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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: 2010-07-16 06:03 am   Permalink

Thanks, Drastic, I take it as a compliment! Keep learnin'!
Thanks Grog and Babs!
Buzzy, I know you have an elephant's memory!

Yesterday, rounded off the chest and arms some as the blocky look wasn't working for me. I burned the whole tiki to a charcoal finish, then sanded it off like burnt toast. Here's where it stands.

This one is staying simple and basic to keep the cost down, for a hopefully quick sale.


 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-07-18 7:55 pm   Permalink

Finished pics of the Ku.



I also got this one done today.





 
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2010-07-19 09:07 am   Permalink

both great!

 
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tikigodz
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Posted: 2010-07-19 5:52 pm   Permalink

Man Bill your work is always so clean!!!!

 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2010-07-19 7:10 pm   Permalink

Ku came out real nice. Nice clean crisp cuts and sand as expected.

 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-07-22 12:45 pm   Permalink

Thank you thank you!

I had some time today so I started on a rush job that someone is picking up this weekend. With the pressure on, I started right in with the chainsaw.
After 30 minutes, here's what I had:

Picked up the mallet and my favorite chisel, and in one more hour I had this:


Here's all the tools used so far:

Next, the angle grinder!

[ This Message was edited by: 4WDtiki 2010-07-23 06:18 ]


 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2010-07-22 2:42 pm   Permalink

Very nice! you and Lake are tiki machines!

 
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tikigodz
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Posted: 2010-07-22 4:32 pm   Permalink

yOU BROKE OUT THE BIG GUNS!

 
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swizzle
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Posted: 2010-07-23 03:28 am   Permalink

Don't take this the wrong way, but......you suck.

 
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kountzyro
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From: Brooklyn, NY
Posted: 2010-07-23 2:05 pm   Permalink

Your finishes are beautiful!

I mean, your carving is top-notch, but the finishes are really something special.

One day I hope to do some large-scale wood carving, but until then all I can manage here at my Brooklyn studio is small to medium foam work.

You're an inspiration though!


 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-07-23 2:59 pm   Permalink

Haha, thanks, I was just looking at YOUR thread again, thinking YOUR finishes are insane! I'm amazed that it's just paint on top of the foam, it looks like fiberglass with a hotrod's paintjob!

 
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kountzyro
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Posted: 2010-07-23 3:15 pm   Permalink

Well, it's not straight foam, I use some specialty coatings designed for the scenic industry. Most are water-soluble, but they do require sanding and skim-coating to smooth things out. In the past I have used fiberglass on large-scale stuff, but it can be a real pain. You have to plaster coat the foam first so the resin won't eat it, then there's the nastiness of sanding, and then a finish coat that will accept paint... what a drag!

And, yeah, those metallic finishes were kustom-hotrod inspired! Metallic bases with layered glazes gives you the illusion without the toxicity.
But you do have to sacrifice some durability in the bargain.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2010-07-23 10:10 pm   Permalink

Go, go go!

Sometimes all you need is three tools!!!

Have fun!


 
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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2010-07-23 10:35 pm   Permalink

Crazy stuff with only a mallet, a chisel and a chainsaw !
Hat's off.

B.


 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-07-25 7:53 pm   Permalink

This tiki turned out NOT to be the one due this weekend. I had a change of ideas and started the rush job tiki Saturday morning, and finished it this morning for a noontime pickup! But, I did not take a pic of it!

So I went back to work on this one today, sanding sanding sanding. Here's where it's at:




Here with the first one:


 
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