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Basement Kahuna -New Maori Bone Pendant 3/04
Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2003-12-14 10:52 pm   Permalink

Amazingly precise BK... you were stressing about these carvings!?!? No need to worry there BK... these are wayyyy cherry! One part of me wants to drop my chisels and give up... but 99% of me wants to head to the basement and start carving right now... even if I piss off my downstairs neighbors... you're an inspiration!

Hope I get to see these in person some day...


 
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purple jade
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Posted: 2003-12-14 11:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-12-14 22:51, PolynesianPop wrote:
Hey BK, is it just me or are you Marquesan's getting BETTER?



It's just you, Pop. These totally blow...wotta hack. Sad, really...


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2003-12-14 11:22 pm   Permalink

Jadie...my biggest advocate. Who could ask for more?

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2003-12-14 11:30 pm   Permalink

Oh, and Lake and Pop I WAS stressing about the pole big time. I stayed up until 5:00 in the morning after I finished it staring at it and picking it apart...I'm terribly hard on myself...I can still find a million bits of criticism of my own stuff -that and being high as a kite on paint fumes (and gin) from applying the finish kept me up that long. I guess being my own worst enemy gives me the drive to keep on trying to improve!

 
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keigs20
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Posted: 2003-12-15 01:55 am   Permalink

wow! Those are perfect. I like the finish and paint on the tall one.

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2003-12-15 09:53 am   Permalink

I'm behind. Is that real tapa that weapon is on? If so, that's mighty fine. Love the new guy too. I wish I had 2 of those on the way to "The Hapa Haole Hideaway."
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GECKO
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-12-15 12:00 pm   Permalink

HO! cherry da kine! Wat kind of wood is da tall buggah? you mainland carvers get all da good wood. I would love to get my hands on a 15 foot log!

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2003-12-15 3:40 pm   Permalink

It's white pine, Geck, but you have to seal the hell out of it to slow the drying. We are in a wood wonderland here...went to my local sawmill the other day and they had a load of old growth ponderosa pines from Highlands, North Carolina that averaged 45-48 inches in diameter...log lengths there are brought in at 18 feet. I can't even touch 'em (you know the kind of logistics involved with moving a log that size...we're talking, maybe 8,000 pounds green?)

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-01-11 1:12 pm   Permalink

I've been thru this thread and I'm just totally Numb. What talent you got boy...Don't you EVER Quitunless your arms Both fall off.Don't see how you would ever have a problem selling all you carve and more.
I did a few carvings for a Maoriwho played in the Mai-Kai band at the time. He really helped me in my carvings and I did a nice drum for him , Anyway he moved back to New Zealand to work his dads Timber farm. Name is Charles Mohe. If I can find him, I'm sure he would be blown away with your work.


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2004-01-12 7:45 pm   Permalink

Hey, thanks, Ben...coming from the awesome likes of you it means a lot. I wonder if the Taiahas they use in the Mai Kai show sre yours? Speaking of, here's the pics of the Taiaha I just finished again for this thread:

[ This Message was edited by: Basement Kahuna 2006-08-19 22:34 ]


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-01-12 8:59 pm   Permalink

May be,,not sure. I made 2,the first being, in the end, Charles Mohii's grandfathers design 5 times removed.Inother words this 1 I made from a picture of Charles great,great,great;great'great grandfather,
( unbeknownst to me).When he saw it lets just say "ain't Nobody Else Gettin' that 1 but ME" and I don't know bout the second one.
Anyway dude its YOU Who rocks.
Someone earlier said sumpthin bout this thread will be mostly carvers, probably cuz if you aren't a chipper, you be lost

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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2004-01-12 9:25 pm   Permalink

So you did do two for the Mai Kai (counting the personal one?). The ones they use are pretty big-I'd bet at least one is yours. I used an old design from a Maori art book I own for mine. Carving in miniature like that is nerveracking; I was glad when I finished it, but Maori is one of my favorite styles. I bought the current manager of Mai Kai Kern a Patu (genuine Maori, #5) for Christmas from this page http://www.giftsnz.co.nz/weapons.htm . They have nice stuff. He is a nice guy, too..wonderful advocate of tiki culture and has been a good promoter of my carvings as well....the least I could do. They need some new tikis for the garden area to supplement the somewhat decayed ones there now...very traditional but lord, what an honor it would be to have one there!

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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-01-13 07:03 am   Permalink

The 2 I carved were for Charles Mohe (Mohee, Mohi not sure...).
I'll scan some shots later of them and the drum I did as well. Not sure if one stayed at the Mai-Kai.
Ask Kern a Patu if he knows of or has heard from Charles and how to reach him??
I believe Any of your carvings would fit right in at the Mai-Kai and probably be better than a lot the already have.
Talk to him about coming out there to carve on the premises, maybe a little show time as well, You can do it..
Love the weapons site btw


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2004-01-13 09:17 am   Permalink

He is Kern Mattei. The "Patu" is just the name for that short club. As far as I know we are going to dedicate a new Basement Kahuna tiki at the Mai Kai at Hukilau in September. I do currently sell in the gift shop there (smaller weapons and Gope Boards), which to be there in any mode feels great. I'll ask about Charles...If anybody knows he would.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-01-13 2:51 pm   Permalink

Thanks, that would be great..
I've been into computers for 10 years and this is the First Forum of any kind that I've been excited about...So I get a bit lost going between the pages. I posted Pix of Charles and his drum on the "Ben Davis" thread, check it out.
Thanx


 
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