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amate
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Posted: 2012-09-08 5:45 pm   Permalink

I have absolutely zero experience carving palm but have you guys seen how Jeff in Tampa (aka pjc5150) peels his logs with a chain saw. Seems like a fast and easy method and might be worth a try.

 
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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2012-09-08 7:07 pm   Permalink

I laughed out loud when I saw the Hatchet being unleashed on that poor stick! I have thrown everything at some Palm logs in frustration! Machete, Shaping wheels, Lancelots, chainsaws, Planers..... I reecently picked up a pricey, but, nice drawknife I want to try out.... I have read that they are very effective.

I will share my experiences as this remains to be a valid point of passage for many.

Mahalo!

McTiki


 
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Captain Jack
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Posted: 2012-09-08 8:35 pm   Permalink

I tried the filet method with the chainsaw ... and the stripping method with the planer... but my favorite de-fronding method is the utility knife to clear the fronds and then the antique drawknife to strip it down! It takes more time, and takes more muscle, but I enjoy the silence of the knife rather than MASSIVE NOISE that comes from the other two methods. Of course, I used to strip logs with an old kitchen carving knife so the drawknife is gold! .... I still have that carving knife, hard to part with it!

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-09-09 4:25 pm   Permalink

yep, I was just out front stripping one that size...took me about 20 minutes.







 
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Watango productions
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From: Melb,Australia.
Posted: 2012-09-11 02:47 am   Permalink

Glad you all got a laugh out of the tomahawk shot, it's effective but hard work so the next one I skin I'll
be go'n with Jeff's method. Here's a shot at the end of day one.



 
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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2012-09-11 04:10 am   Permalink

Lookin' good so far Campbell.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-09-11 7:15 pm   Permalink

Kool start

 
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Watango productions
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Posted: 2012-09-11 10:05 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys. Day 2 progress shots .



 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2012-09-12 06:17 am   Permalink

This sure would look good with the legs cut through - maybe even the arms too.

 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-09-12 10:36 am   Permalink

You're making it look too easy!

 
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Will carve
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Posted: 2012-09-13 05:17 am   Permalink

You know you get extra credit for
every hole you knock through a Tiki.
Ask CY.


 
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cy
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Posted: 2012-09-13 08:04 am   Permalink

True story Watango, great work, let there be light!

 
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Watango productions
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From: Melb,Australia.
Posted: 2012-09-13 2:57 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys , this log is still a bit moist in the core so I wont be goin thru on this guy. Palm sure is a whole different ballgame to carv'n
hardwoods and I should of ground off a good extra inch all round and not had to deal with all the hairy crap! Hope'n to finish him today,
heres some pics at the end of day 3.




Cheers Watango


 
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Watango productions
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Posted: 2012-09-13 6:14 pm   Permalink

So if you leave the end look'n like this




You end up have to deal with all this crap which I didn't notice on the body as I carv'd straight
thru it.


 
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Captain Jack
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Posted: 2012-09-13 7:49 pm   Permalink

That's one hairy beast!~

 
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