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NIxxon
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Posted: 2012-06-28 3:52 pm   Permalink

awwwwww shiiit!! sick bro...I can not believe how much you have improved after your visit with those "southerners"

Very cool stuff!!!


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-06-28 9:42 pm   Permalink

thanks Nixxy...

punched most of the headdress through tonight at the pub.



 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-06-29 08:49 am   Permalink

ok...let's go see what kind of interesting driftwood Debby washed up on the islands....

 
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2012-06-29 1:15 pm   Permalink

Looking fantastic Jeff!! Hope you get some good wood...err...drift wood



 
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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2012-06-29 2:32 pm   Permalink

Put some screaming faces on those meaty Polyps!

Hope you scored some drifts...(notice I didn't say "wood")


Mahalo!

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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-06-29 8:09 pm   Permalink

yeah, I did pretty good today.

I found a full-on sunken log. It's waaay heavy. I muscled it out of the water as best I could with 3 other dudes plus a girl, and was able to get it out enough to saw it up. Got 2 lengths, about 6 ft each, and then my saw ran out of gas. Been under for enough time that it didn't float! there's even barnacles on part of it. Real hard inside though...and it looks like there's some different colors and it as a really interesting exterior...I'm wondering if it's pine. Either way I'm gonna do some really cool deep relief-carved tikis out of 'em so there's plenty of tiki but also plenty of the original "texture" of the exterior. Should be pretty interesting.

I also found a root canopy that's going to be a neat glass-top table with a little massaging.

and I think I may have found another piece that I'm pretty sure is going to be the new octopus....

so yeah, it was a successful run! I love driftwood.



 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-06-30 08:32 am   Permalink

a few pics of yesterday's haul....

first up, the next Octopus....can you see him?



future glass-top table...



2 extremely heavy sunken logs....soon to be a neat sunken log relief-carved tikis....



and the pub lono getting there...



 
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2012-07-01 07:34 am   Permalink

Nice haul!

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-07-01 6:47 pm   Permalink

yeah, I did pretty good on that run for sure....

I seriously can't wait to cut into those sunken logs with a chisel & see what they look like inside.

so anyway here's a 4x8 4 ft long piece of douglas fir that Benz gave me during my last visit, that I just started cutting into today at the pub.



And here's the next octopus in process...



 
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Captain Jack
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Posted: 2012-07-02 4:51 pm   Permalink

Nice bunch of projects coming up ... Is D Fir a good carving wood? It does look like a chunk that can be found at the Home Depot!
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Will carve
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Posted: 2012-07-03 05:18 am   Permalink

On to a new one already???
What happened to this one???




 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-07-03 08:24 am   Permalink

Chris, yeah I think it's just a regular old 4x8...but it carves really nice! I'm used to the stringy-ness of palm, so this is the first nice piece of hardwood I've tried. Completely different, but I really like it!

And Will, I need to go to woodcraft & get a few smaller chisels to finish him up. Between the piece of Mahogany that Tom gave me while I was down there, this piece or douglas fir that Benz gave me, and the sunken logs I recovered from the water last friday, I have all kinds of pieces of hardwood laying around & I was dying to cut into one of 'em....


 
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TheBigT
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Posted: 2012-07-03 4:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-06-21 14:45, pjc5150 wrote:
"the islander"




Dude, that is killer! I missed your last few. Bravo man.


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-07-03 8:07 pm   Permalink

thanks T. Gonna try to go finish him up here after the 4th...

so, I'm a few hours into this piece of douglas fir, and I just have to admit, I am so relieved. For some reason, after pretty much working with palm for a few years,and having a mostly frustrating experience chiseling cedar (and or should I say BREAKING cedar), I was thinking that I was never going to be any good with hardwoods and would always just be a guy who made palm tikis with a chainsaw and an angle grinder (which isn't a bad thing, but once you've done that for a few years you start wondering what else is out there). And that perceived limitation kinda sucked because I have developed quite a fondness for stuff made of hardwood as I've sunk deeper into tiki-dom. The richness of the color, grain, finish, it's longevity, etc.

But this piece is my first attempt at chiseling a hardwood since the cedar debacle, and it's going way better than I thought it would. I feel like I'm kinda starting to get it. I really looooove the lack of "stringy-ness" that palm always has. So anyway, my first hardwood tiki is halfway there. Next is the head.




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TheBigT
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Posted: 2012-07-04 09:06 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-07-03 20:07, pjc5150 wrote:
But this piece is my first attempt at chiseling a hardwood since the cedar debacle, and it's going way better than I thought it would. I feel like I'm kinda starting to get it. I really looooove the lack of "stringy-ness" that palm always has. So anyway, my first hardwood tiki is halfway there. Next is the head.



Yeah it's looking great. I think I would have the opposite problem - never carved palm before, only pine and a couple of hardwoods.


 
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