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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2010-12-18 6:53 pm   Permalink

Hard as bamboo... Was it brittle as well? You did a really nice job, it is amazing the detail you can put into materials that are difficult to work with.

JP


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2468
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2010-12-19 05:31 am   Permalink

Holy cats...really cool Lono Benz...come on...can't you make those full body guys a
little smaller!


 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2152
From: So FL
Posted: 2010-12-19 07:04 am   Permalink

Foxtail Palm Frond?? When I first saw this I recognized the Palm grain and was amazed that you could get that kind of detail in Palm. Now I'm just blown away!

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-12-19 07:48 am   Permalink

Thanks JohnnyP, yes Hard as Bamboo and just about as Brittle too. I was amazed. I used the hook, chisels, Rotary flex shaft and smaller motors too. Then used the burning knife for some highlihts and then a small torch for fill in!

Thanks Conga, I suppose I could go a Little bit smaller.

Thanks Aloha, it was one of those things I just Had to do, actually this frond is much harder than the palm trunk itself. don't know if the same is true with other palms but I will try to find out. I can imagine carving a coconut frond,, MUCH Larger too!
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tikibad
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Joined: Oct 07, 2008
Posts: 109
From: Scottsdale AZ
Posted: 2010-12-19 07:57 am   Permalink

wow very nice what detail. I really like it tikibad

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1281
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-12-19 08:53 am   Permalink

Wow, amazing what you did with a palm frond! I never would have even thought if trying that.

 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 883
Posted: 2010-12-19 1:30 pm   Permalink

It took great imagination to see a tiki within that frond. Nice. I've seen you mention a hook knife many times in your posts. The catalog I order tools from does not list anything by that name. Care to show a photo?

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-12-19 6:44 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tikibad, Appreciate the kind words

The Big T, I've seen lots of carvers carve the larger palm fronds but not this small, you know me,, Gotta try it all.
Amate, Thanks. I get them from Warren Tools at
http://www.warrencutlery.com/indexb.htm
Here are some photos:

some used, broken ones which will be re-sharpened.

And a couple with handles:


Also here's a thread where lots of carvers post tools they use:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=10451&forum=7&start=195&hilite=tools%20carvers%20use
Hope this helps


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keigs20
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 530
From: WA
Posted: 2010-12-19 10:25 pm   Permalink

wow the foxtail lono is crazy. It looks like if I touched it it would break and yet you carve it. As always great carving

 
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Grand Poobah
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Joined: Dec 09, 2008
Posts: 222
From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2010-12-20 3:24 pm   Permalink

The detail is amazing in all of your work. You must walk around with your eyes bugged out all of the time!

 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3134
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2010-12-20 4:12 pm   Permalink

Ben, how is my coconut monkey doing.

 
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
Posts: 719
From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2010-12-20 5:38 pm   Permalink

so cool ben i love it

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-12-20 9:51 pm   Permalink

Keigs, Thanks, I Know it Looks frail but that stuff is pretty strong. I'm going to suspend it on a stone base, not sure yet what kind.

Thanks G Poobah, No, actually my eyes are Not bugged out, I wear decent magnifying glasses so I can see whats going on...

Hiltiki, Gotta find a coconut, Evidently the 2 I had ended up juiced and in someone's drinks, but they're around..

Marcus,,Thanks,, HOW'Ya Been man?? Great seeing you around again!!
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!
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Clarita
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 1301
From: BA Arg
Posted: 2010-12-21 11:23 am   Permalink

Merry Christmas Chief! big hugs to you and yours, and to all the Ohana too.

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-12-25 05:23 am   Permalink

MERRY CHRISTMAS To All you guys and gals, Hope yours was as nice as mine.
Thanks Clarita, I appreciate the kind words and Holiday Cheer. Hope your Christmas was Nice too!

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