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Long time no carvings!
seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2007-12-04 06:40 am   Permalink

Mahalo ya-all.

McTiki - No thank you Sir: glad you like.

congatiki - Thanks: Tiki penguen is a great idea! I will have to
carve a frog or a duck.

JohnnP - Thanks, i don't know about perfection but I'm getting better.
Every carving i have done is on this post p. 1 and 3.

FreddieBallsomic - Thanks Bro just read your post, Nice. You have
a way with words you sound like a cool dude.

hewey - I just might take you up on that offer.

Benz - Happy Happy Happy, you make me smile the widest and the longest.

ben - no angle grinder just tedious workout on the finger and hand
tendons.

I'm glad you asked about stain. I don't have a clue yet? I have placed
test stains on the back. bombay mahogany and antique walnut. I
really like all of the darker stain i have seen here on TC
but i don't have a clue what they are? I have to put a poly clear coat
over it because it will spend allot of time under the elements.




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FreddieBallsomic
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 628
Posted: 2007-12-04 06:51 am   Permalink

I really dig the look of 2 different stains...Check AlohaStation's Cannibal. I like using Golden Oak for the body and using RedMahogany mixed with a lil' ZAR 122 Mediterranean Stain.. The 2-tone really pops! Cant wait to see this guy done-up.

 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2140
From: So FL
Posted: 2007-12-04 07:02 am   Permalink

I would be glad to help. Just send him to me and I'll get around to finishing him in a few years. This guy is excellent. Your lines are so crisp and clean. There are so many ways to finish something this nice - from simple to complex. I wish I could give you some tips - just remember that simple stains can have a very strong impact and Natural color is sometimes just as beautiful. Good Luck. Can't wait to see the NEXT one.

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2007-12-04 07:51 am   Permalink

Gman - me bad, i went threw and replied to everyone down the list
and somehow left you off I'm filling like a dumb-a#%

G - thanks for your help I would have had a tooth not a tonge
without your help Bro. YOU the MAN with a G before it.

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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2007-12-04 08:45 am   Permalink

test MinWax Red Mahogany #225!!!!

3 coats.

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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
Posts: 1423
From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2007-12-04 09:40 am   Permalink

Hats off for the work of sanding !
For te stain I'd say as G$.
Wathever you put it will be a masterpiece.

Ben.








 
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tok-tok
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Joined: Oct 17, 2007
Posts: 148
From: North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Posted: 2007-12-04 2:17 pm   Permalink

This tiki is absolutely great. I would not leave it outside, it could be stolen.

Sorry, I would like to help you on your desicion, but stains in in germany are slightly different from those in the U.S.. We don´t have Minwax here.

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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1574
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2007-12-04 5:00 pm   Permalink

Gman's right! Red Mahogany is a beautiful thing. Can't go wrong. How did ya hold up to the XXL storm out there?

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2007-12-04 7:09 pm   Permalink

G - its #225 just put a coat on this morning.
Man i thought i sanded the poo out of Thin Man but
that stain shows all.

ben - bonjour your the best thanks

tok-tok - yes the out side thing will be in the summer
I have a concrete base in the ground and will chain thin man
and surftiki up. but if someone really has a hard-on they
will find a way to steal them. Im still thinking about the best way
to go about it?

surfintiki - #225 is already on
The big wind storm was constrained at the coast and somewhat
inland. Lots of flooding going on. Swell 25' @ 15 sec today
don't get how the 15 sec got in there? Cal should see some fine surf.




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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2007-12-04 7:10 pm   Permalink

Seeks,

You can also mix a mahogany stain with a bit of ebony for a darker look. Try the multiple coats of 225 and then, after it is dry, apply multiple coats of Watco rejuenating oil. Keep it dust free, and it will look crazy nice. You can also re-apply the oil several times a year to treat the wood (after cleaning all dust off).

-G$
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2007-12-04 9:29 pm   Permalink

Right On G, you read my mind. I was fretting about the top coat.
I coverd surf tiki with a poly whats bad about poly?


 
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2007-12-05 04:35 am   Permalink

Seeks,

The oil has a softer luster, the feel is great, and you can continue "treating" the wood with it over the years. Poly can crack, bubble, and other ugly things. With the oil you can touch up stain in new dents and dings and also get pigment into any new cracks that may form and then apply more oil. I'm not big on the glazed donut look that so many poly or varnished tikis get. I guess its just my preference. I think it gives pieces an older and more authentic look.

-G$
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2007-12-05 07:35 am   Permalink

G, your the best mahalo. Ya, I'm sold on the oil and i haven't even tried it yet.
But if I think about it fine furniture and antiques would not be polyed they
would be loved with oil and rub.
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2007-12-05 08:16 am   Permalink

Yeah G that is some good info, that I needed! I'll be trying that in the future.
I like poly for some stuff though, 'cause I think it protects from UV/rain etc better, not so important, if it's the indoor tiki variety. Although I'm always anxious to seal it with poly, to seal in any residual moisture, to prevent any future cracking. This is a good topic!


 
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tikifreak1
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Joined: Jun 10, 2007
Posts: 582
From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2007-12-05 10:25 am   Permalink

Take G's advise!! If you want take a look at the tang I did (page 14), It has a couple coats of the Minwax red mahogany 225 with the WATCO rejuvenating oil. The color might look differant on your wood though, the one I did was oak.

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