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4WDtiki - Bill's stuff. - WHOA, NOT a Marquesan!!
4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-06-13 6:18 pm   Permalink

Pretty much finished! I may do some minor touchup or darkening, but for now, done!


Thanks all for the props!


 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-06-14 7:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-06-13 12:19, drasticwagon wrote:
Very Nice , show us a pic of your chainsaw that you work with if you dont mind.


Here ya go!
An Echo 346 for cuttin', and a Stihl 021 that has a Log Wizard perma-mounted to the nose for debarking.




 
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2009-06-14 7:55 pm   Permalink

So I had a busy and productive day today.
The sun was out, so I brought the Marquesan family onto the deck for a family pic.

Another view.


Then I started on a 5' commision piece, due July 4.
Only got the face partially roughed out, w/chainsaw and a chisel.


Then I started this guy.

Looks a little odd from this angle!
Not sure if it'll get more carving, I need to look at it for a day or two.
I want to leave the bark on, cuz I like the texture.
That's all I got!


 
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Grapa-RuHa
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Posted: 2009-06-15 05:54 am   Permalink

I really dig the way you make those marqs have their own personality.

 
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Clysdalle
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Posted: 2009-06-15 10:49 am   Permalink

great stuff man...really unique and different!

 
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2009-06-21 8:07 pm   Permalink

So I only had three uncompleted tikis lying around, so why not start a new one!
Started this one yesterday, and here it is today.

I copied a photo of an unknown to me mug for the face, something a little different and quick!

I also stained this tiki that's been sitting for a few weeks. I decided not to do any embellishment on it.
He looks happy to be done!


And I slightly reshaped this one, and sanded the carved parts. The bark stays on.




 
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drasticwagon
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Posted: 2009-06-22 4:19 pm   Permalink

Nice job 4wd , thanks for the reply.

 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2009-06-22 4:59 pm   Permalink

Nice Nice! Love it when you show the family shots.

 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-06-22 7:37 pm   Permalink

Thanks, guys! Seeks, the Marq family will be going to Oasis, all that I still have, and all I carve before then.
Speaking of which, today I didn't have to work, due to no work so I decided to do a One-Day Tiki.
This morning, I picked a log (fan palm) and skinned the fronds off, then planed the bark off, then chainsawed the basic shape, then chiseled away, then sanded, stained, burned and stained again!
Here's what I ended up with:


It's about 4 feet tall.

Started at 8:30am. Finished by 5pm. Took several breaks.

Beat that, Buzzy!




 
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Matt Reese
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Posted: 2009-06-22 8:28 pm   Permalink

That thing is sweet! I dig the smooth, almost clay-like, texture your tikis end up with. Nice.

 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2009-06-22 9:23 pm   Permalink

Wow, I wish I could do a one-day tiki... I could do a one month tiki and it wouldn't come out that nice! I think you have this down to a science, Bill. So, how many "career" tikis have you racked up in the 4WDBill portfolio?
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2009-07-04 10:25 pm   Permalink

Been finishing up this commission piecefrom a couple posts up. It's nothing new really. They wanted a copy of an older tiki out of my photos. Here it is this morning after it's second coat of varnish.


While it was drying, I started and finished this tiki for a trade with a friend for some truck parts.


Here's the two together.


More tomorrow!




 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-07-05 12:27 pm   Permalink

Man, 4Wheel, you are getting an Excellent collection of Excellent tikis and the last one fits right in. Nice finish too.
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2009-07-05 12:48 pm   Permalink

I agree 100% with Benzart.

 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-07-05 7:48 pm   Permalink

Thanks Matt, Aaron, Ben and Hilda!
Aaron, I don't know how many I've carved,...Hundreds maybe?
Hilda, you missed the chop!

So here's another I finished up yesterday. The remaining bark on it was aged to that grey that I like so much, so I tried to find a stain that would match it to some degree. I picked "Peppermill".


Looks better in person, nice and weathered.


 
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