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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2017-01-04 12:33 pm   Permalink

Thanks Jon, Tom, and Bama!

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On 2017-01-04 08:17, AlohaStation wrote:
New year - new carves!!!



I'll drink to that!!


 
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amate
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Posted: 2017-01-05 05:42 am   Permalink

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On 2017-01-03 12:28, TheBigT wrote:

Sorry to hear that you got flooded out again. You know what they say about Texas weather: “Prolonged drought with intermittent flooding.” We had two major floods up here on the Blanco River in 2016. The May flood set the high water mark for the worst recorded.
You have really whittled down that stack of logs you had on under the shed roof. When I met you, large logs were piled waist deep front to back.



Really like that bat. You have that style down. Looks like Houston’s Tiki scene is picking up. What and where is Howie’s Tiki?
Good luck in your new home!




 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2017-01-05 06:11 am   Permalink

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On 2017-01-05 05:42, amate wrote:
Really like that bat. You have that style down. Looks like Houston’s Tiki scene is picking up. What and where is Howie’s Tiki?
Good luck in your new home!



Hey Allen. Howie's Tiki is on 2920 out my way. Come on over and I'll show you around the new place and take you out for a drink.


 
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cy
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Posted: 2017-01-05 08:23 am   Permalink

Always great to see progress, your new work is looking great BT. Especially like what you did with the Goodwill mask and the spinning bat is bonus! Also glad you can toss your waders out.

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 16 days ago; 05:59 am   Permalink

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On 2017-01-05 08:23, cy wrote:
Always great to see progress, your new work is looking great BT. Especially like what you did with the Goodwill mask and the spinning bat is bonus! Also glad you can toss your waders out.



Thanks cy!! Whoa can't believe I haven't peeked on my thread since January!


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 16 days ago; 07:12 am   Permalink

Hey guys!! Long time no talk. Gonna try to catch my thread up a little bit at a time. I pretty much did nothing the first half of the year, except unpack boxes, buy furniture, and fix stuff around the house.

In July, I started to worry about the upcoming (November) Bamboo on the Bayou in downtown Houston. Uh oh, better start making some stuff!! Not only did I suck at getting stuff done, but I didn't take many pictures either.

I came across the cut off ends of a 4x6 or 6x6 piece of timber. I've been wanting to make some nautical stuff for a while and these pieces seemed like the perfect size. I rounded off the top of the largest piece and decided to combine tiki and nautical. I give you - the bouai! (patented, trademarked, etc. by me).







The next piece was a little smaller. Rounded off the ends sort of egg shaped. Added some tiki flava, and Done! Not entirely happy with the rope. It's what I had laying around. My wife came home with a package of some larger rope so I might try retying this.




Somewhere along there, I noticed a totally cool summer artswap going on with only a few days left to jump in before the deadline. I had a thinner piece of that same timber left. Just was barely able to fit my version of the Stephen Crane birdbowl into it.







Finished! Squeaked in just before the deadline...





In exchange, I got this incredibly awesome ceremonial paddle from TravelingJones, which this picture doesn't do justice to. Thanks again Jonesey!



Edited for spelling...

[ This Message was edited by: TheBigT 2017-10-08 08:06 ]


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 16 days ago; 12:40 pm   Permalink

Spent August playing with plastic molding. I've been wanting to cast some plastic tikis for a long time. Finally took the plunge and bought this and this kit and started making copies of some small tikis I carved a few years ago.

This is the first mold hotglued onto a small plastic plate, and 1st resin tiki!



Still working out the bugs in the casting process. These are fill of tiny holes. Don't know if it's the humidity in Houston or what....



2nd mold using a different tiki as the model.



With no dye, this resin cures white.







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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 15 days ago; 05:35 am   Permalink

School Report: The Other Thing I Did This Summer

Got deployed to California near the end of August for a wedding and took the opportunity to swing through San Diego and Palm Springs. Hit all the high spots like the Bali Hai, Trader Morts, False Idol, the Reef, etc.

Bali Hai



Trader Morts



We met up with this character: the one and only, Buzzy!!



Got to ride around in the Buzz Van and Buzzy showed us some of the cool spots around town and gave us a tour of his house and Humongo tiki collection. Thanks Buzz, you rule!!! (Actually, I'm starting to feel like Buzzy based on the number of pics I posted this weekend).



A real life Buzzy drum at the Reef in Palm Springs.



 
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TheBigT
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Posted: 15 days ago; 11:12 am   Permalink

September's work: pulled out this sweetgum log to finish. I had it roughed out last year and sitting in the garage all this time.



1st coat of stain.



Some coats of shellac later...



Made this little mini tiki as sort of a model to see how I wanted to detail the large one.



Also dragged these two masks out of the garage that I started last year and finished 'em up. Deepened the cuts, added some details. It's actually kind of nice to have stuff that's already roughed out. It's like I'm getting a head start! These are two sides of a pecan log that I cut in half.







This mask from last year didn't sell. So started doing a recarve on him.




Also added to my stock of resin tikis. Starting to build a pretty good stock of these now.





 
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cy
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Posted: 14 days ago; 08:06 am   Permalink

Great new works BT!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 14 days ago; 08:19 am   Permalink

Huge T
Wow
What a great bunch of posts
Love this guy



Glad to see you posting
Keep it up
Cheers
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 14 days ago; 09:57 am   Permalink

Thanks Jon and Cy!! Was hoping to get completely caught up before anyone noticed. heheh

So... October's work so far.. Finished the mask recarve. Hopefully he'll find a home at this year's
BotB.



Then finished this little moai. He's another one I started last year and never finished. Mostly because it split while it was drying. I think I was able to patch him up pretty convincingly.



Started sanding and fine tuning Yet Another carve from last year. This sort of old school mask:



Finished up the (tradmarked) Bouai!





Also, whittled another tini tiki. Hang10, if you're looking, the last two little tikis are made out of a grape vine. I imagine it's sort of like your rattan carving.


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amate
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Posted: 12 days ago; 6:43 pm   Permalink

I really like the fish ears. That's a great idea.
I see you went ahead with the casting project. Those are lookin' good!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 8 days ago; 5:40 pm   Permalink

Bouai
Love it


 
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