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My carving
Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2010-08-03 11:03 am   Permalink

Looking great so far! thanks for sharing

 
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coconuttzo
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Joined: Jan 13, 2010
Posts: 144
From: Hilo, Hawaii
Posted: 2010-08-03 1:39 pm   Permalink

The first one looks tough, not to be messed with. I likes! Great job.

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-08-03 7:53 pm   Permalink

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Wow, amate, you took a lot of wood of that log. Great job. This one's gonna be outstanding.


 
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Grand Poobah
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Joined: Dec 09, 2008
Posts: 222
From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2010-08-04 06:14 am   Permalink

really nice work, the last guy really seems haunted or mysterious. I don't know if those are the right words but there is something about him. I too thought of some kind of fez for the other guy. I like the crispness of details

 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 886
Posted: 2010-08-05 2:19 pm   Permalink

Aloha station-Thanks for the encouragement. Im not certain if Ive ever left a comment on your thread but I have visited many, many times.

Thanks Seeksurf - I went through your entire thread a few weeks back. Gman was right!

Surfintiki - I just carve what makes me happy. I stumbled onto TC while searching the internet for different Tiki styles. Until that time, I had no idea anyone else was interested in carving this type of stuff. That may explain my approach . . . or, maybe not.

Clarita Im glad you stopped by. I loved the floral design on your last piece. Seems like you and Congatiki are in direct competition to make me smile with your work.

Coconuttzo His bark is much worse than his bite.

Thanks Big T. I was fortunate and very grateful to get that log. It was just too heavy to move around until I whittled it down. . .and, of course, it doesnt hurt that PNG is currently my favorite style. If youre ever in Dallas, check out their art museum. Malabi is my favorite.

"Malabi" Dallas Museum of Art


Grand Poobah - Yeah, I go in big for the spooky, mystical , mysterious stuff. Some time I turn the lights down low just to scare the crap out of myself. All those dimly lit faces staring back at me from the half-darkness give me the willies!

"The Living Face of Mate-mate"


I hope I didn't frighten anyone with my digital painting. Thanks for looking!





 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-08-14 08:26 am   Permalink

This guy was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about this style. I will try another one soon and correct some of the mistakes I made.

Sycamore 18 inches.









Maybe it's just me but when I look at him in profile what comes to my mind is "Fred Flintsone goes Hawiian".

I may redo the stain again on the next one. I've never had good luck getting an even stain on cottonwood without multiple coats. By then, it's darker than I like.

"Tetahi Mate" cottonwood 34 inches














 
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drasticwagon
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Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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From: DFW , Texas
Posted: 2010-08-14 10:05 am   Permalink

Wow Amate fantastic job!

 
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 1878
From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-08-14 10:31 am   Permalink

Wow, some real nice stuff these last few, especially Tetahi Mate! Great face, great 'fez'!
Did you make that loincloth yourself? If so, what is the material?


 
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nomolos
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Joined: Jul 30, 2009
Posts: 113
Posted: 2010-08-15 06:01 am   Permalink

Awesome

 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2010-08-15 06:44 am   Permalink

Very nice! I'm not specialist of style, but Ku it seems perfect. Great work on the "Tetahi Mate"! Face, pose of the body, fez and loincloth, all details go on perfect!

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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-08-15 11:31 am   Permalink

Totally Awesome pieces Amate, Really Impressive.. How was the Cottonwood to carve, the Sycamore too, I gotta vizit here more often!
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buzzard
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Joined: Jan 26, 2008
Posts: 237
From: whetstone,az
Posted: 2010-08-15 1:35 pm   Permalink

amate
what cool stuff!!!!
glad to see someone do other woods,i did a small woodsprirt in sycamore
and really liked the wood to carve
the mnts here go to 9200 ft and have giant sycamore and cottonwood
i hope to get some big pieces in the fall!


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2471
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2010-08-15 1:50 pm   Permalink

Hey, something to get excited about! Beautiful work Amate,
love the pose and detail on each piece. Really like the hands
and the detail on the fez. Yahoo.


 
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2010-08-15 8:12 pm   Permalink

Please send me that last guy. He's perfect as is! Excellent !!!

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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 886
Posted: 2010-08-16 4:50 pm   Permalink

Drasticwagon/Nomolos - thanks guys

4WD - Yes, I made the loincloth. The waistband is braided sisal twine and the skirt is raffia.

Jerome - I'm no Ku expert either. This was my first one and I was waiting for someone else to identify it as Ku since I don't know what makes a Ku a Ku. I've done some reading on Easter Island but I don't know much about anything else other than what I like to look at.

I really appriciate your compliments Benz. The cottonwood is medium hard but the chisel tends to stick and tear unless it's very sharp. I like it because it is not prone to checking. The sycamore,on the other hand, seems to split no matter what I do. The older driftwood trunks I've had might have a twisted or spiraling grain. There are also bumps, cavities and dark streaks. All that said, pieces about 6 to 8 inch diameter are not only a joy to carve but are delicately and beautifully grained. I pick up every piece I see.

Buzzard - we have a lot of Mexican fan palm in landscape plantings but I seldom see any being cut down. I rely on the native hardwoods. Get all the the sycamore and cottonwood you can. Whetstone!! great name for a town to live in.

Congatiki - thank you sir for your kind words and encouragement.

GMAN - Thanks man. I have always admired your work and look forward to your next update.


 
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