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My carving
Clarita
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2010-03-13 5:34 pm   Permalink

Hey where are you, did you fly away on your great birdman? come back!

 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-03-14 11:54 am   Permalink

Hello Clarita,
I haven't been on here for a while due to internet connection problems and stessful family issues. "When it rains, it pours" as they say. So, I haven't made a lot of progress on any thing new but here are a couple of things I've been thinking about.

This Yipwon caught my eye on my last visit to the museum.



I hacked this small one out of a 2x4 but now I believe I may do a larger one... maybe 5ft or so. The museum piece is about 8 ft.




These grade society figures are also on display.



I started this one a couple months ago along with the Yipwon.



Here is how he looks as of yesterday. Tree-ferm is hard to come by around here so I carved mine out of hackberry. I'm pretty sure it's almost the same thing. I will definately finish this one up and maybe a couple more to keep him company.



The next two guys are older carvings that I spruced up a bit. They promised to behave themselves so I let them out of the closet and back into the sunshine. I will try to catch up on everyones threads when I get a bit more time. Thanks for your interest.











 
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2010-03-14 2:17 pm   Permalink

Ahhh, back to carving...the cure for all ails!! Keep posting!

 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2010-03-14 10:18 pm   Permalink

A good start for the Yipwon figure, also the other PNG...

Good continuation, I stay tuned.


J.


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2463
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2010-03-15 06:10 am   Permalink

nice work on the museum-inspired carvings. Never tried a yipwan...bet
they are tricky..huh?


 
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2010-03-18 10:49 am   Permalink

oh great start on such cool projects, i'm sorry about your family, hope everything it's better now.. i'll stay tuned to see the progress on this guys, much aloha to you amate.
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-03-18 11:53 am   Permalink

Hey amate, great to see you have something coming along. Hurry up on that 5-footer!


 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-04-18 11:49 am   Permalink

Surfin T. Yes, carving is good therapy.
Laojia - As always, thanks for your encouragement.
Conga - The yipwon is not so difficult to carve but it's hard to get into all the nooks to sand it. At least on one this small.
Thanks Clarita.
Big T. The five foot yipwon is still just something rattling around in my brain. I did start a six foot PNG but my chainsaw broke down while making the step cuts. Now they tell me the part is no longer available.

This 3 foot cottonwood log will also be a PNG inspired piece. I'm not sure where I'm going with this but it will be a composite of several carvings I admire. As is usual for me, everything I look at goes into the mix. If any of you see elements of your style in my carving, I hope you will take it as a compliment and not something I'm trying to rip off. I start off with a general idea of what I want to do but I seldom know what the finished product will look like.



On this yipwon, I was experimenting with a staining technique that would resemble the museum piece. Since it was I trial, I did not do a lot of sanding on it. When looking at this photo, I see many things I could do to improve it but I'm anxious to move on to larger projects. I may leave it as is or just wax it.



I'm getting close on this society figure. Just a little more refinement, sanding and stain. Thanks for looking.




 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2010-04-18 5:48 pm   Permalink

Looking good! Keep them coming.

 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-04-20 10:40 am   Permalink

Thanks Seek. I have several larger logs that are now seasoned and ready to carve.

 
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Grapa-RuHa
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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From: Netherlands
Posted: 2010-04-20 11:56 am   Permalink

Your carving is awesome, just been trough your thread and it's all great.

 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-04-22 10:46 am   Permalink

Grapa - Thanks for the compliment and taking the time to go through my thread. It must have taken a good 2 or 3 minutes to go through all 6 pages. Come back and visit anytime.

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-04-22 11:22 am   Permalink

Heya Allen, the cottonwood piece looks intriguing. Get to work, man!


 
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tikigodz
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Joined: Oct 12, 2009
Posts: 439
Posted: 2010-04-22 8:36 pm   Permalink

tHEY RE LOOKING GREAT AMATE KEEPEM COMING!!

 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-05-26 3:37 pm   Permalink

Releasing tikis into the wild! I am hoping to establish a breeding population on the barrier islands of the Texxas coast. I hope the oil doesn't get them.

Big T. / Tikigodz - Hey guys, I'm still pretty slow on this carving thing but I'll post as often as I can.






 
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