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Tucson Tiki
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Posted: 2008-11-29 07:21 am   Permalink

I have no idea what species of palm it is. Probably. I sand with 100 grit than 220 with a palm sander to get that smooth finish. I will be doing this more in the future. Tung oil worked out great.TT

 
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geedavee
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Posted: 2008-11-29 10:27 am   Permalink

These are some great tikis. Your work is inspiring.

Can you tell me what was your art background before you started carving?

I am a beginner with about 5 tikis carved and I haven't found the courage to post any of them.


 
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Tucson Tiki
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Posted: 2008-11-29 4:06 pm   Permalink

geedavee, Geez, I have no formal training. I am pretty much a hack compared to some of these other guys on here. Lubrication is the key! Drink heavily and wack the wood into submission. I just take each piece as it comes. I draw it out on the wood before I start to carve. I get inspiration from all these other kooks on here. Remember to carve deep to get detail. The one thing I see from a lot of carvers is that they don't pay attention to getting the right depth on the facial features. Buy good carving tool to start with and you'll be happy. Carve! Post! Drink! Repeat! Good Luck! --Tucson Tiki

 
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Tucson Tiki
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Posted: 2008-11-30 4:17 pm   Permalink

BTTT!

 
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Grapa-RuHa
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From: Netherlands
Posted: 2008-12-01 01:31 am   Permalink

I love the wise and relaxed look this moai has. The human looking mouth gives him real character.
And GeeDavee, posting your work will help get you good advice from the experts here.

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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-12-03 08:19 am   Permalink

Wow! so simple but elegant. Looks GREAT! Nice lines!
Man the color and grain of the wood is working so well.
Is this the maple i gave you?
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-12-03 08:25 am   Permalink

After more reading i see it a Palm Nice work!

Congatiki got me going on the tung oil props to congatiki he
is the man.
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Tucson Tiki
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Posted: 2008-12-10 5:23 pm   Permalink

I have been working on getting ready for the Bi-Annual Tucson 4th Ave Street fair. Had a cool sign painted on a sandwich board that I constructed. I will use it at my house after the show to sell my stuff. Carved a couple of quickies for the event and I am working on one more. Tucson will be a tough sell but I am stubbborn as hell and think I can do something in this town. I will be setting up a website soon to peddle my creations. Pictured are the two new additions and the last moai I did. Enjoy if you will. TT







 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-12-10 6:38 pm   Permalink

Right on! Good luck with the street fair.Good looking sign.
I particularly like the short guy good eyes and look.
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Tucson Tiki
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Posted: 2008-12-10 6:41 pm   Permalink

Thanks Craig! The logs you gave me will be works of art. I will use them to the best of my limited ability. Are you getting busy with that NW totem pole. Get some heat in that garage would you! Dale

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-12-11 03:51 am   Permalink

wow, Tuscon,, with the detail and Smooth finish you are geyying on your stuff you should do very well at your show. Good luck (but somehow I don't think you'll need it!) on your show.
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Tucson Tiki
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Posted: 2008-12-11 07:32 am   Permalink

Benzart. Thanks. I was ready for a whooping after my post on a another thread and I probably deserve it. We will see how it goes. I am not expecting too much. I'm just a beginner here.

 
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drgoat456
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Posted: 2008-12-11 09:56 am   Permalink

Tucson,
See you at the street fair. I should be there on Sat. Hope you have the best of luck. Also, they're moving that giant Moai on Speedway to the Hut next week. Hope it makes it in one piece.
ciao




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Tucson Tiki
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Posted: 2008-12-11 11:01 am   Permalink

Good, look me up. I'll be set up in the beer garden at the Hut. That large moai will be amazing out front. I have talked to the owner about it. Costing around 30 grand to get it and move it. Big investment

 
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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2008-12-11 11:13 am   Permalink

Nice job! When you use the tung oil do you put it on over stain or is that what it looks like natural? I think I might try that, it has a cool finish.

Craig


 
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