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Crazy AL Tiki !?! New stuff of old stuff? pg.19
crazy al
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From: CA
Posted: 2008-06-05 6:09 pm   Permalink

now if i could only figure out this f'n HTML thing... my paypal button has a mind of it's own...

i even took the bottom AM107C link off the bottom of the page and saved it so there was
no AM107C in the HTML... and the AM107E link still went to AM107C... now how the
f does that happen?????? stick with wood and clay...

you guys have the goods i want/need... so... hmmm.... wood stone for clay??

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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-06-18 6:52 pm   Permalink

Crazy Al, It was Truely great seeing you again at this last Hukilau and your latest mug was just Unbelievable Over the top. It's good to hear you have been working a good bit too! HappyHappyHappy.
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crazy al
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Posted: 2008-09-07 11:47 pm   Permalink

So here is what Carving in Hawaii is like...
CrazyAL Tiki #146 "Keeper of Pleasant Dreams"

http://www.tikimania.com/docs/bt_146.html

Thanks to Chongolio, the best Hawaiian bud ever!! i saw the local night life and did not get my but kicked by the locals and got the tiki finished and a ride to the airport!! here's his handy work


here is what 8 days of carving coconut wood does to a brand new flex-tool i got with my stimulus check! maybe i should have stopped long enough to sharpen it occasionally.


so it was not all work... here is one of my first tiki creations from 1996 finally seeing it's birth place???

eat your heart out Bamboo Ben...


from hiking the Na Pali cliffs on the north side

to body surfing the Na Pali cliffs on the West side


fun stuff

these fine rocks where arranged everywhere so i joined in the fun with an arrangement of my own.


somewhere... i can't seem to find it... is a pick of me in this exact place 35 years ago...


except for the last day the work day ended like this


NICE!






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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2008-09-08 12:32 am   Permalink

VERY NICE!
Looks like a brief crazy creative journey!
"Keeper of Pleasant Dreams"
the way it looks in the firelight...
magical.....
and you got to see chongo?




your chess set rocks...........hard!


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-09-08 01:03 am   Permalink

What a Pleasant visit from the , I mean THE Tiki KING! Nobody does it BETTER Al and I mean No One.
SWEEEEET!
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tikipaka
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From: New York
Posted: 2008-09-08 01:54 am   Permalink

Well, I met C.Al for a brief 2 seconds at this years Hukilau and he looks as hot as his work. Crazy? Nope don't think so. Fun, it just drips out of him. You got to love the men who just aren't shy about any thing. The best carver, party animal, great dancer, musician, etc. What else you got under that belt of yours?
OH, wait a minute I don't remember you wearing a belt!

Come on Al, put up some photos of your latest creations.



 
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Chongolio
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Posted: 2008-09-08 10:00 am   Permalink

Good times Brah! It was a blast hangin' with Al and watchin' him do his thing both carvin' and on the dance floor. It was a real treat to have a snorkel buddy at Tunnels beach and drinkin' partner at the Tahiti Nui in Hanalei. Go to Al's Site to see the video that we put together of him carvin' the days and nights away in Kiluea.



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LOL Tiki
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Posted: 2008-09-08 10:24 am   Permalink

So when is the mug due out??
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-09-08 11:13 am   Permalink

Absolutely, undeniably beautiful, Al!

And why wouldn't it be.... a Crazy Al creation done in such amazing environs!

The Tang is crisp and clean! Love the detail work including the tiki holding the hammock knot! And all that on a vertical log.
Thanks for the pics and video Randy, and Al thanks for brightening a rainy gloomy day here!

Al, hope to see you this weekend in San Diego!


 
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Savage Daddy
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From: Sarasota, Fl.
Posted: 2008-09-08 11:54 am   Permalink

Damn I'm so jealous of you! Do you ever do anything that's not awe inspiring?

 
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surfintiki
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Posted: 2008-09-08 5:38 pm   Permalink

Ditto! Friggin' jealous...Al, you can never say you didn't live a good life!!
Da Kine!
I really, really, really, really need to get to Hawaii... and to drink with Al and Chongolio!
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-09-08 6:49 pm   Permalink

The only thing harder than trying to work out how to carve this well is trying to express why your tikis are so incredible. I love the 180 twist on the totem concept, and the reasoning behind it. Ben is right - nobody does it better! Thanks to Chongo for the masterful lenswork too!
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2008-09-08 7:54 pm   Permalink

Excellent!! Sounds like a great way to spend a vacation.

 
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crazy al
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Posted: 2008-09-09 5:40 pm   Permalink

there are to many carvers kicking ass these days to take all these kind words for myself ... thanks folks

i was to spend 8 days in the beginning carving and then mess around for four days on the island after... but I'm glad i reversed my plan because it took four days of staring at the leaning pole to figure out how the guy on top would not look like he was going to fall of Tangaroa...

i was scratching my head over this and then notice i had the world's best level off in the horizon... w/ the clear view of the ocean, i could at least get him sitting level. Then i had to carve him like a stack of poker chips divided into his head, chest and legs... each segment was gust pushed off center a bit.

it was a bit off here and bit more off there for a while, but he really looks like he might sit there for a some time... in the wettest place on earth, Kauia, who knows how long that will be.

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Matt Reese
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Posted: 2008-09-09 5:44 pm   Permalink

Just watched the time lapse video Chongolio did of the carve. Amazing footage. Glad you had a fun, working, vacation. The stuff you do is top notch.

 
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