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Left Coast Benzart Carving Seminar.
Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2006-10-20 7:20 pm   Permalink

Nice tiki Cammo!
Nice.


I felt I had to make a practice run myself. It came out pretty well. It is a mini though.

You and I are not beginners. Maybe (NOT), I will have a large tiki made by 'Oki 'Oki.

Anyways, it looks real good! Jealous


 
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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
Posts: 1952
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-10-21 09:56 am   Permalink

Hey, thanks folks. Hope to do a bit better on my 2nd one. Has anybody else tried one for practice? Lets see them!


 
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Hau 'oli Tiki
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Joined: Feb 03, 2005
Posts: 408
From: Lamegoona Hills, CA
Posted: 2006-10-21 11:31 am   Permalink

Cammo... WOW! That is great for a first timer!! (Sounds a lot like what I said to the Mr.... never mind) Anyways, awesome tiki!



 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2006-10-22 6:21 pm   Permalink

I didn't end up with enough time to make any serious progress on my tiki today. Since I'm a complete beginner, I focused on how not to hurt myself. (I know you other beginners are thinking, "I don't want to be the first one to draw blood.")

I feel much safer with the chisels and mallet than I do with the hook knife. Because of the curve of the blade, my instinct is to hold my thumb against the curved side. Well, that's how you lose a finger. I worked with it on some wood scraps just to get the feel for it. And yes, my fingers are all still in tact.

I'm really looking forward to learning a lot next weekend. And I'm very glad that we're going over how to sharpen chisels. It's true that a sharp chisel will go through palm wood like it's butter.

It's very intimidating being in the same class as so many seasoned carvers. I have the feeling that the beginners will need some simple instructions and then a whole lot of practice.
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Tiki Lee's
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Joined: Aug 23, 2003
Posts: 794
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2006-10-23 02:24 am   Permalink

Glad to oblige ya, Cammo!

Here's the link to my first attempt at carving:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=19696&forum=7

-countin' down the days!!!


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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
Posts: 1952
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-10-23 05:12 am   Permalink

Love the whole look, Lee. Making it green with jungle alge is nifty, how to age a tiki is a whole topic in itself. You should set aside some time to see the Crazy Al show; he has one tiki that looks like it's about 300 years old, it has shells for teeth but a lot are missing, etc. Have no idea how he got the bleached out, weathered look.

Bizarrely, those dots look exactly like the motion-capture mouth guides 3D ILM animators used in Pirates if the Carribean. (Check out the recent issue of Cinefx!)


 
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Moki
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Joined: Jun 08, 2004
Posts: 357
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-10-23 8:58 pm   Permalink

An update has just been sent via e-mail. If you didn't get it, please let me know.

I am posting this to get your attention Please read and respond accordingly.

Thanks,
Moki


 
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Clysdalle
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Joined: Jan 27, 2006
Posts: 1010
From: Carlsbad, CA
Posted: 2006-10-23 8:59 pm   Permalink

Great stuff guys....so excited for this weekend....did some carving over this past weekend to get ready......and NO BLOOD WAS SHED!!!

first a 12incher, working on the hook knife




and then this monster 6 and a half footer got done....a little strange but that is what the log told to shape....so that is what you get....




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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1904
From: socal
Posted: 2006-10-23 10:50 pm   Permalink

No email for me, The chisels have been sharpened! Bosko and I are looking forward to this weekend as well. Oh, tikidiablo@sbcglobal.net ?

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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
Posts: 1952
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-10-24 5:37 pm   Permalink

Got a question.

'Sup up with GROG?

Hey, when we were starting, GROG was bragging that all he had to do is breath hard on a palm log and the thing splinters into a perfect Tiki shape! He was telling us that he could skin a Sabre Tooth Tiger with one hand and carve ironwood with the other!

Hey, now it's time to get to work, where is he?

Out buying little pink matching doilies to go with the new chisels? Looking for a nice paisley lampshade? Decorating that special corner of the cave cause mauve just isn't as in as it was last month???

'Sup with GROG?


 
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uncrichie
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Joined: Sep 14, 2006
Posts: 24
From: SE PA
Posted: 2006-10-24 5:38 pm   Permalink

Hey fellas, any thoughts of videoing this historical event? offering it for sale to the East Coast prisoners? Just a thought huh huh huh maybe maybe maybe ah come-on guys oh please oh please oh please. Don't ya just hate it when somebody begs dontcha ah dontcha huh huh huh. Uncrichie...

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6910
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2006-10-24 6:20 pm   Permalink

GROG not sure what Cammo's been smokin'. GROG not remember any of those boasts, but GROG looking forward to splittin' wood this weekend. GROG going to call GROG's first tiki "firewood", because that's what it will probably end up being.

[ This Message was edited by: GROG 2006-10-24 18:22 ]


 
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Moki
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Joined: Jun 08, 2004
Posts: 357
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-10-24 6:51 pm   Permalink

We've had a last minute cancellation. Anybody wanna come learn a thing or two. Now's your chance.
PM me!!!


 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2006-10-25 11:44 am   Permalink

Counting down the days!!!! I can't wait!!

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2006-10-25 12:10 pm   Permalink

It's THIS weekend?!!!

Aw crap!!!!!!!


 
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