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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2008-10-21 05:42 am   Permalink

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drgoat456
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Posted: 2008-10-21 10:29 am   Permalink

Tucson,
From a fellow Tucsonian & Kon Tikier, GREAT work. Nice green wall too.
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Tucson Tiki
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Posted: 2008-11-02 09:23 am   Permalink

After selling my last large carve to the Kon Tiki here in Tucson I decided at the urging of some of ya to try my hand at something like this large lono style. Seeksurf has been a big inspiration in the quality of his carves. I did not want to copy his style but expand on mine using his influence. Here is my first attempt at a full body lono with large headress. The headpiece will get lots more detail and I am far from finished with it all. I would like to know from the experts here what would be typical designs for such a headpiece? Any ideas would help or should I just go for it and get creative? Should these things have eyes or are they always hidden under the headpiece?


















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surfintiki
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Posted: 2008-11-02 12:11 pm   Permalink

Wow! Big start! Like the guy peeping at it on the wall!
You can find all your answers here!...
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=26061&forum=7




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Tucson Tiki
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Posted: 2008-11-03 3:33 pm   Permalink

Thanks! That's a 50's Chevron billboard that I put up in the back of my messy shop. Been carving too much to work on my hotrods and get my shop in order. That's gonna change real soon though. Made good progress on the lono tonight and will post pics as soon as I get some designs on the headdress. TT

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Bowana
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Posted: 2008-11-03 10:37 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-11-02 09:23, Tucson Tiki wrote:
I would like to know from the experts here what would be typical designs for such a headpiece? Any ideas would help or should I just go for it and get creative? Should these things have eyes or are they always hidden under the headpiece?



Believe it or not, on Lono images, what appears to be a headpiece is the eyes. It's a very strange morph of an oversized pair of eyes, eyelashes (that go down the sides of the body to form braids of hair), and vertebra( forms a spinal column which is symbolic of a higher consciousness) that rise above the head.

Davenport/Cox explain it very well in their book "Hawaiian Sculpture". Looking forward to seeing how yours turns out, TT!

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Howland
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Posted: 2008-11-04 7:03 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-11-02 09:23, Tucson Tiki wrote:
Any ideas would help or should I just go for it and get creative?



Looking good...I say get creative w/it (while keeping a mild influence from traditional images, maybe). That's what makes it 'your style' and unique, as opposed to a copy of something else.
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tikisbytyler
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From: Neptune Beach, Florida
Posted: 2008-11-04 7:16 pm   Permalink

Hey man,
Big fan of your style - I've been keeping an eye on your stuff since I found this place.
Do you mind me asking what kind of tools you are using to get such huge sweeping fluid lines?
The precision is really impressive on that scale to me.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-11-04 8:59 pm   Permalink

More Way COOL Stuff man I Love tat tiki and headdress. Nice crisp detail!


 
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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2008-11-05 10:59 am   Permalink

Sweet carve! What going to sit on the top? Nice place for a torch maybe....? Happy carving.
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Tucson Tiki
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Posted: 2008-11-05 6:54 pm   Permalink

Ya, I think I am gonna let loose with my own style on the headpiece. The oversized eye thing really won't work on this one. Worked on it tonight and I think I got a plan to make it look cool. Tyler. I rough out the general design with hand carving tools and then use a 4 1/2 Dewalt body grinder with 36 grit paper to shape up the big stuff and get the major shape. I then use a air angle 90 degree mini grinder with Roloc discs to shape the smaller stuff and then different burrs to detail the little stuff. Tried the SaburrTooth burrs advertised here on TC. They worked pretty good on some stuff and not well on other parts. I think they would have been better on a harder wood than palm. One fell apart the first second I used it. Don't know where you can get them as they say they are wholesale. They sent me some to try. Thanks for the kind words. The top of this one was just something weird I came up with. No particular reason other than being weird and different. This one will be offered to the Kon Tiki here in Tucson for the front of the bar if they want to buy it. We will see.

 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-11-05 7:02 pm   Permalink

Tucson this guy is FAB! nice shape nice lines and good size!
You have got this down.

I wouldn't say i have my own style yet? Everything i have
carves looks like what i copy from pictures.
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Tucson Tiki
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Posted: 2008-11-06 7:33 pm   Permalink

Seeksurf, On you next carve just do what comes natural and don't look at any pictures. Go Freestyle man! I wish the palmwood would let me get the tight detail like your alder. I will be in Wash. in a week or so to pick up some stuff for a family member. Looking to bring back some cedar logs with me. Hope it all works out.

 
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Tucson Tiki
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Posted: 2008-11-09 2:38 pm   Permalink

Ok, Boys and Girls! Just finished sanding,burning and putting on the Copper Green wood preservitive. When it dries I will apply the spar finish. Should be finished up by tomorrow eve. Turned out pretty cool in my humble opinion. I am really happy with it. Will be offering this one to the KonTiki here in Tucson for their courtyard in front of the bar. First attempt at a large lono. Gonna do a few more like this in the near furure. TT















 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-11-10 9:41 pm   Permalink

Sweet carve love the face and headdress!
Well done!

I will set you up with my last and only cedar log if you
come pick it up. Ill PM you
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