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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
The Sperm Whale
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2010-02-18 09:54 am   Permalink

I am liking the new Tiki alot!! I really like the big round eyes!!

 
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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: 2010-02-19 3:57 pm   Permalink

Yesterday's sunset:

It actually ended up being suny yesterday. i worked outside most of the day to celebrate. today is much colder and cloudy.


Quote:

On 2010-02-18 09:38, TheBigT wrote:
I'll have to re-read your destructions so I can understand where the pitfalls are that you mentioned. I saw lots of pencil lines, angled ones.... and then my eyes glazed over.



Here, I'll save you the trouble with one picture of just a couple angled pencil lines:


The left was where I got offline originally from where I should have been.It should have been a straight line, not the hourglass curvy line it is now. The right side was correct when I first carved it, but I had to mess it up to match the messed up left. In the above picture, the right side was just eyeballed to make it match the left. I still have a bit more to take off that side. Those lines on there help me match the curve of the left to the curve of the right side when I carve it. Before I did my final corrections, I snapped that picture to show how off each were. Since then, I carved the problems away, and in the end, it all turned out fine...

As you will see from this new Tiki Update:

First step was to move the arms back a bit. I left extra on the back of the arms when I rough carved it, just in case. That way, I could move them back by cutting off the front of them, or keep them forward by cutting off some of the back. When I looked at it, it seemed they were a little forward..

so off with about an inch on the arm's front:


Looks the same from the front:




Next I did the arm cut throughs. I started on the front



Moving down to the legs now, I take out stuff to make a space between them.

I also rounded out the upped thighs

the space is just a wedge with rounded edges.

I'll do the same with the feet

So they will end up looking like this:

After this, it was the biggest pain in the butt part, the cut between the legs. I used small Stubai "U" to do it. It's about 3/16" wide. It took forever. In the end, it looks just like a skinny chainsaw cut.

Here it is done:


Ass side:


Here's the whole guy as he stands now:

I just have the eyes, nostrils, and arms to do

I like it so far...


Poki update:

Poki wants everyone to know she's been keeping herself real busy and having a lot of fun.

She's been playing with pepper seeds that fall out of the tree:


And trying to chew a tiki out of a stick that fell out of a different tree:


And when she feels tired, she takes a little nap:



Quote:

On 2010-02-17 20:51, leleliz wrote:
puppy is super cute! oh and those carves aint bad either



At least the novelty of the puppy hasn't worn off yet!

Quote:

On 2010-02-18 09:38, TheBigT wrote:
Oh, I didn't realize you were up on a hill! Cool.



This shot is from an island half way across the bay looking east towards my house. I'm global warming safe up on the hill, but probably not big tsunami safe.

Those mobile homes in the foreground are on a peninsula. There's another body of water between them and the hill I'm on.

that picture's from the
tiki island takeover post It shows a little more of the bay out in back of my house

Quote:

On 2010-02-18 09:54, The Sperm Whale wrote:
I am liking the new Tiki alot!! I really like the big round eyes!!



thanks Spermy! Those round eyes are in response to the proliferation a small asian eyed Bali import tikis. Long live the Round Eyes! I'm glad I pulled off the body so far too. It's got a nice presence to it in person.


hopefully I'll wrap this tiki up this evening.
Buzzy Out!


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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3032
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-02-21 9:08 pm   Permalink

Yesterday's sunset:

It rained here off and on the last couple of days. I think it's raining now, in fact.

Tiki update:

I got the arms done first:

They look just a little too skinny


To make the arms a little bigger, all I had to do was make everything else a little smaller. First I brought down the chest a little. Then I narrowed the chest profile to expose more upper arm. This made the arm look better, but the legs still looked too fat . Here he is with the upper chest worked on a bit and the whole thing sanded a little:



I made the legs about 1/2" skinnier on each side next. Now thw arms do not look as skinny


I also rounded the eyes


and put in nostrils.

I did a little on the back of the neck and head too,but those changes weren't exciting enough to photo document
So that one is technically done, so will sit for a while to wait to be sanded and finished.

That means it's time to start a new one:

This one will be a quicker test/practice piec

Poki had some fun this weekend. Ringo stopped by to hang out with her:

They played until after 2am last night. Poki didn't get out of bed until after 3pm today. She's not used to the late night party scene yet. Hopefully she'll grow into it.

Back to work,
Buzzy Out!






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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3414
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2010-02-21 11:30 pm   Permalink

Loving the new carve Buzz, some amazing physics going on with all that weight on the top and a skinny middle.

Great Poly-Pop flavor going on with the eyes and body!

Good to see ya at it again!
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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: 2010-02-22 6:30 pm   Permalink

Today's sunset:

Looks like all the rain has passed.


Last night, I continued on with the new split log tiki.

When I last posted, I had just done the outline of the head. Now notches are done above the ears


I put a blue cloth up for a better picture here. Bottom head profile done and the neck drawn out


face drawn on and the neck and chest are initialy carved on



Arms started, and more done on the upper chest and shoulder area:



more done on the neck, the hands are roughed in, and the arms are carved more


Stuff taken off the back to enhance the profile of it


A little refining here and there to end the sunlight portion of my workday


Working on the head/face is next. after that, just the fingers.

Poki update:

After resting all day yesterday, Poki was back up to speed today. She hung out in the sun and played while I worked. Here she is getting a last look at the sun for the day:



Quote:

On 2010-02-21 23:30, Lake Surfer wrote:
Loving the new carve Buzz, some amazing physics going on with all that weight on the top and a skinny middle.



I hope the feet are heavy enough to anchor it. Seems to be pretty stable. It's suprisingly light, however. I thkink it's only about 6.5 inches diameter. It was hard to fit all that empty space in that small of a log. That's the challenge, and that's what keeps it fun. Stay warm!



Break time!
Buzzy Out!

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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2010-02-22 7:52 pm   Permalink

Buzzy that last picture of poki, you should make into postcards and sell them it is fantastic. Anyways, I like the red wood stains on the chest of the moai, your work looks good.

 
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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-02-23 08:48 am   Permalink

"Buzzy that last picture of Poki, you should make into postcards and sell them..."

Like this?





 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-02-23 3:39 pm   Permalink

I always enjoy visiting your thread and the tutorials are helpful. I didn't see a full profile of the recent Moai. That's always the hardest part for me. Please consider including one when you update. Thankis for all your help and inspiration.

 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2010-02-23 6:47 pm   Permalink

Cammo, all the bold lettering is taking away Poki's charm. Since you want my opinion I would say a simple white thin border around the picture with another border inside, maybe a bamboo motif border. And maybe a smaller description on the bottom of the card with some kind of a tiki calligraphy?!? You know? I want him to look macho and proud looking back at the camera. This card should be all about Poki.

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-02-23 6:57 pm   Permalink

Yes, Nice instructions here Buzzy, I need to hang around here more and re learn how to carve a tiki or tu. Love the skinny arm tiki with the big eyes too!
Happy to see you back up to speed, you feeling 100% yet?


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-02-24 02:23 am   Permalink

Yesterday's sunset had a big Navy ship on the horizon. Today you can see a Navy chopper just above the sun:

Go Navy!

Tiki progress:

I started the day with it here:

I stopped working on the face last night because the light sucked and I needed to see it better to carve. I need a new light in my living room for when I carve.

Little more blocking out of the face:


Now on to the nose refinements:


Nose done, mouth next:


Mouth done:


Right before carving the hands


Hands and ears carved, all done now:



One more for the sanding pile...

Poki update:

Poki says she likes Hiltiki's idea for the card. She thanks Cammo for the work he did on it and the liverwurst.

Poki plays with her new toy: Molding wood scrap piece tied to a rope

Poki's new trick is using her doggy door to go outside on her own. They grow up so fast...

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On 2010-02-22 19:52, hiltiki wrote:
I like the red wood stains on the chest of the moai, your work looks good.



This log had some issues. I got it fresh cut the day it came down, but noticed that the tree was dying from the inside. There was a big dead spot that ran all down the log. Every piece had the same spot in the center of it. It was dry, dead, and decomposing wood with fresh wet live wood all around it. In this picture, you can see the dark brown part, which is the old dead part of the tree,
that wood sucks and is uncarvable for my needs, so I had to work around it. It fit in pretty good with the layout of this Maoi, as you can see. I managed to squeeze the carving in all the good wood parts. That red stain is where I started to carve into it, and when I got deep enough, it started to expose it. the rest of the log will get darker, and I'll probably stain it dark so it will not even be noticable anymore.


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On 2010-02-23 15:39, amate wrote:
I didn't see a full profile of the recent Moai. Please consider including one when you update. Thankis for all your help and inspiration.



Hey Amate! The profile picture will not really help you that much. I used a split log for it, so I didn't have enough wood to do it orrect scale to depth. I consider the split log carvings I do to be relief carvings. To get the side profile correct, I'd need another inch for the chin, two more for the nose, and two or three for the whole back of the body. I just try to get them to look like they are full round deep carvings from the front view only. Lately, I've been hollowing out the backs so that they are lighter and can be hung to a wall.
It's only 5" deep(13cm)

to do it right, I'd need a square stock piece about 10" x 10". I had to compress everything to fit it in

Here's an example of one of the latest finished wall hangers I did. From the front, it looks like a full, carved to depth tiki:


But the side shows it's only 4.5" deep. I had onl about 1.5" to fit in the whole mouth and face after I made the headress so wide. It doesn't look flat from the front, thankfully


The hollowed back lightens it up and gives room for hanging hardware.

This one weighs only 9 pounds. (2.2 kilos) I probably will not hollow out the moai. I still have to decide...

Quote:

On 2010-02-23 18:47, hiltiki wrote:
Cammo, This card should be all about Poki.



That's what Poki just told me! then she started chewing on her butt and took a nap...

Quote:

On 2010-02-23 18:57, Benzart wrote:
Yes, Nice instructions here Buzzy, I need to hang around here more and re learn how to carve a tiki or tu. Happy to see you back up to speed, you feeling 100% yet?



I'm 100%, 25% of the time. I'm not quite back to full strength yet, but I'm working on getting there as soon as possible without reinjuring myself. I have to work on my stamina too. I seem to be a lot weaker now than I was a few months back. Must have been all that sitting around I did for three months. Or maybe that's just old age finally creeping up on me? Anyway, I feel really good most of the time, and when I do not, the recovery time is real quick. I definitely feel like all this will very very soon be behind me. Then it will be just like the rest of my life up until now: a memory. And if you need some help on our tikis, just let me know and I'll do a special request tutorial for you.

I'll do them for other people too, but Benzart's always first.
Any requests?
Buzzy Out!



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eric 21
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Posted: 2010-02-24 03:00 am   Permalink

toujours du super boulot !!!j'adore ....

de plus ta région est top !!!!!


 
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kingstiedye
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From: sackatomato
Posted: 2010-02-25 11:04 pm   Permalink

the ku wall hanger is tops!

 
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SDshirtman
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Posts: 71
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-02-25 11:11 pm   Permalink

Awesome stuff Buzz. I'm still blown away you get away with carving on your carpet. Good thing you're not married.

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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-02-26 2:17 pm   Permalink

I think the spots look fine. Some of them have kind of a cool shape. I see how it is probably pretty impossible to carve tho.


 
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