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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
Benzart
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Posted: 2012-01-30 08:23 am   Permalink

YEAYYYY HAPPYHAPPYHAPPEEEEEE!


Thanks Buzzy, hopefully mit will arrive at it's final destination Soon..
Love the Sunset,
Love the Ice trees in Bloom
Love your work, I get to go back to work today!! YIPPEEEE>


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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2012-01-30 7:50 pm   Permalink

A sunset:


I went back to my explorations with the Marq style power tooled panels today. Like last week's fun, I started with a practice piece on a leftover scrap:

This rough draft showed me where the trouble areas would be and gave me a starting point for my more involved second effort. I also tried a different stain that had too much yellow in it.

I wanted to do a full round for this one:

I like the way the way this one turned out. A couple revisions on my next attempt and it just might work.

Today's samples:



Buzzy Out!

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2012-01-31 6:36 pm   Permalink

Today's sunset looks a lot like yesterday's:


Today's adventures revolved around the round pieces again. First, I made one like this:


And then I made one like this:


The pair:


The lot:


More wood and more week to go.
Buzzy Out!






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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-01-31 7:49 pm   Permalink

Looks like a giant Chinese lucky coin Good to see so much action from you Buzz


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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2012-02-01 10:28 am   Permalink

I like these alot! How big are they? My imagination tells me that they are several feet across or the size of a trash can lid - my logical side tells me they are only several inches across (damn logic needs to be quiet - don't worry my imagination usually wins in these battles).

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2012-02-05 9:55 pm   Permalink

Today's sunset:


I ended last week by messing around with one of those tahitian dagger knifey things:

I need to fix a couple things on it...

Today, I tried one of these:



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How big are they?



About the size of a record. I'm using 12" stock and they're a little oblong. The two I just posted are 14" tall.

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Looks like a giant Chinese lucky coin



Just wait until I mount one with with a dowel raised up over a sleek wood slab.

Buzzy Out!



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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2012-02-07 12:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:


Just wait until I mount one.

Buzzy Out!







Getting lonely out there east of the 15?!?
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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2012-02-08 01:55 am   Permalink

Watch out for splinters...
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-02-08 05:58 am   Permalink

I would recommend a good wood wax

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2012-02-08 10:15 pm   Permalink

Sunset:



Yesterday, I did a 19" rough draft version of a back 2 back Marq plank tiki:

I'll say it again about another one of these first attempts: There are a few troublesome areas that need to be addressed.


Earlier today, local legend Crazy Kelly Osborne was looking at the dark Maoi and asked me why all my tikis are dark. He thinks tikis should look light and old. I wasn't really listening to everything he said after that about how tikis should be made, because he is, afterall, a mechanic whose own car doesn't even have reverse. So, instead of light and old, I made a Moai that was light gold:


I'm going to do a red one next. And then orange...


After I was all warmed up, I did version 2.0 of the back 2 back marq:

I like that one a lot better. I used a different stain as well

Side by side comparision of 1.0 and 2.0


This week's collection:



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Getting lonely out there east of the 15?!?







Yeah, come on out neighbor. We'll go for a ride...bring some Pabst...

A Candy Colored Clown They Call The Sandman
Buzzy Out!



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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2012-02-09 9:30 pm   Permalink

Today's sunset:


I had a couple scraps of wood that I wanted to get rid of so I followed through on yesterday's promise and made an orange Moai:

I monkeyed around with the depths a bit on this one. I left the cheek shallower than the others and made the rest much deeper

then I made the red one that I also talked about yesterday:

same deep/shallow deal as the orange one

These are much neater than plan old stain color test strips:


i liked the red one's color, so I made another, but without the cheek cutout:

now I want to try one like that, but only blackish. I also want to change one or two minor things on it

My Moai collection:


Sooner or later, I'm bound to get one of these right.
Buzzy Out!


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Posted: 2012-02-09 9:47 pm   Permalink

Never trust a skinny cook or a mechanic who's reverse doesn't work. You're a machine Buzz!
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McTiki
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Posted: 2012-02-10 03:38 am   Permalink

Holy Moais! Way cool stuff Dr. Buzz.

Mahalo

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Posted: 2012-02-10 08:40 am   Permalink

Moai shooting gallery??

( get Victor and Kelly to rig up a pulley system
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2012-02-10 9:52 pm   Permalink

Today's sunset:


I started out today by doing a smaller round piece:

That one totally sucks...

To regroup, I did another Moai, this one blackish with a couple changes:


After that, I was going to call it a day, but I didn't want to leave that first piece "unresolved." So, I knocked out a second attempt:

I like the contour style better. Border needs work

First and second tries:


And today's lot:


Aw crap, computer's acting up and I can't cut and paste comments...
I'll try later.
Buzzy Out!





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