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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: 2006-12-20 12:50 pm   Permalink



The stain turned out exactly the tone I wanted. I finished it up by rubbing on some polishing compound. Here's the finished product:








Buzzy Out!


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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-12-20 2:08 pm   Permalink

Hey Bay Park, Lookin Good. This last ond has a very "Modern Art" look to it and how did you hide the knofe marks?? I love watching your energy come thru your carvings. Another "well Done" earned!
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-12-20 4:52 pm   Permalink

Thank you for your kind words, Mr Benzart.
Here's a sunset:



Here comes the cold...

Buzzy Out!

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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-12-21 12:47 am   Permalink

Buzzy it is freezing here, 39. I can't believe it.....

 
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Tornhalo
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Joined: Aug 17, 2006
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From: Star city, VA.
Posted: 2006-12-24 9:49 pm   Permalink

Waiting on the Christmas eve sunset photos! Don't hold out on us Buzzy!

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-12-25 5:03 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-12-24 21:49, Tornhalo wrote:
Waiting on the Christmas eve sunset photos! Don't hold out on us Buzzy!



Sorry. Missed the Xmas Eve sunset.
Hope this makes up for it.
Sunset, December 25, 2006




If you look real close, you can see Santa flying home in the last picture.
Enjoy!
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Tornhalo
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Posted: 2006-12-26 02:43 am   Permalink

Beautiful.. Nothing beats a left coast sunset.

Why does that first pic make me think of atom bomb tests?

I hope Santa was good to ya!


 
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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-12-26 11:16 am   Permalink

Damn nice Buzzy!



Nice sunsets, too. Thanks
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-12-26 5:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-12-26 11:16, tikigap wrote:
Damn nice Buzzy!

Nice sunsets, too. Thanks



Thanks tikigap. Here's a sunset for you


Quote:

On 2006-12-26 02:43, Tornhalo wrote:
Why does that first pic make me think of atom bomb tests?
I hope Santa was good to ya!


Tornhalo: check out tonght's atom bombesque sunset moments:


BOOM! Hydrogen to helium...My rods and cones hurt.

Santa was too kind! Lots of good tools to come...

Buzzy Out!



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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-12-26 6:25 pm   Permalink

I made a big mess today:


It started with these two ficus pieces I just got from the tree service. They picked out a couple of pieces with twisted and irregular grain patterns for me. Thanks guys.


AS was right about it sometimes growing over itself. Here's an example of a hidden dead spot I came across in one part of the first log. It was sealed and full of a soil like compost.


It also had a hidden surprise about four inches into it:

This wire ran through several inches of the log. I had to trim good pieces here and there where I could to avoid it. It was dead center in the best part of the log without the dead spots. I got six quality pieces out of half of one log so far, despite the damn wire.

I also cleaned up the piece of juniper

That's a fine lookin' piece of log


My final results after an afternoon of milling:



I feel like carving one of these logs tonight...

but first, a ham sandwich!


Sawmill Buzzy Out!



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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-12-26 6:30 pm   Permalink

nice little guys and nice future tikis

Now you just gotta bust the tikis outta the logs
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2006-12-26 10:34 pm   Permalink



I see James Brown !!!

Keep up the insane work Ringo!!
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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-12-26 11:06 pm   Permalink

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Thanks tikigap. Here's a sunset for you




Aw thanks man! That's really a perfect shot. I can almost smell it. Sweet.

Some day I'll show you my view - I can see the Washington Monument (waaaaaay the f*&k off in the distance), but I can see it - about 5 miles away. But never in the sunset.




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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-12-27 5:31 pm   Permalink

Spent my day down at Jack Murphy Field at Qualcomm Stadium to set up a whale watching party in the ACE Parking parking lot for the Pacific Life/Vons San Diego Holiday Bowl. The highlight of the day was watching all the porta potties skid around the parking lot in the wind, along with all the trashcans. Go Cal!(Are they in it?)

Todays last bit o' sun...


Three tikis blew over today...

Buzzy

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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-12-31 11:21 am   Permalink

I managed to get 13 decent pieces of ficus from one of those two stumps I just got. The grain on these is all over the place


That night, the moon set over PB


I wanted to test one of the pieces, so I started carving this



then the sun went down.



The next day I sanded it a little


Buzzy Out!

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