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C.P.R.'s carvings- Aumakua p.23/ PNG p.28/ / Big Hawaiian DONE! (11/29 p.34)
tikifreak1
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From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2007-08-02 3:51 pm   Permalink

Well another huge chip came out above his right eye, so I am now trying to fix that problem! I was really pissed at first but now I think I figured out what layering is all about? I hope I can get it back to pretty much the same shape. It's a mess right now but hopefully it will turn out okay?

My plan is to shave the eyes down more and then get them deep again, if that makes any sense! I also might be able to give it a better upper lip (which I started a little)




The things around the eyes I might change up a bit and have them flush on the sides of his head and try to scoop it really deep into the eyes??? I want to try this to get rid of the funny shaped head.


And now it is a really funny shaped head!!! Damn I have a lot of work to do!


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-08-02 4:42 pm   Permalink

Lookin good, keep chipping away and before you know it he'll be Done.
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-08-02 4:55 pm   Permalink

Good adjustment TikiFreak...I think you've stumbled on one of the major revelations early
in your carving career...going deeper is generally good! You have a nice one going here
and it will only get better as you continue...unless you do what I just did and carve so
much that the head falls off. Don't do that!!


 
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benella
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Posted: 2007-08-03 12:03 am   Permalink

The head and face are getting better and better. It will be a very nice piece.

Benjamin.
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-08-03 02:51 am   Permalink

Craig,

You know what you want and mostly know how to get there. This is good. Think about what you are doing and try to remove smaller amounts of wood so you don't lose huge chunks. If you do pop a big piece off cause your tool was dull or the grain was in a bad way, just glue it back on with superglue gel. You can then go back and work the area carefully again. No worries, you are doing great!

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tikifreak1
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From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2007-08-03 04:29 am   Permalink

Benjamin- Thanks man! Although, I think right now it looks worse than it did before but that's just the beginning of fixing it. It should look way different shortly. I appreciate it though.

Gman- I was a little careless. I wasn't rushing but I thought I was in a flow. I think the wood was just really weak where that natural crack is above his right eye? I hope it's not my tools since they are fairly new. But that wouldn't supprise me since I have no idea what I'm doing and probably tearing them up? I feel you on the gluing, but something just tells me this will be for the better (I hope). I can visualize a new idea and we'll see how it turns out? Thanks!

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Robin
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Joined: Jul 01, 2007
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From: where the road and the sky collide
Posted: 2007-08-03 09:24 am   Permalink

Right there with ya on the carving....dealing with stuff that is gone, and making adjustments. It's fun though huh? A different way of thinking. Like GMan said knowing where you're going seems to be half the battle. I guess knowing how to get there is the other half...and dealing with the surprises/accidents and making necessary adjustments. Pretty steep learning curve.

Wondering if that gluing idea works with jade? I could use that!

Looks good though...good on ya. The heads not that funny...just a work in progress. Good luck. Looking forward to seeing how it comes along.



 
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insanetikiers
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Joined: May 20, 2007
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From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2007-08-05 6:56 pm   Permalink

tikis lookin great craig! how much has that dude split? i did one in green cherry awhile back & it split like a muther! pissed me off. wife still likes it though. keep the chips & dust flying!

 
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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-08-05 7:31 pm   Permalink

Thanks man! Too bad it doesn't even look close to that anymore! I'm pissed! I'll update soon, it's such a mess right now I need to clean it up a bit. It's going to look a lot different. I think more like your standard "tang"???? It's hard reworking over stuff you already did!

Craig


 
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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-08-06 09:58 am   Permalink

Well, I hate to say it but this attempt is over. I have messed it up too bad to do anything else with it. Everything is uneven and the depths of the cuts are way to deep now! I'm waiting on another log now and give it another go! It sucks I messed it up so bad, I think I was off to a good start but it was a good learning experience for the future! Thanks for everybody helping me out with this!

Craig



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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-08-06 10:01 am   Permalink

Not a chance! Post some pics. It can always be fixed. Don't stop now.

 
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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-08-06 10:23 am   Permalink

Here you go G! I just feel I have taken off way to much for any recovery!




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Swanky
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Posted: 2007-08-06 10:47 am   Permalink

Bad move man. You gotta finish the other one and learn. You'll just make more mistakes on this one and not be where you want. That other one is really fixable. Just go deeper. Work a bit slower (take less off with each chisel mark) and you'll be okay.

Go back to the other one and go deeper on those cuts. Finish it. Then, if you feel like it, start over and use the experiences to make it better...
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-08-06 11:04 am   Permalink

You are not as bad off as you think you are. This one is fixable. Take small cuts, work on both sides back and forth so you can see the progress and even things out side to side for symmetry. Keep going- You are on the right track, you'll be surprised where you end up after working on it for another hour or so.



 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-08-06 1:19 pm   Permalink

What you did is make the shoulders and arms pop out. Consider it just being roughed out, now continue as planned. The only error you bade was cutting in too much details before the whole piece was ready to detail. We All do that one time or another and what happens is when you go to get the piece all rounded and smoothed, you find some of that detail was in the way and had to go. Just keep chipping at it, you will find your tiki still in there.
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