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Grand Poobah's Oasis Update
TheBigT
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Posted: 2010-08-03 7:26 pm   Permalink

Wow, nice work. You have some serious sculpting skills!

 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-08-14 08:41 am   Permalink

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On 2009-09-07 05:08, Grand Poobah wrote:
Here is the Marquesan tiki all finished. I added some tattoos as well.






Ditto what Big T said.
I am considering doing some tatoos on an upcoming carve. If you care to share your technique, I'd be interested. Those are beautifully done.


 
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Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2010-08-16 5:52 pm   Permalink

Yhanks Big T and Amate. I would be more than happy to share; however I hope the master carvers don't banish me to the woodpile. I really did try to carve these out and then apply stain but I wasn't patient enough. I also make kids chairs and customize them by painting, or draw names pictures etc. on top of the wood. I applied this idea. In this case I ended using a fine sharpie marker (I know, most of you are cringing!) to apply after the stain and then covered with spar urethane

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2010-08-16 8:17 pm   Permalink

I Love the idea of texturing those deep areas which might not stain the same, Anytime you have an area you can't clean up for any reason, add a textured surface and peeps will love it since it makes it special!
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Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2010-08-17 06:09 am   Permalink

Thanks Benart! I really appreciate your reponse as for once I can say I actually intended to do that! I have been wringing my hands over trying to maintain a consistant finish throughout the carving. I have been trying to pull out the grain, but find it hard to do everywhere. (I have been talking with Lake Tiki and he and a few others have given some good advice) I thought by changing the texture it might make it easier on the sanding, and your eye towards another feature.

 
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Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2010-12-15 4:52 pm   Permalink

Happy Holidays!

It has been awhile as things have been a bit busy around my household. My wife and I have been busy driving our kids everywhere. I actually have a night off so I thought I would post a few pics.


here are the two I had in previous posts but finally finished in the summer.



I then finally finished this one for our own yard.



he then made it to the deck



here he is at night.

I am making one currently as a Christmas present.


he is the good looking one on the left!




I am almost finished. I have to put some spar urethane on him. It has been so cold up here (20 degrees) that the spar has trouble drying. My wife thinks I may need to bring in the house if I am able to have him ready for Christmas. I am hoping it will warm up as I don't want to that. Anyway thanks for looking and Merry Christmas.







 
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metalhead
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Posted: 2010-12-15 5:10 pm   Permalink

Hey, I just went through your whole thread and your work is progressing beautifully. The hands really jump out to me - I'm jealous. It's one thing I'm working on getting a "handle" on myself. Nice work on the detail on your latest piece! Inspirational! Keep up the good work.

Shoots,

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pjc5150
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Posted: 2010-12-16 10:39 am   Permalink

awesome work man.

I love the finish on that porch piece. VERY cool.


 
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Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2010-12-17 8:00 pm   Permalink

Hey, thanks guys.

metal The hands usually, beleive it or not, take the longest to finish. I usually start with them first. If I wait to complete them towards the end I have found that I start to run out of patience and rush them.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2010-12-18 2:20 pm   Permalink

WOW, SICK Details, Love the Teeth, Fingers and Toes!!

 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-12-19 1:56 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-12-18 14:20, Benzart wrote:
WOW, SICK Details, Love the Teeth, Fingers and Toes!!



DITTO!!!! All of the above and the finish. I love your style. Just beautiful!


 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-12-19 1:57 pm   Permalink

What kind of wood are you using?

 
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laojia
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Posted: 2010-12-19 9:25 pm   Permalink

Your work on the hands is incredible... And your style very distinctive, very nice collec of tiki on your yard!


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Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2010-12-27 1:59 pm   Permalink

Thanks 5150, Benzart you have kind words as always, Amate the wood for this latest tiki is maple. He is actually the second half of a log I used on an earlier tiki. Maple seems to check out a lot more and has been more of a pain to carve. I didn't want to waste the log and as it turned out parts of this maple had spalted which left a really unique type of grain on his left arm.



Thanks laojia and amate about the comments regarding my style. I have really liked and tried to use so many ideas that I have seen from all of you, but have struggled to develop my own ideas as well.


This last guy turned out to be a present for my mom and dad. They have a pool with a waterfall. I wanted to make them a unique Christmas present. I thought I might add a fish to bottom of the pole but struggled to find one. I thought a shoe (flipflop) might be funnier anyway. My uncle (we were all very fond of him)has just recently passed so I thought I would also dedicate it to him. The present went over very well.




if you look closely, you can see an olive in the glass





Thanks for looking






 
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Screamin-Jay
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Posted: 2011-01-10 7:37 pm   Permalink

This work is just amazing. I hope that one day my carvings can come out half as good as these. The Tiki with the torch in his hand is my favourite.

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