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Grand Poobah's Oasis Update
hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-07-17 08:14 am   Permalink

Very nice carve.

 
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Will carve
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Joined: Apr 06, 2011
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2014-07-17 3:25 pm   Permalink

Nice carve.
Paint & finish really show it off.


 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2014-07-17 3:26 pm   Permalink

Sweet carve Poohbah.

 
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Grand Poobah
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Joined: Dec 09, 2008
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From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2014-09-07 8:02 pm   Permalink

It has been a busy summer. I have spent a lot of it adding a beach to my yard.

I started by building a third waterfall.






I liked how different the Pirate Tiki had been. I wanted to continue and make something a little different. I am a big James Bond fan and I got an idea after watching live and let die. I wanted a tiki to place at the base of the waterfall so I designed a Voodoo themed tiki. I liked how other artists have used colors such as greens and blues in their designs. I figured I should take a risk. I found out that Lowe's offers a Cabot stain in blue. I designed this guy with a snake that is wrapped around his waist. I gave him scales and tried out the blue stain. He slightly yellowed after I added a spar urethane to him.




I added a few black scales


I also gave this one a voodoo themed hat.


and a voodoo doll



here he is



I also was intrigued by a Brad Parker skeleton tiki sketch. I wanted to somehow incorporate a similar idea. I decided rather than just make a skeleton like tiki I would include it on the back.



I also wanted to make a better surfboard than one I had previously made. I am finding that they are much easier to sand!!!!!








[ This Message was edited by: Grand Poobah 2014-09-07 20:05 ]

[ This Message was edited by: Grand Poobah 2014-09-07 20:12 ]


 
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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2014-09-08 08:02 am   Permalink

Great ideas and execution Poobs! The hands are outstanding.

 
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Grand Poobah
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From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2015-10-18 04:39 am   Permalink

Several years ago I had made these matching tikis for my backyard. The weather really had beaten them up. The heads really began to rot. I couldn’t bring them inside, I didn’t want to give up on them, and I just couldn’t urethane over the problem.



I have had to go back and insert a wedge in a tiki whose check had grown too wide for my liking. I thought I might be able to do the same. Due to too much rot, I decided that I would have to actually decapitate them! The first guy actually lost his entire head. I also decided that while I was at I would change the color scheme as well.







The next guy was not so bad. I would only have to scalp him. I also decided to change things up and had a lot more fun with him. I wanted to carry the theme a little further by creating a bone like lighting fixture. I wanted the hand to hold a candle, but I didn’t want the candle to be real. I was hoping to find a solar candle that looked as if it had dripping wax. No luck. I tried online, and was especially hopeful with Halloween around the corner. I decided to make my own using PVC and hot glue. I them inserted a battery operated tea light inside and it passes for what I was looking for. Then I made sure to really coat these guys good. (15 coats of spar urethane!)








Finally I have been recoating all of my tiki(s) with more coats of spar as I don’t want this to happen to them.







 
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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2015-10-18 5:47 pm   Permalink

Outstanding work as always Poobah, thanks for keeping us abreast of your latest!

 
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For the Love of Tiki
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Joined: Feb 19, 2013
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2015-10-21 04:18 am   Permalink

Really nice save on the two tikis.

 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2015-10-21 10:45 am   Permalink

Nice carvings, I really love the hand you carved, looks great.

 
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Grand Poobah
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From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2015-10-22 05:04 am   Permalink

Thanks everyone, I have been away from carving for a bit. It is feeling good to be back in it.

 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2015-10-23 8:46 pm   Permalink

Nice work on saving and replacing the rotted parts. I really like those tikis (size and design). I have found that multiple coats of urethane aren't enough to protect long term when carvings are exposed to exterior conditions. What I have done is to use a tube of clear silicone caulk and just slather the top of the carving. It really helps deter water penetration. Thanks for sharing your work.

 
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