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C.P.R.'s carvings- Aumakua p.23/ PNG p.28/ / Big Hawaiian DONE! (11/29 p.34)
GMAN
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Posted: 2007-08-21 4:26 pm   Permalink

Lookin' good Bubba!

 
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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-08-21 6:31 pm   Permalink

A little more on the feet!! Hope you don't mind the play by play, I can't stay off of this thing!!!






 
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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-08-22 3:42 pm   Permalink

I did something risky today, and it might have been a bad move??? I started to hollow out in between the arms and had no real good idea how to do it. Now it will probably take another year to clean this mess up and 100 more progress pix! It will probably be the size of a pendant by the time I am done with it!







I had a blowout in the back of one of the arms so I had to try to match the other one up to it!


Got my first cut too!!!



 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-08-22 4:08 pm   Permalink

Leather gloves......

 
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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-08-23 5:40 pm   Permalink

Tonight I shaved the butt down to blend into the hips better, took the hands to the side of the belly hopefully making it look bigger eventually, and started going deeper under the chin. I don't even want to touch the arms yet!! And gloves are a great idea!









 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-08-23 5:47 pm   Permalink

Craig,

Now you are cooking with Crisco! Keep looking at those historical photos and look for all the neat little nuances in each of them. I can see that you have incorporated much of it already! This is an excellent first piece. I admire your intensity and drive. KILLER!

-G
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2007-08-24 11:38 am   Permalink

HOly cow!!!! great looking tang!!!! great progress shots, you've matured considerably as a carver just in this piece alone. I love the open parts of the arms and the legs. Keep up the great work!!!!
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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-08-24 3:24 pm   Permalink

Just sanded..........my process is kinda screwy, i jump around a lot! Maybe I'll get a system down soon! Got a little carried away on the pix too! Thanks G, & thanks Polynesiac for checking it out and the nice comments!













just to give you an idea how tall it is.


Any suggestions on how to clean up the mess under the arms would be greatly appreciated, or any other suggestions too!



 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-08-24 4:05 pm   Permalink

Damn Craig! He is looking choice! This has to be the best "first" tiki carving I have seen. Now aren't you glad you didn't do that other one you first drew out?

You can clean up under his arms with some sandpaper wrapped around paint stirring sticks. Start with a heavey grit until his pits are cleaned up and then go to finer papers. I am very impressed and totally stoked that you pulled him off! He's perfect as is. Good show!

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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-08-24 6:40 pm   Permalink

Thanks GMAN, you have stuck with me through this whole carving and I really appreciate that! Also, you have given me great advice and opened me up to a whole new world of tikis that I didn't even know about (or knew little about). That paint stick is a great idea and I'm going to try it out this weekend. I don't think there is much more heavy chisel work that I am going to do on him, just cleaning up some lines, evening things out, and some detail in feet, maybe a belly button, fingers, maybe some dots over the eyes? Also, in one of the pictures you sent me, it looks like there is a row of diamond shapes down the arm. I can't really tell though, it has some pattern. I might try or do you think I should just leave that out?

Craig


 
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Robin
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Posted: 2007-08-24 7:08 pm   Permalink

Way to go TF....looking good. You had a great time with this...and so did I following the progress...can't wait to see the next one.

R.


 
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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2007-08-25 12:10 am   Permalink

Very very good first carving, tikifreak.
Good luck for the sanding part

Wil you let it natural or stain it?

What's next ?


 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-08-25 07:58 am   Permalink

"I don't think there is much more heavy chisel work that I am going to do on him, just cleaning up some lines, evening things out, and some detail in feet, maybe a belly button, fingers, maybe some dots over the eyes? Also, in one of the pictures you sent me, it looks like there is a row of diamond shapes down the arm. I can't really tell though, it has some pattern. I might try or do you think I should just leave that out?"

Hell yes! The little stuff is what makes these buggers shine. You may not want to carve the dots and diamonds into him, but paint them on after staining. I have not done this, but others here have - with great results. Search the posts and you will see some great painted details on Tangs and other works.

Also, I think you are right, and might want to do some detail carving on his fingers, toes, winky, and of course, make him a belly button.

SWEET!

-G



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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-08-25 09:13 am   Permalink

Here's a good example:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=12405&forum=7&start=135&hilite=tang


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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-08-25 12:00 pm   Permalink

DAMNNNNN, thanks for that link!! I actually checked out that thread but only the current stuff which is very cool! I wish I went back further to see that earlier on.
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