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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2009-10-06 09:50 am   Permalink

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On 2009-10-06 04:50, wplugger wrote:
OK,
So at no time will my fingers ever leave my hands.

Mike, so glad you liked your swap piece. Enjoy.
Between the mug & pendant, every one at the carv jam
was WOWed. the pendant is my fave.
Heres to lookin at you



My portland cement army for the Mai-Kai.
The finally to this thread
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=26630&forum=1&start=0



Heres my latest
For your amusement.
First a Mai-Kai barrel of rum , My fave.
Next 2 tangaroa like guys [back to back] featuring shell eyes.
Then a really short tiki guy.
Holding a big mask. [because no body could have a head that big.] Duh.







Last up
The other side of the hairball


That should get us up to speed for now.


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On 2009-10-06 07:53, TheBigT wrote:
Wow, great stuff. Tons of character in these pieces. Could you explain your process for staining the Mai Kai cement statues? The finish on those is awesome.



Ooo - Ooo - I know - I know... He used the K.I.S.S. Method!

The rootballs are off the hook! I had some logs from the same batch of trees and I hated working with them. But somehow Will makes it look simple. What is not shown is the plywood backings. The top part of the log (visually the bottom of the carving) became stringy and rotten in the inside, leaving a hard shell around the outside to carve. Most of the log is hollow - so these guys weigh very little!! The addition of the shell eyes is an excellent touch!

[ This Message was edited by: AlohaStation 2009-10-06 09:53 ]


 
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wplugger
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Posted: 2009-10-07 10:03 am   Permalink

Big T,
The Kiss method is correct.
It's EZ. Go with dark brown & hit it with black glaze, wipe it off & your good to go. You can get the glaze at Home depo. It makes the paint less sticky but it stays in the crevices.I even did a couple in white glaze.


 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-10-07 12:54 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-10-07 10:03, wplugger wrote:
Big T,
The Kiss method is correct.
It's EZ. Go with dark brown & hit it with black glaze, wipe it off & your good to go. You can get the glaze at Home depo. It makes the paint less sticky but it stays in the crevices.I even did a couple in white glaze.




Awesome. Thanks! They look great. So they are paints, not stains?


 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2009-10-07 1:24 pm   Permalink

Since the statues are cement and will be placed outside he used an outdoor house paint as the base. The glaze is a clear that you have to tint with color. They actually look better that the real carving (in a way - the real wood carving is still much nicer). The patina adds a lot!

 
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BIG tiki scott
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Joined: Sep 18, 2009
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2009-10-13 05:28 am   Permalink

very cool stuff!! lu the barrel o rum!! cheers!

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-10-13 07:50 am   Permalink

Will, Awesome looking carvings, you are Really getting the Highest quality finish around.
Also the work you are doing on the Mai-Kai pieces is Excellent and Very Commendable!
You guys need to come up again soon.
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SDshirtman
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Joined: Sep 19, 2009
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-10-13 12:09 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-04-03 05:15, wplugger wrote:
Also
Rob finished the shade part of the lamps
& they look real good.



Thats got to be the coolest tiki bar I've seen on here so far.


 
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wplugger
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Posted: 2009-10-15 05:33 am   Permalink

Hay thanks guys.
Ben that finish is EZ.
I just listen to what you tell me,
& follow thru.
Heres the other side of that tree.



 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-10-15 06:04 am   Permalink

Sweet. Love the spiral at the bottom.


 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2009-10-15 09:19 am   Permalink

The palm is soooo smooth!

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-10-18 06:27 am   Permalink

Yes and it taks a LOT of sanding to get it there, just shows that will IS a Plugger!
Will, I need one of those Maori Planters!!!
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-10-18 10:45 am   Permalink

Great stuff. GROG like.

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-10-22 5:12 pm   Permalink

Holly crap! The army the tiki pole and that yard!

Way cool!


 
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wplugger
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Posted: 2009-10-23 04:55 am   Permalink

Big T the swirl is one of Tikimeculas http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=13644&forum=7&start=315
They work good.

Plugger, My granny gave me that. She was my biggest fan.

Seeks my yard looks like a cemetery with all the cement statues.

Grog thanks for stopping by.
I live for the day you give me the finger. That would mean a lot
to me.

The latest:




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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2009-10-24 12:54 am   Permalink

WOW, this modern Tang is top shelf ! What kind of wood is that ?

Benjamin.


 
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