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4WDtiki - Bill's stuff. - WHOA, NOT a Marquesan!!
4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-04-22 09:43 am   Permalink

Cap'n, I atually DO know what kind of palm I'm carving. It's all Mexican Fan Palm, which you don't have down there, but maybe have something similar? I try to get older trees, as the wood is denser, and will last longer.

Lee! I remember the Hunert! You want I should set this guy aside for you?


 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2010-04-22 10:38 am   Permalink

I just cut down a 30' Chinese Fan Palm. Its still fresh, and I hope it carves similar to the Mexican Fan Palm when it is dry. Washingtonia(sp?) are another Fan Palm that I heard is very similar (if not the same) as the Mex. I would look for the local versions of a Fan Palm as opposed to long-leaf palms (like Coconut, Royal, Queen...).

 
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Skinny Dog
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From: Long Beach Ca. /Chicago
Posted: 2010-04-22 11:19 am   Permalink

Bill, that new one is awesome! Love it!

Jen


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-04-22 11:50 am   Permalink

Quote:





Outstanding! Again.

So on the tooth-shaped cuts, like around the eyes, are you cutting down across the grain for those cuts or turning the log over and going with or into the grain?



 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-04-22 6:58 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-22 10:38, AlohaStation wrote:
I would look for the local versions of a Fan Palm as opposed to long-leaf palms (like Coconut, Royal, Queen...)


I totally agree with AS here, Cap'n. Tell us what you find.


Skinny, thank you! I'm working on getting the log for yours. I'll keep you posted.


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On 2010-04-22 11:50, TheBigT wrote:
So on the tooth-shaped cuts, like around the eyes, are you cutting down across the grain for those cuts or turning the log over and going with or into the grain?


BigT, I use a 90 degree V-chisel and cut straight into the log, as shown here:

Probably not as tricky as you thought.


 
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tikigodz
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Posted: 2010-04-22 8:21 pm   Permalink

GREAT PIECE ! It is very clean..and the head perfectly round,,AWESOME job
4WD!!!


 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-04-30 11:52 am   Permalink

Somebody done gone and commissioned me to carve a Ku.
I've never done a true Ku, so I was slightly intiminated.
But here's where I am so far, rough carved and about to even things out and then sand.


 
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Tiki Shaker
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2010-04-30 5:57 pm   Permalink

Bill, on this one, as with the stumps your recently did.... you don't give yourself nearly enough credit. Your style and craftsmanship show thru even on the styles of tikis you haven't done before. If I were you and if I had your skill, I'd keep expanding on the types of tikis you carve. Your stuff is top notch.

 
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tikigodz
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Posted: 2010-04-30 7:45 pm   Permalink

THAT IS ONE BAD ASS START !!
Cant wait to see it done!


 
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Billy the Crud
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Joined: Jun 02, 2007
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-05-01 02:02 am   Permalink

HEY!! As you well know, I invented the KU tiki, Bill. You owe me a comission when this one sells, by golly!

HA!

Anyways, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow...er, today. Lets strip some BARK!!!

BTW, Im ripping off this design. Brilliant, my friend!

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Skinny Dog
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Posted: 2010-05-01 10:21 am   Permalink

Bill that is SICK! I want one!

Jen


 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-05-01 8:23 pm   Permalink

You all are too kind! Thank you.

Got a little more accomplished on it. More sanding, some evening out, some detail in the headdress...

You can see the pencil lines around the mouth that I didn't get to today.

Tomorrow, finish the detail, stain, and done! Guy is coming to get it around 4PM, so the pressure's ON!

See some of you tomorrow at Bamboo Ben's!


 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-05-02 4:58 pm   Permalink

Done! Came home early from Bamboo Ben sale to finish it up.




 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-05-02 6:17 pm   Permalink

Great job Bill, sorry you had to stop partying early to finish it

This pic looks like there is a distinction between the heartwood and sapwood but it doesn't show up after it's stained. Is there a way to keep that coloring?



 
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Billy the Crud
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-05-02 11:34 pm   Permalink

Dangit, Bill. I'm not vending an event again without you, so next time bring some stuff!!! Talked to Mieko about a group booth. I'm game, she's game......we just need to iron out the details with Otto. I'll never forget the hand-up, man. We're a community. Lets' make that work for us!
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