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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2013-05-28 11:32 am   Permalink

I'm not using a plunge router...although it would probably make life easier at times. No dremel tool either. Just going slow, setting the router at different depths and being careful.
It a classic case of I had no idea what I'm doing, so I had no idea if I'm doing it wrong.

In the words of Indiana Jones..."I don't know, I'm making this up as I go"....


 
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2013-07-02 5:39 pm   Permalink

Couple of new router carvings in the Maori beam...





 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2013-07-03 09:17 am   Permalink

More nice Router work. Keep it coming!

- Dale


 
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2013-07-31 3:52 pm   Permalink

The ceiling is starting to come together slightly.... need bamboo to cover the ridge beam down the center.
More carved beams are done. The hawaii, maori, rapa nui, south pacific, and PNG beams are all done.


here are the PNG images I carved. They are all based on actual pieces I found on different PNG museum sites... all are 3 1/2 inches in height.... not a lot of room for detail...



I used an owl feather I found in my backyard for this one...



these were taking before the stain, but you get the idea anyway





Once again...I should be done 2 weeks after I"m dead...




 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2013-07-31 8:14 pm   Permalink

Eric great job on making your own art pieces. I am thinking of doing same but not sure exactly how. Clever use of the owl feather. Keep us posted.

 
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Trader Gino
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From: Charlotte, NC
Posted: 2013-08-03 4:44 pm   Permalink

Awesome job so far. Keep up the great work!

 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-08-03 6:00 pm   Permalink

Love the routing on the beams....have fun with those masks!!!

 
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2013-08-23 5:16 pm   Permalink

I spent this week building all the supports and today I cut the holes for the last of the porthole windows... casualty, 1 cheap @ss black and decker jig saw....


Now I have to put in the insulation and put up the wall boards. Hey its only 101 degrees out, wearing long sleeves for insulation sounds great!! Then build the tunnels between the outside and inside portholes to make them weather and leak proof.

Heres the outside view with the unfinished fake doors... which will make sense later in the project....






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Tipsy Yeti
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2013-08-23 5:26 pm   Permalink

Wow, the details are amazing!

 
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2013-08-28 2:24 pm   Permalink

Some tapa print up on the wall...


 
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2013-09-04 6:05 pm   Permalink

Got the tapa on the east wall done. Some Lauhala matting on the west wall... cutting it around the porthole was not fun...




 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-09-04 6:53 pm   Permalink

Dude, u r cruZin now
Lookin good
Keep up the show

Jon


 
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2013-09-30 4:21 pm   Permalink

getting some bamboo up, covering all the screw holes with the lauhala braid, and routing the boards to cover the matting seams on the ceiling....



 
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Longboard
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Joined: Sep 25, 2012
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From: Twain Harte, CA
Posted: 2013-10-01 08:02 am   Permalink

I'm digging the beams and portholes.

When are you going to put in the Ship's door?

-Longboard


 
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2013-10-01 2:32 pm   Permalink

Ships door will be soon....hopefully. Lot of problems are going to come with it. I'm doing almost all of this by myself and the door is way too heavy, so I have to wait for some help.
I have to build the closet incredibly strong to support the door because its so heavy.
Then the brackets have to be custom made at a metal shop so the door will swing open and fully function.

No instruction manual for this install.... lol


 
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