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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: 2010-03-09 8:14 pm   Permalink

Today's sunset: pt. 1


Today's sunset: pt. 2

that's just about the last sunset on the water horizon shots for the season. That means spring is just around the corner!

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On 2010-03-08 16:04, 4WDtiki wrote:
but for the life of me, I can't see how those legs will hold together after the final cutouts, given the weak nature of palm.



OK, here's how I think I overcame the weakness of the palm in that part

we'll reference the tiki profile on the left for this theory:


Because of the log's composition, I only have to worry about vertical breaks. And, the only vertical breaks I have to worry about, would be those vertical breaks on a plane, caused by an impact or shifting weight on it at that exact spot. The way to lessen the chances of this happening is through designing it initially to be structurally sound and the reinforcement of its weak spots

First step is to work on the overall structural strength. I did this through the original design. The longer the uninterupped section of vertical palm strands that I could leave untouched, the stronger the piece will be. I made sure when I did my stencil that I left an "anchor alley" from the top of the leg through the bottom of the drum. Here it is lined out:

It will only snap to the left or right of that outlined area. The face and back features are all broad enough to not split.

the only place I really have to worry about it breaking now is left of that line:



that can be addressed through a little reinforcement. The reason it's weak there is because the only thing holding the vertical strands together are the natural bonding material in the wood. This stuff will hold, but not that well. I need to add to its natural adhesion. The way I'll do that is with dowels, and as Cammo suggested, elmers glue.

here's how I did it:

1/4" drill bit set to correct depth and a 1/4" dowel


I drill the holes staggered and close to all the way through.

I do it from the back of the legs so they will not be visible

later, I'll glue in the dowels. For now, I just have them all sized and ready to go


My theory is that those dowels will provide extra support from impacts in the direction of the arrow in this picture:

We'll see if it works...If it does, then all those nights at 11:30 pm that I watched New yankee workshop while I was in college actually paid off! Go Aztecs!


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On 2010-03-09 13:56, TheBigT wrote:
Wow Buzzy! That is moist definitely a cool drum design.



Thanks BigT. I'm on th ehome stretch now...

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On 2010-03-09 14:33, tikigodz wrote:
Buzzy your step by steps are so much help thanks for doing this. For us newbies just want to say thanks..



You, and all others, are quite welcome. one day I hope to have my own New Yankee Tiki carving Living room workshop show. "On today's show, we'll be making a drum based on this Marquesan Knifey thingey tourist carving. But first, let's take a minute to talk about shop safety..." That'd be the life. Until then, I'll just pretend and do it like this on TC.

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On 2010-03-09 18:30, Benzart wrote:
More cool stuffs Buzzy, Thanks for showin'us how!



You're welcome Benz! You think my dowels will work?



Dog Blog:

Zaya went to Ireland today so I have Ringo for the week. I tell you, that boy just has no respect for the logs:

welcome Ringo! #$$#*(% !!!


Dear GROG, please photoshop one of Kinny's paintings over the log on the Ringo pissing photo. Thank you.

In other news:
In case you didn't know already, it's
Buzzy Month. In honor of Buzzy month, I'll be making a personal appearance at the Tonga Hut Parking Lot Sale, featuring Buzzy later this Buzzy month.

I hope to see you all there!
Buzzy Out!



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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-03-10 11:48 am   Permalink

Your wish is GROG command.



Looking forward to having you and the other San Diego artists at the Tonga Hut Parking Lot Sale, Buzzy!
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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: 2010-03-11 12:29 am   Permalink

Today's sunset sequence:


We're supposed to have weather in the 80's next week, or so they say on the news...

Tiki drum update:

I looked at the tikis and thought they needed more depth, so I went ahead and carved them all out deeper last night:

Very challenging carve, it was. The wood was spongy and crumbly in the middle if you didn;t hit it exactly right, and the damn legs kept getting in the way of where my tools needed to be.

Today and tonight I did the grid for the bell, rounded out several features, finshed up a few more details, and did some initial sanding to get rid of the pen lines. here it is now:


I put a line between the eyes and did the rest of the nose for the front of the tiki faces:

when the shadow hits them right, they look a little like bunnies

I still need to do the feet details, and the lower part will pretty much be done



Dog Blog:

I can't tell how the dogs are because they never stop moving:


I did find evidence of blood, lost teeth, and some piles of hair...No trips to the vet yet!

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On 2010-03-10 11:48, GROG wrote:




I love it! That Ringo sure knows how to pick em'!


Buzzy Month update: It's still
Buzzy Month. And just a reminder: I'll still be making a personal appearance at the Tonga Hut Parking Lot Sale, featuring Buzzy as part of the Buzzy month festivities.

It continues to be a great month! How could it not?
It's Buzzy month, after all...
Buzzy Out!
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 8787
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-03-11 07:48 am   Permalink

Amazing engineering study Buzzy, and some people think of you a just beefcake! Gonna be a beautiful drum.

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-03-11 1:19 pm   Permalink


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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
Posts: 1769
From: las vegas
Posted: 2010-03-11 1:38 pm   Permalink

japanese flush cut saws are the best tools to remove the ends of those dowels.

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2010-03-11 6:18 pm   Permalink

Dam that Ringo.

Here is to Buzzy Month!


 
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Tiki Joe's Pop
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Joined: Jun 01, 2006
Posts: 523
From: Seattle
Posted: 2010-03-12 09:52 am   Permalink

Looking fantastic, Buzzy! Trying to picture the final piece- should be stellar~
& that Poki is getting BIG!
Enjoy your month of personal entitlement, man!


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-03-12 6:20 pm   Permalink

Buzz, how does this get to be your month? Birthday? I thought my wife was the only one who celebrated her whole birth-month (March) We always have opening ceremonies March first and I buy her gifts all month

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-03-15 1:08 pm   Permalink

Sunsets:



It stays light forever now! I was out there working until after 7 yesterday. We also have a heat wave today. Welcome Spring Breakers!

I did the markings on the upper part of the drum:

Now it just needs to dry up and not crack and I'll finish it up. I still have the feet to do. Not quite sure what I want to do there yet. On the bell, I didn't do the typical intricate work that I usually do on the drums because I'm trying to do something a little different stylewise on this one. My plan is to leave the head about 1-2" longer than where it's attached to so that the head will dry up and be wavy/shrivled beneath the binding.

After I finished that drum, I got a very nice log ready for another one of those big drums I do.

After I get some artwork sent to me, I'll be spending a few days on that lovely piece of wood...

since I had a couple days before I'd be able start on the new drum, I wanted to cram another quick carving in. I've been wanting to do a cannibal totem for several months now, and have had a log all ready to go for it for months now too. I brought it in the other night and got the log sectioned out so I could start laying the tikis out:

For some reason though, right after this, I just wasn't "feelin' it." So, I didn;t want to force it, and moved on...

to this:

It's a split log that's been sitting in my living room for about 3 years. It's areally nice piece, and totally dry all the way through. I think this is the first totally dry piece of palm I've ever worked on

i'm totally into doing cutouts/throughs right now. There are a few here that are a little more challenging to do.
One step at a time:

Between the legs cutout done:


Over the butt and behind the backs cutout done:

I have to connect those two cutouts next

Butts are apart and the upper cut out done:


next step was to do the profile. I use a 2"flat chisel to do this part


Here it is now, all the hard stuff done:

Now the fun part!

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On 2010-03-11 07:48, MadDogMike wrote:
Amazing engineering study Buzzy,



I really just throw it all together randomly without any plan and come up with some legit sounding cover my ass book smart answer, when called out on it.

In honor of...
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On 2010-03-11 13:19, GROG wrote:




We have one more hour of light so that are days are that much longer and more productive!

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On 2010-03-11 13:38, pdrake wrote:
japanese flush cut saws are the best tools to remove the ends of those dowels.


I got one of them. I already sized them when I cut them. They're just sitting in there until the legs dry a bit and i can glue them in. I left the ends out a bit because the holes will shrink and I have to use pliers to get them out.

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On 2010-03-11 18:18, seeksurf wrote:
Dam that Ringo. Here is to Buzzy Month!



at least he didn't waste a good log...

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On 2010-03-12 09:52, Tiki Joe's Pop wrote:
Enjoy your month of personal entitlement, man!



I'm living every moment of it like it's my very last.

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On 2010-03-12 18:20, MadDogMike wrote:
Buzz, how does this get to be your month?



It just does. I don't make the rules, i just use them to maximize my personal wealth and fame.



And now, for everyone's new favorite House of Buzz feature,

The Dog Blog,

featuring Poki, Ringo, and special guest Baron:

My cousin came over for a couple days and brought his giant doberman over to play. He's the big and dark one:


Poki and he had a lot of fun play fighting:

Poki really has a lot of heart and really hung in there againstbthe big guy. She'd steal whatever he was playing with and make him run her down to get it back

Ringo just stood in the background non stop barking all day while they wrestled :

that Ringo is a noisy one.

here, Poki practices some dog jiu jitsu by fighting from her guard:



Things have settled down a bit since those wild times...

Buzzy Out!




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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-03-15 1:17 pm   Permalink

I almost forgot:

Buzzy Month update: We all have an extra hour of daylight each day so that we may all spend the extra time enjoying
Buzzy Month or Buzzy related festivities. One such celebration and gathering in honor of Buzzy Month is theTonga Hut Parking Lot Sale, featuring Buzzy. Spend your extra time and money there!

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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-03-15 6:29 pm   Permalink

Cool new dude you have. Looks like you are waiting to do the final finishing on a whole bunch of these dudes at once? I am in the same mode right now, except I have only two unfinished carves.


 
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crazy al
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From: CA
Posted: 2010-03-16 12:25 am   Permalink


this thing is a thing of beauty just like this...nice lines!
hope to see this at Tonga!

and good wood working tips on this one...

i usually wait till the thing busts off before i do that dowel trick....


 
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Cammo
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-03-16 6:29 pm   Permalink

"and good wood working tips on this one..."

Um, Alvin, uh... I really hate to point this out, you getting all crazy sometimes about basic Grade 6 grammar and the sometimes lack thereof, but "woodworking" is one word, not two.


 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-03-16 6:50 pm   Permalink

He was talking about Buzzy's tips on his sex therapy sight (for men with large endowments) about working with a larger than average erection, so wood working was actually correct. Apparently Cammo not qualified as a "member", and you aren't on that website, so you didn't realize what Crazy Al (or "Mr. Sequoia" as he's known on the other sight) was actually referring to.

 
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