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anthonymaye
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Posted: 2012-07-15 3:59 pm   Permalink

way cool love the knots i want to try that on my next tiki but am having trouble getting my head around it whats the best way if you don't mind me asking


 
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Will carve
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Posted: 2012-07-15 5:18 pm   Permalink

Good job
Now that's using all the wood.


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-07-15 6:44 pm   Permalink

thanks guys.

and Anthony, I used a small, straight tungsten burr in a dremel to slowly shape it. It was just too chippy for the chisels...




 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-07-15 7:42 pm   Permalink

Awesome

 
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anthonymaye
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Posted: 2012-07-16 12:04 pm   Permalink

Thank you have to give it a shot

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-07-16 6:23 pm   Permalink

a little more progress...he has a face now...





 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-07-18 11:58 am   Permalink

A little more progress. The face is pretty much done, and now I've moved on to the headdress.

I have some commissions lined up that I need to bust out here in short order, so I'll be very busy here for the next week or so. 2 of the 3 pieces I need to get after are actually for a couple of nice Hawaiian pieces, and the other is a quickie production piece. And I am absolutely dying to cut into one of those sunken logs as well as the driftwood log, so I'm pretty much going to be working constantly. But that's ok.



 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2012-07-18 12:12 pm   Permalink

The head and crown look awesome! Did you forget about the body?

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-07-18 12:55 pm   Permalink

thanks Tom. and no, I'm gonna probably go back to the body and do some kind of tatts or details...

and I still have a ways to go on the headdress...but it's gonna sit for a few days while I start some new ones.

still don't know how I'm gonna finish this one. The only hardwood I've ever finished is cedar, and this is way different. And let's face it, my finishing kinda sucks...lol.


 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2012-07-18 1:38 pm   Permalink

Finishing is an art to itself. Don't sweat it and stick with the old reliable - Polyurethane.

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-07-18 1:45 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I don't know. I was thinking about teak oil or something to darken it up a bit. It's kinda light colored...



 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2012-07-18 1:59 pm   Permalink

Once you put any finish on it - the wood will get darker. Do some testing on a scrap piece or somewhere that can be sanded off.

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-07-18 2:01 pm   Permalink

that's a good point.


 
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Will carve
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Posted: 2012-07-19 04:11 am   Permalink

On hard wood hand rub polly gives it more of a furniture look & shows the grain. Brush on polly is like candy coat. That's fine for palm. [so you don't get splinters].

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-07-19 07:41 am   Permalink

Well I guess rub-on poly is what it's getting then.

But this one is gonna have to take a back seat for a week or so while I get some commissions going. And I'm camping out on beercan island saturday night so I'll be carvin' on the beach! Beercan island is essentially a place where everyone takes their boats and hangs out drinking beer. So I think I'm gonna start taking some tikis out there to work on and maybe some will sell.

So anyway I'm super happy right now because a buddy of mine who's really organized and good at cleaning stuff (which I am not) came over yesterday and helped me clean up the front porch and yard (which previously looked as if a wood-shop had exploded there). I actually have a great porch for hanging out and carving, and I've been spending way too much time (and money)at the bar, so this is awesome. And, I also have a roommate moving in, which is also great because she's a good friend of mine and she'll bring her girlfriends around. So that means I'll have more money AND more chicks hanging out at the house. Double bonus! And she also has a really cool little chihuahua named "Tyson" that I really like too. He & Dinky can keep each other company. Kinda funny, he's tiny and harmless & his name is Tyson, and my dog is big & could kill someone and her name is Dinky...perfect.



so yeah, I had so much shit laying around on the porch (drill chucks, angle grinder wrenches, and other various tools) that I filled my new toolbox! Yeah, I bought this practically new toolbox from a dude at the bar for 25 bones!








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