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my first palm tiki - finally dried
TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1249
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-12-18 09:49 am   Permalink

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On 2009-10-18 06:11, Benzart wrote:
BigT, your turtle came out great and I'm sure your wife will Love it, if not send it over this way??



Thank you Ben. She did love it. And I restrung the necklace after I gave to her. I'll have to get a pic of the in final necklace.

In the meantime, I restarted tiki #8 in October. He's coming along pretty good now. He got off to a slow start. There is a knot on each side of the head and one in the back that have caused me a fair amount of headaches. And I did a poor job of centering and leveling him before I started. Ugh. Lesson learned.











 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-01-06 7:37 pm   Permalink

Finally finished my last tiki of 2009 on New Years eve. I wanted to start the new year with a clean work bench!

All ready to stain.


1st coat of stain.


All done.






I hope everyone had a great holiday season! Now it looks like I'm going to be stuck inside for a while since you guys up north sent us this arctic blast for New Years.


 
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BIG tiki scott
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Joined: Sep 18, 2009
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2010-01-06 7:41 pm   Permalink

BIG T!!!! SWEET LAST TIKI FOR THE YEAR!!!! really cool design and luvin the finish!!! and im w u they can take there artic blast and stick it..... cheerz!!!

 
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drasticwagon
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Joined: Dec 27, 2008
Posts: 263
From: DFW , Texas
Posted: 2010-01-07 03:08 am   Permalink

Very Nice.


 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 883
Posted: 2010-01-07 05:36 am   Permalink

Nice way to finish the year. I like the way you did the base...different.

 
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drasticwagon
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From: DFW , Texas
Posted: 2010-01-07 05:38 am   Permalink

Also great pics for us newer guys trying to learn more.

[ This Message was edited by: drasticwagon 2010-01-07 05:40 ]


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-01-07 08:18 am   Permalink

big tiki scott, amate, drastic wagon, thanks for the kind words.

bt scott - yeah I dont think I'll be starting anything new until this cold snap passes by. My garage is pretty freakin cold out there...

Drastic - yw, I've been helped immensely by all the pics, tips, and kind words from the super talented bunch here.

amate - you coming by for some pine soon? I counted two dozen logs stacked up!


 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2010-01-07 09:43 am   Permalink

Excellent! I had to take a second look to see how you attached the bottom - oh wait you didn't. Nice touch!

 
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big daddy
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
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From: houston
Posted: 2010-01-07 10:29 am   Permalink



nice going t,

he looks really great. still using that beautiful eat texas pine? love the way the wood streaks and cracks as it weathers and ages in our wonderful weather down here. keep up the great work.

bd


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2010-01-07 11:15 am   Permalink

Nice stuff Big T....great idea with the carved base. Keep posting
and entertaining us.


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-01-07 6:59 pm   Permalink

Aloha - hey man! thanks! Yep, the base is one piece. It almost didn't have one. The base started to split along one of the growth rings. I had to put in a couple of plugs and some glue to minimize the damage.

bd - good to see u around. yep, still carvin the pine. had to have 4 trees cut down this summer due to drought and hurricane damage, so I'm well stocked.

conga - thanks! glad u like it. not quite as innovative as your pieces but i'm tryin!



 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-01-10 05:34 am   Permalink

BT - yes, I still intend on coming by to check out your wood pile. I'm sill uncertain on the dates I will be in your area. I have to get all the parties involved to agree on something but I'll let you know asap when the dates firm up.

 
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el Stingray
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Joined: Aug 06, 2006
Posts: 53
From: Oslo, Norway
Posted: 2010-01-15 07:15 am   Permalink

Nice work BigT! The finish really makes the patterns in the wood stand out!


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drasticwagon
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From: DFW , Texas
Posted: 2010-01-15 5:11 pm   Permalink

I can't wait to see it in person next weekend!

 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2010-01-18 06:10 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-06 19:37, TheBigT wrote:






Wow! But I had not seen that one ... Great successfull in the Texas sun!

J.


 
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