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Tahitiki's carvings - new bone carving - 01/08/11 - page 22
Tahitiki
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From: San Jose
Posted: 2009-04-03 08:00 am   Permalink

benella, yes it was a bit intense to carve, especially the back and the legs.

surfintiki, yeah, the wood I used for the small KU is rattan from some leftover furniture I bought.

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I don't know if any of you have carved some Rattan before but it's just like a miniature palm wood, it has the same qualities and defaults. It's also a very easy wood to carve. You guys should try it.
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Lake Surfer, big daddy, Grapa-RuHa, seeksurf, Benzart, Bowana, surfintiki and benella, maruru for all the good praises, very appreciated.

Soon I'll post some picts of the full the Ku so you guys can see the rattan piece uncarved, and I'll add one of the tools I used to do the clean up to.

Haere Maru


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Posted: 2009-04-03 7:42 pm   Permalink

Museum quality Mr. Tahitiki.
How come we haven't met you at any Nor Cali events? Stop being shy, come on out and play.

I'll be in your neck of da woods tomorrow, San Jose State University to be exact. Any recommendations for lunch?

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Tahitiki
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From: San Jose
Posted: 2009-04-03 9:19 pm   Permalink

Hey Jungle, you should try this: http://www.dahukilau.com/sanjose
they usually have music on Saturday too, poke, adobo, spam musubi, bbq short ribs and a Mai tai or a Hinano.
Have Fun!!
Hook me up on the NorCal events anytime.

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Posted: 2009-04-03 9:45 pm   Permalink

Hey thanks Tahitiki. I'll try to make it to Japantown tomorrow.

As for NorCali events, there's the official TC San Francisco event coming up in July. Scroll down your "Tiki Events" and you'll find it. Sorry, the url was so long or I'd jus post it.


 
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Tahitiki
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Posted: 2009-04-27 10:11 pm   Permalink

Here is my last one. I picked up a $2 curly maple candle holder at the thrift store... et voila















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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-04-27 10:24 pm   Permalink

Good deal, and yet some material for yet nice carve! Post pics when this famous ku has finished...




 
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Posted: 2009-04-28 05:49 am   Permalink

Boy, Another beautiful tiki in the works, that Curly Maple wood is Awesome. I really love his eyes,and eyebrows, you have the Touch! How are you gonna finish him off? Also I see 3 more tikis there?
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Tahitiki
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Posted: 2009-04-28 06:09 am   Permalink

Thanks laojia and Ben, yes, 3 more to go, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the other pieces, maybe some pendants. The wood it really pretty, I might just oil it this time (I was thinking Teac oil). It's a bit tricky to carve because of all the miniature knots, but it sands very nice. It's weird for it kind of smells like a wine cork when sanded.
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benella
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Posted: 2009-04-28 10:11 am   Permalink

Hi dude,

Amazing what you did with that maple candle holder.
I think teak oil is definately the right choice.
Bravo !

Benjamin.

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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2009-04-28 12:53 pm   Permalink

Dude You have some of the nicest technical carving that I have ever seen! Keep up the great work and happy carving.
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surfintiki
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Posted: 2009-04-28 5:55 pm   Permalink

whoah! That curly maple looks HARD to carve...but sweet looking!
How big is that piece?


 
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Tahitiki
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Posted: 2009-07-05 9:10 pm   Permalink

surfintiki, the little Ku is about 5" tall
Thanks Benella and Tikilizard for the kudo's/

So here are some updates, I finished the little Ku, I would like to stain the outside darker to give it more volume.
In the meantime I started another Ku that I sketched a while back, made a bunch of mistakes along the way, unfortunately it's not as good as the sketch but I'm still happy with it... got to keep trying. It's about 14", and from the density of the wood I think it might have be Eucalyptus.

so the little Ku first:




Some progress shots of the bigger one:






and then the almost finished tiki (sanding and more sanding...):













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Posted: 2009-07-06 01:52 am   Permalink

This new guy is awesome. Such crisp, clean lines on his headdress.

 
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Posted: 2009-07-06 04:14 am   Permalink

Tahii, I Love the Ku, the Wood id Beautiful in itself but your carve really doubled that beauty. The painstaking palm bark detail with the splits and all is really over the top. Beautiful piece. The next one is a study in precision, Absolutely perfect detail. Crisp clean lines, a Mouth full of teeth to fear and a body to die for. Both these guys earn you Much Respect! Stuff good for the soul, even better than chicken soup.
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Posted: 2009-07-06 05:16 am   Permalink

Yes very awesome.

 
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