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NIxxon
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Posted: 2011-07-02 07:20 am   Permalink

another great piece, and quite a nice scene for the photo shoot!

diggin the jean shorts



 
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tikigodz
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Posted: 2011-07-02 2:17 pm   Permalink

lovin the pics!

 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-07-03 5:02 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys...just trying to figure out how to work all the knobs on my camera. Happy Independence day to all.

 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2011-07-03 6:23 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-06-23 15:08, amate wrote:
4WD - I'm just a bit embarrassed. I must admit I've been studying your Ku technique. Hope you will take it as a compliment.


Don't be! I didn't invent the Ku, and neither did the guys I studied!
And, I saw something on yours that i want incorporate in my next one.
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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2011-07-17 11:48 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-07-02 06:23, amate wrote:




Working the bugs out of another style.






Good job and nice serie of pics for the Ku. Also a good start for the Marquisian and the Tekoteko.

Just one question, how to put a jean's short to a statue who have hands on his hips and his feet on a pedestal?

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pjc5150
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Posted: 2011-07-18 8:02 pm   Permalink

what kind of wood is the ku???

 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-07-19 3:38 pm   Permalink

4x4 - fair enough.

Laojia - thank you sir. I had to cut the jeans and re-stitch them in place. It wasn't a fun job but it had to be done.

pjc - Both of the recent Kus are hackberry.

[ This Message was edited by: amate 2011-07-19 15:39 ]


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2011-08-03 9:25 pm   Permalink

U rock

 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-08-06 08:38 am   Permalink

thanks hang10. Been busy with other things but I hope to get back to it soon...at least finish up some of the stuff I have started.

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-08-24 07:13 am   Permalink

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On 2011-07-19 15:38, amate wrote:
4x4 - fair enough.

Laojia - thank you sir. I had to cut the jeans and re-stitch them in place. It wasn't a fun job but it had to be done.

pjc - Both of the recent Kus are hackberry.

[ This Message was edited by: amate 2011-07-19 15:39 ]



Oh, you found yourself some hackberry. I missed that. How are you liking it?? I find it a lot better than the local pine!


 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-08-29 08:27 am   Permalink

Big T. This particular piece of hackberry had a lot of insect damage and a deep split up the back. That's why I used it to practice. The crack can easily be disguised when making the pig tails. The insect damage is very evident on the left arms. I have other pieces of hackberry that carved beautifully! I always watch for felled hackberry as I drive around. I have a 6 and a half footer that is seasoning. Hope it doesn't split!

I am using some of my better logs for the next 2 Ku.



and here is another experimental/practice piece.




I also started another PNG figure. He's five feet.



another practice piece with less than perfect wood.



I usually carve the face after the body is roughed out. I'm not sure how I got off track on this. It is my best piece of sycamore.



Finally finished a couple up.





















 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2011-08-29 08:56 am   Permalink

Your finished last two pieces are so good.

 
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TheBigT
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Posted: 2011-08-29 12:00 pm   Permalink

Wow! Love all the new stuff.

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I love this guy. Is this sycamore too? I like that color. Are there two tones there?





 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2011-08-30 10:18 am   Permalink

Always drawn to your carvings, great tribal feel to everything
you do. But...the last one is really sweet. Beautiful grain in
the wood.
Keep 'em coming...inspires an old chizzler like me.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2011-08-31 2:23 pm   Permalink

Thanks Hiltiki - glad you looked in.

Big T. He is 16" and make of oak. Yes, I have been experimenting with layering stain but have not yet reached the effect I'm trying for. One of the major setbacks I have is using intoxicating beverages to relieve the tedium of sanding. I can't remeber what went on and in what sequence. By the way, those shell inlay eyes...what a great idea.

It's alway a pleasure to have have you stop by Conga. I believe both of us carve from the same place...wherever it is that inpsiration comes from. I have always admired your work and find an affinity for it. There's a couple of other guys on here that also seem to be able to read my mind...it's just that they are a step ahead so maybe I should say I am reading theirs.

and thanks to everyone else that has a look.


 
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