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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-01-22 11:11 am   Permalink

that little guy is bad ass!

nice work bro.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2012-01-24 04:17 am   Permalink

Excellent tekoteko Amate, Really glad to see you doing this level of work and detail. He's a Keeper for Sure.

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-24 07:32 am   Permalink

Right out of the tattoo shop...way cool

 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-01-29 1:37 pm   Permalink

Thank you all once again for lookin' in. Half the fun of this hobby is the carving and half is sharing it with all of you on this forum. The other half is making the photos. Hmmm three halfs...never was a math wizz.

I already cracked three of the pig tails on this guy so I'm getting off of him. He is 19 inches tall.













 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-01-29 1:52 pm   Permalink

man, that is great piece bro....I love the color..

and where the heck is that background? paradise????


 
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Grand Poobah
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Joined: Dec 09, 2008
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From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2012-01-29 6:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-01-29 13:37, amate wrote:
Thank you all once again for lookin' in. Half the fun of this hobby is the carving and half is sharing it with all of you on this forum. The other half is making the photos. Hmmm three halfs...never was a math wizz.




you know what they say..... there are three kinds of math students... ones that can count and one that can't!

nice looking carvings


 
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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2012-01-30 05:13 am   Permalink

Man,
You are really cranking these things out.
How many hours a day you spend carving?
Practice does make perfect.


 
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Captain Jack
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Posted: 2012-01-30 06:42 am   Permalink

Always love to see your unique style! ... And where is that background? I would forgo a day or two of carving and fish up and down that spot!
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Benzart
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Posted: 2012-01-30 08:51 am   Permalink

Excellent work there Amate I can tell you spent some time on that headdress!

 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-01-31 3:08 pm   Permalink

pcj/ CapJack

The San Marcos River is spring-fed and originates in the Texas hill country region. That spot is about a mile from my house. Paradise? Itís not Tahiti but I like living here. There are only a couple of drawbacks that I can think of. Itís a 2to 3 hour drive to the beach and there are no tiki bars. The spot pictured below is about 2 miles from my house. The Moai photo I posted on page 2 was taken at this spot.



I don't know Grand Poobah, that sounds like more fuzzy math to me!

Will - The weather has been mild so far this winter and I guess I average about 10 hrs/week right now. I like to have about half a dozen carvings in different levels of completion at any one time. That puts me within striking distance on a couple at any time. I had a week off at Christmas and that's what made the difference. The last two have depleted my WIP so I guess it's time to rough out another one. Maybe I'll do another Moai.

Benz- The Ku headress on the last several have been an exercise in patience for me. I tend to rush through carving just to have something to put on the shelf at the end of the day. I'm getting better about slowing myself down. Thanks for stopping.





 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2012-01-31 5:12 pm   Permalink

Amate, excellent head dress and yes....your pictures always intrigue me when I view them. Everything is in the details.

You create them very well.


Mahalo!

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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2012-02-01 10:33 am   Permalink

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On 2012-01-31 15:08, amate wrote:
The last two have depleted my WIP so I guess it's time to rough out another one. Maybe I'll do another Moai.



With your style - I'd like to see you tackle Kane!


 
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Koitiki
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From: Austin
Posted: 2012-02-01 11:40 am   Permalink

[quote]
On 2012-01-31 15:08, amate wrote:
The San Marcos River is spring-fed and originates in the Texas hill country region. That spot is about a mile from my house. Paradise? Itís not Tahiti but I like living here. There are only a couple of drawbacks that I can think of. Itís a 2to 3 hour drive to the beach and there are no tiki bars.

Amate- loving your carvings! I'd love to have one for my place if you're selling. I echo your sentiments about the lack of tiki bars in Texas, esp. after losing the Dallas TV. You are always welcome at my home tiki bar, The Enchanted Lagoon which is less than 45 min. from you. Besides the big annual Texas Tiki Round-up, we have a few smaller gatherings here and there also.

Funny, I was reading this thread amazed that your yard in San Marcos looked that lush and then saw your comments about the photos. While I am thoroughly enjoying this mild winter, I hope it doesn't portend another scorcher like last summer!
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2012-02-01 1:24 pm   Permalink

Great carving and great pictures. I love this thread!

 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-02-02 2:44 pm   Permalink

McTiki - Thanks Mac. I'm glad to see you have another one in the works.

Aloha - I'll have to research Kane. When I started oceanic arts I did not realize so many people were into it. I went to museums and books for my inspiration. Not a lot of Hawaiian stuff survived the missionaries I guess because I did not see much of it and never learned about it. I have found some reference photos recently of the traditional pieces and that's why you see all the recent Ku activity. (I guess they're KU) If you can suggest a book or photo source of Kane, I'd be interested in seeing how they were originally done.

Koitiki - great to hear from you! If I'm going to keep doing this hobby, I need to move some stuff to make more room. So, sure I'll sell you something. Pick something out of my thread and then we can talk. I mostly want to get more details on that Texas Tiki round-up. Sounds like fun. I'll send you a PM.

I try to give folks something interesting to look at. I can't wait to see your current one finished. coming on strong!


 
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