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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-10-18 1:40 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the props guys. I spent most of yesterday making that one happen from scratch. And T, I just get after it!

Got a call today & it looks like I've got a big bid tomorrow at another waterfront restaurant. Pretty sure I can get them to bite.

Wanted to stay focused so I busted out this "somewhat despondent moai" this afternoon after lunch. I'm really enjoying using the chisels...more than ever.

I've never been more excited about working in my life. I know this is probably just my 15 minutes in the sun and it'll probably fizzle out more sooner than later, but I sure am having fun while it's lasting! I'm just going to work my ass off & hope it pans out. Thanks to everyone here for all the inspiration and support.



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NIxxon
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Joined: Dec 22, 2010
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Posted: 2011-10-18 2:50 pm   Permalink

Nice work Jeff.

Ive heard that in order to be happy in life you've got to do what you love. Sounds like you are doing just that. Keep at it, stay motivated and you will have everything you ever dreamed of. Sharing successes with others only makes you work that much harder because you don't want to let them down...DON'T LET US DOWN! You are doing great and, I don't know about everybody else but I like to hear about it...I'm going to stop my preaching for now but as soon as you put the idea in your head that your success is going to fizzle...it will. Think of where you want to be and you will be there. Happy Carving Brother, Keep us Posted!


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-10-19 11:19 am   Permalink

yeah, I suppose you're right. I guess I 'm having so much fun I just don't want to set myself up to be disappointed.

But, the good news is the owner of the place that I spoke to today gave me a deposit on the first piece. This is where I'll be working, which is cool because it's right there on the pass & I can bring my rod & reel with me and do a little fishing while I'm carving...

www.newpassgrill.com


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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2011-10-19 12:09 pm   Permalink

I've been there - didn't know the name of it. Stopped there after fishing a few years back. That place was a great way to cap off a great day fishing. I only recognized it from the water shot. When we were there it was packed with boats. From what I can recall - the beers were delightful!

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-10-20 07:35 am   Permalink

yeah, it's a cool little spot. Looking forward to getting things started tomorrow.


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-10-20 4:11 pm   Permalink

so wow, today I come back to the beach and this is what I have to deal with...



Best gulf waves I've had in years. And this is actually a pic I lifted off gulfster, but it was taken at the Beachhouse where I did the big tiki.....so yeah, it's pretty much my new favorite spot....



 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-10-20 4:11 pm   Permalink

damn double posts!

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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-10-25 1:55 pm   Permalink

The 66 Schwinn is finished!


Before:



After:





 
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Q-tiki
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Joined: Sep 22, 2011
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From: East TN
Posted: 2011-10-25 3:30 pm   Permalink

Sweet! It looks even better with that tiki in the background...
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castaway17
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Posted: 2011-10-25 7:13 pm   Permalink

Turned out great - I'm amazed the chain gaurd is still in such good shape. All it needs now is a side rack for your board!

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-10-25 7:35 pm   Permalink

thanks bro. I have a '63 Schwinn American with a different style (but also very straight) chain guard that I think I'm going to do next. Not sure exactly what I want to do...but I'm thinking a similar bike to this one, but in more of a pagan gold metal-flake...and I want to get some cream "fat frank" tires for this one and use these tires on the 63. The fat franks have orange lettering on the side, and I think they would be perfect on this bike (they're just a little pricey).

Anyway, back to the tikis!

Well, kinda tiki-ish anyway. This is the first of several pieces I am doing for the "New Pass Grill". This is the second piece I've done like this & I kinda like doing them. Good opportunity to hone the skills & broaden my scope a bit. Dolphin, fish, & turtle. I'm stoked on it...




 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-10-26 3:37 pm   Permalink

Detailed up the "somewhat despondent Moai" as he is going to be a trophy at a contest this Saturday at the Skatepark of Tampa. That's their logo on the forehead...






 
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2011-10-26 6:24 pm   Permalink

Lookin good bro...Im diggin all the new work and the details are lookin sharper each time. Keep it up!

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-10-30 6:54 pm   Permalink

5 foot Ku on a 3 1/2 foot base.

skinned it & drew it yesterday, carved it today, and I'll burn & stain it tomorrow.

Starting a big residential job at a huge mansion-type deal on the gulf blvd on Tuesday,

And I met a pretty, green eyed Irish girl from Ohio tonight. I think she may be my new chick.

Today didn't suck.



 
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2011-10-31 09:01 am   Permalink

very nice work! Looks great, what color you gona stain it?

and as for the little lady...pics or it didn't happen j/k


 
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