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geedavee
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Joined: Mar 22, 2007
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From: South Pasadena, CA
Posted: 2008-12-30 4:50 pm   Permalink

I finished that progress tiki and I have moved on to the next one.



It's kind of raw, but I have purchased some new sanding bits
so I can get some smoother tikis.

How can I carve very deep but narrow lines? Like 2" deep.
I have troubles going really deep and narrow with chisels..
Do I need a chainsaw or a lancelot/squire attachment? or a router?

I want to carve the lines on this guy very deep.




Any input would be helpful. I hope to make it to some chops soon.


 
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2008-12-30 6:35 pm   Permalink

A chainsaw would work.

There's a chop this Sunday, check the events forum!


 
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drasticwagon
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From: DFW , Texas
Posted: 2008-12-30 7:40 pm   Permalink

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drasticwagon
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Posted: 2008-12-30 7:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-12-30 19:40, drasticwagon wrote:
Nice Job Man , Keep It Up !

Quote:
look for the good points in someones work and focus the encouragement and praise to help guide them on



I love that !



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geedavee
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Joined: Mar 22, 2007
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From: South Pasadena, CA
Posted: 2009-01-10 10:12 am   Permalink

Here is my latest.

I tried something different with this one.


I am getting the sanding down better, but when I burned it, it
didn't look right so I painted the lines black.

I kind of like the look. I like them cartoony.

I am trying to do more with the sides and the back.



I also need to graduate from flat tops.


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T_birdman
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From: San Gabriel Valley-SoCal
Posted: 2009-01-10 12:37 pm   Permalink

Nice Dave! Looking good and making your own call on your direction to go next! You can do it!

 
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2009-01-10 2:20 pm   Permalink

Lookin good, Dave. What stain is that, I love the warmness it has.

 
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geedavee
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Posted: 2009-01-12 3:22 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the input.
The stain I used is 3 coats of Varathane in the Cabernet color.
The teeth are a dark walnut, but I wish I had left them unstained.

The photo on this one is unsealed. I added Spar Varnish which I find
too gloppy.

What do you guys use to seal your tikis?

Time to start the next one.


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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-01-12 5:43 pm   Permalink

Lookin good Davee and getting better by the tiki. I find for the first few coats, just plain Shellac works best for me because it dries very fast, you can put in on fairly thick and then sand it down before the next coat. You can layer 3 coats in a couple hours , sanding between (Important for nice finish!) coats. Then follow that up with 3more coats of varnish, poly or whatever you want, Sanding between coats and letting it dry according to mfg recommendations. Make SURE you don't Glop the spar on,, just coat it as Thinly as possible with the brush, very dry but total coverage. When you finish the last coat, don't sand, just let it dry and you will have a purely beautiful finish that looks like it grew on the piece.
Hope this helps and remember, this is just One method as there are a dozen methods for every dozen carvers.
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nickyr2009
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From: South FL
Posted: 2009-01-13 09:05 am   Permalink

Your Tikis seem to vary in style all over the place - thats good! What would help you to grasp the 3d thing is to take what you feel are successes and build upon them. Look for a style in a series perhaps. But there is no substitute for the process of gaining experience! You can see that you are getting better. Working with other, and better. carvers will go along way!

 
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geedavee
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Joined: Mar 22, 2007
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From: South Pasadena, CA
Posted: 2009-02-02 2:59 pm   Permalink

Well I finished another one. This is based on some I saw on 4WD's thread.
All I need to do is learn how he does them so fast.



He is holding a Himalayan Salt Lamp which adds a nice glow when illuminated. I also have a surround sound speaker that will fit in there as well.

Thanks to Benzart's advice, I am doing the multi coats of shellac instead of one sloppy coat of Spar Varnish. It makes a huge difference.

I am still making mistakes, but I am learning. I still need to improve my skills and try a few other styles before I develop my own style.






 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-02-02 10:46 pm   Permalink

Nice job, keep them coming and I don't know how 4WD kicks
those suckers out so fast?
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-02-03 05:18 am   Permalink

nice job, really like the salt lamp he's holding. keep it up.

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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-02-03 06:53 am   Permalink

Great job Dave, I'm flattered! How long did it take?

 
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T_birdman
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Posted: 2009-02-03 8:04 pm   Permalink

LOOOOOKING GOOOOOOD!

 
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