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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving Claq50 Two carves Finished. 04/21/11
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Claq50 Two carves Finished. 04/21/11
seeksurf
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Posted: 2009-09-21 9:34 pm   Permalink

Looking good on this guy lots to work with still.
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claq50
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Posted: 2009-10-12 1:18 pm   Permalink

Finally finished the second tiki. The stain i used came out a little darker then I anticipated, but i think it still looks pretty cool. Now gonna have to start work on the next one!



 
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Posted: 2009-10-12 7:26 pm   Permalink

cool stuff claq50! keepem comin all these guys are sweet! and even w lots of experiance w staining it almost always seems to come out darker!! lol! cheers!

 
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Posted: 2009-10-14 2:33 pm   Permalink

Yea, I think next one i will try to use a lighter stain or possibly just oil it. I was also thinking of torching one, but still not to sure how to do it so i might wait. Now to start work on the next one.

 
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Posted: 2009-10-14 6:31 pm   Permalink

aloha! oil is cool but if the tiki's goin outside its realy not the best. as far as burnin the cuts use a small propane torch and burn your cuts it prob wont go all the way on deep cuts. i use a homade black stain mixed of black enamel and mineral spirits/paint thinner applied w a small brush and rubbed w my finger or cloth etc... to get it even. as for burnin a whole tiki a roofing torch used VERY sparingly on the entire outside of the tiki then LIGHTLY sanded to blend and even.if needed repeat to get desired look. hope this helps! cheers !

 
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Posted: 2009-10-15 4:16 pm   Permalink

I have a small MAPP torch, ill try that out on my next tiki. What do you use to seal your tikis? I live in south florida and rain is a pretty common thing down here so before i place these outdoors i want to make them as waterproof as possible. Ive heard deck sealer works good. Is this true?

 
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Posted: 2009-10-15 5:09 pm   Permalink

claq50! a mapp torch is perfect for lines and larger dark areas around eyes in nostrils etc... as for sealer i use spar urethane at least two coats in either satin or semi gloss depending on finish shine. as for deck sealer that works pretty well if you soak it dwn good and dont forget the bottom!!! sealer will give you a very natural look and you can get it w stain in it but i think it would go to places you realy dont want stain so.. it could work well espescialy in clear but remember deck sealer states it needs to be recoated every 6 months to a year. i too live in south florida and i have had great luck w spar urethane and marine urethane also,spar bein a little cheaper. hope this helps and holla anytime if i can help i wld be glad to and there is a wealth of info on this site as well!!! cheers!

 
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claq50
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Posted: 2009-10-15 6:26 pm   Permalink

Yeah there is a ton of info on here. So far ive gone from never carving before to actually getting two tikis done. Thanks for the info on the urethane. Im gonna go out this weekend and pick it up. Ill post pics after.

 
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Posted: 2009-10-15 7:21 pm   Permalink

no prob dude!!! anytime just holla! cant wait to see some mo!! cheers!

 
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Posted: 2009-10-18 06:23 am   Permalink

Claq50, Excellent stuff and Especially for only doing 2 tikis so far? Man you are gonna be a Natural, just let it Flow!
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claq50
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Posted: 2009-10-18 7:35 pm   Permalink

Thanks. I plan on doing alot, hopefully i get to the skill level that some people on here are. There are definitly alot of impressive work to be seen.

 
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claq50
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Posted: 2009-10-21 06:21 am   Permalink

Started to put the urethane down. So far looks really good. I'll post pics soon. Also work on the third tiki is going good.

 
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Posted: 2009-10-22 06:10 am   Permalink

Put the urathane finish on it. The pic isnt the greatest quality, so ill try to post a better one later.



 
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Posted: 2009-10-22 4:28 pm   Permalink

Right On! you are on a roll. Nice for #2

 
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Posted: 2009-10-22 4:59 pm   Permalink

good deal!!! he looks sweeet!!! whatcha got in da bckrnd!? he looks great and flashes can be pesky w a shine! cheerz!

 
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