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The Hut....The inside done .... outside begins...
tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
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From: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2015-08-24 08:20 am   Permalink

Really wonderful space! Looks like a great place to escape. Nice job!!

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2015-08-24 8:13 pm   Permalink

Love the carving of the Moai being lifted (I started to put "erected" and changed my mind )
So great that you and your dad are working together on this project. Did lots of projects with my dad but now he has a hard time making it to the bathroom and back
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2015-08-25 2:32 pm   Permalink

Top piece of the door trim done







 
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jimsflies
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Joined: Jun 02, 2010
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2015-09-01 11:20 am   Permalink

Looking awesome!

Quick question... this photo, are those real port holes or?



 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2015-09-01 12:16 pm   Permalink

The inside are real ship portholes.
Under construction pic from a few years back


The outside rings for large portholes rarely exist. Many were just attached to the ship and a hole was cut. So I had to have metal rings created for the outside. They are the exact same size with the exact same bolt pattern.






I then had to create a tunnel between the 2 pieces to cover the open wall and connect the inside and outside rings. That has been the hardest part. What materials and glue to use has been several years of trial and error. It seems like I finally figured it out though.

I also had removable metal covers made to go on the outside, to keep out light, bad weather, etc.

Erich




 
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bananamansl
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Joined: Mar 22, 2011
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Posted: 2015-09-01 12:24 pm   Permalink

Awesome! Great detail!

 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2015-09-04 05:42 am   Permalink

WOW! Details, details, details. Fine work!

 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2015-10-19 2:30 pm   Permalink








 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-10-19 8:04 pm   Permalink

Awesome

 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2015-10-21 5:42 pm   Permalink

Just finished routing a new sign for the disney area







 
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2016-03-16 8:29 pm   Permalink

I made a new frame for a Maori linen cloth I've had for like 20+ years.







 
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bamalamalu
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
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Posted: 2016-03-16 8:43 pm   Permalink

Nice job on the frame, it matches the images on the cloth really well.

Somehow I missed seeing this earlier. I love the door trim. That top piece is killer!


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-03-16 11:14 pm   Permalink

Lookin great Bruddah
Outstanding work as usual
Still waitin for a pic of your velvet paintings

Cheers


 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2016-03-17 12:22 am   Permalink

Thanks

Most of my velvets are just crappy generic ones, you know, boats with huts in background stuff, no cool nudes or hula girls or anything cool, except the pair of hibiscus ones, they are pretty cool. No room in the hut. They will have to hang out in a box in the garage for awhile.


 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2016-03-17 08:50 am   Permalink

Very nicely done.

 
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