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Paipo's Stone Tikis V2.0 - 2011
seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-09-02 7:08 pm   Permalink

You Rock your work is sick! love it love it love it!

 
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Babalu
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Posted: 2008-09-03 4:36 pm   Permalink

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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-09-03 4:51 pm   Permalink

WOAH, Paipo, It just dawned on me you carved all those beads too? I'm sitting here trying to figure out the best way to do these without a lathe and every way I can think of includes Lots of Time!
"R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Sock it to me,ROCK it to Me,Rock it to me"

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Toataiaha
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From: Otautahi , Te WahiPounamu
Posted: 2008-09-03 5:10 pm   Permalink



Impressive work indeed Paipo .
Are those wee beads as they came off the beach ,
or did you work them in anyway , other than the drilling and buffing ?


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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2008-09-03 5:42 pm   Permalink

Yikes! Amazing. The way you strung the cord through the rock is insane! How..do...you...do....it
What?? who! $#@@ huh?! HOW


 
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-09-03 5:47 pm   Permalink

Cheers T...shades of Austin Powers? Avana was actually a name I liked for our girl, but rather than subjecting her to a life of double entendres we went with the briefer "Ava".

Ben, somehow that little guy wasn't going to hang right if I went through the sides, so I just used a trick from some of the earlier pebble necklaces (the "Splitter" pebble). You still on about that Lono? When do we get another Benzart take on one?

KS,TK, seeks - thanks! Those larger than life photos suggest maybe I could've been cleaner still, but I'm pretty happy with him. I actually find these little Tangs one of the trickiest tikis of all, because of all those repeating curves and bevels.

Babs - I think if I was going to Studio 54 I'd probably wear my vintage Coco Joe's "Polynesian Love Stick" with its fat-assed goldtone chain! But you've stirred the ideas pot...disco tiki?

Ben & Jock - all natural, just drilled and a coat of beeswax to finish. Many hours go into the fossicking and sorting side of things to get all those perfect little stones however, hence the "Beachcomber" name I use for these. (although pretty much anything I make that isn't jade is carved from beachcombed material...)

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BigToe
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Posted: 2008-09-03 6:20 pm   Permalink

dammit Paipo, that Lono is DISGUSTING!!!

the textures and planes just make me weep.

alohas, bT
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MooneyTiki
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Posted: 2008-09-04 11:45 am   Permalink

Paipo,What an Aweasome Lono!!!Props to an incredable artist!Aloha your friend, Mooney

 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-09-04 4:02 pm   Permalink

Yes, that reckless is a sick piece of art.
Hats off great stuff.


 
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2008-09-05 08:21 am   Permalink

Dman Paip, how long does it take to match up all those little pebbles. Aack! That little Tang pendant is superb. It looks like it was machine made, your precision is a real gift. I know we all are better carvers for having watched you and your work.

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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-09-09 5:50 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-09-03 16:36, Babalu wrote:
ready for...




DUH! Only just realised the significance of this (I've been a bit slow on the uptake recently)....


#54 it is!

Another "Tiki Modern" style fella with a some Rapa Nui and a little Hawaiian thrown into the mix....



I like the lil' spirals on the cats-eye shells (collected from a beach in the North Island):


I'm getting tired of sorting and drilling stones after about 4 of these "beachcombers" in a row - this will be the last for a while!


Next up is a jade beach pebble pekapeka - should have it finished today or tomorrow. Thanks to BT, Mooney, seeks and G!


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Toataiaha
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From: Otautahi , Te WahiPounamu
Posted: 2008-09-09 8:49 pm   Permalink

Cats Eyes huh , well played Sir

 
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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2008-09-10 01:36 am   Permalink

Crazy perfect stuff, Sir.

Benjamin.


 
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virani
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From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2008-09-10 02:12 am   Permalink

Sooo cool, fantastic work again Paipo. I love the new one.

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-09-10 02:50 am   Permalink

Why do I always get the ghost page? Is it for my ghosting around your shed?
Ghost or not, #54 is a Powerful but Happy looking tiki, Just who you would want for a buddy. Aw C'mon, we were just starting to LOVE those round stone necklaces, they are the Perfect answer to this guy's hard straight lines and really help make the total piece.
A Lono from Ben? Maybe soon maybe!
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