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Paipo's Stone Tikis V2.0 - 2011
kiwishaman
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From: Aotearoa
Posted: 2008-07-24 12:38 pm   Permalink

oh Paipo - yes - page 12 - but nothing on it?

Me thinks Jentiki is right - bring on the music Jen

(BTW Paipo - awesome work!!!!! - but you know that)

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Paipo
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Posted: 2008-07-24 4:02 pm   Permalink

Hmm, so the thread is cursed! Has anyone seen this happen on another thread?
Thanks for all the replies Benjamin, kahu, Tom, Jen, duddy, surfin, tikifreak, seek, GROG, Jen, teaKs, Jen and kiwishaman, and remember - choose only genuine Piepo™ products!

Well, Big Wednesday didn't disappoint, and as the chart predicted, there was a HUGE 1 day surge in the swell, which then disappeared again by yesterday. The rest of the country is still copping a hiding but it's calmed down here...for now. Fishing boats were cruising back out over the bar and the swell has cleaned up quite nicely (actually, I have a funny feeling it will be totally flat today). When it gets over 6-8' here there's really nowhere to go - it's just too exposed along this coastline, the dropoff is pretty abrupt and the sweep is just insane. There certainly will be stones aplenty though - we've had plenty of torrential rain and high seas this winter, so I predict a good seasonal result for the extractive division of Piepo™ industries.

While it was as big as I've ever seen it get here in my decade of residence on the Coast, unfortunately cameras are hopelessly inadequate in capturing the feeling of awe/dread/wonder, but I did try:


Rivermouth from the south breakwall - not a good day to be crossing the bar!


South side B-town, outside set (actually inside for this day - waves were breaking hundreds of metres further out and were far bigger than this)


This guy must've been freezing in his shorts - the wind was icy, and where he was standing copped plenty of spray on the big sets...


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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-07-24 4:09 pm   Permalink

Right On! thanks for the storm pics. Yes camera and waves
not the same as in person.

Made in CHINA was funny1
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-07-24 5:53 pm   Permalink

Paipo, Those photos of Natures fury are really Awe inspiring. Such Beautiful, fearsome power. Even the Photos have you reaching for the foul weather gear.
WOW!
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2008-07-24 6:16 pm   Permalink

Right on, you really did capture the fury. Just lookin at the photos, kind of brought me there. Wild, untamed, and in the middle of the Pacific. Thanks man!

 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-07-25 11:24 am   Permalink

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Master P,

This Cannibal is the Cat's Meow! Great shot on that leather

Keep your back to the wind brother...ride that storm out.

PS: GROG always gets the good stuff.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-08-13 03:29 am   Permalink

BUMP

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-08-13 07:25 am   Permalink

Paipo, you on Permanent vacation? I know there are some stones rolling around over there, any stopping on your bench for refacings? I'll bet they (stones) are lined up fighting over who gets to be done next?
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Paipo
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Posted: 2008-08-13 2:05 pm   Permalink

It's been a while hasn't it?
I have been busy - once this lot is in the post you will have my undivided attention....


I'll post 'em when I got 'em. Cheers for the bump & comments!
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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2008-08-13 3:17 pm   Permalink

uh-oh, bottom right corner - I think I see a toolmark..

ok it looks as though you have a legitimate excuse. Just hurry up alright?


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Paipo
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Posted: 2008-08-13 4:19 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-08-13 15:17, Tamapoutini wrote:
uh-oh, bottom right corner - I think I see a toolmark..



I guess when you get down to it, carving is nothing but a series of toolmarks? I'll be looking forward to less square holes and more curves once this lot's gone.

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On 2008-08-13 15:17, Tamapoutini wrote:
ok it looks as though you have a legitimate excuse. Just hurry up alright?





Hurry? OK, how about a koropepe race? Gentlemen - start your micromotors!

Even with a 2 week head start I suspect I'll still come last

PS your saw is calling me....
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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2008-08-13 7:59 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-08-13 16:19, Paipo wrote:

Hurry? OK, how about a koropepe race? Gentlemen - start your micromotors!




You're on: On your marks.. Get set..



*I win - you bring the beer!
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-08-14 02:48 am   Permalink

You guys lose WE WIN! No I'm not confused, Who's thread izzit anyway Paipo where'd you go, Tama holding you hostage or something?
Either way nice koropepe T3....
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Paipo
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Posted: 2008-08-15 01:11 am   Permalink


Unfortunately I didn't even get a chance to look at the koropepe again until today - I suspect the punters will have long abandoned the grandstands by the time this guy crawls past the finish line!
Still, some progress was made, and now it's time to play with my photo editor and figure out what colour, size and placement to use for the inlay:


Here's my original source image...pretty spooky and ancient looking huh? It appears to be made from some type of stone, but unfortunately I have no details for the pic. I have a vague memory of it being from some European museum or collection? If anyone else knows anything about this piece hook me up. I'm also using a different method of suspension (netsuke style holes in the back) as I think the hole detracts from the flow of the design.

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Paipo
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Posted: 2008-08-15 01:28 am   Permalink



Fixed by Ben's post!
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