago.

And the new drums:

I'll start doing the sealing tomorrow.


I'm going to end this post here and do a correspondence post in a little bit.

Until then, Have a Happy New Year!
Buzzy Out!




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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2010-01-03 7:00 pm   Permalink

Like it

 
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closettiki
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Joined: Mar 23, 2007
Posts: 308
Posted: 2010-01-03 7:10 pm   Permalink

Hey Buzzy !!!!!!!!!
i hope you had a great holiday!!

Glad to see the road to recovery is going well

hopefully you will be carving away like a maniac soon

And Oasis is only 8 1/2 months away...



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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 1966
From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-01-03 8:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-03 18:21, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:

I think I carved the one in the middle about two years ago.


Some great carving, esp the tiki on the left, the symetrical precision is very Bowanaesque!

Good to see you able to work again.


 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 8707
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-01-04 02:50 am   Permalink

So good to see you back in the swing, hope they give you a full release! Interesting hanger arrangement, anchored below center, hmmm.

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 7139
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-01-04 11:28 am   Permalink

Yay!!

 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3927
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2010-01-04 12:55 pm   Permalink

heh.

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1613
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-01-04 1:10 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-04 02:50, MadDogMike wrote:
So good to see you back in the swing, hope they give you a full release! Interesting hanger arrangement, anchored below center, hmmm.



Yep, great to see u back. Is the wire included with the plaque or sold separately?



 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3414
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2010-01-04 11:54 pm   Permalink

Buzz, great to see you back and happy to hear that the road to recovery is nearly at its end.

This new grouping of work is amazingly refined and full of details. You've come so far in 221 pages bruddah!

I see good things for you in 2010. Keep up the great work and enjoy your warm weather... tiki carving here in 10 degrees sucks.

Look forward to seeing you again this year!
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buzzard
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Joined: Jan 26, 2008
Posts: 237
From: whetstone,az
Posted: 2010-01-05 3:03 pm   Permalink

he's back in the saddle again......

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-01-06 01:39 am   Permalink

That's what she said.

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-01-06 11:42 am   Permalink

Well, It's aBout time! OK, Break's over, back to work.
It's Really nice to hear that bit of excitement in your posts again Buzzy, Glad you're feeling better now sharpen those tools nand Have some FUN!


 
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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: 2010-01-07 12:16 am   Permalink

Yesterday's sunset:


Today's sunset:

The weather was kind of nice here today. It was just like summer, with no fog and not too hot in the afternoon like summer is. I hear it kinda sucks in most other places right now though. Sorry about that anyone anywhere else that has sucky weather right now. It will get better, and it will get worse.


After seeing the doctor yesterday, it was decided that I'm supposed to continue therapy and slowly increase my workload until my stamina is the same as it was preaccident. Then they'll decrease the therapy and see if i can handle it. They still want to wait on the hand and arm numbnes issues I have until my shoulder gets better. Right now they cannot tell what's hand and what's shoulder/nerve related, so we'll dael with that hen we know more. I wish I could just tear into something full force right now , but I'll have to go slow and easy for a while, take real frequent breaks, and continually change my body/posture positions. No longer than 30 minutes of work without a break... A bunch of stretching routines...

At least I can be somewhat productive again. And that's good news to me.


After leaving the doctor's yesterday, I came home and cleaned up the factory. It had three months of accumulated neglect out there to take care of. By the end of the day, I had the thatch back up and everything in order, cleaner than it's been in about 9 months or so.
Here it is, all ready for action:


First order of business is to finish the Moai that I forgot about and stumbled across in my garage last week:

I just have to sand him. I did a little of that today.Not much because yesterday's cleaning and moving stuff kicked my wrist's ass.

I also did a short tutorial for Tikiville over on
his thread on how I do the designs on the bell of the drum. that was the first time I held or used a mallet in forever. Thankfully, my arm didn't fall off in the process!

I got about 1000000 posts to answer still and i'm too tired to do it right now...

I'll be back.
Buzzy Out!




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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-01-07 08:33 am   Permalink

Buzz, great tutorial. I bow down to the drum master! And you cleaned?!


 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2380
From: So FL
Posted: 2010-01-07 09:49 am   Permalink

Glad to hear you're getting back in the swing of it.

The weather here is beautiful except for the cold temps! I have taken my carving inside to the comfort of the couch. I know one carver that has essentially been "snowed" in because of the cold. Its crazy - I've had to wear long pants every day this week!!!


 
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