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My carving
Grand Poobah
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From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2011-05-29 6:48 pm   Permalink

I love the grains in your work!

 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-06-05 08:07 am   Permalink

Thanks Poobah. It's always fun to see the grain revealed as I carve. I picked up a couple of small palm logs while at the beach a couple of weeks back. Should be fun to try it. The next one is pine.














 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2011-06-05 08:55 am   Permalink

Just perfect head to toe.

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2011-06-05 09:24 am   Permalink

makes me smile
Can you show a close-up of the hands?
Really nice work, as we have come to expect.


 
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tikigodz
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Posted: 2011-06-05 8:08 pm   Permalink

Too damn cool !

 
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Creative Chimp
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Posted: 2011-06-06 06:03 am   Permalink

those eye hypnotize........THOSE EYES!!!!!.

great job man.....


 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-06-06 10:29 am   Permalink

Superb! Bravo, amate. So what finish did you go with on the 6 footer?



 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-06-07 2:55 pm   Permalink

Thank you all for your encouraging responses!!!
Conga - Not everything turns out so good . . . but if I can get off a good one now and again, I'm happy with that. I'll try to post some additional photos this weekend. He has already been inducted into amate's spirit house and it's kind of dark and spooky in there.
Big T.- The hat is stained with several coats of red oak because I wanted it a bit darker than the rest. For the body, there were a few knots much darker than the surrounding wood that I wanted to blend in. After two coats of cherry stain, I realized I would not be able to get it dark enough so I added a coat of the red oak. That was dabbed off after about 15 minutes to get the shade I was trying for. Then two or three coats of tung oil followed by furniture wax applied with a worn Scotch-brite pad.


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-06-07 7:33 pm   Permalink

SWEET


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2011-06-08 07:24 am   Permalink

How about some nice and moody pics of the spirit house...sounds like
we need to see it.


 
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shrunkentiki
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From: La roch'hell
Posted: 2011-06-08 6:45 pm   Permalink

This one is just perfect , wich kind if wood ?

 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-06-12 06:04 am   Permalink

I had to stay up late last night to get these shots of the spirit house.








Now, this is the part that makes me a bit nervous.






close ups of the hands as requested.








and a couple more I did not include on the original post.







Thanks for lookin' in.














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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2011-06-12 10:41 am   Permalink

That scary, spooky dude looks like he could step right off his platform amate! Great details and pictures.

 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2011-06-13 12:07 am   Permalink

Amate, your work is astounding!!!

Very great PNG figure, lot of personality and reat skills on the execution (and I think I'm starting to know...). Détails are perfect, hands, feets, patern on the basis and eyes!

Cool pic on the spirit house... especially this with the eyes!

J.
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amate
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Posted: 2011-06-14 2:46 pm   Permalink

shrunken tiki - he is 6 feet tall and carved out of pine.
Cy - this guy is a heavyweight and if he does step down off that platform...I might get my skinny butt kicked. Sometime I get carried away with the photos.
Loajia - He took me a long time to finish but was a lot of fun. This style of ancestor figure is my favorite and they make a statement in the spirit house. I prepped a 2 meter log last weekend and will probably do another one similar to this.

Thanks for lookin' in.


 
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