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NIxxon
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Posted: 2011-07-20 3:47 pm   Permalink

No Doubt. Happy Carving Brother

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-07-22 1:49 pm   Permalink

4 inch cedar mini I just made for a friend who's hanging out at the house. A little rough, but kinda cool.



 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-07-22 1:50 pm   Permalink

^ WOW! That pic is twice as big as the actual piece!!! ^

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-07-23 05:37 am   Permalink

more cedar stuff. Gotta fix the eye on this one, and then start a few others.



 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-07-23 08:36 am   Permalink

The cedar adds a new dimension. Very nice.

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-07-23 09:47 am   Permalink

Thanks man, and yeah, it really does add another dimension. It reminds me of the multi-colored tikis from Hawaii (is it Koa?). I am super stoked to do a big lono out of one of the larger pieces. Gonna have to get the chisels tuned up for that one for sure.

So, that one is sanded, and is my donation to the silent auction at tomorrow's art show at the Sail Pavillion here in Tampa, benefitting the Mike Alstott Foundation. The next one is a super rough next piece.



 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-07-23 11:43 am   Permalink

got some poly to rub on there...



and finished up that rough piece from earlier & sanded it.



staying focused and starting another one.


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-07-23 12:23 pm   Permalink

one of the first ten tikis I did was called the "spearfisher", and it was a gift for a buddy who is an avid spear-head. But it has been incomplete, because I never had a fish on the end of the spear. But today I busted out this little quickie, so now he will be complete. Just have to drill a hole for the spear!



 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-07-23 6:30 pm   Permalink

And here's what I accompished today. Cut & sanded the 1st one, and rough cut the 2nd last night. Finished the second and did the 3rd, plus sanded the hell out of them (I took 'em to 220) and did the hand-rubbed poly deal as recommended and am super-stoked with how they turned out. I feel like these are some of the neatest pieces I've done. I absolutely love the cedar.




 
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Will carve
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Joined: Apr 06, 2011
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2011-07-24 05:42 am   Permalink

I think this is what Tom had in mind.
http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/interior-clear-protective-finishes/wipe-on-poly.html

brush on poly is good but rub on gives you
more of a furniture look.
I like the multi color of your new carves.


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NIxxon
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Joined: Dec 22, 2010
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Posted: 2011-07-24 09:11 am   Permalink

WOW. Those really are some great lookin pieces. LOVE that wood...certainly an awesome new look to your work. keep carvin and keep postin!!

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-07-25 08:32 am   Permalink

well, the art show was ok. I gave away a stack of business cards & had a few beers with some friends who showed up, and sold a couple (cheap ) so I didn't leave empty handed.

So I have some other stuff to do, but I'm going to have a lot of time to spend with the cedar this week. I really need to build up my inventory. I'd like to have 30 or 40 pieces at the house at all times, if not more. Hell, I'd like to have 3 o 4 in the truck at all times just for when I'm out & about.

So basically I need more tikis! I need to get to work!


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2011-07-25 09:24 am   Permalink

I had 30 Tikis in my back 40 until last friday. Things are moving! Love the cedar works. Keep em coming.

McTiki
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Tis a brave man who wears the kilt in January.


 
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Grand Poobah
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Joined: Dec 09, 2008
Posts: 221
From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2011-07-25 6:44 pm   Permalink

I love the cedar too! I am also interested in seeing how the wipe on poly U works out. I have a few questions about the cedar. How are you holding up against it? How is it for carving? I would love to carve a tiki in cedar and I also love the smell of the wood, but it causes havoc with my sinuses.

 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-07-25 8:12 pm   Permalink

yeah, it actually carves really well. If you have some, tear into immediately. Put a grinder on it and it will make some of the finest dust ever, so wear a breather or tie a t-shirt around your face.

Didn't want to make tikis today, so I made this instead:



 
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