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fresh start . . . update - 8/25
Antone
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From: In My Soul...1302
Posted: 2008-05-19 7:48 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-05-18 21:35, Tucson Tiki wrote:
And this relates to what kind of tiki carving? I'm lost. Or you are drunk! We wait with baited breath.



And He Who Wastes His Weekends wonders why I have not started my own thread!

Please Perry continue to do what you do and PLEASE continue to show us your progress shots. It really helps all of us out...even those of us that just let the wood chips fly.
Awesome stuff!!


 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2008-05-19 8:05 pm   Permalink

thanks, tikifreak. i'm happy with it so far.

tama, as always you're an inspiration. i was getting discouraged after having to dig out the second inlay.

duddy, keep up the good work and don't limit yourself. thanks.

i'm glad you're learning antone. thanks for the kine words.

well, after the peaceful cetacean i've gone warrior. wonder what that says about me. well, at least i'm trying to channel positively.



 
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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2008-05-19 8:13 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-05-19 20:05, pdrake wrote:

tama, as always you're an inspiration. i was getting discouraged after having to dig out the second inlay*




Thanks PDrake, although Ill have to pass the credit along to those who inspire me..

*Aha, the behind-the-scenes frustrations the punters dont get to see. Good on you for setting your own standards high; again I fully understand the temptation to say 'bah, that'll do..", but no-one ever improved by resting on their laurels.

T


 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2008-05-19 8:39 pm   Permalink

this will be perfect for the lego fijian warrior. stylish and functional. it's ebony. i can't believe how black this wood is.



 
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pdrake
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Posted: 2008-05-22 8:43 pm   Permalink

finally can work again after 2 days of 40mph winds.

almost done with the gata charm, the little warrior who gets this will be the most stylin' lego in the box.



*saw indy today. great movie!

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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2008-05-22 8:52 pm   Permalink

Hey, another beauty Perry, thats great. (I thought it was a full-sized one until you showed the comparison. got quite a surprise!)


Keep going, you're on fire!

T



 
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pdrake
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Posted: 2008-05-22 10:03 pm   Permalink

thanks, tama. i'd like to do a full size one some day. i don't have enough ebony right now.

i'm done with it right now . . . until i can figure out how to put it on a necklace.

looks like a pretty cool plastic, skull splitter. the ebony is a beautiful wood. almost looks like resin when it's polished.



 
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pdrake
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Posted: 2008-05-23 6:19 pm   Permalink

started a new project today. hope to finish it this weekend. weather has been suck here.

it's a canary wood patu. about 11" long.



 
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Robin
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Posted: 2008-05-25 6:37 pm   Permalink

Very very nice intricate work. We seem to have a bit of a similar aesthetic...I love that sail form,(I made some in jade, different kind of sail though) the little war club is a beauty and the detail on the whale tail is awesome.

 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2008-05-28 3:44 pm   Permalink

oh noooo!!! can't let my thread fall off into page 2!

thanks robin!

i'm still working on the patu, but i need to get a new set of small chisels. meanwhile, i've wanted to make one of these for awhile and this has been sitting around for a few months so i'm going to finish it off in the next day or so.



 
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Toataiaha
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From: Otautahi , Te WahiPounamu
Posted: 2008-05-28 4:22 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-05-18 21:58, pdrake wrote:
oh, and i really hope your breath isn't "baited" as that would mean you've been eating worms or anchovies. the proper term is "bated" as it means "reduced, lessened or lowered." which is surely something you should do in my presents. (sic for humor.)



Ah ha , a wordsmith eh I like it . 'Bated' , as in 'abated'... it makes sense now . I never did like the taste of anchovies , and those worms , they never stop wriggling






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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-05-28 4:59 pm   Permalink

Looks like a great start and i love the subject.

 
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Toataiaha
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From: Otautahi , Te WahiPounamu
Posted: 2008-05-28 5:43 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-05-23 18:19, pdrake wrote:
started a new project today. hope to finish it this weekend. weather has been suck here.

it's a canary wood patu. about 11" long.






Pdrake ,
that style of patu is known as a Wahaika , (fish mouth).
As I understand it ,
the mouth in question may be either , the hook at the top of the curve , above the wee Tekoteko head , which can grapple with your opponents wrist or weapon .
Or , it may refer to the notch on the opposite edge , which due to it's angled slit appearance can resemble a fish mouth .
That notch can also hook a small weapon , but more so , it can , due to its plier effect , snap or dislocate a finger or wrist joint .
The point at the top of the curve is a slitting knife , for throat belly etc.
The blade is sharp enough to crack the skull open , just as you would with your boiled egg at breakfast
The bird beak at the end of the haft may as well be a sharp one , after all , the whole weapon is a weapon .
With that in mind , use a heavy hard wood . I did a basic one years ago , and it was too light , not a weapon at all , just a toy.


Good sketch there mate , I look forward to seeing the real thing

well thats my penny worth , ended up being more than I intended.
cheers ,
Jock

Ps .. I just notice that you posted that a week ago , its probably finished by now




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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2008-05-28 10:15 pm   Permalink

thanks seeksurf. surprisingly this subject is turning out to be more difficult than i anticipated. lot's of odd angles and tight corners.







i'm trying to make both sides carved. not as much detail on the bottom.

thanks, toataiaha, i love the info. this wood is not too heavy so it will probably be a display piece. it's still far from done.


 
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Heath
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From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2008-05-28 10:35 pm   Permalink

Looks great!
If you don't mind me asking, what are you carving the honu out of?

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