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Grand Poobah
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Joined: Dec 09, 2008
Posts: 221
From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2011-02-17 6:54 pm   Permalink

thanks for the tips... I wonder if they work just as well on harder woods.. the tikis keep looking better

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1248
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-02-18 06:51 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-02-16 16:27, pjc5150 wrote:
Spoke to the dude at flexcut today and he recommended a leather stropping wheel on a drill, and using their "flexcut gold" compound to keep the factory edge.




That's what I use. Works like a charm. Keeps me from having to go back to the sharpening stone for a long time. You can even liven up x-acto blades with it!

Good to know that your flexcut set is the sculptor's one. I have broken one of their larger #3 gouges (not sculptor model) twice already. They have a design flaw (IMHO) where the width of the blade thins right at the handle. I took the broken blade, put it in my own handle and I can mallet the hell out of it now.


 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2263
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-02-20 08:27 am   Permalink

Wow, the #3 huh? I'll have to keep that in mind.

So I have drawn out a big one. Just under 6ft. My biggest yet!



 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-02-20 10:37 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-02-20 08:27, pjc5150 wrote:
Wow, the #3 huh? I'll have to keep that in mind.

So I have drawn out a big one. Just under 6ft. My biggest yet!





Oh Yeah. Gonna be a nice one!


 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2263
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-03-09 3:53 pm   Permalink

Hey guys,

Just figured I'd drop a few photos of some recent stuff.

A Billy the crud rip-off:



And a buddy of mine drawing some flames for me.



And an old one I did for a buddy that I just stained.



 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-03-12 7:29 pm   Permalink

Flames!



 
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NIxxon
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Joined: Dec 22, 2010
Posts: 496
Posted: 2011-03-13 2:22 pm   Permalink

nice dude! those flames look sweet...and that guy drawing them looks super intense...lol

 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2011-03-13 5:41 pm   Permalink

Very nice!


Got Burrs?


McTiki


 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-03-15 09:55 am   Permalink

No sir, I haven't scored the burrs yet....

.....but it's definitely in my head.

I'll get some here soon.


 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2263
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-03-16 3:29 pm   Permalink

OK, so here's my first experiment playing with fire.

"the hot-head"





 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2263
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-03-21 3:07 pm   Permalink

The 4-faced 7 footer!

Commissioned by one of my best friend's sis-in-law. She wanted one face for each member of her family.

Nothing ground-breaking, but my biggest tiki so far!



 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2011-03-21 4:00 pm   Permalink

Now That's Just Awesome Jeff!

I have a 7.4 ft log just teasing me.


Keep em coming!


Mahalo

Mctiki
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NIxxon
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Joined: Dec 22, 2010
Posts: 496
Posted: 2011-03-22 11:41 am   Permalink

That came out great!! im sure the customer will be very pleased.

and im diggin the "hothead"...def lots of personality in that guy.



 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-03-22 2:04 pm   Permalink

thanks guys.

I'm pretty stoked on both of those last 2 pieces.


 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-03-25 11:38 am   Permalink

a wallhanger I gave away at a party the other night.



 
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