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NEW Benzart Black Jade Marq 3-6-14
JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2010-03-04 06:38 am   Permalink

Candy

 
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Clarita
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 1301
From: BA Arg
Posted: 2010-03-04 09:19 am   Permalink

Benz Tha Hei tiki is SO beautiful, special, inspired. I don't now how to explain how great I think it is. I'm very glad to see you are carving, your work is like candy to my soul, thanks.
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coconuttzo
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Joined: Jan 13, 2010
Posts: 144
From: Hilo, Hawaii
Posted: 2010-03-04 12:03 pm   Permalink

I love the glow factor, the extra effort you took to carve out the back to make the translucence(is that the right word?) POP! The detail work is so crisp. What kind of tools/burs do you use?

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3382
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2010-03-04 9:58 pm   Permalink

Beautiful work Ben!

 
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keigs20
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 531
From: WA
Posted: 2010-03-04 10:26 pm   Permalink

Hey Benz that's pretty good!! Ok its friggin really good!
How bought some gold, rubies and diamonds on the next one, the carvings cant get any better can they? So I figure the metals, rocks and gems can


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-03-15 06:44 am   Permalink

Good Morning Tiki Carver Land, Warmer weather is almost here to Stay, HoooRAYYY I've been hobbling around on a bad knee and generally feeling like Crap from the cold and I Know most of you guys are having a Worse winter than we are here in south Florida but is still has wrecked my bonez. The black jade piece was a great start for me and it really helped make things warmer here and got me back into the shop- more. I Really appreciate all your support and comments:

Kingstiedye Thanks for the props, I appreciate you being there!

AKUAE, Thank you TOO, even though I Know I'm not perfect and nothing I Create is perfect it's nice to hear.

Benella,,, YES, Thanks I did ude my favorite Nail. The eyes are Red Abalone, from Basement Kahuna a few years ago, even though they look like different colors, they came from the same slice side by side.

Seeksurf, thanks for the kind words,,, See you at Hukilau???

Danlovestikis, Thanks Wendy, yes I'll do the gallery when I figure where to start???

Big Tiki Scott, Thankkkkks for the comps, Glad you like him and Thanks for your constant support!

Tiki Dudley, Thanks Dustin, Glad to see you back around.

Johnny P, Yep, want me to wrap you up Some?? Thanks John!

Clarita, My Fav girl out there in tiki land, Thanks for your Always sunshiny bright smiles and kind words, Glad you're there.

Coconutzo,, Thanks, glad you liked the hollowing out thing, it really helps the translucence ( I GUESS that's the right word.) And makes it Lighter. Tools are all diamond burs, some standard and some dental and all with water to cool them down..

Lake, Thanks Dave, appreciate your coming 'round. How do you do the cold thing??

Keigs, Chuckle,,, You do make me laff!! Thanks for the comps and fun times, I suppose I Could go gold or sumpthin? Or maybe diamond eyes on a tiki pendant?? Actually I have a Ku coming up with just that, Stay tuned!!

You guys are The Greatest and I could not do this without your support.
On another note, Anyone interested in another Coon Tiki seminar, teaching/learning/fun thingy up in the Tennessee Mountains at the "Mountain Woodcarvers" store and campus?
Let me know OR let Swanky know

HappyHappyHAPPY!



 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7595
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-03-15 08:09 am   Permalink

lovin that Black jade Boy!
WOW!
The Eyes just pierce!
and those shots with the backlighting
Electric!
The way some semi-transparent stones collect and radiate light
is one of nature's most inspiring delights!
and you took that natural tendancy of the jade and carved it
to do that better than nature could have!!!!!

I'm glad you work so slow
my brain couldn't handle it
if you created one of these a week!


 
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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
Posts: 1410
From: So Cal
Posted: 2010-03-15 10:40 am   Permalink

Benz, another beautiful piece! I love the way the light shines thru the piece to show the green, just stunning!


amy


 
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tikigodz
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Joined: Oct 12, 2009
Posts: 439
Posted: 2010-03-15 3:33 pm   Permalink

BIG BEN that thing is gorgeous against the light!!!

 
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BIG tiki scott
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Joined: Sep 18, 2009
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2010-03-15 5:50 pm   Permalink

hey benz right back at yah w the constant support!!! And I wld be interested in the carvin seminar dependin on when it is! I have family in the northcarolina smoky mtn area so...... Cheerz!!

 
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BIG tiki scott
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2010-03-15 5:50 pm   Permalink

hey benz right back at yah w the constant support!!! And I wld be interested in the carvin seminar dependin on when it is! I have family in the northcarolina smoky mtn area so...... Cheerz!!

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-03-17 08:21 am   Permalink

Thanks LLT, Appreciate the comps and yes it would hurt ME if I did these every day.

Thanks Amy, Glad you likee!

Tikigodz, thanks too for the props, now if Only the wearer could carry around a light.....

Big Tiki Scott thanks, OK, baybe we will Finally meet, Cool!

Heres a shot of the black hei-tiki with the cord and toggle. The toggle represents the "Whitefish" he has been eating recently, guess I shoul'da done it in white stone?




ALSO, Heres one I started on which finally started showing a good sized crack and the more I sanded the more it showed. I finally decided to see if I could snap it with my fingers and DID...





Now what, Any suggestions??





 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1549
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-03-17 08:31 am   Permalink

Benzart -

a couple of ideas come to mind,

1: Stash both pieces away into your *magic box* for awhile...come back to the pieces when another future project calls for them
2: Re-do the "whitefish" toggle on the black hei-tiki with some of that white material

The black hei tiki is fabulous by the way. Mana emanates from that piece, I can feel it here in Cali.

Take care and Thanks for posting!


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-03-19 7:40 pm   Permalink

Thanks TikiG, I Appreciate your Kind words and suggestions. I'm sure something will present itself fairly soon as I have several pieces in the works which need to be finished soon for the Gallery show.

 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
Posts: 942
From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2010-03-20 12:35 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-03-17 08:21, Benzart wrote:


Now what, Any suggestions??




You can also send it to me... I'm sure I'd do something!

Seriously, you can keep the large piece to do the tongue of a larger carving...


Cheers!

J.


 
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