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My carving
amate
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Posted: 2012-05-10 05:53 am   Permalink

Hottiki - I followed your advice and looked at some things google directed me to. Pretty cool so the top knot stays. Thanks for your interest. I went over to the "Images" section of google and did a search for "Maori top knot". Imagine my surprise when I saw the photo of my carving posted there on page 4!!! How weird is that? I'm researching for a carving and I find a photo of the carving I'm doing research for.

Jack - Jeff and H10 - Thanks for the compliments guys! I have been following all of your threads but just don't get on here for more than a few minutes at a time. I appreciate you interest.

[ This Message was edited by: amate 2012-05-10 06:22 ]


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2012-05-10 4:17 pm   Permalink

YEAH! The KISS method works when you USE it! COOL.

 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-05-28 05:36 am   Permalink

This cerimonial staff is 59 inches.



This croc has been underfoot beneath my desk for too long. Finally finished him up. 30 inches long.











 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2012-05-28 06:22 am   Permalink

Ceremonial Staff came out fantastic!! Unusual piece, very cool.
And that last photo is epic! I can see someone coming around the bend there and then seeing that on the rocks!!! ha ha ha


 
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Will carve
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Posted: 2012-05-28 08:21 am   Permalink

Funny,
I look at the pics be for I read.
I'd had swore that croc was 6 or 8 Ft long.
Both look good.


 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-05-28 08:49 am   Permalink

That's a couple more great pieces from you. The croc and the pictures of the croc are both fantastic.

 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-05-30 05:36 am   Permalink

That staff was fun Surfin,but took longer than I thought to remove all the excess wood from the shaft. Need better tools.
Will - that croc is creepin' me out. His eyes seem to be following me as I walk around the room.
Thanks for checking in Professor. I'll email you this week end.


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-05-30 06:53 am   Permalink

wow!

x2 on what Will said...I figured that thing was 5 ft long!

good stuff as usual Amate!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-30 06:57 am   Permalink

Wow
I just did all 28 pages AGAIN
Wow
U rock
Wow


 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2012-05-30 07:26 am   Permalink

I can see that croc floating away into the sea for ever... Love the Ceremonial Staff.

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2012-05-30 09:08 am   Permalink

The croc is outrageous!! Bravo! Dang, would have liked to see progress pics of that!


 
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anchorfish
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Posted: 2012-05-30 11:24 am   Permalink

Awesome! .... and diddo on the progress pics for the Croc if you got'em.

Also, what tools did you use remove all the material on the staff?



 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-05-31 3:47 pm   Permalink

I thank you guys for your comments and to everyone that stops in to look.

Jeff/Will - As for the illusion of size. Maybe he looks big because the rock he’s basking on is not that large. Everything is bigger in Texxas except the rocks! Ha! just kidding.

H-10 I’m not always 100% happy with everything I do but, as you know, this hobby sure is a fun when you get a good one off.

Always nice to have you look in Hiltiki. I need to figure out a good way to display that staff and thanks.

BigT /Anchorfish –Sorry guys…no progress shots. The shape of that log was perfect for a croc but the wood is in pretty bad condition. Wood was cracked and chipped off on both the tail and mouth area so I was not sure I was going to be able to pull off a decent carve. There are also areas of dry rot…

As for the staff shaft, I used a circular saw to shave the sides and get the shaft down within an inch of where I wanted it. From there it was mostly bench chisel. The chisel work was the tedious part because it’s starting to get hot here. Finished off with a planner and then belt sander.

Thanks for your interest.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-06-09 12:19 pm   Permalink

A couple of quick masks.








 
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surfintiki
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Posted: 2012-06-09 3:09 pm   Permalink

OOh yeah, like the Marquesan stuff! NICE looking wood too! What is that?

 
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