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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1287
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-01-09 2:16 pm   Permalink

Seeksurf - Sorry about all the ankle problems on your carvings but I really appreciate you posting the pictures and the fixes! I hope I'm learning some good lessons here. Btw, they look fantastic!



 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2008-01-09 2:16 pm   Permalink

Well done Kook! Now, lay him down so as to relieve the sheer stress on the uncarved to carved weight disparity, and finish the bulk removal while being careful not to turn him in angst.

Very nice form so far.




Mahalo



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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-01-09 2:32 pm   Permalink

Really Excellent looking tiki and I'm with Howland in that it's one of the Finest tikis shown on TC for a long time. The next one looks to be as good or better. Broken legs, No Big deal as long as you doweled them with any hardwood dowels and used a good wood glue. What kind of wood is this? It actually looks like it is Spaulted, or has a beautiful fungus growing in it. That makes the wood Beautiful but can weaken it considerably. I have been known to "Dowel" weak looking legs/ankles/arms before they have a chance to break and if I were you I would do this on your second tiki as well. that way there are no surprises down the road.
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3382
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2008-01-10 12:26 am   Permalink

Seek,

Nice save there, and some great progress work. Maybe switch up your work and go from head to toe next time to lighten the load.

Either way you've got a great grasp of the 3D!

Good luck on this piece as you bring it on home!


 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-01-10 11:40 am   Permalink

McTiki - Thanks I'm keeping him horizontal as much as possible.

TheBigT - I hope someone gets something out of the info. I'm prone
take the long way home.

Benz - Mohalo The wood is red alder grown in a bog. So
that's what the white streaking is fungus. The wood that sits in the bog
and rots glows in the dark its really cool.

Lake - Thanks much, right now bottom up works for me. I'm scared of
running out of wood at the bottom. I have seen Benz half at a time
pic's?

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Robin
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Joined: Jul 01, 2007
Posts: 402
From: where the road and the sky collide
Posted: 2008-01-11 12:18 pm   Permalink

Hey there. I was really bummed about the break. Nice recovery....He's a really nice piece of art, and I'm glad he was able to be rescued.

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-01-22 11:32 am   Permalink

Robin - Thanks ya he will be OK.

I'm going to keep playing with stain colors maybe a dark one next time?
Mini wax cherry on the headdress and base and
natural on body with 3 coats of toung oil.

GMan - Thanks for the help and encouragement.



Tikis lined up at the Tiki Bog.



Coast trip last weekend razor clam dig.



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tikifreak1
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Joined: Jun 10, 2007
Posts: 582
From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2008-01-22 11:43 am   Permalink

Turned out awesome seeks!!!

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2470
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-01-22 3:42 pm   Permalink

Nice work Seeker, you are really stepping it up with your carving.
The thin man is very cool, wish you could have gotten the ankles a
little skinnier!


 
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2008-01-22 4:34 pm   Permalink

SEEKS! Sweet chops man! Your carvings are getting super complex and super beautiful. What an ordeal with the Thin Man, eh? You pushed through it though, and you have a wonderful sculpture to be very, very proud of. How great is this?!!!! I am so pumped for you!

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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2156
From: So FL
Posted: 2008-01-22 6:30 pm   Permalink

Man, that Thin Man came out great. Love the 2-tone stain job. What happened to the other guy you started??

 
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FreddieBallsomic
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 628
Posted: 2008-01-22 7:07 pm   Permalink

Like I said,,,, 2-tone staining kicks that a$$. That piece turned out spectacular, Seeks. U da man.

 
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TampaTiki
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 33
From: Tampa Floirda
Posted: 2008-01-22 8:16 pm   Permalink

Wow, that learning curve was incredibly fast. FANTASTIC work, I'm really looking forward to trying some harder woods than the sabal palm we have so much of.

Thanks a million for sharing your trials and tribulations. Reading through this thread really brought me a lot of pointers that I can carry with me to the next carving sessions.

The pieces look very symetrical, and like you were in control of any unforeseen situations. Great works!


 
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
Posts: 1423
From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2008-01-22 11:44 pm   Permalink

"thin man" is top shelf
Beautiful work with the stain


 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3382
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2008-01-23 08:25 am   Permalink

Way to bring it on home seek! Yea... look at that learning curve... from newbie to seasoned vet in just a few tikis.
Letsee some more!


 
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