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Grand Poobah's Oasis Update
hiltiki
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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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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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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2014-07-17 3:26 pm   Permalink

Sweet carve Poohbah.

 
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Grand Poobah
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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!!!!!








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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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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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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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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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Grand Poobah
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From: Reading, PA
Posted: 29 days ago; 06:42 am   Permalink

It has been awhile. But here a few I have completed. This one was mad for my dad. He was a high school baseball coach for years and baseball has always been a part of his life. I had made him one with a martini glass, but he let it fall over and it became open season on it.







I have been dealing with rot more and more lately. This summer has been terrible with the rain. Many of the old tikis I have had to bring back in to repair. Another was so badly rotted on the inside that I had to cut off the head and will have to replace it as I did earlier with two others. I am at a loss as keep upping the layers of spar. I am now caulking every check and recently came across a clear and paintable flex seal. Here is another guy. He too has been taken a beating.





I apologize if these come out sideways as they were right side up on my computer by loaded sideways. I hope everyone is well.





 
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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 29 days ago; 08:13 am   Permalink

Great to see you are still carving Poobah, thanks for posting, outstanding as always.

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 12 days ago; 09:35 am   Permalink

You got some wicked skillz man, nice stuff!

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: Yesterday; 11:47 am   Permalink

Awesome
Welcome back

This only happens on the up and down pics
( Open up the pictures on your computer,
rotate them upside down, save it,
rotate them right side up, save it,
then you can post them and they will be in the proper position. )

Or
Only take sideways pics

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