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Polynesiac Carving a Tiki for GEICO on SUNDANCE!! Pg 7
TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2007-10-01 2:00 pm   Permalink

Nice work. Luv that tiki with the long eyes - that's a killer look! The pirate pendant is really cool. The skull and crossbones on the eyepatch is a really great idea. Would make a great full size tiki I bet.

 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2007-10-01 6:58 pm   Permalink

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The pirate pendant is really cool. The skull and crossbones on the eyepatch is a really great idea. Would make a great full size tiki I bet.



This picture is for you bigT!! It's an older carving from my old thread with dead links. thanks!!!



Kahaka - same for you bro!! more pics of those sweet lamps! where up at the FI lot sale?

Ben - thanks for the comps, this guy was a little too long in the making, but I'm pleased with the result. I finished your piece too, but I'm a little embarassed to post it. I've turned it sideways, so the side you carved is only showing!!! I need A LOT more practice with that hook knife

Aloha - muchas gracias! more tikis from everyone!

tfreak - You betcha! with patience there will be several versions of this wee fella!

Thanks everyone!
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Tiki Diablo
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From: socal
Posted: 2007-10-01 11:18 pm   Permalink

Jim, good seeing you today, all I can say is that tiki is ALL YOU . Now where are them baby Tangs?
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-10-02 12:31 am   Permalink

You forgot Barney West! To me all your big fellas look like they could have been carved 40 or 50 years ago, but you also put some nice flourishes on them that plant them firmly in the "revival" era. I guess you're channeling the vibe in a similar way to those guys. Needless to say, I like them a lot!
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2007-10-02 2:29 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-10-01 18:58, Polynesiac wrote:
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The pirate pendant is really cool. The skull and crossbones on the eyepatch is a really great idea. Would make a great full size tiki I bet.



This picture is for you bigT!! It's an older carving from my old thread with dead links. thanks!!!





That's freakin awesome!


 
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FreddieBallsomic
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
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Posted: 2007-10-02 4:05 pm   Permalink

Yo, Poly!! That baby T is shapin' up nicely! Cant wait. My Kirby painting needs a 3-D counterpart. That last tiki you just finished looks great. Mad props on the older pirate tiki. The way the bark makes the beard/hair, looks killer. Keep choppin', Bro!

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-10-02 7:37 pm   Permalink

OK, I guess I'll start posting old, Dead-link pictures too, Yours look pretty great Poly!!
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-10-02 8:01 pm   Permalink

Since ya'll are talkin bout the Good ol Days...

Probably my personal favorite:



I reallyreally like this guy



Polynesiac Rocks!

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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2007-10-03 6:10 pm   Permalink

WOW buzz! thanks for posting those pics - I haven't seen some of those carvings in a while. thank you for the comps!!! that tiki table is one of my favs too. I liked it so much...I kept it! it's in my living room and always surprises people when they take a closer look at it. I still love the tiki I got from you - you got skillz, brother!

Danny - good seeing you too bro. thanks for the encouragement, I'm heading to sears this weekend and am going to start ANOTHER hobby. 'cause i don't have enough already.

Paipo - thanks a million! that's an honor that you see some Barney West in these tikis. I've tried to soak in as much mana from the carvers from the 50's and 60's as I can. I really admire your work too and am looking forward to adding one to my collection. Summers coming for you! how's the float lamp coming?

Ben - ever since the old hosting place switch, TC lost tons of great pictures - I'm sure many of your older posts have lost their pictures too. I was going through the original "carving thread" the other day and was saddened by the loss of those images. Great stuff in that post.

FBalls - I'll be molding the baby tang this weekend...we're getting close!!!!!

Thanks again for the compliments!!! more updates soon!!!
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2007-10-04 08:06 am   Permalink

Sweet Stuff Jim!! I always love looking at your work!! Like Danny said:"More Baby Tangs"
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2009-03-03 4:26 pm   Permalink

Thanks Scott! sorry it took me over a year to respond to you....

Here's a few things I've been carving:

a 3 foot Tangaroa:





a 4 Foot marquesian:



some detail shots. The little squishy skull:



design carvings:



3.5 footer, "Kaleki" which translates to Grace - the last name of the customer. It was a gift by his children, to remind him of his heritage on Hawaii:



a 4 Foot Hawaiian:



A pendant that I cast and use in our summer classes at the Aquarium. We discuss a little about navigation and talk about how people found their way around before GPS. This, of course, leads to TIKI PAINTING! We take the cast and paint it up! (this summer we are going to use that crayola clay and sculpt our own tikis!):



A little beachcomberish lamp. I've made a few of these already. I've had good response so far:



WOAHAOAH!??!?!? BABY TANG is DONE!!!! Now, the idea was to make a mold and cast a bunch of them and make lamps and stuff from them. That never happened. I totally screwed up the molding process TWICE and during the second round of cleaning the little guy, I just gave up the idea. Hell, I'll just carve another. At some point. It may take a while, though:



And here is the new thing I got going on. I'm doing a series I call "RESPECT" - where I pay homage to the carvers of the 50's and 60's that have helped to inspire this tiki resurrection. I'm using construction waste wood for the basis of all these carvings. I've decided that I'm going to try and not pay for any more wood (!) (like for signs and 4x4 carvings - palm is always free) but only use wood I find from construction sites, the beach, etc. Anyway, here is the first one (still in progress):



Can you guess which carver I decided to pay homage to first?
I'm actually kind of bummed I didn't realize about the Kona art show - because this guy would have fit in nicely. I haven't carved the bit yet, but you'll see.

That's it for now! thanks for stopping by and looking!!!!




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kirby
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Joined: May 04, 2005
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-03-03 5:19 pm   Permalink

This is exactly what TC needed..an update from the wonderful world of polynesiac.. It was getting boring around here.. Im one of your biggest fans dude.. keep on creating and postin...kirby


 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2009-03-03 6:00 pm   Permalink

Milan Guanko?

 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-03-03 6:09 pm   Permalink

I was thinking Andres Bumatay.

 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2009-03-03 9:44 pm   Permalink

nice stuff man,
hope to see ya sat at the mug book event.

Jeff(bigtikidude)



 
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