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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-04-25 5:25 pm   Permalink

I stopped working on the crown until the body is done. I do not want the top to be any more delicate than it already is. I just rough cut the chest, chin, mouth, and feet with a chainsaw. Everything else needs to be done by hand. It's slower, but a mistake would be too costly at this point.More later, as usual...


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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: 2006-04-25 7:51 pm   Permalink

Here are my new sunset tiki progress photos:

I am currently working on the face

these windows were a pain to do but the results made the work worth it

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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-04-27 01:31 am   Permalink

It finally happened. After three days of seemingly non stop carving, I crashed and burned. I was carving earlier today and completely ran out of gas. When I felt like I was going to fall asleep with a mallet and chisel in my hand, I knew I had to take a break and rest. I slept for for several hours straight for the first time in days. That messed up my already messed up sleep schedule. At least I have something to do tonight...

the one I'm working on is on the left


mostly finished as far as the body is concerned. Now back to the embellishments on the crown...sleep well, I'll let you know if anything exciting happens.

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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-04-27 07:08 am   Permalink

Ahm!!...we would like you to sleep well dear. But keep us posted no matter what.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-04-27 10:52 am   Permalink

Worked all night...Here's where I left it


if all goes well, I should finish this afternoon
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2006-04-27 11:21 am   Permalink

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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-04-27 12:12 pm   Permalink

more pictures in better light




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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-04-27 12:59 pm   Permalink

Lake Surfer:
Answers(some are true, some aren't):
Job? Yes. Right now it is super slow. I'm on call, so to speak, and the phone isn't ringing. Once it does start though, it seems to never stop. I might as well take advantage of this time while I have it.
Rush? No rush. I have to do something with my time, might as well be this. There is nothing on tv these days anyway. I also have chronic insomnia. I used to just lay there all night. Now I carve all night. Carving solved my insomnia problem, now I just have to work on my not sleeping problem.
Goal? I just like to make them. If I sell them-cool. If not, I have one of the best Tiki collections I ever seen-and I made them all! I've never tried to sell any of them. Personally, I cannot believe what people charge for these things. I also cannot believe there are people who would actually pay that. One born every minute, they just don't happen by that frequently.
Saturated? I know. I wanted to be a mailman, but I did some research and it seems every neighborhood has at least one. Too much competition so I changed my mind. Then I wanted to be a teacher. There's one of those in every single classroom, surprisingly. I'm a good cook, I wanted to open a restaurant, but there is a McDonalds right down the block...Talking about saturation, don't even get me started on getting into the real estate industry.
Discouraged? Why did you have to bring this up then? You ruined my life! I quit! All I wanted to ever do was have fun and challenge myself, now you have to bring this up. Now I'm so depressed I think I'll sleep all the time instead of carving. And things were going so well for me lately...

Help me TCers before it's too late!
Does anyone out there know of a place I can go and be the only tiki carver around? If you find one, let me know, I'd like to start this again where the environment is more suitable to a monopolistic enterprise rather than competitive one. I would hate to have to move, but I do not think I can deal with competition right now. I might have to make quality pieces that the buyer would actually seek out and be proud to own. That's way too hard though. I just want to slap something out and sell it to some sucker who doesn't have any choice, because I am the only choice available. If my customer doesn't like my offerings, then he/she can move to the big city where saturation of the market results in more choices...
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-04-27 1:34 pm   Permalink

Hey Buzzy, last time I looked YOU were the Only tiki carver in Your Garage, so you have a Monopoly there. I think I can see where the "Buzzy" name came from and it would seem that you came by it Honestly. Ahh to be young again. I wish I had Half the energy I wasted when I was younger...Keep up the great work, the last 2 you are doing are really Fantastic. don't stop and Don't slow down. You will have plenty time to rest and sleep when you get older. Do it Do it Do it NOW!!
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2999
From: My Island
Posted: 2006-04-27 6:12 pm   Permalink

Buzzy,

Take a short break and watch Spike TV. Riggs is on the show tonight! I know you need a little UFC fix! Me too! I would give up carving in a minute if I could do it all again, get rid of my injuries/plates/ screws/pins and implant/transplants, and fight in the Pride or UFC. My friend ED fights in Pride. I think he's pushing for a UFC PPV fight. He's been training in Brazil and just came back after having some plates removed from his leg. I need to give him a call.......

This last guy you are working on is really cool. I like his look. Nice stuff!

-Gman
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-04-27 6:22 pm   Permalink

Buzzy
Your tikis...especially the last one...is (are) great. Being the only tiki carver in an area isn't
all it might be cracked up to be...take that from the only tiki carver in northern Wisconsin!
Love what you do...do what you love...with a little luck it will all work out! I don't envy you
in your competitive enrironment, however! Keep working.


 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2006-04-27 6:24 pm   Permalink

Buzzy keep on carving it is better than not sleeping all night. And when you don't have any space left let me know I can store a few of your pieces in my yard for you.

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2006-04-27 9:14 pm   Permalink

Hey, whatever floats your boat.

 
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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-04-27 9:35 pm   Permalink

displacement

 
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Tiki G.
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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From: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Posted: 2006-04-28 04:15 am   Permalink

"Hey", I use to be a "Mailman"!

You say your looking for a place where you can be the only tiki carver around huh? How about Antartica? Don't think you would have much competition there....
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