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Paipo's Stone Tikis V2.0 - 2011
Skinny Dog
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Joined: Feb 13, 2006
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From: Long Beach Ca. /Chicago
Posted: 2009-06-30 3:57 pm   Permalink

That is sick!

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-06-30 8:51 pm   Permalink

Gorgeous! you make it look like wood.
How you do that i will never know? Hard to believe is stone.

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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2009-07-07 8:59 pm   Permalink

"Live" update:

Couldn't help myself ....

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-07-07 9:13 pm   Permalink

Beautiful, Paipo, I just couldn't help myself either.
Nice!


 
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-07-07 10:19 pm   Permalink

BE - YOU - TIF - ULLLLL.

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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2009-07-09 10:44 pm   Permalink

Grapa, Jen, seeks, Ben, big daddy - thanks! I have a few tricks up my sleeve to get that soft finish, mostly it comes from slow, careful and painstaking clean-up. The level of detail in the form of these last two meant that it took days instead of hours this time. As always, feel is as important as the way it looks, and the idea is for the unworked natural surface to be indistinguishable from the carved areas.

So, yeah, I went back on my word (again!) and took Kae back to the bench for eye surgery. I loved the stone band that made the "pupil" as it was, but on this style of tiki you have to follow through the whole way, and it just looked unfinished with that big blank area. Yet another session, more hours added to the massive tally, but this time....IT IS DONE! *phewwwwww*



I thought I'd better downscale my next project,as my patience for mega-tikis has well and truly run out for the time being. Started this little fella which is a remake of an earlier design, but he ended up taking ages too! I can't win! I couldn't get a good pic of this one no matter how many I took - trust me, it looks much better in person. The stone is very dark, more or less black, with a slight metallic tint. Guessing it's composed of some type of very hard mineral sand. During the roughout it was virtually impossible to see what I was doing with the water on it, along with it being extremely hard, so the cutting was slow. What was meant to be quick and easy became challenging and time-consuming.



The tongue is a natural jade pebble - here is a shot of it in situ before I picked it up :



The big argillite pebble Kae is carved from was picked up on the same walk, and possibly the black stone above too! (Gets a little hard to remember when you have thousands of 'em lying around).



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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2009-07-10 01:37 am   Permalink

You keep topping yourself, Rhys.

Freakin beautiful work!

So smooth, so clean... so, so good.
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PalmCityTiki
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Joined: Jun 15, 2005
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From: Palm City, Florida ( no really)
Posted: 2009-07-10 05:08 am   Permalink

wow....just wow.....I want one.....I want to carve like you.

 
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-07-10 06:53 am   Permalink

i second pct. wow.

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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-07-10 08:05 am   Permalink

kae
i won't lie
looks better
with the new eye!


and the jade tongue boy
looks like it was worth all the work!

Stupendous Rhys!


 
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Skinny Dog
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From: Long Beach Ca. /Chicago
Posted: 2009-07-10 09:05 am   Permalink

Dude, that's sick!

I am totally in love with your carvings.

And I want to wade into those waters to pluck those beautiful pebbles. What a delightful daydream to put into my head on this Friday morning.

Thanks for this posting.

Jen
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Tiki Kupcake
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From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2009-07-10 09:12 am   Permalink

Looking good!

 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2009-07-10 10:02 am   Permalink

More excellent work! I agree the inlaid eyes are much better. I really like the jade tongue design!!

 
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JenTiki
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
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From: An island in the bay
Posted: 2009-07-10 10:19 am   Permalink

Fabulous! Kae has such character now with the new eye!

 
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Meheadhunter
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Wichita KS,
Posted: 2009-07-10 11:35 pm   Permalink

Your carvings are outa sight....Super nice detail and excellent symmetry!!!

 
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