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Paipo's Stone Tikis V2.0 - 2011
Benzart
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Posted: 2008-08-20 12:40 am   Permalink

Excellent job as usual only better on the Koropepe! The hole in the back really makes a difference. I want the details on the eye, izzit an inlay or just a markered in black pupil, this pupil wants to know.

The good lonos Always take more time, thats why they're the best!

Greenie, sometimes you need a deeper hole for strength purposes and you can use a thin wire to thread your cord thru ,I Think
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-08-20 01:20 am   Permalink

Tom -You're not wrong. Another chunk of another day has been gobbled up by this hungry god, but I've got some good progress to show for it (see below). Glad you're digging the new stuff. I've already seen some good shots of my guys at Oasis and might post a showcase of some of them in this thread soon. Actually, I'll open it to the floor - post em if you got em!

G - nice to see you round these parts again! Those fish n gators been keeping you away from the chizzles lately? I definitely need plenty of patience with this Lono, as I've only got a couple of mm (if that) in places, so it's low revs and low water for most of the way now. I feel like I'm back in a groove that I haven't been in for long time and I'm enjoying myself - no deadlines, no pressure - just creating what tickles my fancy.

GC - Thanks for the comps on the 'pepe. I have a couple of tips I can share regarding those holes and how to thread them, but that will have to wait until next time now. Stay tuned!

Ben - the eye is the black version of the same type of stone. I had some little plugs of it that were cored out of another project sitting in my sink, picked one up and it was just about right. I didn't want anything too flashy on this guy as I wanted him to look a bit weathered and ancient like the source pic. Wire's good - whatever you can get through the hole. I have an assortment of bent paper clips and push pins with tweaked tips for poking and pulling cords, but the best I've found yet is a doubled thread of that artificial sinew.

Lonos are the best - I can't think of any design that requires so much careful thought and planning throughout the carving process (and this is only a head!) You can't just wing it with a Hawaiian style piece - there are certain rules that must be obeyed. This one is about as deep as I can get with the tools I have and keep the cuts crisp, but it's still not as deep as I'd like...










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GreenCarvings
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Posted: 2008-08-21 12:45 am   Permalink

Sweet thanks paipo lookin forward to it

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-08-21 02:12 am   Permalink

Paipo, Thats what I Thought the eye was but it was so tight it looked like a marker but I thought Naw, he Wouldn't DO That!? Thanks for backing up my faith in your integrity! Beautiful job and that eye really gives it life and grabs the attention.

So you think YOU are enjoying your freedom in the shed? Not NEARLY as much as WE are. The fruits of your rampant freedom really show and have really turned up the drool(Gmans) Factor.

On the holes, I thought I had invented that hole system when I started doing the pendants back in '04 but I understand the Chinese or someone over somewhere else predated me by a few thousand years,humbling! You are right as there are many different tools needed for each different hole and somehow they all turn out to be different depending on thickness of available meat, type of media and size of the hole. There is no set pattern for those buggers, just drill a curved hole and hope it doesn't come through the other side. I find a "curled" piece of monofilament line is what works most times for me.
Now, just turn up the heat, ignore this chatter and get BACK to the SHED!
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-08-21 08:36 am   Permalink

PAIPO!
wow....i need to put aside some time and catchup on all the incredible work you've been banging out!
These past three are jumping into high gear!
The Lono is strong and powerful,and the black just makes it solid and strong...
The korpepe turned out to still retain that mystery and oldness that the original inspiration had..
the flow of the swirl and elegant simplicity of the whole really works!
Even the backside would make a kickass pendant!
Speaking of....Your Tangata Manu brings up that Easter island trip at least once a week!
Someday i will bring him there....Maybe even leave him in a secret cave to have communion with his ancestors....
Before i forget...Props on the Anakena Beachcomber as well!
That Moai face is TOO Cute with the puffy cheeks and happy mouth!
You examine all aspects of the human experience thru these
from the terror of cannibalism/strength of the gods/mystery of the ancient/and joy in a simple expression....truly a Master you are!
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2008-08-21 08:36 am   Permalink

PAIPO!
double post...oops!

[ This Message was edited by: little lost tiki 2008-08-21 08:37 ]


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2008-08-21 08:49 am   Permalink

Nice job Paipers. That looks sharp!

 
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2008-08-21 5:56 pm   Permalink

Wow and Wow.

 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2008-08-21 6:00 pm   Permalink

"no deadlines, no pressure - just creating what tickles my fancy"

Feels good doesn't it? Niiiiice!
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-08-22 03:54 am   Permalink

Wow...you guys are great. Scholars and gentlemen all. Thanks Ben, Kinny, GROG, JP and G!

Ben - nope no marker, but I have cheated and used enamel a couple of times where I needed a tiny pupil. I think the next time I need to do that, I'll go for the real thing and use some black jade instead. Taking the easy way out is never the right option!

Kinny, did I tell you I finally found a stone to make a brother to your piece? Almost identical size and shape, but black as night - maybe he'll be the evil twin? We should meet up and baptise them in a moonlit sea on Anakena beach! He's just waiting for the right time to be made...

G, it does feel good to be fitting the other stuff around the tikis rather than vice versa. Sometimes the job feels like a job, other times the days sail by and I wonder where they went. Case in point: I have figured out why I left this Lono in the box drawn up for over a year. It may well be the most time consuming pebble tiki I've made yet, if not it's definitely in the top 3. I think one more session may do it:






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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-08-22 08:39 am   Permalink

PAIPO, Be Brave! Thrust your burs All the way through and Pierce those Almost holes in the Headdress? You Know you want to so Just make it happen. ??Either way he Looks Incredible and is a Lono to be proud of.

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timidtiki
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Posted: 2008-08-22 08:56 am   Permalink

Now, Ben . . . you really don't want to go all the way through with those holes. But they should be deep enough so that small bits of flammable material can be bedded at the bottom of each hole, then set on fire when one wants a more spectacular headdress.

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2008-08-22 09:04 am   Permalink

so one for through and one for not.

I'm just glad whats there is there cause after seeing Babalu's rabbit tiki, I can't shake that image. Oh, my poor head.


 
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2008-08-22 10:25 am   Permalink

I'm with Ben! Go all the way with those holes! But make sure you pull a mold of this baby first! This guy deserves to go forth and multiply!

 
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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2008-08-22 10:34 am   Permalink

Paipo, I think it is GREAT how it is but would look cool if you went all the way through on the headress. I really like how you did the eyes.

 
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