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Sneakytiki
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-04-12 02:00 am   Permalink

Tiki is 3.3" tall.

I used an exacto knife blade and a hacksaw to do my "carving".

Piece needs some sanding. I need some tools/carving talent. I don't even know how to sand sumthin' this small.










Yahey!
S T


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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2007-04-12 04:10 am   Permalink

Really nice.
You can sand it with your nails That's a joke.
I think you can sand it with sand paper that you fold in two and you sand with the pleat. It is not really easy but when you don't have any micro motor...

Good courage,

Benjamin.
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Tamapoutini
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2007-04-12 04:22 am   Permalink

EXCELLENT first carve Sneaky!! (did you make a clay marquette?)

Tama


 
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Sneakytiki
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-04-12 07:49 am   Permalink

Benella,

thanx!

I was afraid that sand paper was the answer.

Tama,

thanx!

The maquette is copper wire and chewing gum and will be posted shortly in the tiki chewing forum. Couldn't do the vertebral lines on the crest in my wood piece like I did with the Bubblicious and toothpick.

Regards,

S T
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-04-12 10:33 am   Permalink

Use those fingernail file boards. I think they are called emory boards. They are cardboard and have two grits of paper on them. I think you can get 5 for less than a dollar at supermarkets and such. Check the health and beauty section,

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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-04-12 4:54 pm   Permalink

Yeah! That's cool as hell sneaky! Use the nail boards - they work great. also a roll of emery cloth that you can tear little strips from!

YEAH! Get goin'!

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Tipua
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Joined: Mar 07, 2007
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From: Canberra, Australia
Posted: 2007-04-12 7:45 pm   Permalink

Very nice Sneakytiki!
What is your little tiki made from? I'm assuming he's some kind of wood?
I love his beady little eyes! He has a lot of character for something so small.
In my opinion, he'd look even better if you could give him a pair of dentures!
Also perhaps a nice wood-stain would suit him.
Very cool.


 
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Sneakytiki
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-04-12 9:33 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-04-12 19:45, Tipua wrote:
Very nice Sneakytiki!
What is your little tiki made from? I'm assuming he's some kind of wood?
I love his beady little eyes! He has a lot of character for something so small.
In my opinion, he'd look even better if you could give him a pair of dentures!
Also perhaps a nice wood-stain would suit him.
Very cool.



Thanks Tipua!

He's made from some sort of tropical hard wood, monkey pod maybe?

The tooth comment I fervently concur with! I was also having this very thought! I could use white seed beads or I might chip out some shell or bone.

The eyes make him look like "The Abominable" from Rudolph or a Sesame Street monster. I'm fans of both so s'alright.

I did some work on 'im today an' got him much more symmetrical. I'll post pix when sanded etc..

The stain is a possibility, I'll definitely clear coat him at least, probably matte so he's more authentico.

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Yeah! That's cool as hell sneaky! Use the nail boards - they work great. also a roll of emery cloth that you can tear little strips from!

YEAH! Get goin'!





TGap,

Mahaloz! I'll look into the cloth. I'm putting together my portfolio right now so I dunno how much time I'll have for carving the next couplah mo's. We'll see as I always like to experiment with lotsah types of media.

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Use those fingernail file boards. I think they are called emory boards. They are cardboard and have two grits of paper on them. I think you can get 5 for less than a dollar at supermarkets and such. Check the health and beauty section,

Buzzy Out!




Buzzy,

Thanks! I like the emory board idea very much and since I cohabitate with 3 female types it's not a problem to find one.


Washtay kolas,

S T



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Sneakytiki
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-04-12 9:38 pm   Permalink

PS
I got the "eye-dea" from the acrylic filling in Paipo's pieces and the beads in 8 ft's kava kava pendant in the swap thread, I need to redo one eye as it's not set as deep as t' other an' it
needs to be refilled w/ blk acrylic.

Peace,
S T

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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-04-12 10:26 pm   Permalink

Nice work sneakie/sneaky, pretty much the exact sort of project I'm eyeing for my intro to wood carving. I see a bit of resemblance to those fork/spoon guys you've been playing with?
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2007-04-12 10:42 pm   Permalink

Lovin your little abomidable tiki! great job! Can't wait to see him sanded!

 
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Sneakytiki
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-04-13 07:20 am   Permalink

Paipo,

Gracias! There is definitely some spoon influence in there, also looked at my tikimaster Ku starting about midway thru the exacto- carving. I'm sure your first wood project will be infinitely better. I dunno if the stone u use has a "grain" but other than that I'm sure wood will just be that much quicker for you pebble pulverizers.

LLT,

Washtay! I should have him sanded soon. I dug out my "Bumbles" doll my sis gave me so papa Abominable can watch over Jr.

L8R,

S T



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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-04-13 1:55 pm   Permalink

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I'm sure your first wood project will be infinitely better. I dunno if the stone u use has a "grain" but other than that I'm sure wood will just be that much quicker for you pebble pulverizers.



Hmm, I'm not so sure about that. I'd be pretty happy if it turned out as well as the one you've done. I have tried some basic cuts & shaping on a bit of firewood and this whole "working with the grain" thing has me pretty perplexed. I think I'll try using what I know (handpiece/rotary tools) along with a little knife whittlin' when I get stuck into it.
Jade has a grain, so it's important when cutting the stone to go with the grain (much like slabbing wood I guess) so you get a nice surface to work with. It's also vital to use the grain lengthways on a long slender design for strength. The beach stone I use is pretty uniform and can be cut any old way you like, but doesn't have the strength that the "grain" structure provides.
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-04-13 7:32 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-04-12 02:00, Sneakytiki wrote:

Piece needs some sanding. I need some tools/carving talent. I don't even know how to sand sumthin' this small.






Like everybody else said - sandpaper or emery boards and a lot of patience. But, This guy has a lot a character just the way it is. Sanding will take away a bit of that character. Nice job though. Looking forward to the next one.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-04-13 8:11 pm   Permalink

The Next one is Always better, but this one looks great for a first. Well done!

 
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