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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 798
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2010-01-03 10:52 pm   Permalink

Really great stuff Amate! Seems you can do any style you choose, awesome.

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2460
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2010-01-04 04:31 am   Permalink

Cool stuff Amate, really love the wings on your birdman. Very cool.
Your marq is also starting to look like a museum piece, keep em coming.


 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 881
Posted: 2010-01-05 02:56 am   Permalink

Thanks guys,

Scotty - thanks for checking in. Your welcome any time. Have you ever been to the Dallas Trader Vic's up there?

Tiki Mango - My carving has been in a rut for a while now. I've been doing a lot of the same old stuff. These pieces are my break out.

Conga T. - I debated myself on whether or not to go with the feathers. So for, so good. I'm glad I went that direction. Forces me to stretch.


 
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eric 21
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Joined: Nov 30, 2009
Posts: 112
Posted: 2010-01-05 09:18 am   Permalink

very good job !!!!

 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 881
Posted: 2010-01-07 05:31 am   Permalink

I appreciate your encouragement Eric. I checked out your myspace page and you have a lot of cool photos. Need more tikis though so carve up some new ones

 
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drasticwagon
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Joined: Dec 27, 2008
Posts: 263
From: DFW , Texas
Posted: 2010-01-07 05:33 am   Permalink

Yup, I will be there Saturday.

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1245
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-01-07 07:30 am   Permalink

The bird man is AWESOME. The other new ones are merely Very Cool.


 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
Posts: 938
From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2010-01-08 07:42 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-03 15:41, amate wrote:











Last few pieces of all beauty...
What's kind of wood for the maori? Nice grain!

J.


 
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BIG tiki scott
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Joined: Sep 18, 2009
Posts: 373
From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2010-01-08 09:50 am   Permalink

amatae!!! you been busy!!! these guys are awsome!!!! again luvin the wood too!! very nice grain and finish!!! you have a great style that has some emotion in it!! very cool again cheerz!!!

 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
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Posted: 2010-01-09 08:18 am   Permalink

Big T., Jerome, BTS, - Thanks, The marquesan is heart wood of elm - very hard. The birdman and maori are both chinaberry. (not to be confused with chinese tallow) It is considered an invasive "trash" tree. The chinese tallow is also an invasive non-native but likes the wetter conditions along our coastline. I have never carved it. The chinaberry tree presents the carver with many challenges but I use it because it is abundant, free, and has an attractive grain.

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2010-01-09 9:35 pm   Permalink

NICE! you have some real talent there my friend.

 
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1161
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2010-01-13 8:18 pm   Permalink

Wow! Really nice work!

 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 881
Posted: 2010-01-31 04:21 am   Permalink

Seeksurf/Bowana - Thanks for having a look and the flattering comments.

I've been working a lot of hours and have not made much progress on new carves. Today is my first day off in two weeks and I want to post something just to keep my hand in.

A few weeks back, the cold snap had me trapped indoors and looking for a way to be creative. I took this guy out and gave him a moko-ver with my wood burning pen.





I have had this guy forever but he just received some new eyes and stain.




 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10364
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-01-31 05:22 am   Permalink

Amate, I Totally know what you mean by being held hostage inside by that little cold spell, it attacked me violently it seems. However I'm reminded of the Peeps further up north who are happy when they see any temp above 20 degrees. But it's all relative I Still can't handle anything under the mid 60's.
I Really love the Moko design you gave that tiki, not only is the design difficult to create but even burning it takes lots of steady hands with no shivering/shaking and it looks like you had no issues at all.
Believe me, I still come to everyone's carvings for inspiration, just because many people hang a "Master Carver" name tag on me doesn't mean I'm perfect or that I don't make mistakes, you can definitely see some any time you look.
So keep posting your great pieces and know thateveryone sees the good in them.


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2460
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2010-02-01 05:14 am   Permalink

Nice update Amate! I like your carving style on
both of them, enough "tiki" to be "tiki" but also a little touch of
African or modern style.

I also can relate to the horrors of being confined indoors. I was going
to do a little power tool clean-up over the weekend...but 10-15 degrees
still seems too cold. Hey Ben, who don't you come up north for a couple
of months, me 'n' Lakesurfer will toughen you up a little


 
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