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Howland
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From: Folly Beach, SC--'Follynesia'
Posted: 2007-09-10 10:37 am   Permalink

headdress is looking awesome, man. Where's that scaly thing-I'd like to see more of that-it's simply wicked!
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2007-09-10 11:08 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-08-21 17:15, Heath wrote:
Thanks all for the kind words!

Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to this, I posted and took off.
I HAD to go to Utah for a week of fishing. Honest, it needed to be done.

The therapy was actually working through a loss. I didn't actually mean to do the whole body, it just kind of happened.

Whether wrong or right, this was what I came up with for the scales.
I used a gouge and created the shape, and then cleaned it up with the hook knife.

Sorry about the quality of these shots, my camera was in the shop, but the camera phone is better than nothing.

The back.


The hip, do tiki's have hips?
Okay, the leg.


All those scales and I only broke one hook blade. Those things FLY when they snap!

I was finally able to get some pictures of the carving I did to pay for a previous trip.

I really like the weathering that's happened to it.







Thanks for stopping by, and remember to tip your bartender, especially if he catches you behind the bar. Are you paying attention Matt?


Great,great work!I love this last one very nice!Aloha!
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Mr&Mrs BPHoptiki
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From: Burbank,Ca.
Posted: 2007-09-10 2:18 pm   Permalink

Niiiiiice. Very cool carvings Heath. Your style is unique and very neat and clean. They look super great in your garden. Perfect accent pieces. The scales bring in the relationship with the ocean. Yikes! How did your hands feel after carving all those?

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-09-10 2:35 pm   Permalink

Awesome stuff still Heath. Your tiki carvings are Really great and the scales are really incredible. Can't wait to see that one completed.
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Robin
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From: where the road and the sky collide
Posted: 2007-09-11 2:14 pm   Permalink

Hi Heath, just stopping by to say that whenever you're carving is sure no waste of a weekend. These shots speak volumes about your skill and the heart you put into your work.

 
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Heath
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Joined: Dec 31, 2005
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From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2007-10-05 7:07 pm   Permalink

Jeez-Louise!

Once again I have let the sands of time slip through my fingers.

GMAN, Thanks for taking time away from your hunt to stop by. You certainly know what scales can do.

BK, I don't have any kids, but you'd be amazed where I learned about patience.

BigT, Howland, Clarita, Mr&Mrs, Robin, Thank you all for the kind words.

Mr. Zart, Always an honor when you buzz by.




One would think that since I have joined the shuffling ranks of the walking dead, I should have more time to devote to the ritualistic wood shaping of pagan idols, but alas, I am too wrapped up in witnessing the creativity of others.



Translation: Quit my job, too lazy to carve.


Although I have managed to start yet another one.
I've got maybe seven or eight hours into it.





Even though I spent close to seven hours at a friend's house when I started it, I spent more time laughing than actually carving. So I'm only counting maybe three or three and half hours work time.
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2007-10-05 10:14 pm   Permalink

Very nice work here Heathbar. Im floored on the scales WOW.

 
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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-10-07 12:05 pm   Permalink

He called you Heathbar.(snicker)

 
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Heath
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From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2007-10-26 10:18 pm   Permalink

Okay, so believe it or not, I finally found so time in my hectic schedule to do some carving.
But first...
Seeksurf, thanks for kind words!
Matt, you know who you are!

The carving...

Started like this... yes, queen palm...



Ended like this... stupid, stupid, stupid...




Lesson learned: New chainsaw blades work differently than old dull ones, so have a back-up plan.




Take two... with fan palm...












More to come...




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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2007-10-27 09:57 am   Permalink

Very nice. That queen palm is crap. Don't waste any more time with it.

 
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Heath
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From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2007-10-27 1:21 pm   Permalink

Thanks AS, glad you stopped by.

I know, alot of people don't like queen palm, but I don't mind it so much. That was just overly ambitious on my part. From now on I'll just use it for masks or flat backed stuff.

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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2007-10-28 04:23 am   Permalink

Your Precision is amazing, really.
I predict a Masterpiece.

Benjamin.


 
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Matt Reese
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-10-28 6:40 pm   Permalink

Looking good as always.
Cheers.


 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-10-28 8:14 pm   Permalink

Looking very nice there mate
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Sneakytiki
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-10-31 2:58 pm   Permalink

These tikis are killer, love the scales and nice job on saving the latest project! Looking good.

 
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