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BIG tiki scott
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2009-10-11 4:28 pm   Permalink

p.s. barney called and is vry proud of them feet!! way better than mine!!

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-10-11 6:19 pm   Permalink

Looking Great Kino, and I'm Loving that you are started down the right path. A FLEXCUT, Big Major step however the first big Step wasTHIS..... ""I have dedicated myself to better quality stuff by :
learning more techniques,
being patient,
planning things out better,
adding tools to my arsenal,
and sanding(ugh) and & finishing. """"""

With goals like that you are sure to advance in no time, however your pursuit of perfection is only a Lifelong journey because the Better you get the more you realize you need to be Way Better Yet! Congrats on taking the first Major steps, and pretty soon there will be No Looking back Welcome to the Club I Know you are going to enjoy it!
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Kino
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From: Valley of The Sun (Phoenix, AZ)
Posted: 2009-10-12 07:21 am   Permalink

congatiki- I want him to be the best, otherwise I'm not progressing

Big tiki Scott- mahalo, and the feet were born out of neccessity

Benzart - Before I landed here, I thought I was doing OK with my tiki's.
But,my decision to step up my game was easy after seeing all the great carvers here on TC. I know now that I'm a guppy in the Pacific Ocean. One day I'll be able to swim with the rest of you TC'ers.

Once again, Mahalo


 
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BIG tiki scott
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2009-10-12 7:29 pm   Permalink

and what a great nescessity they are luvem!!! keep it up!! cheers!

 
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tikigodz
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Posted: 2009-10-13 09:00 am   Permalink

with every new tiki theres something new keep it up awesome

 
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Kino
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From: Valley of The Sun (Phoenix, AZ)
Posted: 2009-10-19 12:34 pm   Permalink

Hey all,
First - tikigodz and Big tiki scott, mahalo for da kind words.

Now, I need some Tiki help.
I am pretty satisfied with this guy so far, and I decided that I like the chiseled edges look, but I am not happy with the tight areas. I cant figure out how to get these areas smoothed out and/or sanded nicely. These spots are going with the grain and if I try to just chisel, the grain rips apart and does not cooperate with smoothness.
I am really anxious to finish this one, but this hurdle is getting to me.
Any one have suggestions ?

here are some pics of the areas I am talking about.






 
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furball
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Posted: 2009-10-19 2:28 pm   Permalink

Can you get at those areas with a dremmel? Maybe a sanding disc at medium-low speed?

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2009-10-19 2:51 pm   Permalink

I use customized pieces of molding that I wrap sand paper around.Kind of like mini sanding blocks with angled edges to fit in the tight spaces:







rotary dremel won;t work that well on flat planes.It'll end up all bumpy and uneven.Good for a start, but not so forfinishing it up.

Buzzy Out!
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BIG tiki scott
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2009-10-19 5:51 pm   Permalink

i agree w buzzy. hand sanding and sanding blocks or sticks if need be are about the only way to go. i have also "softened " areas by burning lightly then sanding. but this is only good in an area where you will burn or darkin the same area when finishing it as it will dis color the wood. hope this is helpful. lookin real good from what i can see cant wait man!!! cheerz!

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-10-21 1:07 pm   Permalink

Yep, good tips from Buzzy. Over the last couple of tikis I've also gathered a handful of scraps from my scrap bucket to help with sanding. Mostly small straight pieces for getting into and flattening tight spots. Also I have a curved block of wood thats been pretty handy for sanding concave areas.

 
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furball
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From: Oregon
Posted: 2009-10-21 2:50 pm   Permalink

Great idea with the custom sanding blocks... hadn't thought of that. I'm going to make some tonight.

 
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Kino
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From: Valley of The Sun (Phoenix, AZ)
Posted: 2009-10-21 9:48 pm   Permalink

Buzzy, Scott, Bigt - thanks for the tips
The blocks are working better than my fingers, lol.

Mahalo



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Kino
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From: Valley of The Sun (Phoenix, AZ)
Posted: 2009-11-01 10:38 am   Permalink

Here's my update...
I have been working hard on this guy, Ku ? I couldnt decide
which way to go with the headress so I combined both ideas into one.
He's almost done except for some touch up here and there and then varnish.

Whatcha tink ?









There is no finish on him yet , I just lightly sprayed him with the garden hose
to get a feel for what he will look like with some varnish.
What I haven't decided on is, if I should burn or darken with stain or paint
some of the areas for shadowing.

I am open to suggestions.
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-11-01 11:24 am   Permalink

Excellent looking Tiki Kino, Personally I would just put several coats of varnish or poly and be happy. great Job
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SDshirtman
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Joined: Sep 19, 2009
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-11-01 11:38 am   Permalink

Great job. He looks awesome.

 
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