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octane (spring break carvings) 3/26/06
Octane
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From: SLO California
Posted: 2005-07-20 6:05 pm   Permalink

thanks everyone for the compliments. Sorry i have not been on the site much, but i have been busy carvingand out of town alot. in fact i'm going to post these pictures and head out of town again for a little while.

this is a Moai, with a full body. I carved him out of either rose wood or Purple heart wood. I'm not sure which wood it is, i ordered the rose wood, but the block i got had the code for purple heart, either way it has a nice color. itis great i ordered all this fancy wood from Lee valley, it for lathes, so they are small like 2X2X12.

The tiki is about 10 inches tall, and only has one coat of poly on it. I hope to add more when i get back, but thought i would post some pictures before i left.

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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-07-20 6:09 pm   Permalink

Really nice work! Your Marq looks great and the the Moai is terrific, he almost has a Lenard Nemoy look to him. I love it!
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Palama Tiki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2005
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From: Lake Wales, Florida
Posted: 2005-07-20 6:18 pm   Permalink

Beautiful job as usual, Octane!

 
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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
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From: SLO California
Posted: 2005-07-20 8:41 pm   Permalink

thanks finkdaddy and palama tiki. Fink i think your right he does have a little Lenard Nemoy look to him.

 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
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Posted: 2005-07-20 9:04 pm   Permalink

I like him, or her.

 
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2005-07-20 9:50 pm   Permalink

Braddah Octane,
PM me if you want to sell the Moai.


 
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2005-07-20 9:53 pm   Permalink

Now thats really smooth. Nicely done.


Glad to see you around a bit more.


 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-07-21 12:12 am   Permalink

Slick and smooth. Great work!

 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2005-07-21 09:58 am   Permalink

Thats fantastic. Love the wood. The blocks of wood for lathe work do come larger - look for "bowl blanks". Just recently I saw a piece of Zebrawood that was 6x6x18" - it was only $75, ouch. Thats the cost of creating a valuable piece of art. Keep it going.

 
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rodeotiki
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From: calgary
Posted: 2005-07-21 10:10 am   Permalink

Awesome work. Would you mind telling us what color/ kind of stain that is ?
Thanks for sharing.
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suburbanpagan
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
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From: southern cal
Posted: 2005-07-21 10:11 am   Permalink

That's fantastic Octane! I really dig the subtlety of the hands..you really captured it!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-07-21 10:25 am   Permalink

Octane, you were running on High Octane when you carved this Moai, he Really looks good.
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-07-21 6:29 pm   Permalink

VERY NICE OCTANE...CONGRATS ON A GREAT CARVING...
GOOD STYLE...GREAT COLOR....NICE NICE


 
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-07-22 04:55 am   Permalink

Nice carving. Not many full body Moais. Cool. LOVE that wood.

 
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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
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From: SLO California
Posted: 2005-07-25 10:33 pm   Permalink

thanks teaKEY, Jungle Trader, Monkeyman, SAm Gambino, Suburbanpagan, Ben, congatiki, and Hewey

AlohaStation, thanks i will have to look for larger sizes. $75 dollars though is a little out of my price range. one nice thing about the smaller blocks are the price.

Rodeotiki, the moai is not stained, that is just the natural color of the purple heart or rose wood. the only thing i have done is sand and put a coat of polyurathane on. the natural color of the turning woods are so great, that is one of the reasons i ordered a variety of them.



 
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