||Left Coast Benzart Carving Seminar.
Joined: Jan 13, 2006
From: las vegas
|Posted: 2006-10-27 4:31 pm  Permalink|
In the san bernadino mnts with tiki lees right now. Will be at bali hai around 7. Please order me a mai tai.
Joined: May 04, 2005
|Posted: 2006-10-27 4:36 pm  Permalink|
me and grog are leavin Sunland in a lil bit , You guys better not start party-in with out us or I will be carvin human flesh this weekend..see you in a few hours...kirby
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2006-10-27 10:51 pm  Permalink|
Hey, They made it finally around 9:00 pm, better late then never.
Joined: Jun 06, 2006
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2006-10-28 08:46 am  Permalink|
We had a great time at the Bali Hai last night! It was fun seeing everyone, and a priveledge to finally meet Ben and his lovely wife Sherry. Here are a few pictures from the gathering.
Buzzy and Benzart
Benzart and Zaya
Joined: Jun 10, 2004
From: Reseda, calif.
|Posted: 2006-10-28 7:54 pm  Permalink|
Nice pictures. Well I got the Amtrak tickets, and I will be there in the morning. I can't wait to meet Benz. Actually that's the reason I am going there. I am so excited I don't know what to do.
Joined: May 18, 2006
From: San Diego
|Posted: 2006-10-28 11:01 pm  Permalink|
This is REALLY fun.
Next time I'm doing a Tiki that looks like Buzzy.
Matt Reese's place is better than Pee-Wee's Playhouse.
The carving pros are fast. They can carve anything.
Ali'i is mixing at the bar.
This should have been a 6 day event.
You should see the mugs!
Joined: Dec 28, 2005
From: Mission Beach, CA
|Posted: 2006-10-29 09:23 am  Permalink|
Nice Pics Buzzy. Lots of fun that evening.
Matt's place is amazing! With bright tents set up in the lush tropical meadow below Matt's house and tiki lounge we were treated to a sharpenning demo by Benzart. Then with Clouseax and Yma Sumac wafting through the banana palms I was ready to bust out my new Flexcuts and tackle one of the logs I'd husked with Onatiki and Mr NoNaMe last week.
What a blast! (Moki's Hawaiian lunch was a big hit too! Mmmmm Kaluha pork!!!)
After a long day of carving my first real tiki ever, with lots of helpful advise from Tiki Diablo, Bosko and his son (a real chip off the old log) and my chizel savey tent-mate Monkeyman I was able to complete my first real tiki ever dubbed "Tiki Scallopini" by Van Tiki!
With our newly carved tikis sleeping in the dark below Matt's beautiful lounge we watched an orange sunset and drank Mai Tais and Monkey pods from guest bartenders Ali'i and Monkeyman.
Oh! I almost forgot, Bosko and Tiki Diablo held a Raffel to win an opportunity to buy one of the half dozen event mugs we'd all been drooling over. I won!
I could have stayed all night dispite a loud, beligerant and shitfaced PDrake. I sure hope he didn't fall down all those stairs and break his neck. Anyhow I needed my rest for "Benzart Day"!
Today's my Benzart tutorial. I'm so nervous. I picked what many considered to be an easy hook knife template but it sure looks hard to me. I'll let you know how ith turns out... carpooling with Mr NoNaMe this morning...
[ This Message was edited by: hodadhank 2006-10-29 09:25 ]
Joined: Nov 12, 2002
From: Huntikington Beach
|Posted: 2006-10-29 4:36 pm  Permalink|
On 2006-10-29 09:23, hodadhank wrote:
I could have stayed all night dispite a loud, beligerant and shitfaced PDrake. I sure hope he didn't fall down all those stairs and break his neck!
Ooooh. Please tell more!!
Sounds like it was Good Times for ya'll!!
Bummed we missed it. ( Damn Hukilau Cold!!!)
Tiki Bars I've designed/built. Hale Tiki, Kona Club, Forbidden Island, Kon Tiki Tucson,
Don the Beachcomber, Tiki No, Tong Lei Room, Tiki Iniki, Longitude, Pacific Seas, etc
Joined: Aug 17, 2005
From: Riverside, CA
|Posted: 2006-10-29 4:43 pm  Permalink|
more more more!!!!.... Bummed I missed it too....
Joined: Mar 04, 2003
From: Vista, CA
|Posted: 2006-10-29 6:10 pm  Permalink|
Thank you Danny and Bosko for insight on log carving.
Thanks to Ben for the patience with those that quietly hook knifed the weekend away.
Thanks to Ona, Moki and Matt for putting on a great shindig in a perfect backyard (those long stairs were a killer when carrying a tiki).
I must congratulate all who carved this weekend. I saw incredible work all around me. Everyone who participated deserves a pat on the back.
Hodad hank kicked ass on his first ever carving....
WOW... What a nice time..... I could do this once a month with everyone. Tap Tap Tap (the sound of urethane mallets hitting chisels.)
|Bay Park Buzzy|
Joined: Apr 07, 2006
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2006-10-29 6:20 pm  Permalink|
Just a couple shots while I have a spare moment:
Fun's over. Back to work...
Back to the Rat Race Buzzy Out!
Joined: May 10, 2006
|Posted: 2006-10-29 7:22 pm  Permalink|
I carved a huge gash in my hand at the Oki Oki yesterday. I didn't really tell anyone at the time. I think that I should have because it seems to be really infected now and may lose the hand.
I really like my tiki. Pretty neat for a first timer. My mini came out pretty good too. Thanks Benz. Mrs. NoNaMe says "Nice to meet you and Mrs. Art."
Thanks 'Ona & Moki, Matt, and Bosko & Tiki Diablo.
I will be skinnin' logs tommorow!
[ This Message was edited by: Mr. NoNaMe 2006-10-29 19:56 ]
Joined: May 10, 2006
|Posted: 2006-10-29 7:45 pm  Permalink|
My cameras eye is not so hot. And barely clicked any off.
Here are a few.
Joined: May 10, 2006
|Posted: 2006-10-29 7:54 pm  Permalink|
[ This Message was edited by: Mr. NoNaMe 2006-10-29 19:55 ]
Joined: Oct 17, 2004
|Posted: 2006-10-29 9:11 pm  Permalink|
Hey everyone, thanks to all the talented folks who came out, it’s an event I’ll never forget, looks like there are going to be 20 new Tiki carvers giving us a run for our money. Also many mahalos to Matt for hosting this at his cool pad and putting up with all the bother (having his lawn destroyed). Thanks Ric and Monica everything went off with out a hitch and great to finally met Benzart!
Here’s a few pictures of the “carve in”.
My very best alohas,