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NEW Benzart Black Jade Marq 3-6-14
tikigodz
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Joined: Oct 12, 2009
Posts: 439
Posted: 2010-07-28 5:47 pm   Permalink

Love those old tikis, Looks like thier holding up well:
Diggin on the beard Lookin distinguished.


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-07-29 07:18 am   Permalink

Thanks Seeks, Yes it Was Awesome seeing these again. They were all tiki's I had carved for the Tropicana Hotel in Vegas which they kept for about 5 years. When they changed their "Look" over to a Victorian image they got rid of all the tikis. I knew where the Lono was and the present owner of that one knew where the Maori was and he was unaware they had the other pieces. I carved them At the Trop in 1989, 90 and 91.

Tiki Lee's, I asked about you while I was there but got nowhere. I Apologize for not being current on TC recently, but the trip was kind of a quick decision. We were there for only 4 days and I would have Loved to see you. We just got back home Saturday at midnight. There Will be some of the longhouse poles for sale so stay in touch.

Thanks Tikigodz, appreciate the props and the beard is because I Hated paying for razor blades that only gave you 2 good shaves. I remember when you could shave for a few weeks on one blade!

Some have wondered what I've been up to for awhile and I haven't been carving much, but have several pieces in the works for awhile. here are some.














































This last one si one of the poles from the Longhouse. They were Douglas Pine and aren't in aas good a shape as the redwood.


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nomolos
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Joined: Jul 30, 2009
Posts: 113
Posted: 2010-07-29 07:45 am   Permalink

Great carving and what an amazing array of tools - wow!

 
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nomolos
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Joined: Jul 30, 2009
Posts: 113
Posted: 2010-07-29 07:45 am   Permalink

Great carving and what an amazing array of tools - wow!

 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1549
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-07-29 07:57 am   Permalink

Good to see your work-space again, Ben - albeit by digi-pic!

The couple new projects freshly shown are mini-masterpieces in the works. I know each lucky recipient will treasure their Benzart with a reverence usually reserved for family heirlooms (they ARE family heirlooms!)

Love the Maori statue guy (for scale the pencils in the background help.)

Love the discard...I mean the "I'll get back to these maybe" pile too. Gems in the rough but gems nonetheless.

The necklace project looks the same as when I saw it but I notice what looks to be a sharks tooth added as a dangle at the bottom?

I for one will anticipate each new post as you feel the need to post. Mahalo! G


 
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Grand Poobah
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Joined: Dec 09, 2008
Posts: 222
From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2010-07-30 05:51 am   Permalink

It looks like you have ALWAYS done such nice work. That is some workshop. I like how you store the spring clamps (pretty clever).

PS Can I borrow a chisel?


 
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2010-07-30 07:41 am   Permalink

Thanx for working on my Maori guy benn0. He looks neato. Have enough burrs n stones?


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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2342
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2010-07-30 10:04 am   Permalink

hey benz, you get my pm?

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-07-30 10:54 am   Permalink

Thanks Nomolos, Appreciate that.

Tiki G, Thank You for all the props and kind words, I'm Glad you got to see a lot of this stuff first hand, Yeah I figured the shark tooth would fit pretty good.

Thanks Grand Poobah, not always I'm still learning. In my shop you gotta put stuff where ever you can find an empty nail or spot. Sure, C'mon over and get it, Which one you want to borrow?

Thanks GMAN, No worries, and Actually no, NO I Don't have enough burs Or stones. Know where I can find more?

Hey pjc5150, No,not yet???
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2342
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2010-07-30 11:15 am   Permalink

Oh, wow.

I sent it weeks ago, or so I thought.

I'll resend.


 
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Clarita
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 1301
From: BA Arg
Posted: 2010-07-30 2:48 pm   Permalink

Go carve, go carve, can't wait to see the one that says rhys and the full figure done!
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-08-01 1:45 pm   Permalink

Thanks Clarita, Hope you don't mind waiting a little bit?

 
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canyonlaketiki
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Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 100
From: canyon lake ca
Posted: 2010-08-01 6:18 pm   Permalink

Hey Benzart, The stuff is awesome! Do you have any finished skull pieces? I would love to see them.Thanks for all your shared pictures.

 
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buzzard
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Joined: Jan 26, 2008
Posts: 237
From: whetstone,az
Posted: 2010-08-01 7:22 pm   Permalink

man i love everything!!and the tools!! more tools more tools!!!!!

thanks for the advice about the big guy,but i drank all the beer
and no one showed up


 
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1574
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2010-08-02 5:49 pm   Permalink

Benz...you...have...too..many...burrs. Send some to me.

 
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