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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
Stiki Tiki
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From: Way out
Posted: 2007-01-03 4:17 pm   Permalink

Nice ficus work there buzzy, I'd like to see ya try some ironwood! Made a few pipes long ago, a real pain to shape but the end result looks awesome....

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2007-01-03 5:45 pm   Permalink

Yo Stiki! Some dude from washington came over today to fix my stove. Small World.
Big Sky:


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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2007-01-04 2:12 pm   Permalink

Rain is on the way. Crappy day, but it's good to be outside. Currently working on the corner piece of my fence. I want it to be big, bold and simple. this one is about 6'9"

The head scar came with the log. I'll try to work around it later.

It has the added challenge of working around the 90 degree slice I put into it to accomodate the fence corner joint.


Buzzy Out!
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-01-04 3:12 pm   Permalink

Oh Yeah, that ficus? Remember it was all rooty and Tangled, a Sure fire sign that the grain will be Nasty, Tight, unpredictable and Beautiful!
Nice sunset!
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2007-01-04 5:11 pm   Permalink

The sun set behind the clouds...

and then they just rolled in. here comes the storm

This guy's going to have to learn to like the rain...

I look at pictures of my work and then go fix what I see that is wrong.


I cannot decide whether I want to sand or carve tonight...

Buzzy Out!

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hewey
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Posted: 2007-01-04 5:38 pm   Permalink

Those little wood guys are sweet grain looks tops
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2007-01-05 12:47 pm   Permalink

Thank you, Hewey.

Last night I did a little carving...

and some more sanding.


Today: More of the same.

Buzzy Out!
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Stiki Tiki
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Posted: 2007-01-05 1:32 pm   Permalink

Buzzy yer killing me with the whole kids in line for mugs, almost fell off the chair laughing!

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2007-01-05 5:03 pm   Permalink

Stiki: Glad you like part of the "Master Plan"
Sunset:



Work:



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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2007-01-05 11:51 pm   Permalink

Little guy done with a very simple design. I kept the shape of the original piece of wood for this one too. That is why it has the slant. It looks more like an elf or a garden gnome than a tiki though. The grain should come out pretty good when I stain it. That will save it. No one will even notice the dumb carving, just the cool wood.


This picture was taken before I did another 25 minutes of sanding on it.

To Stain I go: Buzzy Out!

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2007-01-06 12:10 am   Permalink



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mieko
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Posted: 2007-01-06 12:10 am   Permalink

Wow Buzzy, the grain on the ficus is just incredible. I love what you're doing with them. I really like the squat guy, it looks like you had a good plan for which side of the grain to put on the front and it worked out perfect. When you work with the palm gouges, how are you holding the piece? Do you use your normal log stand, or do you have a vice, or are you just sitting on the floor? I tried doing a little with a palm chisel, and I seemed to need another hand.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2007-01-06 12:18 pm   Permalink

Here are the last three ficus pieces:


I used a reduced red mahog stain and covered it with amber shellac to make it slightly different in tone than the others




Mieko: I am actually using my regular mallet tools as palm tools, on the floor, with no stand or support. This last one was easier to carve with the hook knife, so about 85% of it was done with that tool. I have a whole mess of tools on order though...

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2007-01-06 5:12 pm   Permalink

Sunset

Looks like yesterday, but only a little bit later in the day.
Summer is on the way!!!

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hiltiki
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Posted: 2007-01-07 12:39 am   Permalink

Buzzy did I tell you that you carvings have elevated from good, great, wow to just fantastic. They really are at this point.

 
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