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MBL's Tiki Adventure
MBL
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Joined: Apr 24, 2007
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2007-09-23 5:59 pm   Permalink

Ok...so Tiki #2 is as done as its gonna get. Here is one pic of it after burning it in..and one right after staining it...The stain got lighter as it dried. I am pretty happy with the results. Now on to the next one...Maybe I can get some legs on the next one.





Let me know what you all think.
Thanks
Tim
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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-09-23 6:05 pm   Permalink

Hey man, that turned out really cool!!! I even liked it just burnt, kinda had a bone looking affect to it. Nice job!

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MBL
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Posted: 2007-09-23 6:07 pm   Permalink

Yeah...I thought so too...I almost left it...but I had this idea that I wanted to go through with. I plan on making a bunch of these before I'm done..so I am sure we'll have some bare ones too.

Thanks for the kind words!
Tim
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-09-23 6:11 pm   Permalink

Tim,

Yes, for sure...next time we get together I will help you block out something a bit more difficult and with some Hawaiian feel. Great job with this one. We'll get together soon.

-G
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MBL
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2008-01-20 5:22 pm   Permalink

OK...so its been a while...and it's been because I have been building guitar amplifiers and hot rods...And wood around here is scarce...yada yada...

Anyway, we are building a Tiki themed hot rod out of a chopped 1926 Model T sedan with a 1959 Studebaker V8...Gold frame, Green metalflake paint, bamboo interior...the works....So I thought I needed to carve a shift knob.

I was looking around and I saw Maui Tiki's thread and thought..."Hey that'd make a cool shift knob." So I swiped his idea.

I was over at GMAN's place dropping off some rubber tree logs, and he hooked me up with a nice piece of mahogany. With that I started carving and here's what I have:





Its not done but it's pretty close. I think I might burn it in, sand it a bit and put some clear on it. Oh..and drill a hole with a threaded insert for the gear shift.
Thanks GMAN for the wood!
Tim
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Posted: 2008-01-20 7:12 pm   Permalink

Watch he doesn't bite when you change gears Take your time and clean him up well. Looks Great.
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GMAN
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Posted: 2008-01-22 4:41 pm   Permalink

So how did it go Tim? Have you put in any more time on the shifter knob? We need to see pics of it in the hotrod. Hell, show us your 26 (or was it a 29?) cruiser too!

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MBL
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Posted: 2008-01-23 04:23 am   Permalink

I have done some more work on it…with those chisels I got from ebay..yeah they aren't flexcuts…but they work a littl. I might get some use out of them.

I rounded out the eyes a bit and dug out the mouth a bit more. I am trying to think about what else to do with him. Perhaps something around the outside of the face and along the back? I don't know. I am open to suggestions. I just don't want to ruin it. I might have do make a GMAN visit for some guidance.

I will post pics of the Freaki-T-Ki when it is done. Its all in parts now. Perhaps in a month or so, it will look like something. In the mean time, here is a pic of my 1926 Model T Roadster:



Not Tiki themed...but there are some palms in the backround.

Tim
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Posted: 2008-01-23 5:17 pm   Permalink

Nice palm in the back ground i like the green and brown contrast:)

Looking fwd to seeing the Tiki Rod coming together
make sure you up date us with pic's. The shifter is bad a**.
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MBL
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Posted: 2008-02-07 7:47 pm   Permalink

Ok...so I think I am done with this guy. We still have to drill the hole for the gear shift. Big thanks to GMAN for the guidance! I know it is far from perfect..but hey...I'm new to this.





I will post pictures of the Friki-T-Ki when we are done. Gots lots of work to do, but we is workin'. Hope to have it ready for Billetproof.
Tim
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Posted: 2008-02-08 07:19 am   Permalink

Lookin' good MBL, keep up the carving and you'll be doing excellent tikis before long. Noce smooth finish, not easy to do.
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MBL
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Posted: 2008-02-08 07:29 am   Permalink

Thanks Benzo! I figure what I have here is passable for the hot rod..it's only a shift knob after all. I left much of the chisle marks deliberately...I know some folks like that and some don't. I also thought since this was a "Hot Rod" tiki, I'd burn it in...I know it's not everyones taste, but hey, at least I'm getting some carving in. I would like to think I could do some excellent work soon, gotta keep carving.

The next project is a Tiki Tropy for the Billetproof Hot Rod show in Ocala on March 22. A chainsaw will be involved for sure. I'm gonna have to bother GMAN on that one again. I'd be nowhere without his help!
Tim
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MBL
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Posted: 2008-02-24 6:07 pm   Permalink

OK...So the big BilletProof car show is coming up, and I figured that a Tiki Trophy would be cool. This is what I have so far. I thought I'd give this guy a little "Elvis type" pomp. Kinda. Anyway, he's not done yet and certainly not up to the standards of most of you real carvers, but I gotta learn somehow.





If its not nice enough after I'm done...I'll make another for the trophy...we'll see.
Tim
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Posted: 2008-02-24 8:18 pm   Permalink

Looks like a pretty sweet trophy to me. Much better than those fake gold plastic ones they usually give away.

Is the trophy for a particular category at the car show?


 
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MBL
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2008-02-25 03:34 am   Permalink

Yes the category is Real Mill. Basically it refers to a perfectly done engine. To that end, be sure that it won't be a small block chevy mill. Rather a Cadillac flathead V8, a Flathead Ford, Packard engine...something obscure and interesting. Most of the trophies for this type of show utilize welded together car parts and tools. These are really cool as well but I thought a Tiki would be interesting as well.
Tim
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