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The South Pacific Room-Vista,CA-updated 05/04/14
Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2365
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2010-04-26 8:15 pm   Permalink

2 Hours of sketching....
5 Hours of router work...
3 Days of aching triceps..
16 Pieces of window trim...



Its hard to keep the circles consistent and after a while my router bit was dull and harder to move through the material.


Detail


Installed. Sorry for the backlit photos. Kinda hard to make out the final look.





Lots more router work to do. Im sketching the other pieces this week.


 
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Beachbumz
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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
Posts: 1024
From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2010-04-26 11:44 pm   Permalink

OMG... Wow monkeyman that trim is awesome, really finishes off the window nicely...
looking forward to seeing more pics of the room, really coming out beautiful man...
Aloha


 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1272
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2010-04-27 05:23 am   Permalink

Wow, those pieces are gorgeous.

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-04-27 06:08 am   Permalink

A lot of work, but from the results it is SO worth it.

 
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jpmartdog
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Joined: Mar 27, 2005
Posts: 650
From: Amesbury, Mass
Posted: 2010-04-27 07:08 am   Permalink

Awesome effort on the window trim - and love all the details of the alternating styles of matting. Looking great.
Can you tellme about the foam you used to sculpt the large tiki -
i.e. type of? and where did you get it?. Used to sculpt large props in the 90's in hollywood for movie production, but never actually bought the foam myself - it was always provided by art department.
Thanks and great work1
Jon


 
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2010-04-27 09:04 am   Permalink

Its sheet insulation foam. 2" thick and glued up in a 24"x24"x8' block then carved by the artist.

He bonded each layer of foam together with spray foam insulation in a can.

Marcus Pizzuti does great work.


 
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Fugu
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Joined: Feb 06, 2006
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From: Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2010-04-27 4:50 pm   Permalink

The window trim is absolutely beautiful. Magnificent work!

 
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ashman_atl
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Joined: Feb 23, 2010
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From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2010-04-27 4:55 pm   Permalink

Monkeyman, your work continues to inspire and awe! That router work is beautiful! Now, break out the Icy-Hot and get back to work!

 
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Trader Bob
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Joined: Nov 29, 2009
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From: Gold Coast, tropical paradise
Posted: 2010-04-28 03:15 am   Permalink

Wonderful work
Sketching and routing is a laborious task but the end result is well worth the effort. The foam Tiki is great, solves the problem of working with wood at that scale, just imagine how heavy that piece would be if it were solid wood! Looks like another outstanding Tiki build!
Trader Bob


 
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Matt Reese
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-04-28 5:58 pm   Permalink

That pic of all the window trim almost gave me a seizure.
Looking great.


 
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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 396
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2010-04-28 6:31 pm   Permalink

Your untiring work is paying great dividends. Your work is inspiring and always a pleasure to my eyes. Great to see the attention to details you provide to your work. Keep those pictures coming.

I want to practice doing some trim work, any tips of your trade?


 
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Agent 86
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Posted: 2010-04-28 9:20 pm   Permalink

Looks great and I love the pool and landscaping! Are you going to keep the fence around the pool?

 
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2010-04-29 09:07 am   Permalink

Thank you for all the nice words everyone. Its very rewarding to have a group like all of you who appreciates this stuff.

Tiki Vato- Tips on router work? I dont know. I do my best to sketch it all out very clearly and have a plan for which bit profile will work best for what Im trying to accomplish. This repeating Maori pattern is a favorite of mine because its all done with one bit. A 5/8" or 1/2" V-Bit. Some of my more complex router work requires multiple bits and so I have to figure it all out in advance.

I think the one thing that I try to avoid at all costs when doing router work is "straight lines". The spinning motion of the router bit combined with its super fast speed makes it really hard to free hand straight stuff. It ends up looking crooked and thats not the look I want.

I try to stay with curves... as long as it has some sort of curve its pretty easy to cover up inconsistencies. Keep your elbows close at your sides and find a position with your feet so that you are balanced throughout the entire movement.

Agent 86- I would love to get rid of the pool fence but I thought that it was law in California unless you were grandfathered in from an older home. Or maybe its that I wouldnt be able to get homeowners insurance... I dont recall. I dont particularly like the fence but for now it will stay and I might find ways to decorate or refinish it.


 
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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
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From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2010-04-29 12:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-29 09:07, Monkeyman wrote:
Thank you for all the nice words everyone. Its very rewarding to have a group like all of you who appreciates this stuff.

Tiki Vato- Tips on router work? I dont know. I do my best to sketch it all out very clearly and have a plan for which bit profile will work best for what Im trying to accomplish. This repeating Maori pattern is a favorite of mine because its all done with one bit. A 5/8" or 1/2" V-Bit. Some of my more complex router work requires multiple bits and so I have to figure it all out in advance.

I think the one thing that I try to avoid at all costs when doing router work is "straight lines". The spinning motion of the router bit combined with its super fast speed makes it really hard to free hand straight stuff. It ends up looking crooked and thats not the look I want.


I try to stay with curves... as long as it has some sort of curve its pretty easy to cover up inconsistencies. Keep your elbows close at your sides and find a position with your feet so that you are balanced throughout the entire movement.

Agent 86- I would love to get rid of the pool fence but I thought that it was law in California unless you were grandfathered in from an older home. Or maybe its that I wouldnt be able to get homeowners insurance... I dont recall. I dont particularly like the fence but for now it will stay and I might find ways to decorate or refinish it.


Thank you for your tips, They will come in handy as I start this trial and error process.


[ This Message was edited by: TikiVato 2010-04-29 12:28 ]


 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1248
From: Calgary
Posted: 2010-04-29 1:08 pm   Permalink

Those routered boards look very nice. They match these album frames that I have.

I'm expecting a stunning room when this is all finished.


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