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KeithH
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From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2009-06-15 9:13 pm   Permalink

Not much to say that hasn't already been said here.

I love your work so far - especially the big guy on the right! I want one!



 
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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2009-06-16 11:08 am   Permalink

Sweet! Outstanding detail and a nice flow. Would love to see some of your sculptures to see where you draw your talent from. Keep up the great work.
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tiki 65
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From: KnoxVegas
Posted: 2009-06-17 04:19 am   Permalink

Thank you to all of my fellow TCers. Your response has been over whelming. It's great to read all this great feedback. You're all to kind.

Sorry for the slow reply but working two jobs now to pay for the Hukilau trip. I'll try to keep up with my posting as I carve some more.

A big Thanks again to you all and Aloha Station for his needed nudge.

Mahalo
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tok-tok
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From: North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Posted: 2009-06-21 1:26 pm   Permalink

Hello there,

You really have an eye for it. This is what I wanted to say. Compared to my first attempts these are perfect from the start. I have scrolled through your flickr photostream. Are you a professional sculptor?


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-06-21 7:34 pm   Permalink

Tiki65, Welcome to TC, Glad to have you here finally. Not sure how long you have been carving, but Definitely long enough to be comfortable enough in your skills to create some Awesome Detail. Excellent designs and traditionals as well. Love that you aren't afraid to add your own twists to the ancient pieces. I would love to see the tools youn use as well as your work space?
Cheers
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tiki 65
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From: KnoxVegas
Posted: 2009-06-21 7:54 pm   Permalink

Tok-tok: Thanks for the bump and compliments. As a answer to your question I would say No and Yes. No it's not my profession but a passion. I wish I could move to the tropics and work on my carving skills. But the answer is also yes because I've sold a few pieces and produced some for production.

Here's a few pieces not on flickr


The Twisted Bat is a personal project (much red tape to make it legit)
The bottom two tikis were a promo for Goodguys car shows but they lost interest and never went any further.

Tikilizard: Here is a pic of some recent sculpts. I'll have to dig for some of the older stuff



Thanks again to everyone including the ones just looking

Mahalo
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tiki 65
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From: KnoxVegas
Posted: 2009-06-21 8:22 pm   Permalink

Benzart: Thank you.
I saw you Saturday morning at Hukilau but didn't want to bother you. Plus you had a sharp object in your hand
And again at the Mai Kai that night but wasn't the place to talk shop.

The piece you did that Bob Ho (Tiki Hana) had around his neck was spectacular. The pics on the forum didn't do it justice.

I use a lot of different tools. Like most all beginners I bought some cheap stuff to make sure I could even do this.
Now I'm starting to buy better quality tools. I'd say every piece gets touched by my dremel tool. But my hook knife comes in a close second. Especially with the smaller stuff. I'm wanting to tackle some big pieces next. So some better chisels are going to make there way to the garage. I'll try to get a pic of tools and space together.

Thanks again

Mahalo
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-06-22 03:28 am   Permalink

Man, I can't wait to se what you do with more better tools, I'm droolin' already!
Really nice stuff.
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phinz
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From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2009-06-22 2:16 pm   Permalink

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Hey! I recognize that guy 2nd from the right...


 
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squid
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Posted: 2009-06-22 4:22 pm   Permalink

Twisted Bat for me please!

 
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tiki 65
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From: KnoxVegas
Posted: 2009-07-13 6:23 pm   Permalink

Did a quicky carve just for giggles. Haven't had a lot of time to carve. This was the first time in the shop since Hukilau.


I did the letters a few months ago.


Inspired by Ed Roths Surfite.


As fast as it was carved it was stained and painted. Box has original art.


Here's it all together.


As Always Thanks for looking.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiki65/

Aloha
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2009-07-14 11:36 am   Permalink

Hi tiki65, i just discovered your thread, very cool first tikis indeed! i went trhu your flickr too, is the palm tree wood?
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tiki 65
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From: KnoxVegas
Posted: 2009-07-14 12:04 pm   Permalink

Hey Clarita, The palm tree on the chalk board, the Aloha Pineapple and the Trader Scotts' sign were carved from MDF. It's like particle board but finer particles. Stays together better and less likely to chip. Very forgiving for a beginner such as myself.

Thanks for looking
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finkdaddy
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2009-07-14 12:18 pm   Permalink

I don't want to hear any of this "beginner" B.S. anymore. Got it?!
Amazing work!
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tiki 65
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From: KnoxVegas
Posted: 2009-07-14 1:11 pm   Permalink

Finkdaddy: Thanks again for the compliment.

If not a beginner then a "Less Seasoned Carver" . But by "NO" means a master of the art.

Everyone has a start .....................but does anyone ever stop learning?

That's why I've lurked for so long collecting images and ideas. Reference is "KING"

Every artist on TC is a great source of inspiration in some way or another. No matter how small or great the contribution.

Mahalo
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