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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
hiltiki
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Posted: 2006-11-24 5:50 pm   Permalink

Hahahahahahahahayyyyyyyy

 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2006-11-24 5:51 pm   Permalink

Buzzy read your pm please.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-11-24 9:49 pm   Permalink

Glad I brought it in tonight. Got a lot done.



It's getting real close to being time to let it sit for a month and then spend about 20 hours of sanding. Oh the joy!


New 10' x 2" Bamboo Photo Fence Backdrop Buzzy Out!
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-11-24 10:09 pm   Permalink

the guy on the throne is looking good Buzzy, he has a real "classic" vibe
going on. At least he does to me, but I'm pretty old fashioned.


 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-11-25 05:39 am   Permalink

Very nice my man, very nice! This guy is light years away from where you started off all those months ago. I am very impressed. Great chops indeed.

I hate GSP, but I will admit he is a better NHB fighter. He is where he should be now.

-Gman

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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-11-25 7:38 pm   Permalink

BayPark, This tiki Really looks Great, He looks SUPER and well done. So now tell the truth, who carved him for you?
Nice Sunset again.
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Bowana
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Posted: 2006-11-25 8:48 pm   Permalink

Hey Buzzy- I've been reading through your thread and it's great. Others have mentioned this to you before, and I agree with them that your work has come a long way since that very first one. Keep it up, man! The Gods smile upon you.

Were you an English teacher in your previous incarnation?


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2006-11-25 9:55 pm   Permalink

Damn Buzzmeister!!!! That looks awesome!!! GROG like!!

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-11-26 5:01 pm   Permalink

Thanks all...

Here's the sunset

and an extra one since I missed yesterday



Can't decide what to carve next...

Pondering Buzzy Out!
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2006-11-26 6:38 pm   Permalink

How about a different type of wood???

 
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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-11-26 6:47 pm   Permalink

How about carving that dang tiki on the Thor cover we keep looking at? His eyes are SCARY!

And he looks kind of like a bad-ass banana!


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-11-26 7:23 pm   Permalink

Interesting ideas, thanks people.

I was asked question about sanding. Here's the stuff I use:

I start out by doing cleanup and detail carving with the dremel tool. First, I use the carving bits on the right side, and then finish with the sanding drum. I usually use a 60 grit on the drum


Next I hand sand it,using a quarter sheet sanding block



I start with 60 and go up to 220. I buy the big boxes because I sand a bunch of tikis at the same time


I also use this electric sander a lot. It has all kinds of fancy attachments to sand at all kinds of different angles and spaces


I also have a quarter sheet finishing sander and a belt sander, but I do not use those that much.

Buzzy Out!
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2006-11-26 7:58 pm   Permalink

Ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, I am not sure about this sanding business???? it's so complicated.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-11-26 8:05 pm   Permalink

Hiltiki: Start with this

when your arm gets tired, go to home depot and buy the first thing that looks like it will save you some work.

Or just say, "I'm going for that old, rustic look." and burn the hell out of it with the blowtorch
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-11-27 07:15 am   Permalink

Super double sunsets, I love the detail you are getting on this tiki. Thanks for sharing the sanding and finishing tools. A reminder that 75% of the work is Sanding, Sanding, and More Sanding! Whats in the wooden box in the last pic ?
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