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My carving
amate
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Posted: 2011-02-26 12:40 pm   Permalink

Thanks Grand Poobah - the past two winters were very cold here. We had 80 consecutive hours below freezing which is unheard of for us. We will have to pay eventually. From June through Sept is usually too hot to carve after 9am. The next 3 months will be prime for carving. I have a lot of things I want to try and am eager to get at it.

Conga T. You are too kind my friend. There have to be a least a hundred guys on here that surpass my abilities on many levels. I'm just a guy goofing off and having fun. I do really appreciate your support. really!

Lake - This species of oak is not as hard as some I have carved. It is, however, just as heavy as most. I continue my quest to discover the secrets of your beautiful finishes. That is exactly what I'm striving for.

Thanks Seeks...we're all waiting...

CC - I'm glad you looked in. I'm still haven't gotten over your marq. (green with envy)

Big T. I don't recall ever seeing a manaia like that as a tattoo. I thought it would be different. The finish is cherry flavored Watco Danish oil. This is my first time using it. I only used one coat. My style of carving is so unrefined I don't feel a fine finish would match so I keep it simple. Or, maybe I'm just too lazy. I do love the highly burnished pieces ( see Creative Chimp's marq) and hope to discipline myself to do at least one like that some day.

Hope I didn't miss anyone. Thanks all!


 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-03-21 4:35 pm   Permalink

I started another moari. Just slightly different than the last one.





 
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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2011-03-22 03:30 am   Permalink

Amate, that is going to be a nice one.

Question: I notice the 2 maybe 3 rapa Nuis on the ground. What's the story? They look nicely done.


Mahalo


McTiki


 
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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2011-03-22 03:53 am   Permalink

Same question!

And this Maori will be cool...


J.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-03-22 3:38 pm   Permalink

To make a long story short... I cut the heads off a few old moai carvings I became discouraged with several years ago...not because I was discouraged with them but because I want to use the lower half for a new project I just started.

 
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McTiki
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Posted: 2011-03-22 5:14 pm   Permalink

Dude! Those look like wooden awesomeness to me!

Finish em up and post them please.

You won't be disappointed.

Mahalo!


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congatiki
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Posted: 2011-03-22 8:10 pm   Permalink

Love the new carve Amate, and what a great picture with the severed heads in the
background. Anxious to see what you're going to do with the heads and the bodies
they were once part of. The tiki spirit lives in you!


 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-04-10 11:22 am   Permalink

Thanks guys,
I was considering remodeling my home to look something like this.




So, I cut the heads off a couple of old moai carvings and used the bodies to start my skull rack. Only three skulls in and Im already getting bored with carving them.



I first introduced this 6 foot pine on page 8. All thats left is final sanding, stain and some paint.



Next up is moari # 2. A little more shaping and sanding and hell be ready for his moko. I lot of work left to do on this one.







 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-04-11 08:43 am   Permalink

sweet!

 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-04-12 3:21 pm   Permalink

Thanks man.

 
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Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2011-04-12 6:28 pm   Permalink

the whole skull picture is awesome! i love the skulls with the vines and the water in the background. oh and the carvings are fantastic

 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-04-15 1:20 pm   Permalink

Thanks GP. The photos are a part of the escapism total package for me. I have to put these guys in an appropriate environment. I enjoy making them as much as the carving.

 
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jacko
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Posted: 2011-04-27 1:48 pm   Permalink

Hello,
I like your style of tiki's..
nice work..
Greetz


 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-05-08 11:33 am   Permalink

Thanks Jacko - I'm looking forward to seeing your work.

 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-05-28 08:19 am   Permalink

I'm not sure how I feel about this one. He reminds me of a band member from the group KISS.



one of many KON-TIKIs



one of many non-tikis












 
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