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Basement Kahuna -New Maori Bone Pendant 3/04
hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-08-25 06:55 am   Permalink

BK, what kind of wood do you use to carve the flat pieces you have there in that last picture, on the left side?

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-08-29 12:18 am   Permalink

Hi, Hil..One of those boards is 3-inch thick old growth poplar (with the cream to ebony color striations) and the other is 2 inch basswood. I'm lucky enough to have a mill in Carolina that cuts them for me in the specific thicknesses for relief carving.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-08-29 10:10 pm   Permalink

Here are two recent pieces of mine...I've been very busy lately getting comissions, Hukilau-destined pieces, and residential installs finished, so not much time to post...The first is a Fijian club known as a Gu-Gu. The club is so named because it's shaped is patterned after the Gu-Gu fish, a sacred fish in Fiji. The stylized image of the fish as seen on the ricasso of the club is the common element on every example of this club. Many of these clubs were bound by elements of the spiritual or sacred. When a club was used in battle it became the new dwelling place of the mana of every warrior whose life it took. The second piece is a stylized Maori warrior in a war canoe...this piece was a commission concept for our own Traveling Jones here on TC! It has a fully carved prow just like it's 40-foot cousins. It is 3 1/2 inches long. Making that tiny abalone Patu fit was difficult!

 
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Heath
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From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2006-08-30 06:36 am   Permalink

Wow! Really beautiful work!

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-08-30 07:16 am   Permalink

Love that Boat. Letz go Fishin', we don't need hooks with that club, we can just hit'em in the head all day long. Nobody does clubs like BK. Good Stuff Man!
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2006-08-30 9:47 pm   Permalink

Nice chops Dave.

More work, less post! 5 weeks left!

I just filled my 10th box today of stuff headed for Hukilau...

How's the new studio space treating you?


 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-08-30 9:58 pm   Permalink

It's great...like a beach shack in central Georgia! I have a club I'm finishing and some stuff to get done for a residential job and then last two week prior I'm knocking out a couple of Hukilau things. So far I will have available: Two 8-foot Cali/Marq Aloha tikis, An Akatara, a Taiaha, a Gu Gu, some beachcomber lamps and fishtraps, and a Sali. I'm also working on those 2 Maori house panels for the event. Hopefully they'll be done. A 7 and 8-footer. 10 boxes in an 8x8...that's a crowded shop! Good T.I.P.S.Y. factor..

 
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-08-31 5:00 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-08-30 07:16, Benzart wrote:

Nobody does clubs like BK.



I agree with that. Terrific job. Can you post a few more pictures of it? Close ups of the detail.

JP


 
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TravelingJones
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From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2006-08-31 7:09 pm   Permalink

kia ora BK, waka taua ka pai!

Beautiful work BK, more than I could ever dream! The details on the canoe are incredible and I look forward to seeing in person. Just looking at the snaps brah, you nailed it...well done!!!


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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-08-31 8:42 pm   Permalink

Will do...just finishung a Cula-Cula for Kingstiedye as well...I'll snap them together..

 
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2006-08-31 9:02 pm   Permalink

Congrats on finding a great work shop space Dave! You desrve it although somehow I think it is too organized for you! HAHA Looking forward to seeing the gold coming out of that mine. Enjoy! 8FT
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kingstiedye
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Posted: 2006-08-31 9:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-08-31 20:42, Basement Kahuna wrote:
Will do...just finishung a Cula-Cula for Kingstiedye as well...I'll snap them together..

woohoo!!
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-09-01 02:32 am   Permalink

I can't get enough of your clubs either, I still look at the pics of that U'u often - I think it's probably my favourite piece I've seen here. Looking forward to seeing the one you're doing for kingstiedye.

 
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Bete
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Posted: 2006-09-01 11:51 am   Permalink

Great work on those pieces, very, very cool.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-09-04 03:17 am   Permalink

Here's a BK custom Tiki Bar I just made for a residential install...6 feet long, curved..Japanese Bamboo (grown in Jawja!)and some of my Rarotongan masks... [img]

 
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